Call it a response to programs kinda sorta like Jabber and Trillian if you’re so inclined; I’ll just call it about goddamn time. Microsoft and Yahoo are, apparently, working on a kind of IM partnership. MSN (Windows Live, now, I guess?) Messenger and Yahoo Messenger users will be able to IM each other without having to be actually on the same service. At least, that’s what they’re saying, anyway. *That* is about freaking time. Maybe next they’ll manage to accomplish that with AIM and the much less favourable ICQ, both of which are, of course, owned by AOHell. As much as I’m all for open source thingies, Trillian can now kindly go to hell. That’s one open source program I’ll never use.