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The RELAY network on BITNET was the inspiration for IRC. Nodes were known by their address (RELAY@BITNIC) and a nickname, traditionally a location (New_York). One exception was the node nicknamed "TwiliteZne", based at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. Rumor has it that the chief student operator (me) picked that because no one knew where the heck Potsdam was. See for a partial node list and a few tidbits of ancient network history.

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I'm in Chapter 1 of this book. That was when my hair wasn't Grey.

"Underground" by Suelette Dreyfus, with research by Julian Assange

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Everyone has a monster inside of us. Everyone has an Angel too. It is about who you are going to be. -- Lisa Joy, Director of S2E4 of

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Networking/Religion Humor 

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My hobby is writing stuff in awk and bash that should not be written in either.

we're gonna make it through this week 

#xkcd #gammaTest Prescience - Lots of people called their ships unsinkable before the Titanic. Voicing your hubris doesn't make failure more likely, just more memorable. - Mon, 16 Sep 2019 00:00:00 -0000 - #poweredByAwk

That moment (for me was a couple of weeks ago) when you realize that totalfark has been wrecked by competing submissions of political and anger bile and you decide to just go barefark.

Going to have to learn more python to figure out why @usercount and @PopulationCount are misbehaving.

Hey tooters! Happy Thursday
For a happier Thursday, tune into Bomb Shelter Radio

Q: What goes: Sis! Boom! Baaaaah!
A: Exploding sheep.

||5D7A8D04WOO|| immediately shred a.e.c. document titled: agent orange elopes with the phoenix project for the illegal cyberdeck. ||EOT|| #dpvp_23

||5D7A70E4WOO|| oral roberts dreamed that the archdean is assassinated by your place and talks back to the shoggoth. ||EOT|| #dpvp_23

A quick inventory of my bots indicate three are still down despite bringing that server back on line. (Groan).

Limping through Rosslyn interlocking on Metrorail, setting a new record for being stuck underground.

I discovered my first hidden camera at an AirBnB last week in Yerevan, Armenia. Always scan the wifi when you get to a new place!! #surveillance #nmap #privacy #dystopia #security #badposture

mh (-) 

I'd like to write another comic posting bot (ala @xkcd)but the source data is on Facesplat. Is there any reliable way to get data out of that platform?

Good morning. Be the helper people want, not need. Time for the ceremonial coffee.

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