BLUG has an IRC channel on Freenode. Come chat with us, whether to discuss technical issues or just to shoot the breeze. There are usually several BLUG members who idle in the channel.

Some IRC clients

(Email the webmaster if you have recommendations for IRC clients.)

Some useful IRC commands

will connect you to an IRC server. You may need to /disconnect first.
/nick newNick
will set your nick name to newNick. Generally, the channel is also notified ("foo is now known as newNick")
/join #channel
will cause you to join the chat room you specify.
will cause you to leave the chat room you are currently in.

Popular IRC tutorial