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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Is it possible to send (and receive) IMs to cell phones, using AIM? [more inside]
posted by Flood
on Jan 30, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
How do I figure out how long my AIM screen name has been active?
posted by honorguy7
on Sep 30, 2006 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -