I had a couple drinks and woke up with 1,000 nerds

Paul Ford wrote a(nother) brilliant piece on the creation of tilde.club:

Your typical “cloud” Unix server, designed in the 1970s to be a very social place, is today a ghost town with one or two factories still clanking in the town square—factories that receive our email, or accept our Instagram photos and store them, and manage our data. But there’s no one walking around and chatting downtown.