Tuesday, July 22
The pilot of Dæmonsong is finished, and will probably be posted as soon as it's HTMLized.

I finally downloaded ViRC (Visual IRC) the other day, just to see what it was like. I was rather impressed by the features, but there are a few things holding it back. It loads rather slowly, the interface could use a lot of work, and it stores tons of information in the registry. OTOH, it seems to support most of mIRC's features, it has voice and video chat, and the scripting language looks good. It certainly doesn't provide a replacement for mIRC, but it is still a beta release. I'd watch out for this one in the future.

Check out the new Deja News interface. A big improvement.