I miss them too. We just need a couple of people to organise things, to invite people, to summarise events. Panic hosts, Grid hosts, "???" hosts.
If someone could write up a SITO-related IRC primer, that would be a tremendous help. I use IRCle. Haven't booted it up for months. What server is good to use? Undernet? I will open it right now and keep it open tonight (Fri, 9/21/2001). I'll be on server undernet.org on channel #sito.