Wait... #Slack is centralized? I thought it was just an IRC skin....
So, ya’ll know IRC is a thing? Also decentralized :D
@tinker I'm still amazed that slack picked up but irccloud.com did not. The latter was an actual nice interface to IRC.
@tinker backed by AWS, iirc. Might have expanded to multiple regions and access zones but still...
@tinker yeah, slack is centralised.
I fucking hate it, always have, partially because of that reason.
@slipstream @tinker could be worse, could be discord
@slipstream @tinker Slack just ROYALLY tried to ruin my day.
@tinker Oh yeah, IRC rocks!
@tinker just use Matrix :D
@tinker Regardless, I much prefer IRC. I just don't often find security folks on IRC as easily as I have on here.
@tinker Mandatory clip whenever IRC is mentioned. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2rGTXHvPCQ
@tinker @smallsees yeah, but not federated nor distributed. Thus I'm trying to favour matrix!
@musicmatze @tinker I tried matrix but it didn't suit. I think the website app thing assumes your internet doesn't suck
@tinker how are people supposed to make money off of IRC???
@jerry @tinker How are people supposed to make money off of Linux? :P
@slipstream @tinker embrace and extend. And lock in. And make a pretty interface. Sounds like Slack, doesn’t it?
@jerry except without the protocol.
Well, that's not true, just they don't implement *much* of the protocol, and they made it *optional* and default-*disabled*.
@jerry @tinker click on this rich text file I linked. works all the time. #MakingGwapOnIRC
@jerry @tinkerI know you are joking, but on a serious note, a lot of companies are using it as an internal communication system. I worked in at least three that do that. So that's how.
@tinker @Roland Decentralized, self hostable, open source alternative to #Slack: Riot and Matrix ! Possible to encrypt chatrooms, and the search is wayyy better (search is really lame on Slack)