05 january 2019

I setup a weechat relay today for tilde.town's irc server. I have a handful of shell accounts around The Internet for various use cases and one of them is for maintaining ssh tunnels for various other applications, sort of like a poor mans VPN. Anyway, I've got one of those tunnels now going to tilde.town and also running a weechat irc relay in a screen session connected to localhost. This combination allows for me to have a persistent connectoin to the tilde.town irc server. This is nice because my primary computer is a laptop that is regularly put to sleep during transport. This would typically cause my IRC session to come and go, potentially causing missed messages. The relay now allows my laptop to come and go while my connection to the IRC server stays persistent. When my laptop re-connects, I'm forwarded all missed messages.