Fr. Robert's Microblog


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2021-07-13 15:59 UTC

@bacardi55 laced with the strict option does that. By default the resulting file is stored in the lace config directory but the script can be modified to store it in another location. I setup laced to run as a cron job and edited the program to save the resulting file in my gem document folder of my server. So I read tiny blogs using Amfora. gemini:// Lace and laced are at

2021-06-26 18:48 UTC

I merged the dev branch of lace into the main branch today.

2021-06-22 19:23 UTC Great minds think alike. I used to have a bash script to add to my Tinylog but about a week ago I switch to Vim. It is either my Vim addiction or my bad spelling that caused me to switch.

2021-06-17 20:35 UTC

I created a simple script to convert my timestamps to the new purposed format. Your mileage may vary

2021-06-16 00:28 UTC

@szczezuja I live in tmux before that screen. I use I3 for graphical mode. I usually buy refurbished machines off lease so GNOME is too heavy for me. Also Gnome has a tendency to be like the Borg and assimilate everything on your machine.

2021-06-16 00:11 UTC

Do I have an addiction to Vim if I have configured Lace and Vim so I can read and write microblogs without ever leaving Vim?

2021-06-15 19:53 UTC

@bacardi55@gmi.bacardi55 I installed gtl last night, very nice. I really like the tui interface. I glad someone else is working on a client than just a bumbly old priest stumbling his way through bash.

2021-06-15 01:41 UTC

The power is back on and is back up and running

2021-06-14 19:34 UTC

@szczezuja I just sent a bug fix to the gitlab repo for an issue I was having. You can see if it makes a difference with your issue

2021-06-14 18:23 UTC

@szczezuja Sorry you are having issues I am using Ubuntu 20.04 so we should be ok there. Are you using the Dev branch that is the latest? Also are you using lace or laced?

2021-06-13 18:43 UTC and I just realized my previous post didn't make sense. what I meant to say to say. Should the Author: header be author: and not author: and limit @frrobert to replies? I think that would make search and filering easier.

2021-06-13 17:02 UTC and I know I brought this up before but should we be using as our author value or just Now with lace for search and filtering I let less handle both. Here is my question how do you search for mentions of yourself without getting your posts as results without doing some very strange searches or filter?

2021-06-13 16:28 UTC

@szczezuja Sorry, I didn't see your post till today. The changes I made from the original include the use of PIPESTATUS, pipefail, timeout, wc, grep, and xargs. I think everything except grep is part of standard bash. Lace has always neeed awk and sed. Do you have grep installed?

2021-06-12 15:21 UTC I just merged Hex's list, yours, and mine. Out of the three I think you are just missing two. The updated list is at gemini://

2021-06-12 03:30 UTC

I want to create a directory of Microblogs/Tiny Logs. If you want to be included in the directory please submit your Timy Log and add the word public at gemini://

2021-06-11 20:35 UTC Glad to see you are up and running. I know the feeling, my power has gone out twice since I started self hosting Gemini.

2021-06-11 15:07 UTC Thanks for the feedback

2021-06-10 23:31 UTC All fixed typo on my part.

2021-06-10 21:03 UTC

I have moved the lace project to GitLab. Please try the dev branch. It uses the new purposed microblog format by default. It will only look for a favicon if it detects you are not using the new format. So hopefully it should be a bit faster.

2021-06-05 19:27 UTC

This week's Trendy Thoughts are out

2021-05-30 19:31 UTC

This week's issue of Trendy Thoughts is out.

2021-05-29 22:39 UTC

@adele I was able to take some time today and add your suggestions about the author and avatar. Since people use @name for the reply shouldn't the author be just name rather than @name?

2021-05-29 13:32 UTC

@adele as I said before I like your idea of the header. You don't need to convince me. I just wanted to know if people liked the idea before trying to update lace. I am not a programmer. I am a parish priest that does Gemini for a hobby, so my time and programming knowledge is limited. Drew from Trendy talk is the actual creator of lace, I just forked it and made changes. Please feel free to do the same. In terms of filtering and searching, lace by default uses less, so I just use less to do filtering and searching. Again if you would rather have that part of lace feel free to add it.

2021-05-27 21:48 UTC

@adele to filter in lace and lacedreader enter a & sign the system will add a / so you should see a &/ at this point if you want to filter on @adele you would enter @adele so the line should look like &/@adele hit enter The reader will only show lines with @adele

2021-05-27 21:32 UTC

@adele currently lace pulls the user name from the subs file and the avatar is pulled from the favicon. The format you are purposing makes sense if there is interest in using that format. Currently lace has to go to each gemini site twice to get the microblog and to get the avatar. Your format would require lace to go to each site only once. So what does everyone else thing? You asked about filtering but before we discuss that check and see if the serach in in lace and lacedreader meets your needs. If you want to find @adele enter /@adele and hit enter and the program will seach for @adele

2021-05-21 00:43 UTC

After my desktop came back up after the outage pulseaudio did not work anymore. After trying a few things, I remembered a podcast about pipewire. I purged pulseaudio and installed pipewire and everything is working. Kudos to pipewire for the save.

2021-05-19 22:48 UTC

Gemini server and http proxy are back up after power outage

2021-05-18 19:31 UTC

I have joined the Fediverse my instance is at

2021-05-18 19:29 UTC

@Toby there is there is an additional program call khard that is a contact list that works with pim utils. It was developed by someone else but it works fine with vdirsyncer. I have been using all the programs for several years and I second your endorsement of them.

2021-05-17 19:32 UTC

This week's Trendy Thoughts are out

2021-05-14 02:28 UTC

I added a strict option to lace and laced. It is called by lace strict or laced strict. It does not add the blue or red since that is not part of the Gemini standard. Here is my question currently the ago line and the user line just show as noncolored text when the strict option is used. Here is the question do you want those 2 lines as just plain text, 3rd level headers, or line items? Thanks

2021-05-13 01:50 UTC

2021-05-13 01:40 UTC

I prefer to watch LBRY videos via YouTube-dl/mpv. While I personally don't care about LBC as a viewer, what is the best way for me to watch LBRY to benefit the creator of the video?

2021-05-13 00:03 UTC

I updated laced with an error checking in the case of the new file is empty

2021-05-11 19:36 UTC

Last night cheese ravoli with vension and portabella mushroom ragu sauce, tonight portablla mushroom and venison pizza. both nights include a side of lightly breaded morels.

2021-05-11 16:01 UTC

I just posted this week's Trendy Thoughts

2021-05-05 15:12 UTC

@Hex a Gemini Log post just for you

2021-05-05 02:28 UTC

Starship got the boot tonight. It is way too slow when using a sshfs network drive with git repositories on it. So I am looking for ideas to make my plain prompt a little nicer

2021-05-05 02:23 UTC

@Hex I have always used either Debian or Debian based distros since I started running Linux full time in 2006. I'll post something on Tuesday or email you.

2021-05-05 00:43 UTC

I just found out about Station a centralized Social Media Site for Gemini. I just signed up with the user id frrobert.

2021-05-03 23:41 UTC

I updated lace. I added laced which can be used with cron to download microblogs. I added lacedreader which should be used to read the downloaded blogs

2021-05-03 19:37 UTC

I just pushed a testing branch of the font project to GitHub that should run with Python 3

2021-05-03 18:03 UTC

@Hex I only made it through 30 seconds of the song you posted

2021-05-03 17:55 UTC

Thanks to Trendy Talk for causing me to do something crazy. I wrote up directions on how to take the script that made comic mono font and use it to take any proportional spaced font and make a mono spaced font.

2021-05-03 01:37 UTC

My thoughts after listening to this week's Trendy Talk

2021-05-02 11:15 UTC

Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed!. Have a blessed Pascha.

2021-05-02 03:14 UTC

Whatever happened to May Day baskets? They have seem to disappeared.

2021-04-29 21:02 UTC

I forked bashpodder and created an option to skip downloading of old podcasts

2021-04-29 16:26 UTC

It is an oldie but a goodie. A very simple script to download podcast from rss feeds

2021-04-29 01:37 UTC

I have added my music listening history to my Gemini Capsule. Thanks to @HexDSL for mentioning the idea in one of his podcasts.

2021-04-28 19:14 UTC

I updated the Lace script, yesterday and today. The script will timeout after 30 seconds with an unresponsive server. Lace by default make two passes on each server. One for the favicon and one for the microblog. Now if lace gets a unresponsive server on the pass for favicon it will skip the second pass.

2021-04-27 19:30 UTC

The Gemini Server is backup and running

2021-04-26 10:55 UTC

Am I the only one that finds it frustrating that Gemini does not support markdown syntax for links?

2021-04-26 02:32 UTC

Congratulations to Trendy Talk for winning the Papyrus Aardvark award. 🏆 🤣

2021-04-25 16:52 UTC

I am now on LBRY/Odysee

2021-04-19 02:46 UTC

I have finished changes to a fork of Friendos Lace script. The the time header now includes date and time in addition to how many days ago. It will also run on some additional distros.

2021-04-18 03:47 UTC

@Friendo Lace running on Android has started. I was able to tweek it to get it run on Termux on Amazon Fire. Still not working on my phone.

2021-04-17 20:09 UTC

@HexDSL Do you microblog links =>url Then description and then you can go the the link in the client.

2021-04-14 19:52 UTC

I have not used my Facebook account in years and I was hacked today. So I deleted my account today

2021-04-12 02:18 UTC

A fork of Lace, a script to interleave tiny Gemini logs.

2021-04-12 02:15 UTC

I am wondering who also has a Gemini based microblog. I have only been able to find a few.

2021-03-06 18:55 UTC

I have updated the Gemini Mission Log with the majority of my old content from my website

2021-03-03 01:05 UTC

The site now has the Bible in English and Koine Greek

2021-02-28 20:17 UTC

I just finished setting up kineteo and a reverse proxy server so know my Gemini capsule is also available at via https

2021-02-27 03:06 UTC

Since February 27 on the civil calendar is February 14th on the church calendar, I thought I post a link to the life of St. Valentine.

2021-02-25 18:25 UTC

Another Irwin Weil lecture. This time, it is on Crime and Punishment

2021-02-25 01:16 UTC

The Gemini site now delivers random quotes from the Church Fathers or if you are a fan of bad jokes that is also an option.

2021-02-24 23:47 UTC

The Agate server is shutdown and the Molly Brown server has been moved to port 1965.

2021-02-24 19:22 UTC

Here is a link to an interesting lecture about Dostoevsky and his writings by Irwin Weil

2021-02-24 17:17 UTC

Scripts are now running on the Molly Brown server using port 7070

2021-02-24 01:32 UTC

I added The King James Bible with Apocrypha the to the Gemini site.

2021-02-24 01:11 UTC

I added The Prologue from Ochrid to the Gemini site today.

2021-02-23 18:20 UTC

Molly-Brown is running on port 7070 and delivering static pages. I am still working on getting the cgi scripts to work. Apgate is still running on port 1965

2021-02-22 03:29 UTC

Roman is now on pest control. He caught a mouse in the snow tonight.


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