Subject Update on Dylan, IRC From Dilyn Corner
Date Wed, 19 May 2021 17:27:00 -0500 Two small updates to share with you all here! Bottom line up front: 1) Dylan is okay! 2) We have moved from Freenode to Libera.Chat Details: Previous attempts at divining Dylan's location or ways of contacting him were, as previously discussed, discarded. We wished him the best, and left it at that. However! Someone (not Dylan) recently reached out to me with some news. They contacted who we assume to be Dylan's mum and kindly inquired as to how he was doing. She appreciated the concern for his wellbeing, and was able to confirm one of our suspicions: the mad lad was simply experiencing burn out. It's to be expected, given how hard he had been working for the last 18+ months! He was, after all, the sixth most active person on Github for a time - and is still in the top thirty . We don't know if or when he'll return to this little project, but I think I speak for everyone when I say that we're glad to hear he's doing good and taking care of himself :) For those of you not in-the-know, there has been a fair bit of drama in the land of IRC! Freenode is basically synonymous with IRC for many of us, but there has been a massive shakeup for the last long-while, ultimately culminating in the upheaval which occurred today! You can read a lot more details here  and I do not plan on rehashing a lot of it. Many projects have moved to alternatives already, from the tiniest communities to the far larger organizations. KISS is following suit. We are migrating to where many other people are going: #kisslinux @ libera.chat. The #kisslinux channel on Freenode will be around for who knows how long, though it is now set to invite-only. Make your way over to libera.chat at your leisure. For those who can't access Libera for whatever reason (a Matrix bridge is in the works apparently, and they are still experiencing expected stability issues), the mailing lists are still available for people who prefer not to deal with IRC at any level :) We don't currently have a logbot in the channel, though one will probably makes it appearance soon (tomorrow, mayhaps). That's all I had for you fine folx. Until next time! --- Dilyn  https://commits.top/worldwide.html  http://kline.sh/ ________________________________________________________________________________ Dylan Araps (C) 2019-2020 kiss-community (C) 2020-2021 Dilyn Corner (C) 2021 Linux(R) is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries.