For grins I’ve set up a simple IRC daemon on brainwagon.org. Go ahead and try it out if you like, my nickname is likely to be markv and I’ll hang out in the channel named
#brainwagon. If you don’t have an IRC client, but do have a Java enabled browser, you could try this Java applet and it should autoconnect you.
I don’t know why I set this up, but there it is.