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Book Release: Closed Projects

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Closed Projects is a retelling of a four-part series on my blog where I process the events that lead to the death of freenode, the largest IRC network for peer-directed projects.

freenode was the reason that I managed to get into tech. Without freenode I would be a vastly different person today. The death of freenode last year brought up many lingering memories and emotions. I talk about my history with freenode, the events that happened in the wake of its death and how a new community took its place.

Each part of this story is written by weaving the narrative of the last caretaker trying to protect the discussion halls against the darkness, and things continue as the darkness gets more crafty and clever.

I have included versions of this for all common eBook reader devices and formats. I have tested this on my Kindle Oasis and iPad Pro, but I see no reason that at least one of these formats wouldn't work for you.

If you are a Patreon supporter, you can get this for free by clicking this link.

If you are a part of a marginalized group and cannot afford this but want to read it anyways, please contact me.

Thank you for reading what I put out to the world. I only hope I can continue to create and inspire you.

This article was posted on M03 24 2022. Facts and circumstances may have changed since publication. Please contact me before jumping to conclusions if something seems wrong or unclear.

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