Category Archives: IRC

The IRC Stories Part 7 – Infinitely Cooler

I was supposed to be able to pick Dria out of a crowd by the hat she was wearing.  I already knew what Dria looked like, as I had several pictures she’d managed to scan and send along, but the plan was that I would recognize her by her hat.  Nearly the entire train station… Read More »

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The IRC Stories Part 6 – Resident Idiots

Some parts of this chapter may be considered Not Safe For Work, children, senior citizens, or hair. You have been warned. One of the first and most persistant pains in the ass to ever join #tf was a guy using the nickname Abraham71. While we’ve been host to a good number of idiots, assholes, and… Read More »

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The IRC Stories Part 5 – mIRC Cop

I don’t remember how I got there, but in addition to #tf I spent a lot of time in a channel called #dragonrealm.  At the time, #dragonrealm was DALnet’s official help channel, and a hangout for the IRC Operators.  Just as an Op was to a channel, an IRCop had control over the entire network.… Read More »

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The IRC Stories Part 4 – Charmed

One of the billions of images out on the internet is a picture of a dog sitting in front of a computer, with the caption “On the internet, nobody knows that you’re a dog.”  While there aren’t (I’m assuming) many canines browsing the web, it’s very true that you really don’t know much about the… Read More »

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The IRC Stories Part 3 – The First Wave

Over the years, my IRC channel has seen a constant stream of people come and go.  Some people would stay for a few minutes and disappear forever, and some people practically lived there for years.  Even the regular users, the hardcore users who you would expect to be there forever would disappear from time to… Read More »

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The Beginning of an Era

I was fifteen when I figured out how to use IRC.  I spent a bit of time lurking, not really joining any one channel for a long period of time.  All of the conversations I had with people were one-time chats, and very few of them were particularly memorable.  Once I figured out how to… Read More »

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The Decline of Internet Chat

In 1996, I found a small program called mirc32.exe on a floppy disk that I received when I signed up for a local internet service provider.  Eventually I made it onto an Internet Relay Chat (IRC) network named DALnet, and began a hobby that would have significant influence over my life. As its name implies,… Read More »

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