Google shutting down XMPP interoperability is a sad sign of the age of communication silos

Psy-Q’s Braindump Google just shut down the last piece of Google Talk, killing XMPP. This means that people using standards-based open and interoperable chat systems can no longer talk to their friends who use Google’s proprietary and closed chat system, Hangouts. For example, people who use Pidgin on any of the thousands of free and open XMPP servers in the world cannot message Google users

Nobody’s Ever Reborn

I can’t say enough nice things about this writer. I’m a big fan of his RPG work from the 90s and look forward to his new material. I’m very glad to see him active on his blog again.   It’s true. Great faiths frame it as attachments leaping from body to body. Even dust has history. Everybody talks about being made of stardust but nobody