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20 years of Internet Relay Chat

20 years ago, I decided to stop hacking around, join an IRC network, and make friends. I chose SlashNet because I was reading Slashdot regularly. Since I was already on their IRC server, I figured…

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Two Very Different Approaches to Privacy

Screen captures from two websites with very different approaches to privacy and GDPR compliance. Approach One: Agree or get plaintext. Frankly, I like the plaintext version so much more. Approach Two: FUCKING ACCEPT OR FUCKING…

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Slow Social Media

Over the past few years I've become less and less involved in "social media". My twitter, my google plus--now migrated to this blog, my mastodon, and now my linkedin are basically one way feeds from…

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