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commit 1cae4e1f6176be87efa1c9011eab1e07d8a66316
parent 273a668be91ffa1bb3e082e788efddecdb2bea95
Author: Jake Bauer <jbauer@paritybit.ca>
Date:   Wed,  2 Sep 2020 17:38:28 -0400

Add note about IRC use in CenturyLink outage

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Mpages/blog/why-irc-is-still-good.md | 5+++++
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diff --git a/pages/blog/why-irc-is-still-good.md b/pages/blog/why-irc-is-still-good.md @@ -56,6 +56,11 @@ Mattermost, Slack, or Matrix, even if they have to use an IRC bouncer or a screen/tmux session on a remote server to not miss things if their connection is that spotty. +<p class="note">Did you know, [IRC played a critical role in getting networks +back up](https://twitter.com/JobSnijders/status/1300068892719697920) during the +[recent CenturyLink +outage](https://www.businessinsider.com/centurylink-internet-outage-takes-amazon-xbox-live-hulu-cloudflare-down-2020-8)?</p> + One of the biggest flaws I see people discuss when talking about IRC is that chat history is not saved by the server. This means that, if you want a record of the conversations which happen when you're not connected, you'd have to use