For all those wishing to IM me, I have been having issues with my IM client, Gaim. I am not the only one. It seems that a recent Windows "fix" has broken the applications that compete with Microsoft's own IM client. The programmers call it a bug in Gaim, but I wonder as neither aMSN nor Gaim are working for me right now...
From the Gaim webpage
August 16th, 2006 - 6:58PM PDT
Yesterday, Gaim started crashing for a bunch of people (most notably Windows users) when trying to connect a MSN account. This is due to a bug in Gaim which has been fixed in subversion (don't use subversion), and we're working on releasing a fix. We'll keep you updated. In the meantime, feel free to commiserate with your fellow MSN-using Wingaim users. :)
I got aMSN working. It does appear to be a bug in Gaim afterall. However, this bug did not appear until after a recent Microsoft update. I wonder what was the change? So anyway, if you are a MSN user, I will be able to chat with you. The rest of you are outta luck.