When I’m AFK, I like to have irc PMs forwarded to google chat on my phone. However, when I’m at my laptop, I don’t want to have to type google chat messages into my phone. (And I certainly don’t want to have to open up firefox for that).
Luckily, it’s trivial to use google chat over irssi! It actually took me a few minutes to figure out some of the details, because noone seems to describe exactly how they do it. So here goes:
Install the xmpp irssi plugin. On ubuntu, just “sudo apt-get install irssi-plugin-xmpp”. Start up irssi, and load the plugin with “/load xmpp”. (Or you can put that into ~/.irssi/startup).
To log in, use “/xmppconnect -host talk.google.com firstname.lastname@example.org yourpassword”. You can see who is on with “/roster”. Then to talk with someone, say “/query email@example.com”. That’s it!