I've managed to dramatically reduce the angst that I'm feeling. Unfortunately since I haven't gotten to the point where I think that blogging about setting up a web based interface to my jabber server is likely to be interesting to others, I haven't had much to write about.
A long time ago I learned that stories about people and their emotions tended to be more interesting to others than details of obscure technology.
As for jwchat, I set it up so on the off chance that my non-geek girlfriend wants to chat with me from London she can.
I also want to install a jabber client on my phone.
And one amusing idea I had for a jabber bot was something that connected jabber to a z-code interpreter. Translation: interactive fiction/text adventures for IM.
Oh yeah, and one other thing, I have occasionally wondered why I have this compulsion to obsessively connect myself to a communication web, with I then feel overwhelmed by all the messages and only end up responding to a tiny fraction of them.