I can finally run an Arch Linux 64-bit AMI on a small instance. The micro instances barely have enough RAM for JSP hosting.
Source: Amazon Web Services Blog
I was looking for a good IRC client and I ran across IceChat. It is free and open source. The user interface isn’t as nice as mIRC or XChat2, but the functionality is there. It was very easy to enable post connection commands to authenticate myself and auto-join channels.