i knew you could do this but never tried. so i did it today and it works like charm.
If your like me and use GAIM as an IM client, then you might want to follow these instructions for setting up GAIM to use the GoogleTalk servers.
1. Click Accounts->Add (at the login screen)
2. Under the protocol dropdown choose “jabber”
3. Your screenname is everything before @gmail.com
4. Change server from jabber.org to gmail.com
5. Click show more options
6. Make sure “USE TLS if available” is checked.
7. Connect server should be “talk.google.com”?
8. Password is the same password that you use for gmail
yes it got me involved yet ONCE AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY WHY WHY!!!!!!!!! i’ve been living on my own for over four years!!!!!!!!!!!!! so i wrote the following email to andy’s family……………
i went to andy’s company‘s christmas party last night. it was a blast. so much superior than the one they held at ACT (my company). they had an excellent magician from Las Vagas performing. he was hilarious. i laughed a lot during his show. they offered HUGE cocktail shrimp. i filled up my stomach as much as i could. it was my first time seeing a chocolate fountain. you dip fruits like stawberry and pineapple in it to make your own chocolate wrapped fruit. i’m not a chocolate fan but that was certainly fun. they’ve also been giving out prizes all night long. if you win, the minium you get is a $100 gift card/cash. there were a lot of plasma TV, dvd recorder, brand new computer & photo printer, digital recorder etc. jeez i wish i had won any. and the grand prize was a brand new toyota tundra. an old lady won that and she almost fainted. HA. either way i had a great time played in their casino with the fake cash haha. we left a bit early (the party goes to 1am) so we gave all of our raffle tickets to one of andy’s friend. i hope we do win something with our raffle tickets but we won’t find that out until monday. next year i’m definitely taking my camera with me