After visiting 5 times earlier and thinking This place is so cool, look at all these nerds! I became a participant @revspace in The Hague last January. They have a IRC channel on Freenode #revspace and though to myself, wow… IRC, I haven’t used that since playing counter-strike 1.4 with my friends and being on Quakenet with mIRC and NoNameScript. Oh no brain, you lie, I also used it again briefly when I was following the DailyTechNewsShow podcast live with HexChat.
But after getting used to cloud based IM solutions with scrollback abilities and the always online nature of things today I just couldn’t shake the feeling I was missing out when HexChat was closed.

So I configured my VPS to run an always on IRC client and it all works beautifully.