Internet Relay Chat
Some of the oldest and best way to chat online. provides file sending , secure communication, ASCII art and colors and lots of fun ways to script interaction.
Servers And Channels
if you like to be secure use ssl here is a portlist
EFNET – irc.choopa.net/9999 #electronics
FREENODE – chat.freenode.net/6697 #bash
https://github.com/tecan/xchat-rt << my modified version of xchat with some of the hexchat enhancements.
3D Scriptable IRC client
Irrlicht based, with bitmap fonts based on libircclient or libcommuni and QT/Irrlicht integration.