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Is further education in at my age worth while?

Vaguely dead-end job is tempting me to return to and complete my BA (casually abandoned nearly a decade a go) so that I can pursue the University of Oregon's 'Applied Information Management' program and possibly advance within present company. Is this a good idea? Many a detail inside... (now that I'm typing them: there a many many details. proceed at will] [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2012 - 4 answers

 

How to export AIM chatlogs on the iPhone?

How do I save/export AIM chat history on the iPhone? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 30, 2011 - 1 answer

Are there good jabber gateways for AIM and MSN?

I've realized that jabber gateways are the only realistic option for AIM and MSN support on my phone. Any recommendations for good stable jabber gateways to AIM and MSN? I'd imagine it's best using a jabber account actually on the gateway's server rather than going through google talk, no? Any other caveats about jabber gateways? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on May 13, 2010 - 2 answers

Chat in Relationships?

How do you deal with instant messaging early in a relationship? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2009 - 18 answers

Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 & AIM

How do I get my new Netgear Wireless-G Router WGR614 to play nice with AIM? [more inside]
posted by twiggy32 on Oct 31, 2009 - 5 answers

Reuniting with a headmaster for an expensive school in Australia named Ron..

I'm looking for a forgotten chat-friend from over 10 years ago. All I remember is that his first name is Ron, and he was a headmaster at a school in eastern Australia, got to drive a Aston Martin as a work benefit, and once took a group of students to visit America in the Seattle area. He gave me some advice that I later took up, and would like to tell him how much of a difference (good) it's made. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Oct 7, 2009 - 13 answers

IM to Mobile service not working

I am trying to use AOL instant messenger's IM to Mobile service. My girlfriend has always sent text messages to my phone while on her aim using +1(insert my area code)(insert my phone number). It stopped working out of nowhere. It's only with her screen name. I've tried quite a few solutions. Help? [more inside]
posted by Defenestrator on Aug 5, 2009 - 5 answers

Gotta Get Away

Why has iChat stopped setting my status as Away? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Jul 6, 2009 - 3 answers

Is there an AIM-to-IRC bot?

Can I talk to my IRC-using friends via AIM? [more inside]
posted by Mwongozi on Jun 18, 2009 - 4 answers

Can you send an IM to a phone using AIM?

Is it possible to send (and receive) IMs to cell phones, using AIM? [more inside]
posted by Flood on Jan 30, 2009 - 5 answers

Tell me about cross-platform AIM encryption

Tell me how to enable video encryption between iChat on Leopard and AIM on Windows XP. [more inside]
posted by trouserlouse on Jul 9, 2008 - 1 answer

Videochat with strangers in foreign languages

Is there a site, or link within Aim or iChat, where you can videochat in different languages? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on May 29, 2008 - 2 answers

Where can I find statistics on the number of users for different instant messaging networks (aim, yahoo, google talk, icq, msn and so on) over time?

Where can I find statistics on the number of users for different instant messaging networks (aim, yahoo, google talk, icq, msn and so on) over time? [more inside]
posted by nolnar on May 7, 2008 - 1 answer

Instant message help

Need help finding a quick and easy instant messaging (IM) program. [more inside]
posted by mr. creosote on Jan 1, 2008 - 21 answers

Why does iChat keep disconnecting itself?

iChat has an annoying tendency to periodically disconnect itself from AIM and Jabber, bouncing in the dock to alert me. Reconnecting is always simple, but it's annoying. Anyone else have this problem, and ever find a solution? [more inside]
posted by tweebiscuit on Dec 3, 2007 - 6 answers

AIM version?

Best version of AIM? [more inside]
posted by doorsfan on Nov 7, 2007 - 26 answers

A better mobile AIM client?

A better mobile AIM client for my cellphone? [more inside]
posted by Venadium on Nov 6, 2007 - 3 answers

Interesting Statistics from Raw Data

What interesting statistics can I make from the following data? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Jul 2, 2007 - 8 answers

AIM buddy statistics

A while ago, there was a useful website that would provide online/offline statistics for all your AIM buddies, so you could see when they were on most frequently. It had interesting graphs it could make as well. Does anyone know if this or another similar web app is still around?
posted by nervestaple on Jun 5, 2007 - 7 answers

AIM service chanegd last week?

Did AOL change something with AIM statuses? [more inside]
posted by machaus on May 15, 2007 - 3 answers

My Mac won't let anything but Safari connect to the internet. Help. Might pull out hair.

My Mac won't let anything but Safari connect to the internet. Help. Might pull out hair. [more inside]
posted by deinemutti on Apr 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Locked out of my AIM account

Help, I lost my AIM account. [more inside]
posted by empath on Apr 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Why are users automatically being added to my AIM buddy list?

Why are users automatically being added to my AIM buddy list? [more inside]
posted by marc10 on Feb 23, 2007 - 11 answers

Is there a way to use AIM at my work with something that can hide it from being visible on my desktop and systray?

Is there a way to use AIM at my work with something that can hide it from being visible on my desktop and systray? [more inside]
posted by cheero on Feb 14, 2007 - 15 answers

Social Network Friend Hunt

Social Network Safari Hunt - Help me find my friends! [more inside]
posted by bkdelong on Nov 28, 2006 - 1 answer

Help My Away Messages Grow

I am trying to create a brief weekly calendar for work of upcoming events that will be posted as an AOL IM away message that people can check throughout the week. How can I create a longer AIM away message than the default allows? [more inside]
posted by andoatnp on Nov 28, 2006 - 7 answers

How old is my AIM screen name?

How do I figure out how long my AIM screen name has been active?
posted by honorguy7 on Sep 30, 2006 - 13 answers

Does an IM count as a text message or not?

T-mobile MDA & AIM/Yahoo! Messenger: what's the REAL story with paying per message? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Sep 16, 2006 - 7 answers

searching for old buddy list wavs

Does anyone have these two old AOL/AIM buddy list sign on/off wavs? [more inside]
posted by daninnj on Aug 8, 2006 - 5 answers

I'm having AIM withdrawal

Why can't I access certain things on New Orleans City-Wide WiFi? [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jul 19, 2006 - 7 answers

An AIM+PHP+SMS lovechild

AIM + PHP + SMS = User Validation System? [more inside]
posted by disillusioned on Mar 7, 2006 - 4 answers

Help my AOL—illiterate parents connect to me for a video chat.

Help my AOL—illiterate parents connect to me for a video chat. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Feb 3, 2006 - 7 answers

How can I bypass my school's packet filter?

Is it possible to bypass a packet filter in order to log onto AIM from my school's network? Filtering is combination URL filtering via Sonic Wall and packet filtering via Packet Hound. We have tried proxies but have been met with little success, we need a simple lightweight solution.
posted by SuperCoolZane on Jan 19, 2006 - 15 answers

I need help finding a new IM client, please.

I need help finding a new IM client, please. [more inside]
posted by omair on Dec 8, 2005 - 9 answers

How do I cancel my AOL account but keep my screen name for AIM purposes?

I've been an AOL customer for too many years now, and I want to cancel my account. Is there a way for me to do this but KEEP MY SCREEN NAME SO I CAN USE IT ON AIM?
posted by JudgeBork on Nov 10, 2005 - 18 answers

Do IM bouncers/proxies exist?

I've been using an IRC bouncer (more info for the uninitiated) for a bit now to allow me to connect from whichever computer I happen to be using - or even more at the same time. I'd like to do the same for the AOL and MSIM accounts I use. Googling AIM bouncer and AIM proxy don't seem to provide much direction though.
posted by Auz on Aug 13, 2005 - 8 answers

Any apps like AIMWatcher?

Anybody know of an app like the now defunct AIMWatcher that will chart AIM buddy availibility over time? [more inside]
posted by idontlikewords on Jul 6, 2005 - 5 answers

AIM privacy

Is it just me, or does the "buddy list only" feature not work correctly on iChat? Are there any alternative Mac aim clients that will keep out annoying people? Ability to talk to those in invisible mode/go into invisible mode a plus
posted by Mossy on May 12, 2005 - 10 answers

AOL Instant Messenger buddy statistics site?

I found a site a while ago, where you would enter AOL/AIM screen names to monitor, and it will store data on when the name is online/away... now it's been long enough to get some nice data but I can't Google my way around to it.
posted by adzm on Apr 26, 2005 - 8 answers

AIM blocking and spellchecking

Is there any program out there that will let me a) spellcheck AIM messages and B) show myself as being "Away" or even offline to only certain people on my buddy list?
posted by trinarian on Mar 31, 2005 - 8 answers

Dumping AIM

So, now I want to dump AOL Instant Messenger, and convince all of my friends and relatives to do the same. I want something that isn't too fly-by-night, so I can be sure it'll last, and it's gotta have a little higher usability-quotient than I recall ICQ ever having. Ease of use on-par with AIM (so non-tech-savvy family can install it and set it up) is important, too. Any suggestions?
posted by Plutor on Mar 13, 2005 - 26 answers

Instant messaging across different networks. Is it possible?

Instant messaging across different networks. Is it possible? [mi] [more inside]
posted by karmaville on Aug 17, 2004 - 6 answers

OSX AIM crashes when I close a window.

Everytime I close an IM window or IM info window in the latest version of AIM, the whole program crashes. What's the deal? [mi] [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Jul 21, 2004 - 1 answer

Is there a free service that sends news and weather alerts via AIM?

Is there a free service that will send me IM's via AIM when there's breaking news? ABC does mail alerts but they aren't "breaking" by the time I read them. How about weather alerts too?
posted by smackfu on Jul 8, 2004 - 10 answers

AIM Security

How 'secure' is AIM? My brother is behind a firewall and uses a proxy to connect to AIM at his university. Assuming there were people who wanted to, how easy would it be for someone within the university to read his ramblings?
posted by attackthetaxi on Mar 15, 2004 - 18 answers

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