I used to live on IRC.
Seriously… I had a serious IRC issue. Every evening, I’d come home, fire up mIRC, and hit the channels. Stormcenter, Icehouse, Darkstar… those were my haunts. I’d stop for a few moments to eat dinner, then get back to it until I was too tired to continue.
Yeah… I was an addict.
Before I totally geek out… for those who don’t know, IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat. It was a way to connect to a server using a client (mIRC, pIRCh, etc.) and chat with other people.
Apparently, the chat is gone.
I’ve made a few attempts over the past couple of weeks to find a channel where people were talking and discovered something new… no one chats on IRC. Sure, there’s channels by the billions, there’s “people” in thus said channels (it’s hard to tell a person from a bot until they say something), but no one is talking. I hit at least 50 promising channels on efnet… not one real live human being.
I kind of miss the old days. The fun I had with Icey (aka: Eve), Demios, Bagheera, Cricket, Chase, and the rest of the crew… oh… those were good times! (Painting Chase’s ass blue was a massive pass time for me).
I guess it’s time to give it up, uninstall my good friend, mIRC, and say goodbye to it all. That is… unless you know of a good server/channel where people still talk (if so… SHARE, DAMN IT!).
EDIT: Travis (aka: damaged_one) pointed out the horrid typos in this post and then told me that beer and blogs don’t mix. Well, they do mix… just not well 🙂