Do people still use IRC?
I don’t think I’ve been on IRC in a decade, and even then I was disappointed I couldn’t find any of my old friends.
I used to have a combined modem and soundcard. I could get knocked off-line by people making mIRC ding at me too much.
Loads of people use the IRC.
There are normally at least 30 people online (granted some people aren’t actually there but hey).
If you go on when all the people in the US are awake it’s normally a bit busier. If you go on in the monring (GMT) then it’s a bit quetier but there’s normally still at least 2 or 3 people watching it.
I suggest using the #sparkfun IRC chat as well as there are a load of people on there as well and an equally friendly bunch. There are of course a load of people on both as well.