Since 1993 I was there pretty much all the time. Initially on and off, but somewhere around -95 I discovered GNU Screen and its capability of detaching from the terminal allowing me to persist on the LUT's HP-UX perpetually. Thus, I had one IRC screen running all the time.
No more. In 2021 there is nobody there anymore to chat with. I'm turning off the lights after 28 years of service. I've shut down my Eggdrop bots and be on my way.
Talk about coincidence! I started getting interested in coming back to the IRC scene these last days. Spun up a BNC server on a cloud VM, and been hanging around a few channels. Not that bad, just, silent.
Such a shame I didn't get there earlier before you pulled the plug! Would have enjoyed a talk or two. You helped me a lot with my router and your famous Dopra Linux post, so I visit your blog every now and then. Really good content!
Well, I hope sometime you change your mind and I see you in some node.