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parent fb03d00fa7cec14cb331ba7041a79c447799f7ac
Author: Jake Bauer <>
Date:   Thu, 27 Aug 2020 13:45:02 -0400

Draft of new blog post

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diff --git a/pages/blog/ b/pages/blog/ @@ -0,0 +1,34 @@ +## Why IRC is Still Good in $CURRENT_YEAR + +[//]: # "IRC is often touted as being outdated but it is still a great chat platform. Let me tell you why." + +[//]: # "main.min.css" + +[//]: # + +<div class="byline"> +<b>Written By:</b> Jake Bauer | + <b>Posted:</b> [DATE] | + <b>Last Updated:</b> [DATE] +</div> + +Similar to how [I think e-mail is still the best discussion +platform](, +I think there is still a solid place for IRC in our lives. + +IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a communications protocol [created in +1988]( and, yeah, it shows. IRC is 100% +plain text; no images, no videos, no stickers, no emoji reactions, just good ol' +plain text. It was also designed to transmit everything in plain text (i.e. +unencrypted) all across the Nets in a time when the use of these computer +networks was limited mostly to universities, governments, and large +corporations. + +Nowadays, IRC is arguably not such a good platform for private personal chats, +but that doesn't mean it's not good for other things. + +### Plain Text is Good + +### Enforcing Encryption + +### What IRC is Good At