Just to let you know that there is an IRC channel where ruby-ists
(nubies and obies) gather. The channel is populated almost at all
time because there are ruby-ists in so many timezones.

The IRC server is: irc.openprojects.net
The channel is: #ruby-lang






For those who are not familiar with IRC, here is what the Jargon
dictionary says about it:

  IRC /I-R-C/ n. [Internet Relay Chat] A worldwide "party line"
     network that allows one to converse with others in real time. IRC
     is structured as a network of Internet servers, each of which
     accepts connections from client programs, one per user. The IRC
     community and the {Usenet} and {MUD} communities overlap to some
     extent, including both hackers and regular folks who have
     discovered the wonders of computer networks. Some Usenet jargon
     has been adopted on IRC, as have some conventions such as
     {emoticon}s. There is also a vigorous native jargon, represented
     in this lexicon by entries marked `[IRC]'. See also {talk mode}.

You'd need an IRC client. For Windows, there is mIRC
(http://www.mirc.co.uk/). For *nix, there are xchat, bitchx, and many
others. Also to note, Mozilla has an IRC client too.

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