Getting old sucks. A few hours ago I ran across a reference to Adium, a multi-protocol chat client. I have been using Fire on the Mac. I installed it, but now I can’t even remember how I found this thing. Aaaaanyway.
Because we use Lotus Notes and the Sametime IM for work, I haven’t been as mobile as I could be. I mostly sit near my desktop PC during business hours so that I’m available via IM to my coworkers. The thing that attracted me to Adium was its Sametime plugin that comes with the default install. I fired it up, configured and I’m back in business! And it works! I spent the latter part of the afternoon in the coffee shop whilst still being able to chat with coworkers and do my standard work on the free wifi. Right on! Adium is based on the Gaim engine, so presumably that will correspond to maturity and stability for this app. All I can say is that so far, I’m digging on it. Sorry Fire, looks like there is a new sheriff in town.