> HELIOS HAS FOUND YOU is a user on cronk.stenoweb.net. You can follow them or interact with them if you have an account anywhere in the fediverse.

So, Slack has decided to shutdown IRC and XMPP interfaces.

Looks like no more slack for me!

@saper

Embrace, Extend, Extinguish is alive and well in the valley.

@kaniini not sure if they ever "embraced" IRC. I would have been using it very rarely if I didn't have IRC gateway. There were also opinions on the net that Slack was the only thing pulling nerds off #IRC , but I think that trend might have stopped.

Fortunately #freenode is going strong

@saper

freenode going strong is actually unfortunate
@saper

freenode is a whole owned subsidiary of a VPN corporation since 2015. same situation as slack.

@kaniini yes, it's a centrally managed network, not a casual IRC one. But maybe I can live with that (as an alternative of it going down completely).

> HELIOS HAS FOUND YOU @calvin

@saper @kaniini VPN companies are greasy as fuck

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@calvin @kaniini yeah, looking forward to community to buy freenode out