I might call it “Scaredy-chat” (September 3, 2020)
My latest attempt to untangle — and then braid together — my many incoming chat streams.
Dragging old IRC into my present (April 8, 2017)
Ten months after finding inspiration in this delightful Perl Conference talk by VM Brasseur, I’ve fashioned for myself an acceptable setup for using IRC, the internet’s oldest and most open chat system. I have a practical purpose for doing so, far apart from nostalgia for a less commercial or colorful internet. But with any system so venerable — and, in my case, decades of personal-computing history — I can’t avoid starting my refreshed relationship with IRC by thinking back on my history with it.