[ale] [OT] GAIM: perplexed.

matty91 at bellsouth.net matty91 at bellsouth.net
Sun Feb 22 12:03:33 EST 2004

On Sun, 22 Feb 2004, Joe Knapka wrote:

> I just installed GAIM, because by new cellphone has AIM built in, and
> I wanted to see if it worked, so I had to have an AIM account; and
> once I had that, installing GAIM on the laptop seemed like a natural
> step. (The AIM on the phone appears to work, I was able to send
> messages to myself from the phone and receive them on the laptop. It
> was strangely cool, though agonizingly slow. I hear there are kids who
> can type thirty or forty words a minute on a phone...)
> So I'm wondering... what now?  Do any of you/you all/y'all/youse/y'uns
> use any form of IM regularly? How does one hook up with folks? I'm
> lost in a sea of wondering what the heck GAIM is good for...

I use GAIM regularly to chat with friends and family. It sure beats
long distance phone bills, and can be useful in the work place.

> Thanks,
> -- Joe Knapka
> P.S. Regex challenge: shortest expression that matches all and only
> mainstream + colloquial English forms of (plural) "you" :~)
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