Bit by Linux bit am configuring my Linux rigs to be the best that Opensource is. I knew about Bitlbee but had never touched it. Well that time came and seeing that am an irssi addict and also getting tired of pidgin I decided why not. Bitlbee and irssi play nice with each other. They are kindred in cli. Another gem I discovered is earthquake. Cool ruby gem pun(intended) that swigs twitter on the commandline in irc type goodness. Gotta try earthquake. Pretty awesome.