Check out brad's post about our new Jabber server. For the un-hip, what it means is that you can IM with all your LJ buddies. It actually means a lot more, but that's quite enough for right now. Anyway, all you need is a Jabber client (I'm using Trillian Pro, but if you want something free, try Gaim). All your LJ friends will automagically be in your buddy list. Hooray for lost productivity!