IRC will never die.It will never die because its minimal implementation is useful. Windows will die, but only after rotting all the way through.It will continue to persist for the next few decades not because its minimal definition is useful (there is no minimal definition), but as a consequence of deliberate strategic choices that were […]

Freenode Year-End Weather Review and 2013 Forecast

##c, ##c++, ##java, ##javascript and almost all other channels named after an Algol-descended language remained strong in n00b angst and help-vampire congestion (strong counter example is #bash, see below), rendering them useless for anything other than observing flame wars amongst programming newbies arguing over terms they’ve only just discovered on Wikipedia. Expect no change in […]