It's official: TR's IRC channel
After rigorous and oh-so-serious testing by a number of folks, TR's IRC channel is officially open for business. Connect to irc.openprojects.net and join #techreport if you'd like to chat. Most of the TR staff drops in there from time to time, and Forge has been kind enough to set everything up for us.
If you need an IRC client, there's always mIRC. I'll try to get a Java-based IRC client to host here on the TR web server. (If you have any suggestions about Java IRC clients, let me know.)