I run a simple blog, [Fun with virtualization], where I like to try to experiment and preserve older software.
My interest in nethack comes from the inclusion of rogue onto 4 BSD's game directory and exploring what popular games were available during the early 1980's on UNIX platforms. I also maintain a poorly named sourceforge project [4BSD for the Digital VAX] which has become a setup package for [SIMH] and various UNIX operating systems onto Windows. The goal is to make it incredibly simple to start running ancient UNIX along with various [pre-built package tapes of old software, including hack/nethack].
I'm not that much into IRC but from time to time I hang out on chat.taucher.net #BSD . Usually I'm the one running some ancient IRC client on some ancient emulated OS.