Inspired by being active in the social web again (aka mastodon) I reconnected to irc. It’s really fun again and feels a bit… cosy. I startet my „online career“ there 25 years ago.
Still remembering some shortcuts („/nick fredl79“), we now have „nickserv“ which was an issue in the old days.
I hang out mostly on Libera, which has all the old channels like programming, postresql… u name it. Also seems to be one of the larger communities out there.
Of course there still is the issue of spam-kiddies, but mostly I find the conversions pleasant and polite.
Using Textual7 on the Mac to connect – no intent to install on mobile though.