January 10th, 2006

Instant messenger...

Ok, as basically a non-user of IM technology this might be a dumb question...

I'd like to be able to use IM with my wife at work - she can't install anything on her computer but does have internet/email access. Does AOL, MSN, Yahoo, etc offer a way for her to use IM via a website (vs the installed software) and communicate with me at home using iChat, MSN, whatever? She's using a PC at work and I'm on a Mac at home, if that makes a difference.

Any help will be greatly appreciated!

Books I read or re-read in 2005.

Not that anyone cares, but here's the list... (I think I might have missed a couple)

Admissions by Nancy Lieberman
Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Hairstyles of the Damned by Joe Meno
Skipped Parts by Tim Sandlin
Social Blunders by Tim Sandlin
Sorry Floats by Tim Sandlin
In the heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
Dangerous lives of Altarboys by Chris Fhurman
The Tooth Fairy by Graham Joyce
Requiem by Graham Joyce
Dreamside by Graham Joyce
The Peculiar Memories of Thomas Penman by Bruce Robinson
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
Skels by Maggie Dubris
Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
How Soon is Never? By Marc Spitz
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Tales from Watership Down by Richard Adams
The Mutt by Rodney Mullen
Shutterbabe by Deborah Kogan
Plan B by Jonathan Tropper
The Fuck Up by Arthur Nersesian
Dogrun by Arthur Nersesian
Pieces by Stephen Chobsky
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky
Don’t Sleep with your Drummer by Jen Sincero
The Girl who loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffery Eugenides
The Things they Carried by Tim O Brien
Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis
At Sea in the City by William Kornblum
The Shipping News by Annie Prolux
Endurance by Alfred Lansing
What’s so Great about America by Dinesh D’Souza

In Progress: Miss Misery by Andy Greenwald

On the shelf, waiting to be read:
Gone To New York by Ian Frazier
In Country by Bobbie Mason
If I Die in a Combat Zone by Tim O Brien