I've come to realize that the only way I'll post more often, is to have a platform that makes it easy to post more often. There's been a higher percentage of TIL posts from all the folks I follow only twitter (for the last year or so). It dawned on me that _this_ is the way.
Over the last several years, I've been using a consolidated online chat experience with weechat, a command-line interface IRC client that runs on all platforms (I'm specifically using it on macOS). I have it connected to my Digital Ocean droplet running bitlbee (for Google Hangouts) and ZNC (an IRC bouncer) and Slack (via wee-slack). I recently wiped my droplet and need to set all of that up again, so, I figured I'd take you along for the journey of installing all of the necessary tools and configuring everything.