using adium for irc

Posted on Nov 19, 2009

As part of an effort to reduce the number of applications I need to remember to start, learn, look at and keep up to date, I starting using Adium for IRC. Annoyingly, all of the message styles are more oriented towards instant messaging, where conversations typically have only a couple of active participants. For a higher volume conversation the styles waste a lot of screen space and/or look very garish. Anyway, here’s my solution - a more minimal and muted style:

Adium with the 'dme' message style

It would be useful to add a little highlighting (of messages in which one is mentioned, for example), but I’m reasonably happy with this so far.