Would anyone be interested in a PLUG chat room?

Josh Mudge mathwhiz1212 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 20 15:00:51 MDT 2019


Yes. Keybase works well. Anyone can join. It's pretty easy.

On Wed, Mar 20, 2019, 12:14 PM Michael Holley <mailinglists at michaelholley.us>
wrote:

> I have a Keybase account, but I've never tried using the chatting feature.
> Do you have any experience with that? Also is it easy to get into now a
> days? A few years back you had to get an invite to participate.
>
>
>
> On March 20, 2019 at 11:30:30 AM, Josh Mudge (mathwhiz1212 at gmail.com)
> wrote:
>
> What about Keybase?
>
> On Wed, Mar 20, 2019, 10:40 AM AJ ONeal (Home) <coolaj86 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > I'm not big on online chat these days because to me it seems to be just
> > giphys and other noise.
> >
> > However, I can't stand Slack. I hate that it's closed. Not just closed
> as
> > in closed beer, but closed as in closed speech. Everything is silo'd off
> > into a time-bomb bitbucket. None of the history is preserved. It's not
> > searchable. If ever something useful goes on, it just goes to the black
> > hole. I'm also not a fan of how a simple chat app requires more CPU and
> RAM
> > than most operating systems... but that's probably true of all of them
> > these days...
> >
> > If it's easy to preserve searchable (i.e. Google-able) history with
> > Telegram I would be much more in favor of that. Though, admittedly,
> between
> > Slack and Discord, and Zoom, and all of the other communication tools
> that
> > I'm forced to use if I want to be part of communities, I can't say I'd
> be
> > super excited about installing yet one more.
> >
> > It really bothers me that all of the popular communication tools are now
> > walled gardens (email having fallen out of favor). I don't know what to
> do
> > about it.
> >
> > Nevertheless, my philosophical vote is to use a tool that
> >
> > * first and foremost *preserves *and *makes accessible* (i.e.
> searchable)
> > useful content
> > * second aligns with the Linux philosophy to some degree (open,
> available,
> > CLI accessible)
> > * promotes high signal to noise (i.e. more questions and answers than
> > giphys and tweets)
> >
> > If it's possible to meet goal 0 by using some sort of bot plugin with
> slack
> > that creates a web page out of the history (just like the IRC bots of
> old)
> > I'm not terribly opposed to using Slack, but I prefer the community
> ethos
> > of discord.
> >
> > AJ ONeal
> >
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