So lately I've been hanging out on google hangout's with other cg artists and it's about the coolest thing since forums. Think irc with video.
The great thing is that instead of turning on your webcam, you can share your screen. For artists this is an awesome way to learn new things, get feedback and otherwise venture out of your cave.
I'm going to try an experiment and see how well it works for coding. I've created a permanent hangout at the link below so even if I'm not there you can join and hopefully get or give some help.
The rooms currently only hold 10 people so please only visit if you're working on something Flash (or web) related.