Archive for the ‘Y! Protocol’ Category

Using the OFFICIAL Google Talk program to connect to everyone else

April 14, 2006

Want to use the official Google Talk program to connect to others? Here’s how:

Get Psi from here.

Connect to Google Talk using Psi by going here.

Add the following transports to Psi:
For MSN: (use the MSN transport)
For AIM: (use the AIM transport)
For Yahoo!: (use the Yahoo! transport)
For ICQ: (use the ICQ transport)

You can delete Psi, just don’t delete the transports and contacts.

Download the OFFICIAL Google Talk program from

You friends will be shown something like this:

Happy chatting!


Review of Yahoo! Messenger (Windows XP, Macintosh OS X, FreeBSD 4.5, Linux RedHat 6.2, 7.2, 8, 9 and Debian Woody)

February 6, 2006

We have a few Yahoo! friends, so we decided to download the free messenger. Here’s what we found:

Voice: Subpar. We don’t really like it as much as Skype. However, it does have nice voice confrencing.
Video: Not tested.
File Transfer: Not tested.
Smileys: Great! Yahoo! also supports animated smileys.
Games: Bad. Chess and checkers are the best games, so you understand what it’s games are like.
Interface: Subpar. ‘Nough said.
Bottom Line: The entire messenger was OK. However, the Yahoo! 360 popup at every startup was too much for us. We prefer Gaim and Skype.

Yahoo! Messenger For Windows

Yahoo! Messenger 2.5.3 For Macintosh
Yahoo! Messenger For FreeBSD 4.5, Linux RedHat 6.2, 7.2, 8, 9 and Debian Woody 1.0.4


Yahoo! Messenger