I've had Skype since forever. It was the second VOIP package I'd ever used (the first being some steaming hunk of crap in about 1998 that didn't really work over a 56k modem at all), and the fact that it'd "beatbox" with more than two people on a call was the sole reason for trying out Ventrilo and then eventually migrating to Mumble.

But after using Mumble for a while, the few friends who were steadfastly opposed (for some reason) to using Mumble and preferred to stick to Skype just annoyed the shit out of me - Skype was such a bloated, terrible program that I couldn't stand using it. One OS reinstall, I simply removed it from my list of things to install on a fresh OS.

Since Microsoft are retiring the entire "MSN Live" thing, I figured I'd go ahead and look for my Skype account. I'd tried a few months back, and none of my email addresses worked and it wouldn't let me retrieve my account by my Skype name either, but when I tried again this morning it did work via email address (but not via Skype name initially).

I'm now available again on Skype from time to time as fwagglechop.

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