Conceptualized initially as an alternate support avenue for Birdhouse users, but also serving as a multi-function water cooler, we’ve launched our own IRC channel! Accessible via the Live Chat option on the hosting pages, or through any standard IRC client. Come idle a while in #birdhouse on GIMPnet. No guarantees at any given time that anyone will be around, but we’ll see what grows.
Many thanks to IRC superfreak and Birdhouse backup sysadmin mneptok for all the IRC plumbing and text — I just plugged it in.