PdgnCo (or pdgn for short) is a small IRC network founded on October 27th, 2014 by Aaron Weiss as a bastion of democratic autonomism on the Internet. We also operate a community blog that can be found here. You'll find both insightful writings from community members, as well as network status updates there. Pdgn aims to consistently embody the spirit and values of its community. We have a warrant canary posted here. Our mascot's name is Pidgey. She was lovingly designed by the talented Shannon Sheu, and vectorized by Grant Wu.
You can access the network via your favorite IRC client. For graphical clients, we recommend the aptly-named Pidgin on Windows and Linux, and Textual on OS X. In the way of terminal clients, many of our members swear by weechat. Once you've found a client, you can connect to the network via irc.pdgn.co. It's important to note that the network is only accessible over SSL, and uses the standard SSL port 6697. You may wish to access a regional server instead. Below you'll find a table of in-network servers, and their approximate locations.
|Server Name||Server Address||Server Location|
|Columba||columba.pdgn.co||New York, NY|
|Raphus||raphus.pdgn.co||San Francisco, CA|
Perhaps uniquely, Pdgn is also accessible in its entirety over
Hyperboria, a secure and decentralized network
using cjdns. As a general rule of thumb, everything can
be accessed through Hyperboria by prepending
h. to its address. So,
general network access is available via
h.irc.pdgn.co. Although cjdns has network-level
encryption in place, for logistical reasons, you must still connect with SSL. Below
you'll find a reproduction of the earlier table but with each server's Hyperboria address.
|Server Name||Hyperboria Address||Server Location|
|Columba||h.columba.pdgn.co||New York, NY|
|Raphus||h.raphus.pdgn.co||San Francisco, CA|
Pdgn is currently operated solely by its founder,
Aaron Weiss. This means that there's absolutely no
administrative bureaucracy of any sort, and there's only one person that you have to
trust to keep the network values uncompromised. You can find him on the network as
awe, where he's just about always hanging around in
Pdgn is currently funded out of pocket by its founder, but also accepts donations.
Donations can be made via Bitcoin to the official PdgnCo wallet,
1BZmyVhDu3p6xqsnat81fYD7hm3ZqR2bf. All donations will go immediately
towards paying for existing and additional network hardware. Maintenance of the
network is a volunteer service, and as such, none of the donations will be taken for