TL;DR: This long, rambling post can be summed up by saying: I love the IndieWeb, but man it can be hard to get into if you’re kind of a control freak, like me.
Also: I don’t have time right now to pepper in links, I’ll get to it later..
Chatting on IRC is something that I’ve often rediscovered in different times in life. Being able to talk with the developers of software or just really smart people, who also like the things you like is really cathartic. In this recent rediscovery of IRC, I joined up with folks from the IndieWeb movement. As above, there are some incredibly talented people, from all walks of life, who all share a passion for the open web and the inter-connectedness that it brings.
For me, though. It’s not all sunshine and rainbows.