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Thu 09 Feb 2023 02:13 UTC

author: Sandra

Twice now people from on here has invited me to play Go and both times it has turned out to be async games and both times I have quit half way through.

It’s 100% my fault and I feel super guilty.

I apologize to them.

I just get ants in the brain, it’s like reading a Shakespeare play one letter at a time. Going to the shelf, opening the book, checking whether or not there’s been a new letter, which, around one-eighth of the time or so, there is, standing there by the shelf, neurotically checking a dozen times to see if s new letter will show up right away, then putting the book back and walking away from the shelf for a little bit, then fifteen minutes later same thing.

A calm person would be like “oh, this is nice, it’s a little spice, something to do daily for the next 181 days”. But I have a fire in my head, especially for puzzle games.

(“But that’s a good challenge for you, Sandra, an opportunity to practice zen.” That’s true. Spring and Autumn in the Treasury of the Dharma Eye. So the main drawback is also a pro.)

Wed 08 Feb 2023 22:11 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Always difficult determining if you're about to over-engineer something.

Wed 08 Feb 2023 10:33 UTC

author: Sandra

It’s been 25 years but I still can never remember if grep –recursive is -R or -r. Case insensitive memory. I’m an aural thinker. Can’t write while talking either.

Wed 08 Feb 2023 08:41 UTC

author: Sandra

One issue with running Arden Vul is how to refer to levels or locations in dialogue. Early on I accidentally had an NPC refer to a gang hiding out “on level three”. That was a big mistake that has negatively impacted how the players engage with this hyper-jaquayed Swiss cheese. The levels aren’t numbered in a logical order.

Wed 08 Feb 2023 08:36 UTC

author: Sandra

Good example of doomerism that doesn’t cross the line (which would be arguing against trying, or arguing for exacerbating the problem):

I’m Sorry

We need doomerism like this that spurs politicians and media into taking serious action on climate. Inflation reduction act (and Tidöavtalet here in Sweden) have been disasters.

However, it doesn’t go far enough, is the problem. Grandchildren and such. Chances are people won’t even be living. That’s the problem with a lot of the politics on this. “It’s gonna be rough”—no, it’s gonna be too warm to live, not enough water to drink, no air to breathe. We’re heading for Venus without leaving your easy-chair. Which is why we need to take serious action fast.

Tue 07 Feb 2023 23:25 UTC

author: Sandra

M3GAN avoids a lot of the stuff I hate about AI movies. It’s less a “become sentient / ooh what is sentience” and more a “runaway algorithm”. It’s more a criticism of machine learning than a “pauvre robotnik” story. It’s also well made, a mix of comedy and horror.

I hate AI movies so I should love a movie that fixes everything that’s wrong about AI movies like “Ex Machina” or “Robot and Frank” and instead depicts ML realistically. But it’s still a difficult watch.

It’s really difficult to see the child-like doll get torn apart by the heroes. I hate robots and I did want the main characters to defeat it, but it’s just a visceral, nauseating horror. I really recoiled from that scene. (That’s also one of the dangers of AI, the way we tend to instinctually create this faux attachment—the scenes of actual humans getting killed were horrific too, but they didn’t cause me to scream and get nauseated. This kind of attachment is something the movie explictly address in dialogue.)

Tue 07 Feb 2023 11:52 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

"Me in the morning" and "Me at night" hate each others… To annoy "Me in the morning", "Me at night" go to sleep very late every single night… Of course it makes it tough for "Me in the morning" that hates even more "Me at night"… It is like "Me at night" feeds on the pain of "Me in the morning"…

"Me in the morning" usually begs for a nap and to go to sleep early. But "Me at work" is very good friend with "Me at night" apparently and very often refuses the nap at lunch time!

My "Me after work", a friend of "Me in the morning", tries to balance things out with a potential nap after work, but usually "Me nerd", "Me gamer" and "Me personal obligations" are often making way too much noise to sleep…

Why all my "Me" hate each other so much!

Tue 07 Feb 2023 09:04 UTC

author: Sandra

290000 people paying $8 a month for a crummy web page is a lot more than I’d expect 🤷🏻‍♀️

Daring Fireball: Feeling Blue, but Not Smelling Green

Mon 06 Feb 2023 19:48 UTC

author: martin

I've just heard someone be introduced as "an individual who defies summary". Two things. 1: That's going right into my personal phrase book for a few wise people I know. 2: Goals.

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Mon 06 Feb 2023 18:57 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

me: excelling at "slow internet" with over two months between tinylogs :D

Mon 06 Feb 2023 12:42 UTC

author: Sandra

I had reached the age of six hundred and fifty miles.

Mon 06 Feb 2023 10:59 UTC

author: Sandra

Somehow RSS/Atom managed to remain perfect throughout the decades without spam or other unsolicited messages.

Mon 06 Feb 2023 10:38 UTC

author: Sandra

Kind of promising contradictory things in being both “here are all the ways you can evade a ban” and “here are all the ways spam won’t be a problem”.

GitHub - nostr-protocol/nostr: a truly censorship-resistant alternative to Twitter that has a chance of working

One of these two promises are likely false especially if we count abuse and harassment along with spam. I hate internet and what we’ve got here is extra internet.

Also it integrates proof of work 🤦🏻‍♀️

A new fad sweeping the nation.

Sat 04 Feb 2023 22:09 CET

author: 🪣 @fab@foobucket.xyz

NeoVim is the greatest editor I've ever used. Today I switched from Coc to LSP as IDE tool and added the telescope plugin, which is excellent for fuzzy finding in files. A fantastic piece of software. I like it!

Sat 04 Feb 2023 18:58 UTC

author: Sandra

I really want the “and” to go before the linebreak:

Semantic Line Breaks

Fri 03 Feb 2023 21:31 UTC

author: Sandra

On Link’s Awakening (the Switch version), if I find a chamber stone, does that just mean “more rooms to choose from at Dampé‘s” or is there a way to find that room specifically at Dampé‘s?

Fri 03 Feb 2023 20:10 UTC

author: Sandra

One of the worst things about the Switch is how a lot of games don’t let you save at any time—I’m not talking for save scum purposes, I mean so I can play one of the other games. I wanna play a li’l bit of Link’s Awakening but I’m knee-deep in a long chat with a living file folder in Disco Elysium and it seems like I can’t save in the middle of a convo. The worst game I have in this regard is Devil May Cry that only lets me save between levels.

Fri 03 Feb 2023 19:49 UTC

author: Sandra

Cursed do not look:

Twitter’s Glossy Emoji Stickers on Emojipedia

Fri 03 Feb 2023 13:07 CET

author: @deerbard

If Buddha emerges today I bet he doesn't us social media. Not even tinylogs.

Fri 03 Feb 2023 07:17 UTC

author: Sandra

So some semmel-bakers wants to stop newspaper from conducting semmel-reviews in Halland province.

One of the newspapers acquiesced. The other wrote that they do the reviews for the readers, not for the bakers:

“Hallandsposten testar däremot semlorna i Halmstad.

—Vi gör det för läsarnas skull, inte för bagarnas skull, säger chefredaktör Herman Nikovic.”

I can’t say I disagree.

I hope legislators keep that same principle in mind when it comes to the issue of SVT publishing longer (“newspaper-like”) text pieces on their webpage. Of course news sites are upset about it. Just like soda companies compete with tap water. But the people got together and set up this system for tax funded ad-free reporting. We’re allowed to do so. Probably better known as democracy.

Thu 02 Feb 2023 10:57 CET

author: @deerbard

I feel I could finally write a glog today but there's too much other stuff to do.

Wed 01 Feb 2023 14:47 UTC

author: Sandra

The two things to understand with X-Men comics is that

1. Professor Xavier is a jerk! He’s manipulative, dishonest, dangerous, inconsistent, reckless, selfish, and abusive.

2. The writers know this.

Some parodies, like The Boys (comics version) get this so wrong because they think they’re being so edgy going over stuff that the original already keeps addressing over and over again.

In the “onslaught” arc, he destroyed all other super heroes because he wanted to lech on one of his own teen students. In canon. In the 616. Parodies can’t touch that.

Wed 01 Feb 2023 10:17 UTC

author: Sandra

Duckburg’s nearest neighboring city according to Don Rosa:

Eureka, California - Wikipedia

I like the idea of placing a fictional city near a smaller one. It never made sense that Metropolis and Gotham were so close to New York (in addition to being expies of New York, which made total sense, what didn’t make sense is that New York was also there).

Tue 31 Jan 2023 23:02 UTC

author: Sandra

I really hate the client cert thing with Gemini. It sucks that I can’t gemget a page that I created a cert for with Elaho 🤦🏻‍♀️

Tue 31 Jan 2023 14:15 UTC

author: Sandra

I kinda love that Debian unified /usr/bin and /bin a while back:


  diff <(ls /usr/bin/) <(ls /bin)


UsrMerge - Debian Wiki

Tue 31 Jan 2023 14:07 UTC

author: Sandra

I’ve mentioned before how YAML and Markdown work together so well as source languages (especially as Jekyll funge/humanize/dwimmify the YAML even more, with implicit string splitting on stuff like categories) and how they cover each other’s drawbacks, but this guy was streets ahead:

Writing with Markdown and YAML

Tue 31 Jan 2023 13:00 UTC

author: Sandra

GRRM: “The 1978 volume of my own ‘New Voices/Campbell Awards’ anthology series will probably be published some time in 1985, so I don’t think I’m the person to make pronouncements, stern or otherwise, about the lateness of The Last Dangerous Visions.”

Almost twenty years later and NV/CA 6 hasn’t come out either 🤷🏻‍♀️

Mon 30 Jan 2023 21:40 UTC

author: Sandra

In video games I really love when your lives lost are totally reset after a certain number of points. It’s rare—I’ve only seen it in some Game & Watch games (like the original Fire) and these days many games don’t even use lives—but it’s such a a motivator to keep playing even if you make early mistakes. Lately I’ve been playing a lot of Out Run and it’s so well tuned but if I flub up a couple of times early I’m liable to reset the game since those early mistakes will haunt me.

On the other hand, it’s rewarding when I manage to do well in the early parts because then I can mess up later.

Mon 30 Jan 2023 14:34 UTC

author: Sandra

Snippet from another thread:

It’s not just the case that environmental transaction externalities are easy to overlook in market capitialism.
It’s worse: exploiting them is often directly incentivized.

Mon 30 Jan 2023 11:59 UTC

author: Sandra

This is so great:

Learn to use email with git!

Sun 29 Jan 2023 15:29 UTC

author: Sandra

Creative Commons (and FOSS) is not market capitalism in the literal sense. It’s neither priced according to buy/sell markets nor is it concentrating ownership of means of production.

Sun 29 Jan 2023 10:28 UTC

author: Sandra

What a wonderful love letter to Gemini:

I Was Mistaken – Gemini is Awesome • Michael Nordmeyer

Sun 29 Jan 2023 09:50 CET

author: 🦪 @szczezuja

I spotted this link on Fediverse and I was curious if it will be ok in a text web browser. So I've been browsing this in w3m on Sunday morning. Everything is ok, and the ASCII arts are beautifully displayed in my text environment.


Sat 28 Jan 2023 15:45 CET

author: 🦪 @szczezuja

I was busy through past week. Today I catch up things in small net. I've sent an e-mail about Gopher, in response to a gemlog article. I've improved my mastodondigest script with ZERO WIDTH SPACE suggested by Alex. I've dug up in my memory Kelbot capsule with his TUI/tmux configuration asked about in Fediverse.

I could do probably a lot more today, but I don't have to much energy. Weather is sunless in the last days. I'm waiting for the spring time.

Thu 26 Jan 2023 23:43 UTC

author: martin

Nothing sets you up for a good night's sleep like 58,603 deletions in your commit.

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Tue 24 Jan 2023 15:56 CET

author: 🪣 @fab@foobucket.xyz

YAY! After the Verdi strike is over, finally my new gaming PC rig arrived. Just need to get rid of Windows 11 and install Arch Linux and steam and then have a lot of fun! 😃

Mon 23 Jan 2023 19:13 UTC

author: martin

I hope everyone's week has started well. Mine certainly hasn't. I was just accused of plagiarism. Their word, not mine.

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Mon 23 Jan 2023 10:18 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

New comers to the tinylog word:

-fab- tinylog

Mon 23 Jan 2023 02:12 CET

author: 🪣 @fab@foobucket.xyz

Look! I now have a tinylog! I just implemented it out of curiosity. Not sure, if I post regularly - but now that I've discovered bacardi55's gtl I have an easy way to follow other people's tinylogs.

Sun 22 Jan 2023 19:49 CET

author: 🦪 @szczezuja

My tmux text information desk with GTL for Tinylogs, self-made: fingerclub.sh, astrobotanyring.sh and mastodondigest.sh scripts for gathering information from Finger, Astrobotany and Mastodon.


I've tune up my mastodondigest.sh this weekend. It's presenting information as Gemtex now and extract links at the bottom of every toot.

Thu 19 Jan 2023 19:49 UTC

author: martin

And so it begins. After a few months of eating whatever I like, I’m starting another 3 month period of Time Restricted Feeding. Each year I aim to have at least two 2-3 month stints of strict, daily (17-18h) intermittent fasting. It gives my body a rest from the constant energy input that we’re not really meant to get like we do in the modern world. Not to mention some of the other huge benefits (hey autophagy). Looking forward to enjoying hunger and appreciating food again. 👊

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Thu 19 Jan 2023 02:27 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Thanks to taking the habit of taking notes with org mode, I took many notes during the reinstall of my new laptop and transform them into a blog post series:




Tomorrow I'll publish the 4th one about my i3wm config, going to be a long post.

I also took lots of notes configuring borg backups so it should be my next blog post series!

I also have a couple gemlog entries in draft, but I'm not good at paralyzing posts… But it's nice to write again in my blog as I've been writing more on my gemlog and not on my blog last year.

I'm still thinking about pushing my blog atom feed to Antenna but I'm still unsure about it…

Tue 17 Jan 2023 01:33 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

If I were to create a Fediverse client (mainly for GoToSocial backend), it would be:


- In Go, with bubbletea and the same fediverse go library used by GtS

- Minimalist: no display of fav for example, no notification

- Maybe even "only mention" and no follow notification. (While it might be helpful to block some user to even follow you)

I'm trying not to do this because of time constraint, but not having a good TUI client for GtS is annoying!

Mon 16 Jan 2023 21:52 UTC

author: martin

A starry night. A reminder of the shortness of things. We’re all destined for the place we’ve already been for 13.7 billion years. Make it count.

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Sun 15 Jan 2023 16:06 CET

author: 🦪 @szczezuja

So It's done.


Mastodon digest script in Bash, which reads followed accounts list and presents last toot in chronological order.



Sat 14 Jan 2023 20:25 CET

author: 🦪 @szczezuja

Today I was playing with Mastodon API and curl. It's very easy to set up token to access API. And it's easy to go through account and followed information.

But API wasn't helpful to me with pagination of the response to put it into a quick bash script. There is a bigger effort needed to do so.

I'd like to write bash script putting the last toot of every my followed account. I will make a second try in the future.

But I discovered also that in the web preferences of Mastodon account, there is a special tab to check inactive followed accounts. I didn't know about it.

Fri 13 Jan 2023 12:30 CET

author: @deerbard

@szczezuja MapSCII is so cool! Thx :)

Wed 11 Jan 2023 19:09 UTC

author: martin

💡 Idea

Mobile coffee stand. Cups have your name on them. Obvious branding of cup signals: I bought this coffee as I'm open to chatting to a stranger – you already have my name, feel free to talk to me.

Sell it at train + bus stations, subways, places where people spend time waiting and want some human interaction over HTTP requests.

I'm not sure if this is a good idea or a terrible one, but it would at least make a fun experiment.

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Wed 11 Jan 2023 17:31 UTC

author: martin

My first MAN/LON train of the year and I've drawn the "due to a points failure" card. Proceed directly to cancellation. Do not collect £200.

The train system in the UK is shockingly bad. Burn it to the ground and start over.

But in all seriousness, please don't set fire to it. It's so hopeless it'd just make me sad about the tragic waste of fire.

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Tue 10 Jan 2023 22:29 UTC

author: martin

The results of my recent side side project: cadet – a Go library for creating minimal HTTP-RPC servers.


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Tue 10 Jan 2023 13:10 UTC

author: monolalia

Mon 09 Jan 2023 16:20 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Пробую на своём "малиновом" десктопе AltLinux 10 и мне внезапно нравится. Под RPi тут предлагается сборка с LXQt - и оно весьма приятно работает. Едва ли не единственный раз, когда я поставил все пкеты графическим установщиком, не испытвая при этом неудобств, и оно всё просто вот взяло и заработало... Да тут даже прокрутка дополнительной кнопкой для трекбола Logitech Marble включается просто галочкой в интерфейсе! В общем, похоже, в России таки умеют варить линуксы. Продолжаю наблюдения.

Mon 09 Jan 2023 10:40 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Долгие выходные проболел (тяжко, грипп в бактериальную инфекцию перешёл), только сейчас очухиваюсь, а тут кааак макнули лицом в реальность... Приходится вспоминать, за что мне тут деньги платят (я бы, конечно, предпочёл просто получать полмиллиона за то, что я няшечка, но мир жесток). Вспоминается с трудом. Вроде, ещё для Phreedom сервисы планировал добавлять, но что-то в блокноте заблудился. Ещё енто ваше глобальное потепление до минус 30 добавляет огонька.

Mon 09 Jan 2023 09:12 UTC

author: monolalia

Bought the 3rd and 4th Black Sabbath on CD after listening to them on Spotify Premium. I’m not Modern-People-ing correctly, I think

Mon 09 Jan 2023 09:11 UTC

author: monolalia

The Perpetuum Immobile. The Wheels of Standstill busily rearrange the world to keep you in your place as you scramble up that hill…

Now my personal mythology has another devil next to the Entropy Wolves that you can only begin to see once they’ve eaten all the light of the universe

Sun 08 Jan 2023 16:20 UTC

author: martin

PSA: The OST from the movie The Social Network is a perfect coding playlist. 👍

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Sun 08 Jan 2023 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Since about 2015, smartphones have been getting increasingly user-hostile and locked down. It started with Google Play Services, a permanently running auto-installed, auto-updated service that has full access and control of your device. One a new Samsung Galaxy phone, I found 262 packages pre-installed, which were mainly from Google, Samsung, Facebook, Microsoft, and the cell provider. I tried disabling some of them, and at some point the phone locked with the message: "Your phone is locked because the Device Service was uninstalled without authorisation". Ok, so I enabled all the apps again, but that didn't unlock it. Tried a full factory reset and reboot, and now the phone says: "Phone Locked. This phone can't be used without authorisation." Just, wow! We are no longer allowed to uninstall the surveillance and bloatware on our phones. #smartphones #bloatware #surveillance

Sat 07 Jan 2023 14:52 CET

author: 🦪 @szczezuja

Today’s Gemini DiscoGem is full of goods.


Last Week News capsule I didn’t know earlier.


And Kypan capsule which lead me to the main prize for all text-only folks:

telnet mapscii.me

More on the gemlog post:


Fri 06 Jan 2023 12:58 UTC

author: martin

"Almost every idea you have is downstream from what you consume." 💡

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Fri 06 Jan 2023 12:05 CET

author: 🦪 @szczezuja

Several days ago I spotted an answer to my everlasting question:

- How you were using the Internet?



Wed 04 Jan 2023 19:43 UTC

author: monolalia

🐝 Bees cause the night; bees long for lovers

Bees cause the night; bees long for us


Wed 04 Jan 2023 05:06 UTC

author: monolalia

Me before Strange New Worlds: "Wah! Discovery is not true to #StarTrek and Burnham never stops drama-whispering!"

Me after Strange New Worlds: "Wah! #StrangeNewWorlds is so much safer than #Discovery and doesn’t boldly go at all!"

Sun 01 Jan 2023 20:54 CET

author: 🦪 @szczezuja

New year's fireworks atmosphere themed ASCII-art. ;-)


Sun 01 Jan 2023 18:54 UTC

author: martin

It's a new year – a nice time to reflect and focus on goals for 2023, and I'm wondering what's on everyone's agenda.

So, what's your main focus for 2023? What do you want to achieve? Let's share our plans/ambitions/dreams and create a little thread full of inspiration and encouragement. Bonus: we can review it next year in 2024 :)

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Sun 01 Jan 2023 11:29 CET

author: 🦪 @szczezuja

Wish you a lot of plain-text information and a renaissance of text protocols in the new year!

Sun 01 Jan 2023 11:21 CET

author: 🦪 @szczezuja

New Year's cleaning.

I've put all tinylog's entries for 2022 in a separate file, the same way as for 2021.

You can navigate that files through links in the header of tinylog page.

I'm preparing a new gemlog entry, but it's still in progress. This holiday season I spent mainly outside the net.

But in the last days I've got several mails from people around small net and I replied for them. It was satisfying because it's nice to use plain text mail for conversation. It's seems to be a forgotten way of communication nowadays.

Sun 01 Jan 2023 09:31 UTC

author: skyjake

My New Year's resolution is 5120 x 2880.

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Sun 01 Jan 2023 00:41 UTC

author: martin

👋 2023. Looking forward to another year of setting goals, meeting them, spending time with friends, making new friends, going on new adventures, finding new inspirations, failing, laughing. Happy new year, folks. ☺️

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Sat 31 Dec 2022 18:01 UTC

author: martin

What a lovely surprise!

I just received a copy of the book my novella is published in. During the pandemic, a friend inspired me to enter a writing competition to write about the pandemic experience (fiction or non) and I wrote a fictional story called The Hug Club (la brakumklubo) which was selected and included in the final book. 🙏


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Sat 31 Dec 2022 02:18 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Got My Time at Portia a few days ago. It has soaked up all my free time since then. It often happens that I spend the holidays playing more video games than usual, and this year seems to be no exception.

Fri 30 Dec 2022 14:57 UTC

author: martin

Pretty happy with this little interaction. 👏Con

Context: as readers progress through my app's interactive language-learning books, this component lets them collect flashcards for key things they've learned.


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Wed 28 Dec 2022 19:21 UTC

author: martin

Anyone else code in their head while doing something else, such as walking home? I catch myself doing it fairly often.

I like to think about what I need to do next, how I might go about it, potential issues I’ll run into. I find it really helpful to keep the context, and sometimes the entire program, in my head.

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Mon 26 Dec 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

My house got struck by lightning *again*, taking out the alarm system *again*. This time I decided to #diy my own alarm system with an #arduino. It's a bit of a rat's nest right now (prototype), but it works! Controllable via Telegram and standard remote. Gotta solder it up on a board next and add some lightning isolation/protection. There's surprisingly little info on the internet about replacing a commercial home alarm system with custom Arduino one. The biggest challenge is that the long wires to sensors can pick up noise/EMF so I had to do some filtering in software to avoid false triggers.



Sun 25 Dec 2022 08:10 UTC

author: martin

Merry Christmas everybody. 🎄

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Sat 24 Dec 2022 13:41 UTC

author: monolalia

Christmas can be hard. If you’re alone, if you’re feeling alienated or excluded from the warmth and cheer and togetherness, if you’re half-buried under failures or holiday stress…

I want to send you ((hugs)) and what <3 love I have to give and tell you you are not alone in this. *We* are not alone in this.

And now is not the time to condemn yourself. Try not to flee what daylight there is. Don’t busy your mind holding all your sorrows and pain at once, to be evaluated and despaired over time and time again… try, just try, to step out from those long shadows you’ve grown. The present moment can be enough for now. The small things, the little joys, maybe some you’ve almost forgotten, you big grim adult, you!… and maybe that’s vague self-help babble, and I can clearly not heal myself either.

But this fool here wishes you peace. ^^

Fri 23 Dec 2022 19:48 UTC

author: martin

Shamelessly stolen from Mastodon (because it's an important question):

[POLL Is Die Hard a Christmas movie?] Yes | No

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Fri 23 Dec 2022 17:04 UTC

author: martin

Happy Festivus to those that celebrate it :)

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Fri 23 Dec 2022 16:08 UTC

author: Jonathan@tilde.team/~jonathan/

Bert Wagner's "jurn" ("A Command Line Tool for Keeping Track of Your Work") is pretty cute.

Tue 20 Dec 2022 19:06 UTC

author: martin

Do any of you do any live coding via Twitch? I'm tempted to do some for my current project, and I'm curious about people's experiences. 🤔

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Tue 20 Dec 2022 01:16 UTC

author: monolalia

Life's own pariah

Wrapped fast in the fabric of fantasy

Will she pass muster

Mon 19 Dec 2022 17:31 UTC

author: martin

Until now I didn't get time to play with Lagrange on iOS, but after only a few mins it's easily my favourite mobile iOS Gemini client. Awesome work, as always, @skyjake. 🙏

For fellow iOS'ers who haven't checked it out yet, grab the TestFlight release here: https://testflight.apple.com/join/UjdtSEhu

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Mon 19 Dec 2022 02:28 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Does anyone else start new projects by writing out a readme detailing how you want the tool to work? I think I've come to depend on this technique to help me clarify what exactly I want to build.

Sun 18 Dec 2022 18:41 UTC

author: martin

Wow, you can no longer even mention other social media platforms on Twitter or it’ll be a considered a violation and they’ll suspend your account. Twitter is definitely in a death spiral at this point, no? It’s now by far the least free platform I still (for now) have an account on.

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Sun 18 Dec 2022 12:34 UTC

author: martin

I don't even know how this happens, but I just discovered:

In Braille each rectangle of up to 6 raised dots encodes a character (so 2⁶ values).

So "just do it" is the following sequence of 10 blocks (unraised gaps acts as spaces to separate words):


However, Braille Grade 2 supports special free-standing single-character combinations to stand in for common words.

"Just do it" consists entirely of such special words, so it can be written like so: ⠚⠀⠙⠀⠭


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Sat 17 Dec 2022 21:11 UTC

author: Jonathan@tilde.team/~jonathan/

`>/dev/null 2>&1` is my new best friend as I set up cron jobs for backups, gemfeed updates etc.

Sat 17 Dec 2022 08:43 UTC

author: Jonathan@tilde.team/~jonathan/

I've been reading a bunch of RSS feeds recently for the first time in years, using Newsboat on the command line. So calming: keyboard-only, single-tab, visually minimal, speedy loading if I do visit a page directly in Lynx.

Fri 16 Dec 2022 16:32 UTC

author: martin

Most people don't know this but completely removing caffeine from your diet, at least in some cases, can give you up to an impressive 80% boost in your will not to live.

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Fri 16 Dec 2022 06:18 UTC

author: Jonathan@tilde.team/~jonathan/

Moving my mid-noughties music writings on to Gemini. Decided this wasn't quite the right project with which to learn sed (just wanna get it done), so sticking with trusty Python.

Thu 15 Dec 2022 16:59 UTC

author: martin

Woop! A new milestone! Station just reached 900 users. Who'd have thought this micro community would stick around long enough to even reach 1/10th this number. I wonder if/when we'll hit 1000. 👏

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Thu 15 Dec 2022 10:46 UTC

author: martin

Feliĉan Zamenhofan tagon al vi ĉiuj. Kia ĝojo esti parto de tiu ĉi monda, mojosa komunumo de frenezuloj (vi ĉiuj – ne mi, kompreneble). Kaj dank' al Esperanto, ĉiuj aliaj lingvoj nun ŝajnas multe tro pezaj, do vi neniam forigos min.

Happy Esperanto (Zamenhof) day! What a joy to be part of this global, cool community of crazy people (you all, not me of course). And thanks to Esperanto, every other language is just way too weird and demanding, so you're stuck with me now.

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Wed 14 Dec 2022 22:11 UTC

author: Jonathan@tilde.team/~jonathan/

LOL, `man hollywood`.

Wed 14 Dec 2022 20:38 UTC

author: Jonathan@tilde.team/~jonathan/

Figured out installing gtl from source and adding to my path.

Wed 14 Dec 2022 18:20 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Переупорядочил раздел "Музыка". Альбомы 0, 1, 10, 11 вынес в отдельный подраздел Binary, который можно выкачать одним архивом. Что-то вроде суперальбома получается.

Новое будет добавляться в раздел "WIP", и последующие альбомы (если будут, разумеется) буду уже именовать осмысленно.

Wed 14 Dec 2022 12:45 UTC

author: martin

Having conducted much research on the subject lately, it appears that Kevin seems to know an awful lot about temperature and has achieved fame online for his knowledge.

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Sun 11 Dec 2022 01:21 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

Things you can do with a G90 and XPA125B: set off your carbon monoxide detector or trip your kitchen GFIC outlet

Sun 11 Dec 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Shout-out to Podgrab, an excellent self-hosted podcast manager/downloader written in Go. #selfhost #podcast



Sun 11 Dec 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Bought this ESP32-based Esplay Micro V2, and it is sweet! Not only is it a great form-factor and fairly priced, but it comes fully assembled with an SD Card loaded with some music and cool retro games. It's a #DIY #maker dream as I can turn this into almost any device I can think of! #esplay #esp32 #retrogaming #diy



Fri 09 Dec 2022 17:00 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Не в первый раз ловлю себя на мысли, что потреблять результаты творчества я предпочитаю в крупных формах (яркий пример — книги. Трилогия по паре тыщ страниц на том? Омномнмномном, иди сюда моя прелесть!), а вот производить выходит только в кратких — был период графомании, так задуманный роман не потянул даже на повесть и там и зачах в формате расскаа, зато стихи пёрли мощным потоком несколько лет подряд. Взялся за кисти — поначалу выдал что-то, что можно назвать живописью, но с каждым разом форма упрощалась, становясь примитивнее, лаконичнее и ярче. С музыкой — ровно то же самое. Трёхминутная композиция это неоправданно много, всё, что хочется сказать, идёт одной фразой. Остаётся лишь надеяться, что с практикой результат станет более гармоничным и ёмким. А слушать люблю длинное, да...

Дисбаланс, однако. Может, это даже и правильно. Гармонизация, так сказать.

Thu 08 Dec 2022 19:40 UTC

author: skyjake


I asked the OpenAI GPT-3 chat bot about Gemini:

I'm sorry, but I'm not aware of any protocols or technologies called "smol net" or "Gemini" that have nothing to do with cryptocurrencies.

Looks like the Eye of Sauron still averts us…

I then proceeded to ask about my other project, the Doomsday Engine (a Doom port), and it promptly gave a brief description and named me as the author, using my real name. 😱

Of course, as a long-term project it must have been picked up into the training set from some wiki, but still feels weird to be part of the AI’s data model.

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Wed 07 Dec 2022 20:40 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

Advent of Code

I attempted python solutions daily, with most ones having golf solutions.

Some have shell, golang, and lua solutions too.




Currently up to:

2022: day 7 (ongoing!)

2020: day 9

2021: day 2

Wed 07 Dec 2022 20:37 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

- vim window splits reference

I keep forgetting!

no splits - current window as [o]nly window

ctrl w o

swap windos

ctrl w x

split opened buffers (horz)

ctrl w s

split opened buffers (vert)

ctrl w v

go to split

ctrl w h/j/k/l

open new file as split

:sp <file>

:vsp <file>

Mon 05 Dec 2022 19:21 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Could be fun to develop a micro TUI app to display status from people via the finger protocol… If there were enough finger users to even do so.

Mon 05 Dec 2022 19:04 UTC

author: martin

Sometimes engaging the discipline to “follow the plan” is really tough. Today most certainly is one of those days, but despite every reason not to train today, I’m on the way to the gym! The harder it is to get into motion, the more being in motion feels good. 💪

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Sat 03 Dec 2022 13:02 UTC

author: martin

I was out with two Esperanto friends having dinner last night and a couple sat next to us interrupted to ask us which language we were speaking. They had actually heard of Esperanto but thought it was dead. Nope. Definitely not dead.

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Wed 30 Nov 2022 21:52 UTC

author: martin

The new satisfies operator in TypeScript 4.9 is pretty neat. I'm a fan. Demo here: https://gist.github.com/martinrue/95934a12a18fb0816c62bfb6424c2692

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Tue 29 Nov 2022 14:22 UTC

author: martin

Random trivia for you:

Among Esperanto speakers, there's the word "kabei" (ka-bay-ee).

It's named after Kazimierz Bein, who in 1911, having been a very active speaker and translator of the language, suddenly disappeared and never used Esperanto ever again.

One day I'd like to kabei from English, pero todavía hablo español como un bebé. No, en realidad, lo hablan mejor.

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Mon 28 Nov 2022 16:05 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Testing the chess thingie..

Waiting to get my arse served to me on a tablet...

Still not a chess player...

Sun 27 Nov 2022 21:05 UTC

author: martin

Started getting a sore throat during the week but assumed my body would fight it off easily enough. Woke up today feeling like death. Nothing like getting sick to remind us how easily we take being healthy for granted. 🥴

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Sun 27 Nov 2022 20:10 CET

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

I like Gemini but I'm not very active on this domain. The only thing I do is hosting capsules for anybody wants to have one easily. And, I keep on reading some capsules and Fediverse discussion about Gemini and other smolnet protocol.

Sun 27 Nov 2022 18:54 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Wrote a small chess-over-gab client in bash, as a break from my (now daily) "toiling" at my editor's development.

Clean ASCII version

Unicode chess pieces

And no, I don't play chess...

Thu 24 Nov 2022 18:58 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Re: @monolalia Thu 24 Nov 2022 16:23 UTC

What about linking your notes to the projects and not moving/copying into them?

I usually write "stuff" down, then tag it. It's either in my lab or in my notes.

Thu 24 Nov 2022 16:23 UTC

author: monolalia

How on earth do you know when something you’re tippety-typing away about is no longer just a note to be kept with other notes and/or in a note-taking application and needs to be moved into a proper P.R.O.J.E.C.T. folder…?

Thu 24 Nov 2022 15:11 UTC

author: monolalia

Stop naming ships “Prometheus”! It never ends well!

Wed 23 Nov 2022 21:45 UTC

author: martin

TIL: There's Esperanto written on the official World Cup football: https://www.adidas.co.uk/al-rihla-pro-football/H57783.html

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Tue 22 Nov 2022 21:59 UTC

author: martin

So I spent my evening turning a little idea into reality: https://vk.martinrue.com

It live pulls the locations of folks signed up to a big Esperanto event this weekend to show how everyone really is spread out all over the world. 👏

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Tue 22 Nov 2022 11:16 UTC

author: martin

It has been a while (April), so I've written a little /now update: https://martinrue.com/now

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Tue 22 Nov 2022 01:57 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

Today I added the microblog to the http site.

Mon 21 Nov 2022 15:25 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

На ЛОРе выложили симпатичный шрифт Savraska. Понравился, особенно почему-то Амфора в нём хороша.

Тема со скриншотом

Sun 20 Nov 2022 22:52 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

People from Bell Labs often tell the story of the 'pipe orgy' happening after Ken Thompson finally gave in and implemented pipes, as imagined by McIlroy.

I guess spending a day extending my toy project with external macros day after I added support for them, comes pretty close.

Except it's not the Pantheon of Unix gods playing with awesome shit...

Sun 20 Nov 2022 14:10 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Adding custom keybindings to my editor took exactly *ba-dummm-tsss* 3 lines...

Sun 20 Nov 2022 12:18 UTC

author: martin

I'm hanging out in the Canary Islands again this week. I spent the first few months of the year here, so it’s really nice to be back. Also deeply enjoying the fact it’s 20° to 24° reliably every single day again – I feel so much better in good weather.

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Sun 20 Nov 2022 01:44 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Added named buffers to my editor, so now I have a choice between pushing and popping the yanked lines from stack or using the session-persistent named buffers.

Sun 20 Nov 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Today's project: #diy battery for my 2015 phone. Original battery down to 6% of it's original capacity. Replacement battery costs only R90 and is readily available at hobby shops. Had to make an adapter plate using my favourite material: masonite board. Sealed it with a polyurethane coating. I've avoided buying new electronics and am still sticking with my 2015 phone and 2015 tablet as my main mobile devices because they are hackable in this way, and the software (after disabling all the bloat) is still running sweetly.




Sat 19 Nov 2022 22:06 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

My day job is awesome, but there are days I seriously doubt my life choices...

"Learn, son, or you'll have to work at weird times..."

Sat 19 Nov 2022 16:50 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Снова на Raspberry Pi 4B (тот же аппарат, на котором крутится piradio.i2p и иггдрасилевский ресид для i2p) в каществе десктопа — бесшумный стационарный компьютер с отдельным монитором всёж-таки удобнее ноутбука при длительном использовании. при моих потребностях вычислительных ресурсов хватает с головой, но что-то не обнаруживаю в тутошних (Manjaro) репозиториях Vieb - приходится довольстоваться неспешным Qutebrowser, когда нужен большой и грязный веб (а для биржи он таки нужен, например).

Sat 19 Nov 2022 09:55 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

The subtle line diving the state "why tf can't I figure out why it isn't working" and "Oh, that's a minor bug, I'll fix it tomorrow" -- priceless.

Last night I could execute a statement defined outside of the main program, in it's profile file - it feel like I am slowly getting somewhere with the little project.

It made me think though - to make custom keyboard shortcuts possible I'll probably have to:

- move some code I wrote directly in the "keyboard handler" into small utility expressions;

- rewrite or extend the keyboard handler to use an assoc with keybindings;

- add more helpers to make programming of the extensions easier;

- ... and -- gods help me -- document it.

Sat 19 Nov 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

If you're part of the #TwitterMigration #TwitterExodus to #Mastodon then you can follow me there on @tobykurien@mastodon.social - I've been there since April 2017. Heck, you can even just stick the URL https://mastodon.social/@tobykurien.rss into an RSS feed reader. #MastodonMigration

Fri 18 Nov 2022 23:45 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Nothing like a warm drink after a walk in the cold.

Fri 18 Nov 2022 23:01 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

It looks as if my little project didn't move a bit, but after today's session I have:

- a reliably working scrolling

- faster display

- a quite solid list browser in Slope I can re-use (soon, hopefully) when writing a client for my chat.

Fri 18 Nov 2022 14:05 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Yay! The !@#$ing scrollin works now. I created also a keyhole into the interpreter (like "ex-mode" in vi, except it gives access to the interpreter beneath the editor.

40 years ago some sad fuck thought making Lisp accessible from his editor is a brilliant idea... Everybody knows what happened later :D

Thu 17 Nov 2022 22:02 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

+31 lines added, 30 lines removed later scrolling works, finally (wonky, but stable).

Things like that make me thing: is it the reason Bill Joy stopped using `vi`, while Ken Thompson is still a fan of `ed`?

Because honestly, if you only programmed with ncurses -- you don't know shit :D

Thu 17 Nov 2022 18:23 UTC

author: martin

The UK (Universala Kongreso) is the largest annual Esperanto event and has run every year from 1905 with gaps only during WWII and Covid.

Since 2020 there has also been the VK (Virtuala Kongreso), which for 2022 will happen in 2 weeks time. 🤗

I just checked and there are already almost 900 people registered!

Esperanto is a small corner of the world for sure, but it sometimes sure feels "big enough". 👏

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Thu 17 Nov 2022 13:30 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

(Storing for later) Two African recipes from yesterday's feed:

Jollof Rice

Chicken Yassa

Both can be done without meat.

Thu 17 Nov 2022 12:41 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Never underestimate readline-type libraries. One day you're mucking around with one editable line, the next day you're falling down the rabbit hole, thinking about the right way to add syntax highlighting to your text editor...

Wed 16 Nov 2022 23:33 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

A normal person: How many IDs between 'aa' and 'zz'? 🤔.... 26 * 26 = 676

Me, the shell junkie 🧐:

Wed 16 Nov 2022 17:47 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

"I'm too lazy, I'll rather write a program than do it by hand"

Exhibit A:


  (list->string (map bytes->string (range 26 65)))



Wed 16 Nov 2022 16:54 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

My home timeline on mastodon has become way too active.

Also, some of the pinned hashtags I have are becomming to fast to follow asynchronously…

I think I need to use the upgrade to v4 as an excuse to limit pinned hashtags and maybe remove some people I'm following (that I usually read anyway via the pinned hashtags that made me found them in the first place).

Wed 16 Nov 2022 14:48 CET

author: @deerbard

I heard Dalai-Lama said that shyness comes from pride. I think he might have heard me talking loud to myself about it when I was young. It was a strange insight that came to me once though I didn't fully understand it back then. Jokes aside though life is just full of apparent paradoxes.

Wed 16 Nov 2022 13:47 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Setting my EDITOR environment variable to `xi` was probably the most brain-dead idea I had this week (let us hope it was).

As a consequence of the _obviously self-inflicted_ drama I am stumbling all the time ("if you wanted vi - why didn't you code it that way?"), but it certainly helps me lint the issues.

Like: I didn't notice how much I rely on range operations (hard to do anything "range" in a line-oriented editor without the concept of "global") or ability to read-in a block of text from an external file.

I didn't set a roadmap for the little project, but I think - if I keep using it, of course - the project will show me where I should go next.

Wed 16 Nov 2022 11:43 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Sometimes I think `nano` is not a text editor but a symptom of a rather specific, closed, and quite disagreeable mindset.

(not all nano users are incompetent wankers, but it certainly helps...)

Wed 16 Nov 2022 01:14 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Thinking about some low-cost (computationally speaking) HTML to annotated text conversion...

Somehow old school - cut the irrelevant parts off, strip html tags to their meanings (<h3 style="big"> becomes .h3, for example), break the remaining text on spaces, decide what to do with the markup, concatenate the words back into lines intertwined with markup, fold.

It could reduce all the fuss to something malleable and easily manageable through pipes. Gopher, Gemini, Spartan and shlogs, as text-based media, are much easier to handle, so I am already "there" - building my own "retrievers" and piping them through various filters.

HTML? Not so much yet, output from text-based browsers is okayish, but still incomplete (I'd like some formatting and functioning links, but the blanket here is definitely too short...)

Wed 16 Nov 2022 01:11 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Vertical systems' redundancy sucks.

It's maybe nice to test something in a lower tier before bringing it into production, but making a trivial update of one system in the production tier a "measurable risk", because its (theoretical) redundancy does other jobs is kind of meh.

Tue 15 Nov 2022 14:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Совершил внезапное — перешёл на тёмную тему оформления всюду (sway, терминал, приложения — всё теперь в теме Dracula). Смотрится хорошо и, что странно, глазам комфортно, хотя ранее тёмные темы вызывали утомление через пару часов. Штош, посмотрим, как пойдёт. Пока что со вчерашнего вечера полёт нормальный.

Надо бы ещё переключатель тем для phreedom.club запилить, наверное...

Tue 15 Nov 2022 02:36 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've implemented a search for walgot (wallabag tui) :).

I'm close to another release I think, just a few things and it will be worth a v0.2.0

Mon 14 Nov 2022 23:02 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Getting the scrolling and vertical cursor movement right is such a pain in...

Mon 14 Nov 2022 16:45 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Купил читалку

Два дня было радости

Сел на читалку

(грустное хокку)

Fri 11 Nov 2022 23:38 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Upgrade to tinylog.slo - "readline" support (thanks to Sloum's "line-edit" module).

No more retyping of lines (and I typo a lot...)

Fri 11 Nov 2022 01:53 UTC

author: martin

For any folks here using Mastodon, you can find me at: @martin@social.martinrue.com.

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Thu 10 Nov 2022 23:07 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Kind of reduced tic-tac-toe to one regex: \(\([XO]\).\{0,3}\)\1\2

Thu 10 Nov 2022 21:32 UTC

author: monolalia

One criterion, two criteria

One phenomenon, two phenomena

One bacterium, two bacteria

One homo sapiens, two homo sapiens (or homines sapientes if you want to sound clever)

One seraph, two seraphim

One sefirah (sephirah), two sefirot (sephirot)

One …nephal? nafil? eep!…, two nephilim

Come on, YouTubers ❣️

Thu 10 Nov 2022 14:46 UTC

author: martin

Don't forget, folks:

Not everything you read on the internet is true – 16th U.S. President, Abraham Lincoln

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Thu 10 Nov 2022 21:06 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

My plant on astrobotany is still alive despite my idleness of 4+ months! Damn

Thu 10 Nov 2022 20:43 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

Advent of Code revival, (n)vim macros

finishing up Advent of Code 2020




Had to go through each puzzle page, copy its plain-text, paste it in a new file, then apply formatting manually.

There were a LOT of wrapping `code blocks` and **bold** around words. Had to make use of 5 macros (personal record!)

(Note I should probably write that code block in Vimscript syntax, can't remember at the moment...)

A lot of batch string parsing and validation in the first four days.

Thu 10 Nov 2022 12:26 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've created cleanABag, a small wallabag cli tool to remove old articles from wallabag to avoid "storage waste".

Goal is to give a date and it will delete all articles older than this date (with flags for keeping/removing unread and/or starred articles).

No need to store thousands of already irrelevant articles anymore!

Blog post about it

cleanABag repo (HTTPS)

Wed 09 Nov 2022 15:03 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've started yesterday another wallabag tool… This one goal is to "prune" old articles to avoid wasted storage space…

It's a small thing, so should be available before the end of the week.

Wed 09 Nov 2022 14:55 UTC

author: martin

Has anybody bought the reMarkable writing tablet? I'm so tempted, but it's also so expensive! Any thoughts?

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Wed 09 Nov 2022 00:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Тот случай, когда потный вал вдохновения накатывает среди ночи. Обновление в разделе "Музыка" :)

Tue 08 Nov 2022 19:55 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: Sandra Tue 08 Nov 2022 13:27 UTC

Fedi sucks now! 💁🏻‍♀️

While I do agree that my timeline is "messy" right now, I have good hope that the fedi will go back to a more "normal" state :)

Mon 07 Nov 2022 22:16 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

My little chat project reached 130 (server) + 70 (client) lines of Slope code.

It's going to be less, at least on the server side, after I move some of the "/utilities" into the separate bot/utility program...

I'll have to write some summary of development goals, as people who tested it kind of assume I'm going to replace the IRC.

I am not (what a surprise) - I simply want a chatroom I can spin up when working on some project, to move from the kind of working, but cumbersome email+gab communication to something more realtime...

Mon 07 Nov 2022 05:27 UTC

author: monolalia

imagine all the endless fields and pastures being returned to nature and the occasional self-sufficient homesteading enthusiast because ScienceMachines can grow food more efficiently in less space... it would be wonderful, sniff (said the person from a tamed, densely populated country)

Mon 07 Nov 2022 05:26 UTC

author: monolalia

I hate how even the most “free” cartoon dogs are inevitably depicted with collars. I also hate funny livestock animals. It’s unnecessarily punching down the food chain.

Mon 07 Nov 2022 05:26 UTC

author: monolalia

I find it a little weird when people say they’re “owned” by their cats. Unless we’re talking farm/village/outdoors cats, the adorable floofs are ultimately entirely dependent on you.

Yes, I do take things too literally, why?

Sun 06 Nov 2022 22:00 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Walgot is now public :)

Any feedback from any wallabag user is welcome :]

walgot announcement

Sun 06 Nov 2022 21:32 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Does a "slow internet" site like RTC need a realtime chat? I don't know, but now we have one...

It's amazing how easy(-ish, juggling with ANSI seqs almost killed me :D...) it was to write in Slope.

Sun 06 Nov 2022 01:41 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

So I've tagged walgot v0.1.0 and pushed it to sourcehut¹ (and mirrored on github).

I'm too lazy tonight to write the blog post to make it "official", but I'll do this tomorrow.

¹: I decided to go with Sourcehut because of 2 main reasons: email workflow and ootb build capabilities, but I'll write a gemlog about it later too…

Sat 05 Nov 2022 21:48 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

"Slope has net-listen now" -- well, and I have a chat server in ~100[1] lines of Slope code now...

[1] under 60 without '/' functions (they are not crucial for the functioning of the server)

Sat 05 Nov 2022 20:00 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Утащил пучок ссылок "на посмотреть/разобрать".


Sat 05 Nov 2022 19:05 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Пожалуй, самое интересное в последнем выпуске #SmolZine - Small Things Manifesto. Эта штука столь мила моему сердцу, что, пожалуй, возьмусь перевести на русский. Собираюсь тут на несколько дней в один из расплодившихся ныне лесных отельчиков "а-ля турбаза для зажравшихся", вот, авось, и будет время.

Small Things Manifesto

Sat 05 Nov 2022 15:44 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Yay, Slope has net-listen now :)

Sat 05 Nov 2022 14:10 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I want to "officially" migrate away from github, but I don't know if I want to use codeberg (and a familiar UI) or sourcehut.

Sourcehut isn't easy, but I like the workflow around emails and public mailing list…

In any case I would support/pay for it but I don't know which one to actually choose.

(I have selfhosted for a long time my git server but I want to keep it private now and use one of these service for public repos, self hosting git repo was more problematic than emails for me)

Sat 05 Nov 2022 11:13 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

The editor I "discovered" a few days ago - `sim` performs - against my expectations, quite well.

Especially when I have to make some small, localised changes in one or three files while I'm connected over ConnectBot from my phone.

The "all editing happens in the middle line" is really comfortable in a terminal constantly changing its geometry depending on the visibility of the soft-keyboard.

Unless I hack the code it's rather improbable it will replace `vim` or virtually any other editor I frequently use, but... But I am keeping it, I guess - for all the emergency INI file edits while I'm commuting.

Sat 05 Nov 2022 11:06 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Yesterday I've noticed that `recent++` reactions became a little sluggish ("a little" being going from ~400ms to +3 seconds).

NGL, it made me think about the future of the tool. What if the pubnix I am on grows? There's no caching, and traversals over more and more files *will* take more time.

Well, then the reboot came, and now we're back at <400ms. But I'll keep thinking about possible optimisations. So far I run it on 3 systems outside of my "$HOME's home pubnix" -- some with well over 500 users logged in all the time and generating content, and the "lag" is still acceptable. We will see.

Fri 04 Nov 2022 22:48 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

My interaction with Gemini is 95-98% limited to two little scripts I wrote a while ago in a Scheme dialect. One is basically `cat gemini://url`, the other I use rn for "patching" my fresh tinylog entries between the header and my older ramblings.

I tried a few browsers (Linux, Windows, Android apps) and honestly - I don't care. None of them came even close to my ideas of aesthetic or ergonomy. And you know what? I cannot write a functional browser for 2020's web, but I pretty much can do this for Gemini. To get the content I want, where I want, and in exactly the form I want.

Lol, I didn't remember, but my tinylog reader is just this:

Fri 04 Nov 2022 11:00 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

'sim' editor looks really interesting. Thanks samhunter!

Thu 03 Nov 2022 23:21 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Discovered a whole bunch of modal editors: neatvi, nextvi (apparently improvement on neatvi), and sim.

While the first two are simply rather lean clones of the original vi with some interesting additions like bi-directional entry (the author of `neatvi` is Persian, I guess) `sim` is where the gonzo zone begins...

I can't see (yet) the alleged Plan9 `sam` inspiration, but the idea of editing your text with the cursor line staying firmly in the middle of the screen, with the text moving up and down instead is quite nice. A little like writing on a typewriter. Or in `wordgrinder`.

For some reasons the default keybindings (defined suckless-style, in config.h) didn't include "^". A strange omission for a) an editor inspired by `vi`, that b) has StartLine function implemented already. One edit later it worked.

Thu 03 Nov 2022 21:58 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Thu 03 Nov 2022 21:03 CET

Bacardi55 posted about the Wallabag TUI client. What is the Wallabag?!

The short summary is that wallabag is a "read it later" app, opensource and can be selfhosted :).

For me it works hand in hand with RSS aggregator as I often can read the whole thing, so I save it for later when I have time. Many client exists to read it from mobile or any device. But a TUI was missing (for me :)).

I even have a small script that take the current tab open on lagrange and save it (via a proxy) in wallabag too, so I have a central place for "to be read" content.

Thu 03 Nov 2022 00:15 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've made some cool progress earlier today on this new wallabag TUI app, quite please as understanding bubbletea workflow wasn't easy^^.

I've shared a short video on the fediverse:


Wed 02 Nov 2022 16:39 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I'm spending more time refactoring code for this wallabag TUI (= walgot) tool than adding features…

It is due to the fact that I'm using a very different TUI library than the one I used for GTL.

GTL uses tcell¹/tview², while I'm using bubbletea³ and co for this new one.

Main reason was "to try it" and also try a more "ELM architecture".

Was quite tough at first to understand how it works but I think I'm getting there and to a "ok" state to now add feature :)

Tcell library (HTTPS)

Tview library (HTTPS)

Bubbletea library (HTTPS)

Wed 02 Nov 2022 10:30 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

“Why do people only understand what they want to...

...instead of what they could or should understand?”

― Beatrice James

The problem aren't people who use `nano` or any other "small" editor, but the people who aren't using enough of it.

[rant]Doesn't make any difference when you're changing 1 to 0 in a short INI file, but wastes your and your co-workers' time when you're applying the same approach when making critical changes to multiple unformatted XML files all over your filesystem..[/rant]

Tue 01 Nov 2022 22:33 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Watching "Oral History of Guido van Rossum" on YT and reading about the "ABC" language.

Lots of recycling when it comes to syntax, ngl.

But GvD doesn't make a secret out of it.

Tue 01 Nov 2022 22:30 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Reading the original Bill Joy's "screen editing with vi" manual.

One thing learnt - <Esc> and <Enter> are equivalent after "ex/:" commands (only the original vi honours it, though)

One thing re-learnt (`` and '' can be used to jump back after a cursor moving operation - I used it a lot... and then I stopped - I blame vim's `v`)

Tue 01 Nov 2022 20:53 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Considering rewriting the "displaying" parts as wrappers for `.g`lobal.

Tue 01 Nov 2022 00:51 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I have started the first line of a wallabag TUI client… Not sure it's a good idea but here we are…

A toot with a screenshot (HTTPS)

Mon 31 Oct 2022 23:38 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Added `.s`ubstitute and it was quite fun. The bemacs' command language is quite verbose already:

what would be simply a `,s/Foo/Bar/g` in other editors becomes `.s Foo Bar g` in bemacs, but `1,10s/Foo/Bar/g` is `.s Foo Bar g 1 10`...

Well, that's actually not much longer -- maybe the order of parameters is what throws me off.

Anyway, at some point I might write a simple wrapper around the functions - pretty much nullifying the "editing without leaving the shell" effect.

Mon 31 Oct 2022 14:08 CET

author: @deerbard

@bacardi55 Bedtime procrastination, oh yes I know it well. I guess many would recognize it in themselves.

Sun 30 Oct 2022 16:05 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Now I have atom feeds with gemini and http links!



Sun 30 Oct 2022 15:29 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Edit and translated my capsule to English (but not gemlog). Take a look!


Sat 29 Oct 2022 22:18 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Extended `.a`ppend and `.i`nsert commands in bemacs.sh to mimic their `ed` equivalents.

Sat 29 Oct 2022 21:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Подумалось — а не запилить ли gemring для русскоговорящих капсул? Для тех, кто не в курсе - в вебе была такая штука как webring - кольцо сайтов, ссылающихся друг на друга, обеспечивающее последовательный переход с одного на другой при серфинге. Реализовать в виде cgi несложно, вроде — думаю, даже я на баше смогу наваять. Есть желающие влиться?

Sat 29 Oct 2022 14:25 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Is writing a text editor in Bash a sign of spiralling down into madness?

By 'an editor in Bash' I don't mean a program written in bash and stored in an .sh file with a proper shebang line.

It's literally a set of macros modifying a file in a buffer straight from the shell prompt's level.

I added search `.q`(uery) today, and the nice side effect was Bash match operator actually understanding regexes.

And a pipe-out/shell-out function `.!` -- at this stage I am actually able to write and run programs without actually storing them anywhere on the filesystem.

Can it be usable? Idk. On a read-only $HOME, perhaps. The more functionality I put into it, the more closely it resembles Smalltalk VMs (of the past? Does anyone still use ST?)

Sat 29 Oct 2022 10:45 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Некоторое время назад в англоязычном сегменте поднимали тему с использованием хештегов. В теории, это расширит возможности поисковиков и агрегаторов. Имеет ли смысл внедрять их использование в русскоязычном сегменте? Он пока очень мал и вполне себе обозрим в режиме ленивого серфинга, но на перспективу...

Fri 28 Oct 2022 19:15 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I'm looking at my 3 screens right now, and all 3 have emacs open on it. Emails via mu4e on the left, code on the right and writing a gemlog post in org-mode in the middle…

What happened to me…

But this tinylog entry is still written with vim (as it's still my $EDITOR).

Fri 28 Oct 2022 15:35 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Осталось три часа до отпуска. И дальше я буду слушать музыку на виниле, писать музыку на компе и играть музыку (барабаны, флейты, даже укулеле имеется, но укулелить не очень выходит) хоть весь день каждый день...

Fri 28 Oct 2022 12:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Начинаю понемного делать следующий альбом. Пока нет общей идеи, кроме набора инструментов и первой композиции.

Thu 27 Oct 2022 04:19 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I like cooking without recipes. Tonight I decided to make a "fall-inspired" stir fry. Started with roasted butternut squash and improvised my way into a dish consisting of apples, chestnut mushrooms, kale, lentils, vegetable broth, butter, curry powder, cinnamon, "chicken-seasoned" seitan, and a bit of milk to keep things moist. I measured nothing.

Wed 26 Oct 2022 12:25 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Леннар "сраный гремлин" Поттеринг продолжает конвертировать енти нашы линуксы в корпоративное нечто. #Яжеговорил, что сустемдэ — только предварительные ласки? Нет? Ну вот сейчас говорю с умным лицом (хотя, вроде, говорил).

Леннарт Поттеринг предложил новую архитектуру верифицированной загрузки Linux

Wed 26 Oct 2022 10:01 UTC

author: martin

I’ve been doing spaced repetition for about 4 years and it’s amazing to see the long term results. I now regularly get flashcards over a year old and my brain has no problem finding them. SRS is the best thing you can do to retain information long-term. 🧠

FYI: I mostly use Anki (🐐) and create flashcards for languages I’m learning. SRS work for anything, of course, not just vocab. I do have a few other decks containing ideas, quotes, and prompts I want to retain as well.

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Wed 26 Oct 2022 01:49 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I may be suffering from this:


Tue 25 Oct 2022 15:46 UTC

author: martin

Reading a new book and came across this quote. Sums it up perfectly for me:

Once, when a friend asked him if he envied the ever-growing wealth of the railroad magnate E. H. Harriman, Muir quipped: I am already richer than Harriman. I have all the money I want, and he hasn’t.

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Tue 25 Oct 2022 15:45 UTC

author: martin

Among all the advice for achieving your goals – "wake up at 5am", "read this book", "do this one weird trick" – what's often missing is:

Being great at something requires time. Put in the time. Not just when you're motivated, but also when you're not. Crack that and you stand a chance.


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Tue 25 Oct 2022 10:18 CEST

author: @deerbard

The "issue" of no content on gemini addressed beautifly by ~ploum


Mon 24 Oct 2022 10:30 CEST

author: @deerbard

Do you remember your dreams?


Mon 24 Oct 2022 10:30 CEST

author: @deerbard

@szczezuja I posted a reply to your gemlog

Sat 22 Oct 2022 18:01 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

New tinylog by Sandra (idiomdrottning.org):

Sandra tinylog

Always nice to see new addition to the tinylog list!

Thu 20 Oct 2022 17:45 UTC

author: martin

You're rich. You don't need to think about making money anymore. You can work on whatever you want. What do you choose to work on? Share you dream day-to-day.

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Thu 20 Oct 2022 09:31 UTC

author: monolalia

For some reason new _days_ start in the middle of the _night_. And the _first_ hour of the day is either the _zeroth_ or the _twelfth_ (24-/12-hour clock). Does _anything_ make sense?

Sun 16 Oct 2022 18:41 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Chicken and egg problem: I want to install a newer version of an interpreter I use on my local system, but compiling a new binary requires some preprocessing done in the language itself.

The version installed on the remote system is too old and the translation breaks. I cannot upload a newer version, because I am on Linux and the remote system is OpenBSD...

Well... Ended up mounting the remote install dir via sshfs, starting the compilation on Linux, switching to BSD, removing object and binary files and restarting. Compiler happily used the intermediate files generated on my local system, voila - a fresh version...

I fucking love "Lunix"

Sun 16 Oct 2022 16:14 UTC

author: monolalia

What’re the Martian and Venusian counterparts to "terraforming"? Martiforming





Sun 16 Oct 2022 14:50 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

The meek will inherit the Earth, but the lazy will rule the IT.

Sat 15 Oct 2022 17:46 CEST

author: @deerbard

@bacardi55 I'm sick too. For a month now I can't fully recover before another virus attack. What a marathon. I know some people get vaccined against flue and claim it does help them with overall immunity. Never believed in such claims but starting to think maybe I should try cause what can I lose.

Thu 13 Oct 2022 19:54 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

My work-related pet peeves: people using characters outside of the ASCII subset on old systems.

It's 2022 and you may take UTF-8 for granted, buttercup, but we're working with dozens of early 2000's machines here...

Thu 13 Oct 2022 19:50 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

I think being nostalgic in IT comes easier when you weren't actually working with the old crap.

Thu 13 Oct 2022 19:05 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Начал снова смотреть серияльчики. Совершенно потрясный Pistol понемногу смакуем с женой, когда удаётся сплавить детёныша куда-нибудь (две серии осталось). Рекомендую всем — неожиданно качественная вещь.

А фоном к рутинным рабочим задачам отлично зашли Пацаны в озвучке кубиков — уже за второй сезон взялся. Деконструкция тропов — хорошо (хоть уже давно не ново), кровькишки и секс в стиле "Тарантино трахнул Мартина" тоже хорошо. Картон присутствует, разумеется, но жевабельный вполне.

Wed 12 Oct 2022 16:55 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Been stuck on my FoodBot project (now PyMeal) for a while. Have finally come unstuck after reading a couple detailed papers on the problem. Now the problem seems to be that I've been doing everything with shell scripts for so long that I've lost my intution about how to organize Python projects. 😬

Wed 12 Oct 2022 13:43 UTC

author: monolalia

Q: Why do stars twinkle?

A: Because they’re these really teensy-tinesy bitty dots. CUUUTE

Mon 10 Oct 2022 21:46 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Well formatted and reasonably well documented `ed(1)` subset written in Snobol4?

Why not? So far it took 82 lines of code (including command description and a shebang)...

Sun 09 Oct 2022 14:30 UTC

author: martin

I recently watched WeCrashed and I really enjoyed it. Despite some obvious creative additions for the sake of TV, it was a fun to get a sense of the craziness that went on during WeWork's unicorn days. Definitely had "Halt and Catch Fire" vibes. Curious if anyone, having seen either, has any recommendations for similar shows?

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Sun 09 Oct 2022 14:20 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Writing a small script for every little, mundane thing I might want to do again some time.

Sun 09 Oct 2022 13:41 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Side note: really getting into line-oriented editors rn. It's not that they're new, to me, or in general, but the nearly distraction-free workflow when writing stuff in `ed`, `sam`, `ex`, `qed` or even `edlin` is a real therapy after workweek spent on shuffling information in dozens of windows and panes.

Sun 09 Oct 2022 13:39 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

My work-related pet peeves: people who refuse to follow ANY, no matter how basic, but *consistent* formatting when preparing documentation. Also - the ones who say: "I am a system administrator, not an artist" (the fuck, that's why you should keep documentation consistent and easily readable).

Sun 09 Oct 2022 13:38 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

My work-related pet peeves: people who use lists created weeks ago to handle dynamically changing processes.

Sun 09 Oct 2022 13:37 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

My work-related pet peeves: people who don't use editor's own copy/paste function but rely completely on mouse selection. People who insist on using context menu to do copy/paste.

Sun 09 Oct 2022 13:36 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

My work-related pet peeves: people who scroll through shell history instead of using the reverse search function.

Sun 09 Oct 2022 13:35 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

My work-related pet peeves: people using nano or notepad for serious text editing.

Fri 07 Oct 2022 10:27 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I'm sick… Every freaking years at the exact same time, I get sick… I have to figure out why and how.

Thu 06 Oct 2022 03:59 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Finally got access to my server back. Turns out OpenSSH 8.9 breaks the software that interfaces with my signing dongle. 🤦

Mon 03 Oct 2022 09:23 UTC

author: martin

It's Monday – the start of a fresh new week (one out of our ~4000). What's everyone working on this week?

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Mon 03 Oct 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Grey go-away-birds (AKA grey loerie) having a party in my bird bath! #birding


Sat 01 Oct 2022 11:35 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Неспешное субботнее утро начинается с чтения армейский баек и криптографических статей Рами.

Особенно рекомендую

Wed 28 Sep 2022 10:25 UTC

author: martin

Hey everyone, how you all doing? I've been a bit quiet lately as I've been working non-stop, but good to see lots of cool stuff happening on Station in my absence!

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Mon 26 Sep 2022 20:16 UTC

author: monolalia

My finger-eating mechanical typewriter didn’t have the numbers one and zero because, eh, the letters I and O will do. Early leetspeak…

Mon 26 Sep 2022 16:03 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Wow what a week… Wait what? We are only Monday? 😢

Sun 25 Sep 2022 19:20 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Недолго мучилась старушка. Не выдержал я GNOME, Evolution и всяческих Gnome music — это просто ужасно. Вертаюсь на sway и консольные (преимущественно) приложеньки.

Fri 23 Sep 2022 10:23 UTC

author: monolalia

uthors that are more fun to read or talk or listen to podcasts *about*, #1: H.P. Lovecraft

Thu 22 Sep 2022 11:05 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Итак, могилизация объявлена и шансы под неё попасть крайне велики, ибо страшный сержант запаса и вот это вот всё. Шансы оные слегка снижены тем, что мне уже не 30 и даже не 35, но. Проект phreedom.club под угрозой из-за фактора автобуса равного единице. Если кто-то готов взвалить на себя функции резервного админа, свяжитесь со мной по почте.

Tue 20 Sep 2022 11:43 CEST

author: @deerbard

This week I'm sick. I wish after one week I'll get much better. Some sicknesses last and last and they make you so weak. I hate them the most.

Also I realized I don't read gemlogs I subscribed to.

And logs I bookmarked are no longer available so I can't access them and delete from bookmarks.

Gotta find way to clean my gemini experience.

Tue 20 Sep 2022 09:41 UTC

author: monolalia

Imagine if Elrond Half-elven had had one full elf parent and were called Elrond Three-quarters-elven

Mon 19 Sep 2022 09:47 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Already tired on Monday morning…

Also, I'm flying to Prague tonight for the rest of the week for the DrupalCon event.

Will be great but also long and exhausting… We'll see how it goes!

By design, I can not publish gemlog/tinylog outside of my private network, and I don't have a way to connect from outside (on purpose).

It means no tinylog / gemlog entry until late friday 🤷.

I may try to continue updating it locally via orgmode as usually and see if I have anything to publish, even retroactively, on Friday :).

Sun 18 Sep 2022 10:37 UTC

author: monolalia

Does anyone else experience confusing menus or an overabundance of title and interstitial screens and intros and logos as an efficient deterrent when it comes to even starting a video game? Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen is one of the worst offenders in my library, along with Capcom Arcade Stadium, Mega Drive Classics, Zaccharia Pinball, Atari Vault… maybe all those "simulated arcades/living rooms" but even that could be implemented with far fewer extra steps. And the logo plague is universal…

Sun 18 Sep 2022 01:56 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @bacardi55 Thu 15 Sep 2022 10:19 CEST

I decided to write a bit more about my thoughts to help CDG live long (and prosper):


Sun 18 Sep 2022 08:13 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

Vim debug logs

Noting down things that had saved me so I (hopefully) don't have to search up stuff every time


Fri 16 Sep 2022 20:28 CEST

author: @deerbard

Wanted to add my gemlog but I couldn't provide a certificate as asked. How do I provide it? Anyways, cool place you might want to explore or add content to.


Fri 16 Sep 2022 16:25 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Использование Misskey в качестве соцсети начинает сказываться. Пересматриваю потихоньку свой подход к минимализму - он становится менее радикальным. На ноуте сейчас переключился со sway на Gnome, заменив часть приложений - например, Dino всё-таки удобнее чем profanity (но amfora всё равно намного лучше чем lagrange, а vim - лучший редактор всех времён и народов), а возможности Evolution (особенно в сочетании с NextCloud) почти оправдывают его прожорливость по ресурсам. На десктопе пока переключился на MATE - в Devuan стандартный гном не живёт, ибо завязан на сустемдэ. Подумаю над заменой, вроде, там кто-то Unity возрождал...

Fri 16 Sep 2022 13:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Another cool oh-my-zsh tip: the take command (HTTPS):


I created my own "mkcd" function but feels dumb now as it is just built-in…

But wasn't the case when I started using oh-my-zsh, I just didn't follow that news :).

Fri 16 Sep 2022 09:32 UTC

author: monolalia

Someone needs to invent kluntjes that dissolve without stirring

Thu 15 Sep 2022 11:51 UTC

author: monolalia

Especially when considering I can swap out part of the charset when transitioning to a different map that may have a different biome or society

Thu 15 Sep 2022 11:48 UTC

author: monolalia

So the inverse colour characters on the Commodore 8-bit machines are in fact not generated from the regular 128 chars but are simply characters 129-256 (or 128-255 if you will) and thus redefinable. My dream of a plus/4 Ultima-lite RPG with reasonably sized character tile graphics is not entirely dead

Thu 15 Sep 2022 11:43 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

TIL with oh-my-zsh:

Use "omz reload" instead of "source ~/.zshrc", it is better :).

Source (HTTPS):


Thu 15 Sep 2022 10:19 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I quite like the idea of the « Collaborative Directory of Geminispace »


But to stay accurate and up to date, it should check for capsule status from time to time and remove capsule that were offline for example the last X tests during the last Y weeks/months.

Otherwise it will become another place where half links are dead.

Wed 14 Sep 2022 17:45 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Итак, Плерома всё-таки умерла, протянув чуть меньше двух лет. Нарастающее количество багов, наложившись на мои кривые рученьки таки уничтожило базу. Бекап был один (ибо больше класть некуда), и тот оказался непригодным. Итак, Плерома умерла, да здравствует Misskey! Посмотрим, как поведёт себя на дальней дистанции это японское чудо.

Вот она, Миска

Wed 14 Sep 2022 09:30 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I have 2 drafts almost ready to be posted and 3 or 4 drafts to start… Feels like I haven't been that "productive" in my writings for a while!

Tue 13 Sep 2022 19:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

(e)Lisp is a nightmare… Granted I've just started and a total noob… But all these parentheses… I'm loosing my mind 🤣

Tue 13 Sep 2022 16:13 UTC

author: martin

The fact that life is short has been said many ways, but there's something different for me when you state it in weeks – on average, we all have about 4000 weeks. That really doesn't sound long.

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Tue 13 Sep 2022 11:40 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Уже без малого сутки долблюсь с базой Плеромы. Ну, авось, взлетит сегодня. Вообще, есть сильное желание все проекты в рамках phreedom.club (кроме, разве что паба) перевести в режим "всё хуйня, давай по новой!", заменить дебьян на OpenBSD, поменять весь софт на предельно аскетичные версии и ничерта больше не менять кроме обновлений безопасности. Доселе меня сдерживало только большое количество пользователей на плероме, а теперь, небось, разбегутся, после такого-то простоя (хотя, опупею с DNS как-то пережили...). Кабы не война и сложности с оплатой — сделал бы плавный переезд, расширив мощности.

UPD: пока писал, поступило крайне интересное предложение о переориентации проекта с превращением его в собственно клуб по интересам. Совместные бложики на общую тематику и всё такое прочее... Обмозговываю.

Tue 13 Sep 2022 09:53 CEST

author: @deerbard

And yes I also cut off the burden of remembering about a virtual plant. I'm an easily distracted person, I need to decluter as much as I can.

Tue 13 Sep 2022 09:48 CEST

author: @deerbard

I only go offline for few hours a day. Still am online on my phone in this time but only in case. I put it somewhere away and try not to check unless I make a break. Even this made my days so much better. I think being offline on main machine where I work is the key and I may make these periods longer in future and also put my phone offline more and more. Still can communicate with the world from the old laptop, if I really need it. It so inconvenient I won't do it without having a good reason.


Tue 13 Sep 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

I bought this comically tiny phone in June and it's been my daily driver since. It has some amazing features in it's diminutive package: dual sim, microSD card slot, bluetooth (for calls and music, or to act as headset/dialler for your smartphone), camera for photos and video, voice changer (making it a great burner phone), 4+ days of battery life. Call quality is as good as on any smartphone, and it cost less than R400.



Mon 12 Sep 2022 00:02 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Weird pre-bed thought: Using tinylog as POSSE¹ source for posting on social media (in my case, the fediverse).

But I guess, it would mean displaying my tinylog on the web too 🤔. Not sure if I would like that tbh…

The other thing is I'd like to do is moving my tinylog to orgmode… I didn't think about this at all until now!

I don't even know if it's a good idea, because I wouldn't be able to use GTL edit and deploy script as is…

I'll think about another day I guess…

The good thing is that it will be even easier to archive things to avoid having huge tinylog…

Mine is actually 1500+ lines long… I really need to archive a big chunk of it…

¹ POSSE: Post on your Own Site, Syndicate everywhere

Sun 11 Sep 2022 01:07 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Am I really looking into creating an emacs package to automate export from my writings.org file to my gemlog? 🤯

Sat 10 Sep 2022 13:42 UTC

author: monolalia

The world becomes less scary when I think of it as just a giant classroom. The lower-brow tough normie kids with their blunt, open contempt and ridicule and the odd seriousness of their silly hostility; the activist kids with their ironic and sarcastic remarks, barely predictable offence-taking, and conditional acceptance; the straight-A overachievers who barely recognise your existence; the fellow outcasts who don’t necessarily like you (or you them) but are the ones who’ll have you…

Fri 09 Sep 2022 20:15 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Week end \o/

Fri 09 Sep 2022 16:05 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Was in the office today… Have been there 1 day in July, but last time was during summer 2021 (I went only once last year)…

It's fun to see colleague and discussing, but I'm so much better equipped at home as I said in a gemlog post… And it has a lot less people talking while I try to focus to^^.

I think I couldn't go back to a job where I need to go 5 days a week in the office though. I don't say "never" because you never know what could happen in the future.

Thu 08 Sep 2022 23:36 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Fully re-deployed my blog based on orgmode files as "source of truth" instead of markdown (even though orgmode content does get exported in markdown for hugo). I wrote about the "work" it was:

Moving my posts to org mode (HTTPS)

Learning orgmode (HTTPS)

(Because I didn't fix my gemlog export process, blog posts via gemini are a bit broken right now, so I'm sharing HTTPS links… Sorry, but will be fixed "soon-ish"!)

Tue 06 Sep 2022 23:41 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Wow, not only did I post the blog post about orgmode I mentioned before, but I also squeezed an unplanned gemlog post too about a weird thought I had while deploying that new blog post… :)

Tue 06 Sep 2022 20:13 UTC

author: monolalia

Elflog: The Rings of Power

Okay, those protohobbits are pretty cute!

Tue 06 Sep 2022 17:26 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

If I'm not too lazy, I should be able to post my first blog post about orgmode (and a bit of emacs). I have a few in mind right now, some will be post on my blog, some on my gemlog, because why not :).

This makes me wonder though, because I have some post that I want to be on both… I know they will be visible on both, because I have pages for viewing gemlog entries and blog entries on both my site and my capsule… But that's not the same…

Anyway just a random metaphysical question…

Tue 06 Sep 2022 12:00 UTC

author: monolalia

Uploaded a bunch of Plasma colour schemes. For the 0 people who care. lol


Tue 06 Sep 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Made a distraction-free audiobook player using a Raspberry Pi 3A. Doesn't even distract me with a progress bar :) #diy



Mon 05 Sep 2022 09:02 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I wish Lagrange was better at saving open tabs regularly so when it crashes (or my laptop hard reboot or whatever), then it would still remember the open tabs… 😞

Sun 04 Sep 2022 23:21 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I think I've never have so many blog/gemlog drafts posts in parallel at the same time…

Not sure to be happy or sad about that 🤔

Sun 04 Sep 2022 15:22 UTC

author: monolalia

I read that book; was interesting; have little to no personal experience with the male milieus she immersed herself in.

Not sure you can just conclude that that’s what drove her to end her life, even if she described these experiences as eye-opening and harrowing (and felt guilty about deceiving people).


Sun 04 Sep 2022 14:35 UTC

author: monolalia

Elflog: The Rings of Power

Sauron’s mark on Finrod, the symbol your wisest could not discern? That looks rather like your brooch, Galadriel. PLOT TWIST!!!

Sun 04 Sep 2022 14:29 UTC

author: monolalia

Elflog: The Rings of Power

Giant eagle on FIRE! Middle-earth, continent of badassery and/or miserable brutality. How can you still be yelling when clashing with orcs like that; I’d be sooo out of breath and/or dead. Is that our moon? It ought to be but I can’t tell.

Sun 04 Sep 2022 14:21 UTC

author: monolalia

Elflog: The Rings of Power

“Legion” of elves? That seems wildly anachronistic and also out of character. Call it a host of elves plx? Admittedly I have not read any Tolkien in a while. Maybe I’m wrong

Sun 04 Sep 2022 14:17 UTC

author: monolalia

Elflog: The Rings of Power

You had no word for death? Didn’t plants and animals die?

Sun 04 Sep 2022 14:12 UTC

author: monolalia

Elflog: The Rings of Power

Those are some uncharacteristically spiteful elf children. Go to your rooms!

Sat 03 Sep 2022 12:59 UTC

author: monolalia

popterm alsamixer

Sat 03 Sep 2022 00:09 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Thanks to hugo and ox-hugo, seems quite easy to migrate all my blog posts to org-mode :)

If ox-gemini works well, I could really simplify my {web,gem}log workflow :)

Fri 02 Sep 2022 11:54 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Is there a orgmode → Gemtext converter somewhere? 🤔

Fri 02 Sep 2022 02:43 UTC

author: kelbot

Issue 33 of smolZINE is done. gemini://gemini.cyberbot.space/smolzine/smolzine-issue-33.gmi

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Thu 01 Sep 2022 12:11 UTC

author: martin

Station just reached 800 people. Another nice milestone for this awesome little community. Here's to the next 800 👏

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Thu 01 Sep 2022 12:02 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I'm lacking work motivation today, which isn't good because I have many things to do… 🤷

Wed 31 Aug 2022 18:02 CEST

author: @deerbard


ad 1) Ok I generalized few people to one but it doesn't change the feeling of it. It's still sending into the void. I get the same feeling about Twitter f.e. even though there are thousends of potential readers. Meanwhile on Mastodon I know I will probably get some interaction every time I write something. I don't care about likes though so if I get only likes it still feels lonely.

ad 2) It was Szczezuja's argument. Sending enough information so it starts to attract new users. I don't have it in mind while sending my tiny logs.

Wed 31 Aug 2022 14:10 UTC

author: monolalia

What I like about Unreal Engine games: those annoying intro logos/anims are deletable files

Wed 31 Aug 2022 12:42 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @deerbard Wed 31 Aug 2022 11:35 CEST

Tinylog for me is writing random smalltalk-like starters, random thoughts but nobody reads except for you.

I wouldn't be so sure about this, there are other readers as well as "lurkers" that only read tinylogs via the aggregator. Not seeing responses doesn't mean no one is reading :).

I don't think it'll ever get popular and known unless […]

Is that the point of sharing thoughts here or on social media? Not for me at least, but I'm in a middle of writing a full gemlog about this (more or less^^).

Wed 31 Aug 2022 11:51 UTC

author: monolalia

I kinda feel like inventing a virtual town outside any demographics-based punching up/down/sideways and culture warfare for people to come together and start over with their own “boroughs” or “estates” and just pretend to be a future or parallel reality nation in which we can all live and let live and be individuals

…that’s probably some hippie libertarian 1970s fantasy about the internet as a whole

Wed 31 Aug 2022 11:50 UTC

author: monolalia

“How many miles to Babylon?

Three score miles and ten.

Can I get there by candle-light?

Yes, and back again…

If your heels are nimble and your toes are light,

You may get there by candle-light.”

It MEANS “before it gets dark (and you light the candles)” but I rather like the idea of asking if it is a place you can get to by the light of a candle (and possibly neither more nor less than that)

Wed 31 Aug 2022 11:35 CEST

author: @deerbard


Well ad 1) I don't use tinylog for that personally. I use gemlog for that purpose. Tinylog for me is writing random smalltalk-like starters, random thoughts but nobody reads except for you. They have more use on Mastodon or even Station. Here it's sending information into empty space.

ad 2) Yeah, maybe that. I just don't care about it too much. I don't think it'll ever get popular and known unless whole societies change drastically their whole worldviews.

So I may stop writing here at one point or if I still have fun writing to nobody (I can talk to you directly on jabber) I will continue for pure unreasonable fun.

Wed 31 Aug 2022 11:23 CEST

author: @deerbard

It's been 400 days of my plant on Astrobotany. I think I'm going to let it „die”. Getting rid of unnecessary rituals.

Wed 31 Aug 2022 09:53 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I have 3 W.I.P. gemlog posts in parallel… Was a long time ago the last time it happened^^.

Wed 31 Aug 2022 15:55 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

Read this yesterday:

Dictatorships are good at concealing the problems they create while democracy is good at advertising its defects.

Daily dose of Vsauce wonder

[YouTube] "Is Earth Actually Flat?"

[YouTube] "Messages For The Future"

Mon 29 Aug 2022 11:15 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Wrote several posts. In the autumn - winter I will try to publish everything in the gemlog.

Sun 28 Aug 2022 22:26 UTC

author: monolalia

VSCode interprets my ASCII art as Perl code =)

Sun 28 Aug 2022 20:24 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

I’m not going to call her his “sex doll” just because he ordered her from his fantasies into his life; longing & smitten-ness are made of more than rutting. Luo/the book?/its author? may have a sexist streak (proof of which this margin is 2small2contain); so do often the publicly fairest, most enlightened humans’ private needs, for social & innocent biological reasons. For them I prescribe self-aware fatalist acceptance; for the book… idk

Sun 28 Aug 2022 19:52 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

Later, Mr Luo, given immense powers as an unpredictable analysis-proof “Wallfacer”, requisitions a real-life version of said dream woman. The way Da Shi knows exactly what he means & finds him a woman right out of his daydreams rather outweighs the disbelief I can suspend… (but I suppose there is a type that “does” it, if not in practice then at a daydream level. Sensitive, intelligent, imaginative, utterly open & innocent & petite & delicate & protective-instincts-rousing; a Bambi Pixie Dream Girl)

Sun 28 Aug 2022 19:38 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

So second book’s love-unbelieving main guy Luo Ji at the behest of his love-believing, YA-novels-writing girlfriend dreams up the perfect woman and to his own astonishment 1. falls in love with this imaginary creature 2. goes on a road trip with her because she’s just that real to him. … Is that an option? Asking for a friend. Oh, the friend has aphantasia.

Sat 27 Aug 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Book recommendation: THIS IS HOW THEY TELL ME THE WORLD ENDS, Nicole Perlroth. The fascinating story behind the biggest cybersecurity threats like Stuxnet, NotPetya, election interference, etc. Reads like fiction, but sadly it is not. #book

Nicole Perlroth


Fri 26 Aug 2022 01:15 UTC

author: monolalia

Proposition: Oblivion (The Elder Scrolls IV) is really a satire of socialites and eccentrics/people who can afford to be nuts

Wed 24 Aug 2022 20:55 CEST

author: @deerbard

Tinylog - the only social media -ish place I wrote to (one random thought) in last ten days and yet I have a feeling it's the place I need the least. And then I have this other feeling that it's the best exactly fot this reason. There's no fooling here, we all know nobody needs my random thoughts. Let's say I would be able to make my friends read it (none of them reads it, what a pity, right?). Would it be ideal? Or would it be worse than writing to nobody? Or would it be all the same, doesn't matter?

Mon 22 Aug 2022 09:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Back to work… This is a bit painful after vacations^^

Sun 21 Aug 2022 22:28 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @deerbard Sun 21 Aug 2022 16:27 CEST

I think I should try offpunk.

I, too, thought about trying offpunk many times, but for a reason I don't even know, I haven't yet^^".

Sun 21 Aug 2022 22:25 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Sun 21 Aug 2022 20:33 CEST

@bacardi55 It's interesting idea to put Twtxt into GTL. Although it seems to be less active than Tinylog format.

To be fair, I don't read any twtxt so didn't really know if the space was still active or not, just thought gtl should be about "microblogging over gemini" more than just tinylogs… But you are right, the effort might be useless^^.

I am thinking about something like automatic discovery of Tinylog or Twtxt format. After all, it is a format that could be recognized by one regular expression. It could be function in opposition to manually organized subscription list. Something like SETI project for that. :-)

I'm sure the already existing search engine could add these type of feature to search for particular page format :).

Sun 21 Aug 2022 22:23 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Sun 21 Aug 2022 16:28 CEST

→ gemini://gemini.cyberbot.space/smolzine/smolzine-issue-32.gmi Is Gemini ready for the applied arts?

I really enjoyed reading it :) Not sure why though, but I knew you were the author after only the first few sentences :) Good job!

Sun 21 Aug 2022 16:27 CEST

author: @deerbard

I think I should try offpunk.

Sun 21 Aug 2022 12:32 UTC

author: monolalia

(Today’s Renoise rookie mistake) No wonder the pad chords were so thin when you can only use an individual plugin instance on a single track at a time…

Sun 21 Aug 2022 07:04 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

How (non-)sensical is this whole business of unfolding a subatomic particle’s dimensions from M-theory’s eleven down tosix, three, two…? The Trisolarans unfold a proton to two dimension to inscribe integrated circuits on its now immense surface, turning it into a particle-sized computer that can conveniently be accelerated to near the speed of light… is a two-dimensional object even possible in three-dimensional space? Wouldn’t it have… no substance?

Sun 21 Aug 2022 01:27 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Thinking about adding txtwt support to GTL for those who would want a unified tools for readding both microblogging content on gemini 🤔

Sat 20 Aug 2022 19:56 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

More and more tinylogs seems to be deactivated or removed… This is a bit sad…

Fri 19 Aug 2022 10:01 UTC

author: monolalia

“A live action Pac-Man movie is on the way” — didn’t expect to hear that…

Fri 19 Aug 2022 08:50 UTC

author: monolalia

So, watched RMC’s video on the VecFever. I hadn’t realised colour vector arcade games like Atari’s Star Wars used CRTs with shadow masks, costing them some of that cleanness and vibrancy associated with vector displays. I wonder if MAME on a high-res LCD isn’t actually closer to what I imagined them like — or the monochrome Vectrex displat, for that matter?

Wed 17 Aug 2022 15:40 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Task complete! I raided merriam-webster's dictionary, and now have an index of all (word . url) pairs -- all 338729 of them. I should've done it in the first place. The index provides metadata I always wished I had - for instance, words "apples" and "apple" point at the same url, which makes it trivial to remove -s plurals! In minutes I created a SpellBinding-appropriate dictionary with 90000+ words, double the size of my current dictionary. Now, there are a lot of Scottish and British-only words, so it's not entirely great.

But I can answer questions like 'give me all words that end in "wood"' that are SpellBinding-appropriate in Merriam-Webster's dictionary! There are 191!

Tue 16 Aug 2022 15:38 UTC

author: martin

Any of you crazy kids London-based? I'm in the city all week and would be cool to have a little Gemini hangout. 🍻

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Tue 16 Aug 2022 13:21 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Got caught up with a simple SpellBinding-related project: find all words ending in -WOOD. Started with 87, but could not stop, and manually dug up more words - 206 now.


Amazingly, there is no reverse dictionary anywhere on the net! There are a few semantically reverse dictionaries, but no literally starting-from-the-last-letter ones.

I've been putting it off, but I have to scrub Merriam-Websters, since it is my reference dictionary. The API does not seem that useful for weird tasks like this one. I think scrubbing will work, as long as I do so respectfully over a few days and randomize my access...

Mon 15 Aug 2022 07:42 UTC

author: martin

Enjoyed reading @smokey's post this morning about learning Esperanto. Some good observations there, and certainly some truth that it's not all roses (though it is a very nice garden for the most part, IMO). gemini://tilde.team/~smokey/logs/2022-08-14-esperanto-dive.gmi

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Sat 13 Aug 2022 11:40 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

Liking that stuff about the countdown appearing in Wang’s photographs, and only his. Is it just me, or is <genre> fiction is just full of the *Anomalous* now, more so than it was in, say, the 1980s?

Sat 13 Aug 2022 11:22 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I 100% agree with this nice gemlog from ew0k :)

"If X You Shouldn't Release Software"

Sat 13 Aug 2022 09:50 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Time flies! I haven't posted here in ages. I've spent the last week messing around with fun things: a vector-graphics game support library. I do love asteroids and looking at some other vector games from the old days makes me feel particularly good. Raylib is a fun backend and coding in C is kind of therapeutic.

A quick proof of concept in a pixel-acurate recording of a few seconds of my display-list-driven prototype:


Fri 12 Aug 2022 15:35 UTC

author: monolalia

Silly putty is making me smile

I’ve never had any before

Thu 11 Aug 2022 20:28 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin

Why kill yourself because the laws of physics aren’t their usual invariant self at a high-energy-particle-colliding sort of level? Isn’t that… too interesting to throw your life away over?

Thu 11 Aug 2022 08:36 CEST

author: @deerbard

Whatever is going on with the world now, it's not going to end pretty. We're all living on a ticking bomb. I don't enjoy saying such things. I don't want to think about it. But it's so clear and so terrifying.

Tue 09 Aug 2022 20:12 UTC

author: martin

Awesome! My Esperanto story won third prize. Super happy with that. I even get a cool diploma for it: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FZvjZWVWIAApWys?format=jpg&name=large

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Tue 09 Aug 2022 19:41 UTC

author: monolalia

“Ichorous tentacles constrict”… “Intricate, macabre music playing”… Stranger Things audio description subtitles are quite literate

Tue 09 Aug 2022 18:08 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: Remembrance of Earth’s Past, by Liu Cixin (as Cixin Liu)

Heard and read a lot about this trilogy. So far it’s been 1966 China and the idealistic cruelty of mind warriors with political religions that decide categorically which people, thoughts, and even laws of physics deserve to exist and which must be broken or exterminated…

Mon 08 Aug 2022 09:45 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Товарищ Localhost транслирует из Федивёрса в Gemini посты нашей местной популяризаторши науки Лиэс. Интересное:

Текстовый поток (обновление раз в 10 минут)

Sun 07 Aug 2022 07:37 UTC

author: monolalia

ow is it that kooks can be identified by their bizarre capitalisation?

Thu 04 Aug 2022 16:47 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: I Never Promised You A Rose Garden, by Joanne Greenberg (as Hannah Green)

She got up in the very doomed, dramatic way she had and left them, and Lactamaeon, second in command of Yr, whispered, “If one is to be doomed, one must be beautiful, or the drama is only a comedy. And therefore, Unbeautiful…”

“Kill me, my lord, in the form of an eagle,” Deborah said to him in the language of Yr.

Thu 04 Aug 2022 15:00 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Сам над собою ржу, но таки не сдержался. Хоть со спекулятивного счёта и вывел две трети, но часть остатков акций таки распродал и снова встал в шорт, на СШП500 и на РТС (через "мини" фьючерс). Ну должно оно посыпаться, просто обязано, жёваный крот этого казино... Кажется, лудомания мне не чужда. Главное, заниматься этим на самом маленьком счёте :)

Thu 04 Aug 2022 10:45 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Начал играть в "Where in the world"

Херовато я ориентируюсь на югах :)

Where In The World? • Puzzle #5 • 2022-08-05







Wed 03 Aug 2022 12:18 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

June / July were quite busy months at work for many reasons…

I've lost track a bit of the gemini space but it is the slow web, so I can take my time browsing it :]

Wed 03 Aug 2022 10:45 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Грядёт пополнение в строю сервисов. ЖырноВеб задействован не будет - там я уже сделал, всё, что хотел. Развитие отныне только в gemini и схожих по духу направлениях. Веб-сервисы будут исключительно поддерживаться и обновляться.

Не переключайтесь, может быть интересно ;)

Wed 03 Aug 2022 07:48 UTC

author: monolalia

“a species so stupendously primitive it hadn’t even developed STL travel yet…”

Wed 03 Aug 2022 00:16 UTC

author: monolalia

What do you call a moon of a moon? We could use note values.

Quaver = planet

Semiquaver = moon

Demisemiquaver = moon of moon

Hemidemisemiquaver = moon of moon of moon…

And then also bubble up from quaver to…

Crotchet = barycentre with sibling planets, if any

Minim = parent star

Semibreve = star’s barycentre with sibling stars, if any

Breve = centre of galaxy

Longa = galaxy’s parent galaxy, if any


It wouldn’t get confusing at all

Tue 02 Aug 2022 17:29 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Finally read William Gibson's Sprawl trilogy. Glad to have read it, if only because I'd been meaning to for some time now. It certainly suffers from the "Seinfeld is unfunny" phenomenon common to most seminal works, unfortunately.

Mon 01 Aug 2022 11:00 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Записки биржевого спекулянта.

В общем, не хватило мне выдержки, закрываю шорт на S&P 500 в минус. Хлюп вниз будет, но, вероятно, позже. Очень много манипуляц

ий, ибо конец финансового года в СШП наступает в сентябре, а я шортил сенятбрьский фьючерс. Думаю, ближе к декабрю таки будет падение (это если не станут разгонять инфляцию, чтоб вытащить рынок долга из жопы), но уверенности уже ни в чём нет.

Попробую лонговать доллар, ибо рублю пора на дно.

UPD 13:00 MSK

А, впрочем, ну их нахрен спекуляции, нервов не хватает и отнимает кучу внимания, лучше в бизнес брата вложусь, а на бирже оставлю только надёжное и долгосрочное.

Всё, баста, я больше не спекулянт, а снова инвестор, надоело.

Mon 01 Aug 2022 10:05 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

В тестовом режиме запущена инстанция Geddit - сервис коллекционирования и обсуждения ссылок, как водится, кириллическая версия с прицелом на русскоязычную аудиторию gemini. Так как это ещё тестовый режим, возможны приостановки и изменения, но пользоваться уже можно. В названии решил сделать отсылку к старой фантастике и космосу (предложения по изменению таки принимаются).

Скрижали Аэлиты

Fri 29 Jul 2022 17:00 CEST

author: @deerbard

The great longing of Eastern Europe folk souls. Where does it come from.

Fri 29 Jul 2022 16:50 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Товарищи, в планах есть докупить мелкую виртуалку с парой-тройкой дополнительных айпишников для использования исключительно под gemini-сервисы. Потому, кто читает это - отпишите, пожалуйста, в гостевуху или на почту, что бы вам хотелось видеть.

Предпочтительно из работающего непосредственно внутри gemini, а не проксирующего из Большого Веба. Например geddit (коллекционирование и обсуждение ссылок, по аналогии с реддитом). Прокси/зеркала, впрочем, тоже возможны, но не в приоритете.

Fri 29 Jul 2022 12:20 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Небольшой редизайн главной страницы личной капсулы. Заодно экспериментально поиздевался над одной из заметок:

"6 способов сделать жизнь медленнее" в экспериментальном дизайне.

Как вам?

Thu 28 Jul 2022 10:56 UTC

author: monolalia

There should be some sort of loungey, living-roomy place-to-hang-out-at for queer/ace/trans/kinky/whatnot types (the types could vary daily) where you could just relax/read/game/draw/crochet/write/code/cuddle/stare off into space, and you wouldn’t *have* to make contact with anyone, but if you did (would?) want to socialise, you’d know you’d have some specific thing in common, at least in a broader sense (in practice this can mean bugger all), and you wouldn’t have to justify or explain it

Tue 26 Jul 2022 13:05 UTC

author: martin

Today in 1887 the first book describing the international language Esperanto was published, making it 135 years old today. I'm really glad I became interested enough to learn it ~4 years ago. From travelling and hanging out with like-minded people, to having an international community of friends all over the world, Esperanto has become a fairly big part of my life at this point. AMA!

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Tue 26 Jul 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Here's a pic of my fridge-top Smol Data Centre, which I previously blogged about on gemini at gemini://tobykurien.com/articles/2022-05-17-smol-data-centre.gmi #photo #diy


Mon 25 Jul 2022 20:54 CEST

author: @deerbard

Thank you for watering my virtual plant.

Mon 25 Jul 2022 12:33 UTC

author: monolalia

The battery life of my Orgasmatron is really disappointing (I’m talking about my Dyson V7 Motorhead vacuum cleaner)

Sun 24 Jul 2022 21:39 CEST

author: @deerbard

Today in the morning I was still walking barefoot on the grass and soil and rocks of the creek and now I'm sitting back behind my desk in the middle of the city feeling trapped and uninspired.

Sat 23 Jul 2022 23:00 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Feels good to resume my inventory project after a long hiatus. I've identified the bugs in sc-im as a friction point for myself, so I'm working to replace it in my workflow with a collection of shell scripts.

Sat 23 Jul 2022 09:52 UTC

author: martin

What a crazy week. Started in Poland, then to London during the hottest days in the UK ever, started new job, then back to Manchester. And I still hit my gym quota! Very grateful for some rest time this weekend.

What's everyone else upto?

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Thu 21 Jul 2022 19:46 UTC

author: martin

The short story I wrote in Esperanto for a writing competition (which will soon be published in a book) was read today, for the first time, in a podcast. If you want to listen, check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7ej1aJs5gY

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Thu 21 Jul 2022 14:49 UTC

author: monolalia

Unfortunately the universe doesn’t agree with me. We’ll see which one of us is still standing when this is over.

-- Eliezer Yudkowsky/Less Wrong (sans the context)

Mon 18 Jul 2022 18:29 UTC

author: monolalia

Today I learned an “open relationship” is just getting to have sex with other people whom you’re not dating and don’t love. So for me that would be _worse_ than monogamy. But I guess my partner would be welcome to it to take the sex pressure off me. 😕 The priorities of people with sex drives are strange and frustrating.

Polyamory is the desirable one.

Mon 18 Jul 2022 14:33 UTC

author: monolalia

lol when I lie on my back and pin my wrists down with dumbbells I feel affixed in place enough to follow a train of thought insteaf of constantly trying to find the best way to curl up and sleep

what an ingenious depressed shut-in life hack

Mon 18 Jul 2022 09:19 UTC

author: monolalia

enabling 2FA is a great way to ensure I won’t bother logging in to a website ever again

Sun 17 Jul 2022 13:58 UTC

author: martin

This weekend I’ve been in Kraków for a friend’s wedding. It’s actually my first time in Poland, and Kraków in particular is a really nice city. I’ll definitely have to come back next time I’m traveling somewhere nearby. The wedding was also awesome. What a purely happy feeling to see your friends find true happiness.

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Sun 17 Jul 2022 09:11 UTC

author: monolalia

Meat eaters! Your food is already vegetarian. Why not cut out the middle man?

Sun 17 Jul 2022 09:11 UTC

author: monolalia

I dreamed I had a fake PhD that would expire unless I called into a game show Monday morning and won

Also sleep paralysis and hot flashes and chills all night, fun

Sat 16 Jul 2022 00:56 UTC

author: monolalia

Today I learned you can mount a directory, not just a filesystem (fstab: what where none bind) :)

Thu 14 Jul 2022 13:39 UTC

author: martin

I have to be in London next week, when for some insane reason, it's going to be 37º in the city. Never heard of such crazy temperatures. I'm currently writing a will, just in case.

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Mon 11 Jul 2022 14:54 UTC

author: martin

I have noticed a bit more Esperanto being used on Station lately, so I'm taking the opportunity to pimp a post I wrote about the language – about why I love it, how I got started, and it also includes a little chat bot: https://martinrue.com/zamenhofa-tago-18

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Mon 11 Jul 2022 14:37 UTC

author: martin

It's a beautiful day in the city – a rare occasion to enjoy coffee shops that didn’t commit to fully building their walls despite an average rainfall that challenges the definition of the words “under” and “water” taken together.

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Sun 10 Jul 2022 19:24 UTC

author: martin

📢 Station now supports multiple identities! In "Your Account" you'll find a "Manage Identities" link. There's more details in Recent Updates: gemini://station.martinrue.com/updates

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Sun 10 Jul 2022 16:17 UTC

author: martin

Really impressed with how much grassroots work is going on across Gemini. Shout out to @superfxchip, @smokey, @acidus, @krixano, @bacardi55, @skyjake, @gnuserland, @mozz to mention but a few very cool people building new things and extending the reach of Gemini in cool new directions. 🙌

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Sat 09 Jul 2022 21:01 CEST

author: @deerbard

What I can understand is limited by the frame I am opereting in and how I understand is by contrast to the frame. Which is invisible (always?) to me but not necessarily to others.

Sat 09 Jul 2022 19:15 UTC

author: martin

Just did a pretty hardcore run and hit 192bpm. Based on one's estimated max of 220-age, I'm now officially 28. Might have to ditch Station for TikTok at this rate!

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Sat 09 Jul 2022 12:42 UTC

author: martin

A programmer had a problem and thought: "I know, I'll solve it with:"

threads: now problems he two has

regex: now /([ashetprblwoms\s]){19}/g

java: now he has a problem factory

async: now problems problems problems problems

C: now he has two problemsͮ̂҉̯͈͕̹̘̱≠ˀ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬ´

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Sat 09 Jul 2022 12:41 UTC

author: martin

What do we want?


When do we want it?

Fewer race conditions!

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Thu 07 Jul 2022 14:00 UTC

author: martin

254 walks into a bar with a long face.

Bartender: "Why the long face?"

254: "Just feeling a bit off."

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Thu 07 Jul 2022 07:25 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Леннарт "Сраный Гремлин" Поттеринг официально вернулся к своим настоящим хозяевам. Миссия по внедрению бекдора в ключевые свободные операционки выполнена успешно.

Systemd Creator Lands At Microsoft

Wed 06 Jul 2022 22:22 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Обнаружен замечательный прокси для Youtube в gemini:

AuraGem Youtube Proxy

Позволяет искать и выкачивать (что удобно). Русский язык тоже работает.

Wed 06 Jul 2022 21:35 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Один из "явно не моих" дней. Дико тупил на работе, всё валилось из рук, вялый (разве что немного тайцзи позанимался - помогло на некоторое время), на бирже спустил вдвое больше, чем наторговал в последние пару дней (впрочем, оно и к лучшему - не моё это ваше трейдерство, моя психика больше к консервативным инвестициям расположена). И только сейчас, к ночи ближе я понял. Я не пил сегодня чаю! Трактовать ли это как абстинентный синдром или же как кармическое воздаяние за нарушение священных ритуалов, я пока не решил.

Wed 06 Jul 2022 14:04 UTC

author: martin

Folks, hit me with your number one link on Gemini to wow new users and show off how cool Gemini is.

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Wed 06 Jul 2022 11:48 UTC

author: martin

I have a small window of free time, so I'm doing some Station work. 🙌

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Wed 06 Jul 2022 02:03 UTC

author: monolalia

Fox is to vixen as dog is to ðiggen

Tue 05 Jul 2022 14:43 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

It seems when it comes to software and operating systems there's a wide gap between what I'd consider a "household item" and a "tool".

My customisations are restricted to "household item" programs ($HOME, get it? :irritating_chuckle:) -- I modify my local/at-home configuration, my .vimrc has chapters and my .bashrc uses a big-ass library of small scripts. I compile my editors from source, I write utility scripts in all shades of exotic scripting languages.

Then, there are tools. Things I use everywhere, things that I expect to work (more or less) the same way everywhere. So, unless there's `exa` installed by default on the oldest Solaris I have to manage -- tough luck. Besides, the "added functionality" is as useful as sequins on jeans...

Sun 03 Jul 2022 20:49 UTC

author: martin

So @hiroantag clearly has the best profile image on Station :)


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Thu 30 Jun 2022 14:58 UTC

author: martin

It's a "file -> new project" kind of day. I love the thrill of building something new. No brush strokes have yet hit the canvas – everything is a possibility.

I mean, sure, 3 hours from now it'll be a bonfire, but I really enjoy these pre-flame moments.

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Thu 30 Jun 2022 09:42 CEST

author: @deerbard

@monolalia Very interesting list of guidelines. I'd like to ask you about the first one. Would you show me an example of such situation where it looks like making things nicer is a sufficient reason to regulate something but in fact it is not? I am not sure about this or not sure what you mean exactly.

Wed 29 Jun 2022 22:49 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Re: @monolalia Tue 28 Jun 2022 21:18 UTC ▒

What about "Nothi me non tere"?

(My sole contact with Latin are mariachi bands :D)

Wed 29 Jun 2022 01:21 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Working on paring back my possessions again and cataloguing that which I want to keep. Having a bit of scotch along with it for the first time in a long time. My hair's going gray and I'm becoming less ambitious, which is probably for the better. I have too many half-finished projects about.

Found this gemsite today:


The author's idea, picking a surname when starting a family, seems like a good one to me. I'd independently come to the same conclusion. Was nice seeing someone else had as well.

Tue 28 Jun 2022 21:18 UTC

author: monolalia

So just for fun (this is fun for me) I tried to come up with a non-jokey Latin phrase for “Don’t let the bastards grind you down”:

Non patimini beluas pessum atterere vos = Don’t let the brutes/beasts grind you down/into ruin

Nolite pati beluas pessum atterere vos = You don’t want to let the brutes/beasts grind you down/into ruin (if you’re attached to the “Nolite”)

NOTE: This might be gibberish. Don’t use on actual Latinians.

Tue 28 Jun 2022 09:36 CEST

author: @deerbard

Offpunk is such a tempting idea.

Mon 27 Jun 2022 21:05 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

If life gives you lemons -- that's a nicer alternative to scurvy...

Mon 27 Jun 2022 18:06 UTC

author: monolalia

I just invented guidelines for life

1. That banning/mandating/regulating (something) would make life nicer in some regard is not sufficient reason to actually do so.

2. Don’t be heartless. Maybe not everyone’s fighting some hard battle you’re just not privy to, but it’s more common than you know, and it’s not just the people you like.

3. You wouldn’t treat anyone else this badly, so why are you doing it to yourself?

4. You can change and be things you currently aren’t. You aren’t in any “hardwired” way cursed or excluded from life.

5. It’s easy to be a saint in paradise or a devil in hell. Would you be equally good under all circumstances?

6. If life gives you lemons, you can still just go explore the universe.

7. Consider how much the media get wrong about the stuff you know. How much do they get wrong about the stuff you don’t know? And how much might “your side” get wrong about “the other side”?

8. An it harm none, do as thou art told. (Okay, that one’s a semiprivate joke)

9. The truth doesn’t care about your feelings, but stuff’s not true just because it hurts.

Fri 24 Jun 2022 16:48 UTC

author: martin

Some thoughts on achieving goals: https://martinrue.com/achieving-goals/

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Fri 24 Jun 2022 12:58 CEST

author: @deerbard

A good read from bjorn about where to look for human created web content. Although here in gemini everyone knows I suppose


Thu 23 Jun 2022 20:34 UTC

author: martin

What's everyone working on this week? Me: It has been great weather here in the UK, so I've been doing a bit more hanging out with friends than usual. Last night I hung out with a group of local Esperanto speakers which was super fun, and tonight I'm finally getting back to writing some code!

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Thu 23 Jun 2022 10:15 UTC

author: monolalia

Is that GTK file picker that constantly goes into autocomplete/search mode tripping up anyone else all the friggin’ time?

Tue 21 Jun 2022 17:46 UTC

author: monolalia

seriously, "humour me" in Dutch is "do me a lol"? ("Doe me een lol")

Tue 21 Jun 2022 10:01 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Not the highest level of motivation today… 🤷

Mon 20 Jun 2022 10:20 CEST

author: @deerbard

Listening to The Temptations. Perfect mood, perfect name.

Sun 19 Jun 2022 23:23 UTC

author: martin

Spent the last few days renovating the home office. It was a lot of work, but I'm pretty happy with the final result: https://twitter.com/martinrue/status/1538628931468804109

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Thu 16 Jun 2022 07:37 UTC

author: martin

Keto going well. I'm 8 days in and weight is already down 3.1kg, body fat down by 0.8 percent. Energy levels are good and I'm generally feeling miles better eating no carbs / sugar.

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Thu 16 Jun 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Everything you need to know about #happiness, distilled in one insightful #podcast episode

Evidence-Based Strategies for Being Happy | Laurie Santos | Knowledge Project


Wed 15 Jun 2022 18:56 UTC

author: monolalia

Finally understood “Aunt Flo”! Flow! Duuuh…

Tue 14 Jun 2022 20:38 CEST

author: @deerbard

I onced saved some gemlogs for later reading. Most of them almost a year ago. I just went through the links. Half of them not reachable anymore. Most of the rest link to capsules whose authors stopped to publish anything many months ago. Most capsules I was interested in are dead now. What will gemini look like in a year? In five years? In ten years?

Mon 13 Jun 2022 11:53 CEST

author: @deerbard

@samhunter yeah, looks like I can only copy to and paste from other programs using touchpad. This is weird as in any other program in terminal emulator I can just use Ctrl+Shift+c.

Sun 12 Jun 2022 13:01 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Hello, I'm not dead.

Sat 11 Jun 2022 16:38 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

I read Brian Kernighan's UNIX memoir a while ago. I guess that's how a successful life looks like -- you're so busy writing about awesome people you worked with that in the end your "memoir" is barely about yourself.

I am especially glad BWK wrote a lot about AWK and Doug McIlroy -- I am pretty sure UNIX wouldn't be such a great system without those two. A small language that could, and a largely unsung genius who invented the Unix pipeline.

Fri 10 Jun 2022 16:37 UTC

author: martin

Of all the things I write as a programmer, I still love writing a little CLI app more than anything else. Handling basic input and output and leaving behind all the web/app UX concerns is just so refreshing.

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Wed 08 Jun 2022 22:25 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

@deerbard: check your _local_ vim: `vim --version |grep xterm_clip`... if it says something like '+xterm_clipboard' the "+y will work... If not (or if you're on a remote system) -- you'll have to use your mouse (or the copy/paste functionality of your screen/tmux/dvtm)

Wed 08 Jun 2022 22:06 CEST

author: @deerbard

@samhunter: This is becoming a long thread upon Vim. Haha. So my goal was to not use mouse when writing in Vim. I'm using Cool Retro Term by the way. Just a cool toy but I love it. Other than that I have Gnome Terminal. I don't know what people are using, I'm just scratching the surface of this reality by my own.

Wed 08 Jun 2022 19:25 CEST

author: @deerbard

Is medusae.space abandoned? It looks so as no news in their gemlog since April 2021 and I found some capsule addresses that are not available anymore.

Wed 08 Jun 2022 19:17 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

`vim` on the console can only use its own clipboard (copy-paste buffer. Actually something like 28 of them. Named.)

If you are using it in an xterm (or whatever people use these days) window, and you want to use your mouse to copy stuff from/into Vim: press and hold Shift while selecting. Then paste it elsewhere, as usual.

You might use the '+' buffer in Gvim (that's mapped to system clipboard IIRC) --> "+y

Wed 08 Jun 2022 19:12 CEST

author: @deerbard

@szczezuja I see. You can also group capsules thematically in those three arms I guess.

Tue 07 Jun 2022 14:59 CEST

author: @deerbard

re: @bacardi55 Tue 07 Jun 2022 01:55 CEST

Does not work for me. I'm only able to paste it back to Vim. Funny animal that Vim. As a not programmer I still don't understand why it's so popular.

Tue 07 Jun 2022 01:55 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @deerbard Mon 06 Jun 2022 22:29 CEST

Is there any simple wat to copy paste from Vim to other programs?

"+y copy stuff (with the starting double quote) from vim. Then you can ctrl+v in another program.

FYI, "+p = paste in vim.

Mon 06 Jun 2022 22:33 CEST

author: @deerbard

It is beautiful, @szczezuja. Is there any system behind grouping in particular arms of the galaxy?

szczezuja's map of his gemini galaxy

Mon 06 Jun 2022 22:29 CEST

author: @deerbard

Is there any simple wat to copy paste from Vim to other programs?

Mon 06 Jun 2022 22:27 CEST

author: @deerbard

Bookmarked. Too long for now.

bacardi55's take on gemlog replies

Mon 06 Jun 2022 14:51 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've also done a bit of "cleaning" on my blog today:

Blog cleaning article (HTTPS)

Mon 06 Jun 2022 11:31 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

GTL v1.0.0 is out:

GTL v1.0.0 (HTTPS)

Sun 05 Jun 2022 00:25 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I love regexp <3.

Didn't know how to solve my issue, turns out 8 lines of code (+ 10 lines of comment) did the trick :).

Going to run on latest version a bit and if everything is stable I'll release v1.0.0 tomorrow or Monday \o/.

Sat 04 Jun 2022 21:06 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Found the last issue I want to fix before GTL v1.0.0… But not sure how to fix it yet… So we'll see.

Objective is to release it before Monday end of day (bank holiday in France)

Fri 03 Jun 2022 22:15 CEST

author: @deerbard

A final words from @ploum 's "Why Gemini Is Essential" log:

"If my 4 months of disconnection taught me that I’m not really disconnected, that I’m more connected than ever thanks to Gemini, maybe all those people spending their life on their phone, browsing mindlessly are the disconnected ones."

a whole log here

Fri 03 Jun 2022 17:54 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I may have done enough to publish GTL v1.0.0 this week end :)

Fri 03 Jun 2022 16:50 UTC

author: skyjake

skyjake.fi is currently offline due to my office/server setup being physically rearranged.

I wasn’t intending to disconnect the server but apparently a network cable must’ve been knocked loose. Oh well, everything should be up and running within 24h.

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Fri 03 Jun 2022 10:16 CEST

author: @deerbard

Checked Station and found a dubmest conspiracy theory about covid boosters being just a placebo. I don't know, is there sometnin about Station that would attract reckless statements? Yes, there is. It resembles microblogging social media. It's much easier to look for attention and reaction there.

Fri 03 Jun 2022 09:55 CEST

author: @deerbard

I recently discovered that @frrobert is proxying my whole capsule content to www. I asked him kindly not to do it anymore. Waiting for the responce. You might want to check if your capsule is being indexed by the search engines as well. Hope he's reachable by his contact form.

Fri Jun 3 09:51:34 AM CEST 2022

I wonder what happened 73 days ago. Three of the plant owners from my plant ring on Astrobotany logged in 73 days ago last time. (I wonder which plant will survive the longest without their owners' care)

my plant ring

Fri 03 Jun 2022 01:55 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Productive afternoon and evening, I believe I'm done with the main feature for GTL v1.0.0 :)

Now I think there are some issues on github that needs to be fixed before a release…

But that's from another day!

Thu 02 Jun 2022 19:41 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I have been working on GTL again today on the next big feature that will lead to GTL v1.0.0!

I feel rusty after all this time but it's nice to get back into it :).

Thu 02 Jun 2022 15:37 CEST

author: @deerbard

What a beautiful sky today.

Sun 29 May 2022 12:27 CEST

author: @deerbard

Listening to somebody and thinking two things simultaenously: „this guy has an excellent understanding” and „this guys really thinks he's got an excellent understanding”. And the latter causes me to not really believe in the first.

Fri 27 May 2022 13:45 UTC

author: martin

Station just hit 700 people! It's really cool to see this place still growing. I should pull out all the sign-up dates and graph it at some point.

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Wed 25 May 2022 19:19 CEST

author: @deerbard

During last 24h I compared Chilly Weather gemini forecast with meteo.pl which I use on daly basis and the latter was much closer to what I observed. I especially focused on rain. It is still very cool that we can find weather forecast for any placy in the world in gemini.


Tue 24 May 2022 10:33 CEST

author: @deerbard

I'm late to discover everything, just today I discovered there are threads on cosmos. Still not sure how it works exactly but there's a lot more interaction in gemini space than I thought.

cosmos by skyjake

Mon 23 May 2022 09:01 UTC

author: skyjake

Question for everyone: what do you use as your Gemini homepage / daily starting point?

For me it was usually Antenna but now I've switched to Cosmos, after adding the "Show posts newer than this" feature.

Also, would you be interested in a more dynamic home "dashboard" feature in Lagrange that combines and caches information from multiple pages into one home view? It would be a special type of subscription in practice. This might be nice if you regularly check up on multiple capsules, e.g., Astrobotany, Antenna, etc.

I'm not fully convinced such a feature is worth implementing, though, given the added complexity vs. value gained.

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Sun 22 May 2022 14:55 UTC

author: martin

I had some writing inspiration so I wrote something new.

10 Slightly Odd Things I Want To Do: https://martinrue.com/odd-things/

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Sat 21 May 2022 11:22 CEST

author: @deerbard

New pic in one picture gallery. A photography again.

to be found here

Sat 21 May 2022 11:18 CEST

author: @deerbard

I started to read, very interesting. Hope I'll get to the rest at one point. I have a difficulty with getting back to my bookmarks.

coming out as autistic

Sat 21 May 2022 10:58 CEST

author: @deerbard

I payed close attention to this anxiety thing yesterday. I will probably never know for sure. I may still get sick later today, or not cause my body fought it succesfully. It usually happens one day before I get sick. It could be strong meteopathy as a weather was changing rapidly yesterday. I'm guessing it was a mix of that and caffeine but there could be any amount of hidden reasons. Never stops being interesting. Have a good weekend, everyone!

Sat 21 May 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Made an extended battery pack for my aging MacBook that also acts as a comfortable base. The 55Wh battery pack consists of cheap and easily replaceable 21700 cells. Plenty of space to add more batteries, USB hub, hard drive, or other accessories. #diy



Fri 20 May 2022 18:53 UTC

author: martin

“Despite the high cost of living it remains popular.”

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Fri 20 May 2022 12:11 CEST

author: @deerbard

Mild anxiety. Is it just coffee or something else. I have a strange relation with caffeine.

Thu 19 May 2022 09:25 CEST

author: @deerbard

@martin Congratz! Wish you it's just the beginning!

Thu 19 May 2022 09:20 CEST

author: @deerbard

@bacardi55 Did you really think Yoda said something original there? The whole greatness of the old SW is that there was so many archetypical characters and cultural quotes. For the same reason all the new SW have no depth.

Thu 19 May 2022 09:12 UTC

author: skyjake

🤧 Been having a cold this week, so dayjob productivity has been nil... On the other hand, this has given me the opportunity to design a bunch of (extended) ASCII Emojis for the Lagrange TUI. Check it out:


  °u° Alien


  ^;= Duck


  _:_ Folded Hands


v1.13.5 has a few of these in the new Simple Characters mode.

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Thu 19 May 2022 09:09 CEST

author: @deerbard

@szczezuja thx, I forgot about station (never used it) and didn't know about „cosmos”. Something's changed in Nightfall City, there are no logs to read anymore, just a list of places. So I stopped checking it.

Tue 17 May 2022 13:47 UTC

author: martin

Just found out some fiction I wrote for a competition will be published in a book sometime this year. Really happy about that! It's something I had never done before, so I had to give it a go. 🙏

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Tue 17 May 2022 09:35 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Going suckless. Switched from i3+xfce4-terminal to dwm+st.

Mon 16 May 2022 17:40 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Обновил сайт-агитку: добавлены Pleroma и Hubzilla. Спасибо Кошаку за информацию и скриншоты, и Тимуру за обновление nocss-версии, которая начисто вылетела у меня из головы.

агитка Федивёрса

Sun 15 May 2022 18:16 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I discovered this saying in Latin (from Ovid):

aut non tentaris, aut perfice

Which means:

either do not try it or go through with it

… So Yoda was just a copy cat then 🤣

Sun 15 May 2022 10:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Инстанция Whoogle на search.phreedom.club снова запущена.


Fri 13 May 2022 13:04 UTC

author: martin

What's everyone doing this weekend? Anything interesting planned?

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Fri 13 May 2022 12:04 CEST

author: @deerbard

Thx @szczezuja, working indeed :) Anyways, any other new places like this? I'm wondering how people tend to connect in gemini these days, did anything change in this regard?

Fri 13 May 2022 18:36 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

TIL - diff unsaved changes in vim


  :w !diff % -


Thu 12 May 2022 17:15 CEST

author: @deerbard

What are the now existing feed aggregators / places you can submit your logs to? I knew there's Antenna but when I tried to add my log there, it didn't show up (tried twice and checked after a day). Also was wondering if there are any new places.

Wed 11 May 2022 18:35 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Отказался от cl-yag в качестве движка для блога. Отныне всё из http просто проксируется в gemini. В качесте прокси испольузется прекрасный kineto.

Kineto sources

Wed 11 May 2022 13:47 UTC

author: martin

For my Esperanto speaking friends here: one of my favourite words in Esperanto is "ŝanĝiĝi". Here's why, plus a little glimpse into how my brain works.


PS: apologies to linking to "the other site", but images.

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Tue 10 May 2022 15:47 UTC

author: skyjake

Testing Lagrange 1.13.4 TUI in a Linux virtual terminal.Looking quite messy still, compared to a GUI terminal emulator! The biggest problem is the Unicode symbols, which are missing and drawn with incorrect widths. The VGA color mode is passable but needs more distinction between UI backgrounds and the page.

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Tue 10 May 2022 10:37 UTC

author: martin

Two strings walk into a bar.

The first one says, "I'll have a vodka and coke¶³¾¤§¿ZZüy".

"Excuse my friend, he's not null terminated" says the second.


Never gets old. No, I mean due to trauma: https://martinrue.com/zzuy-a-lesson-in-perseverance/

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Tue 10 May 2022 09:50 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

В русскоговорящем gemini какое-то затишье, и самому писать лень. Спасибо товарищу Розенфельду за избавление от скуки — слог, как всегда прекрасен:

Nota Bene

Sun 08 May 2022 18:06 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

journal meta

My script that parses this journal page and dumps out the content in tinylog format had hardcoded the year to 2021. Can't believe I'd only found out about this 5 months into 2022, anyways it's fixed now.

The CGI scripts that is supposed to run that ^ on demand and deploy any changes to my tinylog.gmi feed doesn't work still because CGI is run by a single user in gemserv. I'll think about how I can (safely) fix that soon.

Sat 07 May 2022 15:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

spartan:// on lagrange

Lagrange v1.13 supports spartan!

Sat 07 May 2022 12:34 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

TIL - indexing substring and list elements in python

I always thought there were two list methods to find the index of an element in python - find and index. find would raise an IndexError when the item isn't found in the list, whereas index would return -1 in that same case.

Nope, that's completely wrong.

First, there's only .index for lists:


  >>> ['a', 'b', 'c'].index('a')



And it raises a ValueError if the item isn't found:


  >>> ['a', 'b', 'c'].index(404)

  Traceback (most recent call last):

   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>

  ValueError: 404 is not in list


Method signature:

Second, the "find vs. index" is for strings, not lists - both find and index methods exist for strings:


  >>> 'abc'.index('a')


  >>> 'abc'.find('a')



So what are the differences? Turns out my previous understanding of how find/index handles non-existent items had been mixed up. When attempting to index a substring that isn't actually in the string, index raises a ValueError, and find returns -1:


  >>> 'abc'.index('z')

  Traceback (most recent call last):

   File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>

  ValueError: substring not found

  >>> 'abc'.find('z')



(Note that you can use either to search for "substrings" - i.e: `'abc'.index('bc')`)

Method signatures:



   S.index(sub[, start[, end]]) -> int


   Return the lowest index in S where substring sub is found,

   such that sub is contained within S[start:end]. Optional

   arguments start and end are interpreted as in slice notation.


   Raises ValueError when the substring is not found.




   S.find(sub[, start[, end]]) -> int


   Return the lowest index in S where substring sub is found,

   such that sub is contained within S[start:end]. Optional

   arguments start and end are interpreted as in slice notation.


   Return -1 on failure.


Just for fun, I also went ahead and tested out the performance of the two methods

Nope :) It does cost a method call.


Python version used: 3.8.12

Further exploration:








Fri 06 May 2022 19:13 CEST

author: @deerbard

I watched „Marriage Story” six days ago and I'm still bit sad and a bit disturbed but I'm still glad I watched it. I like Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, and they played well.

Fri 06 May 2022 17:50 UTC

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Spartan! Lagrange supports Spartan!

Unfortunately I screwed myself: I pointed out a bug to @Skyjake, and the 'correct' implementation removes the possibility of using session ids via input URLs, as no Spartan server does things 'correctly.

I have to throw away a bunch of code that will no longer work. But I have another trick up my sleeve for managing sessions.

Wed 04 May 2022 22:47 UTC

author: martin

Observation: to be really creative I need time to play – time that other goals or distractions have no control over. It seems like a trivial observation, yet it's so easy to fill your calendar and leave no time for that sort of work/behaviour to occur.

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Tue 03 May 2022 17:17 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @bacardi55 Tue 03 May 2022 16:49 CEST

@Skyjake released Lagrange 1.13[1]. I'm truly impressed by how regular and efficient he is with all his gemini related project!

That being said, I'm also very eager to start testing lagrange TUI version <3

Tue 03 May 2022 16:49 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@Skyjake released Lagrange 1.13[1]. I'm truly impressed by how regular and efficient he is with all his gemini related project!

Lagrange 1.13 release page

Tue 03 May 2022 13:04 UTC

author: skyjake

Lagrange 1.13 has been released:


Curses TUI (source build), improved keyboard UI navigation, support for @mozz's Spartan protocol, Unicode 14 Emoji included, bookmarking indicator, viewing pages as plain/styled text, reopening tabs, and ability to embed trusted root CA certificates. I'll use the last one especially in the upcoming mobile builds so they can check CA-generated server certificates.

Please treat the TUI version as a beta for now. It's missing a few settings and has a few rough edges.

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Tue 03 May 2022 11:46 CEST

author: @deerbard

I have two prints of my „Queen of Hearts” illustration. Two different versions. You can see pictures here:


and contact to me here if you're interested:


Mon 02 May 2022 18:54 UTC

author: martin

Oops, it turns out I never expected Station to last 1 year :)

Sorry about the cert issues folks. We now have a new one that (once trusted) will keep us going the next 10 years. Also happy 1 year anniversary to this cool little corner of the internet. 🎉

PS: Thanks for the heads-up @comatoast @obspogon @haze. 🙏

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Sun 01 May 2022 18:17 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Seems station certificate has expired :/

Thu 28 Apr 2022 13:43 UTC

author: kelbot

I've been burning albums and a couple mixes on mindisc the last couple days and I've got a pretty good stack now. I was also able to fit all of the side A KONPEITO mixtapes onto a single mindisc :-).

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Wed 27 Apr 2022 18:50 UTC

author: martin

After far too long, I spent the whole weekend hanging out with Esperanto speakers at the Brita Kongreso here in the UK (in Wales). It was awesome to be around old and new friends, using only Esperanto for the whole weekend. I forgot how much I love escaping the real world and living in Esperantujo. Really can't wait for IJK in summer, where instead of 60 people it'll be more like 200 . 🙏

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Tue 26 Apr 2022 11:29 UTC

author: martin

I'm pleased to announce that after a swift and relatively easy board meeting, we've voted unanimously to reject Elon's bid to buy Station.

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Tue 26 Apr 2022 11:14 CEST

author: @deerbard

In my rolling one pic gallery you can now see a photo I've taken in 2006 that is a perfect example of what I miss in myphotographies today (I now use a compact digital camera for the convenience).

You can find the pic here

Tue 26 Apr 2022 11:05 CEST

author: @deerbard

I checked nytpu's photos and found something that reminded me for a gazillionth of times how much I prefere analog photography. And I was never fully able to understand what are all the reasons. Grain for sure and specific colors but something about edges and sharpness too.

Check photo nb 78

Tue 26 Apr 2022 10:47 CEST

author: @deerbard

whole capsule about media literacy, didn't read through it yet but looks interesting.

Fri 22 Apr 2022 23:10 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Очередная находка на просторах: Eater of Sheep



Fri 22 Apr 2022 16:25 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Seen on aioe.news.helpdesk newsgroup:

Some posting about spam on another newsgroup that comes from aioe.org servers…

First response:

Can you not just filter him rather than crying about it publicly. Are you some little crying baby that your mum couldn't teach you manners?

WTF is wrong with people unleashing their hate online for no reason… 🤦

Thu 21 Apr 2022 19:15 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Вернул в строй инстанцию AllTube Download — веб-фронтэнда для youtube-dl.


Tue 19 Apr 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Everything that becomes popular turns to crap. So now I have to ditch DuckDuckGo and find an alternative. No, I'm not telling you what I'm moving to, lest they get enough users to dictate their terms to us. #rant

Tue 19 Apr 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Computers were "good enough" 5 years ago, and we're still using them for the exact same purposes. So why do we have gigs of software updates every week, and why do our computers get slow and "out-of-date" every 2 years? Where's the extra value from all this added complexity, compared to 5 years ago? Is it purely aesthetic? I'd argue that we're regressing, not progressing. #computing #philosophy

Mon 18 Apr 2022 13:47 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Reading an old manual file for a Lisp Machine (dated June 8th, 1984) . Just stumbled upon `with-open-file` working exactly the way the the similar statement works in Python.

We're not making much progress, m'key?

Mon 18 Apr 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Photos from a recent trip to Hartebeespoort #photo #holiday




Mon 18 Apr 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Birds photographed on a recent trip: Half-collared Kingfisher, Black Swan (in captivity), Giant Kingfisher . #birding




Sun 17 Apr 2022 17:38 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

✅ - Nice article by @szczezuja

Sun 17 Apr 2022 03:37 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Seems that houston¹ (verify a capsule status) has made smolZINE 24² :)

Thanks @kelbot

[1]: Houston

[2]: SmolZINE 24

Sun 17 Apr 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

After decades of Ubuntu use, I've replaced my desktop OS with antiX. It's a minimal Debian system without systemd. Boots to desktop in about 5 seconds and uses only 150Mb of RAM. It's a simple system that I can get my head around easily and administer without unlearning and relearning things all the time like I had to with Ubuntu. It feels fast and efficient, and looks good too. For similar reasons, on the server side, I'm moving from Ubuntu to OpenBSD where I can.

antiX Linux


Fri 15 Apr 2022 23:01 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

How to water your plant "without" a Gemini client:

echo "gemini://astrobotany.mozz.us:1965/app/plant/water" | openssl s_client --connect "astrobotany.mozz.us:1965" -cert $CERTDIR/cert.pem -key $CERTDIR/key.pem -crlf -quiet -ign_eof

Fri 15 Apr 2022 19:03 UTC

author: martin

It's a "long weekend" here in the UK due to the Easter holidays. I hope those with the benefit of the extra time off work have something/relaxing planned. I'll mostly be coding and settling back into life in the UK after a little time spent living in Spain – I'm still saying "¡la cuenta porfa!" in restaurants here!

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Thu 14 Apr 2022 17:06 CEST

author: @deerbard

I like Amfora a lot and it's the only gemini browser I use and I really hope it will always work. Forever and ever.

Wed 13 Apr 2022 13:06 UTC

author: monolalia

Watched Dune at last. I’m… really disappointed? “Desert power” *rolls eyes*… how anachronistic (for the world of Dune)! People sound mundane, present-day-ish, and largely uninvolved. Nothing has colour. There's little grandeur or sense of a rich cultural heritage — just this grey desaturated utilitarian military flavour to all but the spice-blue eyes. Of course the David Lynch movie had the opulence cranked up to eleven for House Atreidis and the Corrinos, but it did at least show off more of the Dune universe and made it quite clear that it was a very different age and world. Edric’s (the Guild navigator) visit to the Emperor with his news of Ix (the meaning of which would be lost to anyone unfamiliar with the book) certainly helped “weirdify” Dune as well. Oh, well. It can only get more interesting as the story picks up pace in future movies. Right?

Mon 11 Apr 2022 10:00 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

В плейлист PiRadio добавлены композиции из http://www.marksmart.net/randommusic/IMS/RecText.php


yggdrasil link:

PiRadio Ygg

I2P link:

PiRadio I2P

Sun 10 Apr 2022 19:46 UTC

author: skyjake

Testing testing. First time posting from Lagrange in the terminal, running in text mode! https://skyjake.fi/@jk/108109462522530795

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Fri 08 Apr 2022 10:47 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

People that are still (or again) using usenet: How do you find interesting group to subscribe? There are so many and so much spam it seems impossible… The only one I'm following right now is the gemini one^^.

Fri 08 Apr 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

"Nearly all of modern computer engineers are working above so many layers that there’s no human way to understand what they are doing."

gemini://rawtext.club/~ploum/2022-04-05-firefox-ubuntu.gmi #computing #philosophy #ubuntu #snaps

The Theological Problem Behind Firefox in Ubuntu 22.04


Thu 07 Apr 2022 19:53 UTC

author: martin

Back in the UK after living in the Canaries for the last 3 months. It's great to see people again after so long, but damn, I'm already missing that beautiful weather. It's so rough here that the plane aborted landing on the first attempt.

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Thu 07 Apr 2022 11:29 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

`slope` can be compiled now -- ~sloum wrote a nice compiler/linker - it resembles slightly the way the old DOS BASIC compiler worked - by embedding the source and the interpreter in a single executable file.

It might not be the most storage-efficient way, but giving someone a file/link to the file is much easiert than asking them to install all dependencies.

Thu 07 Apr 2022 10:29 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

With zsh, when you are in a middle of typing a command and realize you need to type another one first, just use "ctrl+q", it will delete your command and let you type another one. After it is executed it will paste back your 1st command (before the ctrl+q) :)

This is so useful, for example if you realize the folder where you want to move a file is not created yet.

👍 zsh tips

Wed 06 Apr 2022 18:03 UTC

author: martin

I'm going to my first in-person Esperanto meetup in a couple of weeks since before the pandemic and I'm really pleased. It has been ages since I was around a bunch of other speakers, and there should be between 60-80 people! I'm even running a few games of "homlupo" (werewolf).

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Wed 06 Apr 2022 15:27 CEST

author: @deerbard

I painted Ursula K. Le Guin portrait and gemini is the first place I published it to. Rest of the world can wait. Check my Rolling One Pic Gallery.

to be found here

Tue 05 Apr 2022 15:05 UTC

author: martin

Curious which OS folks are running.

[POLL Which is your daily OS of choice?] Linux | macOS | Windows | Mobile (Android/iOS) | Other

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Tue 05 Apr 2022 14:58 UTC

author: martin

The best thing you can do when learning a new language is to wield it like a maniac everywhere you can. You quickly lose any desire to appear competent and it becomes a lot more fun. It's also amazing how often people will go out of their way to help you when they see you trying.

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Tue 05 Apr 2022 09:29 CEST

author: @deerbard

I found old log drafts. Nothing interesting though so deleted them. Still have some to check, I had some extra time during last Summer. But it's always just loose thoughts I had in mind back then.

Mon 04 Apr 2022 09:20 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Nice read about tinylogs (in RU and EN):

Микроблогинг в Gemini: tinylog и gtl / Microbloging in Gemini: tinylog and gtl


Sat 02 Apr 2022 14:00 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Changed admin to webmaster because I can and because I like this word more. *cool_face*

Sat 02 Apr 2022 10:27 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

I'm kind of having a Hannibal Smith moment right now: "I love it when a plan comes together"

Except - it never was a "plan". It started with a shocking (not anymore) discovery, that the system I'm on doesn't have the `bc` calculator.

After looking around and finding some, not so suitable, tools a normal person would just find the source package, compile bc and move on.

Well, not me, obviously - I decided to write an RPN calculator in bash... Then the way assemblylanguage routines should handle the stack made me rework the stack of my calc.

Then I wanted to see it... Then it wasn't a calculator anymore -- it turned into a set of command-line macros that allowed me basically write and run ASM programs in Bash ("in", as in mixing bash and assembly commands and sharing the screen and variables.

And now I am just translating the lines into Javascript to make it less 1970's-chic.

A MASM-like assembly interpreter (WiP)

A MASM-like assembly interpreter (WiP)

Sat 02 Apr 2022 08:29 CEST

author: @deerbard

@bacardi55 Oh, I see! I was just unlucky then to check it at wrong moment :) Thx.

Fri 01 Apr 2022 19:03 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @deerbard Fri 01 Apr 2022 12:35 CEST

Just learned my tinylog does not appear in Tinylog timeline generated by gtl anymore. Was it too boring or what could be the couse?

Your tinylog is still indexed by the aggregator! What can happen is if during the last check a capsule is down, it won't display any posts from it (there is no a memory, all posts are retrieve at refresh). So if any network issue happened right at the refresh time (could be on my server side too), then you are not in the latest page, but will be at the next refresh (every 15min). I can see your tinylog on the aggregator now for example.

Fri 01 Apr 2022 12:51 UTC

author: martin

Finished 30 days of intermittent fasting today. It's something I do on and off for periods of the year, aiming to give my body a rest from food intake much more than our normal diets allow. There are some really exciting health benefits associated with 16 hour daily intermittent fasting. If anyone is curious, I highly recommend the documentary Eat, Fast and Live Longer.

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Fri 01 Apr 2022 12:35 CEST

author: @deerbard

Just learned my tinylog does not appear in Tinylog timeline generated by gtl anymore. Was it too boring or what could be the couse?

Fri 01 Apr 2022 12:20 CEST

author: @deerbard

Quite often I want to write a log about some thought I have but knowing it would take more time than I want to spend on it I always put that away and forget about the thought. I think I should change my attitude and write even short chaotic thoughts. Still better than not writing at all. It's kind of a diary thing. Only public. Maybe that stops me. But in the other hand, I don't think I would be determind to write a private one without any chance for interaction and thought exchage. Here, in gemini space, the chance though small, still exists.

What do you think? How do you treat your logs? Do you write a private diary or other form of thought saving?

Thu 31 Mar 2022 21:56 UTC

author: martin

Station reached 600 users today... another cool milestone for our awesome little microcommunity here. Congrats everyone 🙌

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Wed 30 Mar 2022 10:40 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

С понедельника осваиваюсь на новой галере. Переход из конторы на 200 человек в кровавенький энтерпрайз с тысячами сотрудников — то ещё приключение. Всё такое серёзное, аж зубы сводит. И индуся в техподдержке — это нечто. Я-то думал, у меня плохое произношение...

Wed 30 Mar 2022 01:26 UTC

author: monolalia

The haptics of styorofoam and Cotton balls (cosmetic) are to me as nails on chalkboard are to others and I literally fear touching them

Tue 29 Mar 2022 22:27 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Tue 29 Mar 2022 21:48 CEST

Bacardi55 pointed out to me the Usenet. I was touched by the second illiteracy. I used Usenet in the '90s. And now I haven't even know how to go about it. Ancient knowledge, what are the NNTP server addresses now?!
→ https://sdf.org/?faq%3fUSENET%3f01 [news.sdf.org]
And it already seemed that I do not have a free server at hand.

I'm "browsing" usenet with my mail client neomutt :) I'm also using this server that is free and open:


Tue 29 Mar 2022 20:48 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

I finally wrote the long (decades) overdue Brainfuck interpreter.

The prototype in Python was rewritten in JavaScript and now it resides


.. or here.

Mon 28 Mar 2022 16:29 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

I've discovered that many actors attempt to find a common syntax for markdown. You can find more info on

CommonMark website

Mon 28 Mar 2022 08:58 CEST

author: @deerbard

@szczezuja thx for these radio stations without commercials. I'll give'em a try sometime although I'm not used to talking radios. I mostly listen to soma.fm.

Sun 27 Mar 2022 13:34 UTC

author: skyjake


The next phase begins in the Lagrange for Android prerelease builds. 🚀

Thanks for the Alpha feedback everyone! The work continues but now I’m happy to start calling this a “proper” Android app and not just a platform-agnostic mobile build.

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Sun 27 Mar 2022 03:12 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Finding myself trying to pay more attention to how much energy I'm using and when I'm using it. Trying to shift my more energy-intensive activities toward the daytime, when my solar panels are providing most of my electricity. It's proving an interesting exercise. I think I might start carrying a USB stick with media I might want and using that instead of my local NAS in the evenings...

Sat 26 Mar 2022 18:43 UTC

author: monolalia

New thingy:

Adopting a cat in Berlin

A little bit of research for English-speaking expats

Wed 23 Mar 2022 22:06 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I sent my first message on the gemini newsgroup today! First time for the past 15+ years!

Tue 22 Mar 2022 18:56 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I stumble more and more on broken links in gemini even from aggregators like Antenna/Cosmos. Either stability has gone down lately in the gemini space or I'm just unlucky ^^.

Tue 22 Mar 2022 15:58 CET

author: @deerbard

Sometimes I post just random thoughts that come to my mind. Please don't read them as complaining. I's usually little observations or articulation of mood/feeling. Like the one about posting to the void. I actually felt good, it feels mysterious to send the words for nobody to read and exciting that in this endless emptyness still somebody can read it. It's like reaching alien worlds with letter in a bottle.

Tue 22 Mar 2022 09:50 CET

author: @deerbard

re: @szczezuja Mon 21 Mar 2022 21:32 CET

I wish there was such a tool for Polish as well even though it's our native :D

Sun 20 Mar 2022 15:30 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Finally finished moving quietplace.xyz to new VPS. It takes 6 days of work.

/me tired

Sun 20 Mar 2022 12:03 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Wrote little post about what I selfhost.


Sat 19 Mar 2022 23:24 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Discovering usenet after so many years (15?) :)

There is now a specific gemini place there too:


Sat 19 Mar 2022 22:06 CET

author: @deerbard

Sending messages for anyone and nobody. Why do some of us do it?

Sat 19 Mar 2022 22:04 CET

author: @deerbard

Too rare are the occasions when I think clearly and logically.

Sat 19 Mar 2022 11:27 UTC

author: skyjake

@gnuserland Check it out: 🙂


This is also a preview of Lagrange v1.12, with Roboto as the default font, paragraph justification option, bottom URL/tab bars, new "Oceanic" color theme, and improvements for the other themes.

I did notice an occasional problem with the lookup results popup remaining open even after unfocusing the URL bar. Let me know if you find a reliable way to reproduce that.

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Fri 18 Mar 2022 13:19 UTC

author: monolalia

Oh em gee, look at the prettiness coming to my "problematic" first computer love! Back in the day (mid-80s++) I wouldn't have believed it possible. Most games used had bad colour clash or character-cell-based movement or used only four colours in the "active" area... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=StWFw1pi0HQ

Thu 17 Mar 2022 10:27 UTC

author: monolalia

OKCwestions, pt. 3

Q: Would you like to see companies embrace gender(-)neutral German?

A: Not until there actually is such a thing as gender-neutral German. In my maybe not so humble opinion, the current incarnation with the "gender star/colon/underscore" is no better than the generic masculine. While it frequently works out in the singular (apart from the "*" confusing the normies), plurals like "Ärzt*innen" or "Professor*innen" really just inject an asterisk into the feminine form: "Ärzt" doesn't mean anything, and "Professor" isn't the intended masculine plural form either. Using the asterisk as in set theory or like a DOS-/UNIX-style wildcard won't help with that either; the wildcard doesn't work like that. And the nerd and pedant in me is bothered by that. I think the slash thing or mentioning both was better even if it took up more space ("Ärzte/Ärztinnen", "Ärztinnen und Ärzte").

Wed 16 Mar 2022 21:05 UTC

author: martin

It's great that after so many years I still love the feeling of sitting down and wiring in for a long evening spent progressing an idea. This kind of creative outlet has been addictively valuable to me since the day I first started coding, and I'm very thankful I can still find it. ☺️

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Wed 16 Mar 2022 18:23 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Last night I watched "Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda." It's a documentary about a Japanese composer who, at the time, was battling throat cancer. It was a nice, calm, meandering film. I enjoyed it.

Wed 16 Mar 2022 18:23 UTC

author: martin

Poll – I'm curious what kind of geography Station covers now with so many more users.

[POLL Where are Station's users?] Africa | Asia | Europe | America (N/S) | Australia

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Wed 16 Mar 2022 12:06 UTC

author: martin

Just 2 posts until Station reaches 2000. Nice little milestone!

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Mon 14 Mar 2022 21:29 CET

author: @deerbard

@bacardi55 yes I'm on RTC, though I'm like a child in a fog, I'm using just little functionality that I've been shown how to use. I mainly post to my capsule. As for tools I know how to check for RTC members there's a chat called gab and for a longer form writing there's shlog.

Mon 14 Mar 2022 11:56 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @bacardi55 Mon 14 Mar 2022 10:44 CET

In theory, using offpunk should be the same as centralizing gemini/web pages I want to read in wallabag (which I already do)…

But I don't know why I feel I need to try offpunk for some nerdy reasons :).

Mon 14 Mar 2022 10:44 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I think I'm going to try offpunk sometime this week… :)


Sun 13 Mar 2022 23:52 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I installed and configured grocy for managing food stock, meal planning and shopping list shared with my gf.

I'm very impressed by the tool so far :)

Goal is to plan better to limit waste even more :)

Sun 13 Mar 2022 23:52 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Sun 13 Mar 2022 22:31 CET

Thanks a lot for sharing those info :]

Sun 13 Mar 2022 20:15 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Is usenet still used? Anyone has good documentation if that's the case?

Or are BBS more still used? If so, which is the more active between usenet and BBS?

Sun 13 Mar 2022 17:25 UTC

author: kelbot

Where my minidisc homies at?

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Sun 13 Mar 2022 00:54 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've release GTL v0.7.0 :)



Sun 13 Mar 2022 00:45 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Sat 12 Mar 2022 22:28 CET

"nb" looks very interesting. Someday, I would like to get into org mode. It seems to be an even more general solution (although it would require a transition from vi to emacs).

I thought about it a few times, but I can not make my mind to move away from vim after all those years…

Sat 12 Mar 2022 20:53 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

There are not many ideologies today, it seems, that encourage consuming less in order to reclaim more of one's free time for oneself. Yet I think this is a necessary plank in our transition to a greener future. I feel this could be helped along by encouraging simple, maximally inclusive communal activities. Much of our consumption today seems directed toward compensating for a loss of non-consumption-oriented community.

I say this as one living in a relatively affluent Western country, granted.

Fri 11 Mar 2022 23:32 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Last night I referred to my own post on Station from about a month ago (linked below) to make another tempeh-and-rice concoction. Had to use honey because we were out of maple syrup. Still turned out alright. I think some ginger would've made it even better, though


Wed 09 Mar 2022 19:43 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Did I really miss how awesome "nb" is? 🤯


Wed 09 Mar 2022 18:00 UTC

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Listening to Konpeito music over and over again :)

Tue 08 Mar 2022 19:37 UTC

author: martin

Sometimes all you need is a little momentum. It doesn't matter how you start – the only goal sans momentum is to get going. Do anything. Get into motion. Once you're moving everything else is much more prone to lining up. This has been a note to self.

Kelkfoje oni bezonas nur iom da movokvanto. Ne gravas kiel, nur ke via celo estu moviĝi. Ion ajn faru. Simple ekmoviĝu. Poste ĉiuj la aliaj aferoj emos malkovriĝi. Tiu ĉi estas noto por la estonta mi.

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Tue 08 Mar 2022 18:38 UTC

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Spartan universe is expanding!

tilde.cafe now has a spartan server! And my spa client is working out pretty well for a minimal client... I am looking forward to using spartan as my playground for a tinylogging server/service...

Mon 07 Mar 2022 20:58 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I had a Raspberry Pi 4 I wasn't using, so last night I flashed LibreELEC to an SD card and set it up to connect to my backup box over Wireguard. Now I don't have to spin up my gaming box to watch things! Haven't plugged it into a Kill-a-watt yet, but I suspect the Pi is using 1/4 to 1/10 of the electricity my gaming box does. Also, no fan noise.

Mon 07 Mar 2022 18:21 CET

author: @deerbard

Listening to Konpeito music over and over again.

Sun 06 Mar 2022 01:59 UTC

author: monolalia

I started thinking about how, when you close your eyes, your eyes nonetheless remain active and awake behind your eyelids, and somehow that's freaky, and now I'm afraid I'll never sleep again

Sat 05 Mar 2022 18:38 UTC

author: ☣ @StackSmith

spa, my Spartan browser framework is up and running.


It is my first practical piece of HorseWare, built to Whinam principles (immutable log, indices). It also introduces 4-character `sigils`, durable mnemonic devices to represent URLs.

Sat 05 Mar 2022 15:33 UTC

author: martin

What's everyone doing this weekend? Anyone have exciting / unusual plans?

I'm hanging out here on the island of Lanzarote and mostly just coding. Simple pleasures :)

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Fri 04 Mar 2022 19:04 CET

author: @deerbard

I'm wondering. Any preppers in gemini space?

Thu 03 Mar 2022 17:02 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Since January, I became team lead, which mean that 50% of my time should be now focused on helping and coaching other people in the team…

I know how to do my job, but coaching others is though… I should try to find some good materials to learn this skill…

Also, now I have many more topics to manage, I need to be better at taking and organizing notes more efficiently…

Thu 03 Mar 2022 10:03 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

This work week is crazy, I haven't been this tired for a long time…

Wed 02 Mar 2022 14:05 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Recent discoveries:


What a cunt. Anyone who buys a Tesla is an ignorant asshole, best case, or just a plain old asshole.

Wed 02 Mar 2022 09:05 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Nice summary of the different microblogging option in gemini:


Tue 01 Mar 2022 01:00 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Technically speaking, I don't see the difference between sending a "gemini mention" and submitting my RSS feed to Antenna 🤔…

Mon 28 Feb 2022 23:06 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Sent my first Gemini Mention to someone than myself during testing/dev of RFC implementation :].

Mon 28 Feb 2022 12:09 CET

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

gemserv of pllux.casa has been upgraded to v0.6.6 !

Mon 28 Feb 2022 05:09 UTC

author: skyjake

@gnuserland There seems to be a problem with your Atom timestamps in the gemini://gnuser.land/gemlog/atom.xml feed. The "updated" time of a few entries is missing a date:


This causes CAPCOM to think the item is dated for the current day. (The circumlunar CAPCOM is also not filtering future dates, it seems... 🙂)

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Mon 28 Feb 2022 02:22 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @paulsnar Sun 27 Feb 2022 20:47 +0200

Recently, there's been some discourse on backlinks and backlink notification schemes. Taking the torch from bacardi55, I've written down some of my thoughts in this space too.
→ gemini://pn.id.lv/20220227.gmi But Why Though? – On the responses to Gemmention-like concepts

Mon 28 Feb 2022 02:22 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @paulsnar Sun 27 Feb 2022 20:47 +0200

Recently, there's been some discourse on backlinks and backlink notification schemes. Taking the torch from bacardi55, I've written down some of my thoughts in this space too.
→ gemini://pn.id.lv/20220227.gmi But Why Though? – On the responses to Gemmention-like concepts

That's a great post, my thoughts aver /very/ similar to the ones in this post.

Mon 28 Feb 2022 02:22 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @paulsnar Sun 27 Feb 2022 20:47 +0200

Recently, there's been some discourse on backlinks and backlink notification schemes. Taking the torch from bacardi55, I've written down some of my thoughts in this space too.
→ gemini://pn.id.lv/20220227.gmi But Why Though? – On the responses to Gemmention-like concepts

Sun 27 Feb 2022 19:20 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: Pen Thu 24 Feb 2022 10:30 UTC

Could it be, that gtl does not parse yyyy-mm-dd hh:mm, i.e. a time without zone, though it should consider it as UTC?

Just discovered Pen's new tinylog and this message. If you read this (I didn't find any contacts on your capsule), yes GTL consider UTC if you don't precise the timezone. Look below a screenshot of your tinylog in GTL:


Sun 27 Feb 2022 14:04 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Received my first gemini mention this morning, it's great to see it working! Thanks Paulsnar!

Seems the other responses I got were less positive, which I understand as it might feel too complex for gemini… But maybe it isn't as big as a problem than I thought? 🤷

This isn't at all a mandatory thing, it provides just a way to tell the other authors "hey look here" in a more standardize way.

It might die on its own in the next weeks as I said, or be used by just a handful of people at the end, like for tinylogs, but I least I tried* :]

(*"Do or do not, there is no try" said Yoda… But I can say I actually did it with the implementations :p. And yes, I'm quoting Yoda :D).

Have a great Sunday everyone and stay safe!

Sun 27 Feb 2022 05:00 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

After some teasing, I've finally posted my thoughts and ideas (and implementations) for gemini response via gemlog…


Sat 26 Feb 2022 02:35 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Gemini mentions status:

Missing pieces:

The golang server side implementation is the remaining big thing before I can share all this with everyone. I was hopping by end of the week end, but being realistic probably mean end of next week^^.

Fri 25 Feb 2022 11:28 CET

author: @deerbard

In the same time balance of many lifes has been inerrupted in Ukrain, country next to mine. Trying to focus on daily life problems but it's not that easy. Panic is counter productive but doing anything seems pointless. The only question that feels relevant is: What should we do? And I don't know the answer. How big is this storm and where will it end?

Fri 25 Feb 2022 11:24 CET

author: @deerbard

It's useful to think about my past. The longer I live, the more mistakes I did, the more I can learn from studying them. I almost abandoned this process of going back in memory cause I was overly sentimental in my youth and it seemed counterproductive at the time. Extremes are rarely healthy.I'm happy I'm regaining some balance here.

Fri 25 Feb 2022 02:22 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

After a period of low-energy, of the sort I'm learning to ride out by taking some time to relax and play games or read things (rather than trying to force myself into "productivity," which really never seems to work), I've spent today almost entirely productively. Wife has termed this "business mode." It's been nice.

Fri 25 Feb 2022 01:06 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've put in written my idea for gemini mentions (aka replies, backlinks, …). The content seems ok-ish right now for a draft proposal.

I've started a very simple bash implementation (but I really don't like bash :p) that should be ready this week end.

I'm also planing to write a better software for it (probably in go to provide binary files) that will have more advance feature.

Providing tools with the proposal will, I hope, help geminauts want to try it on their capsule (granted they agree to enable cgi scripts, if their server allows it).

I'd like to publish the proposal with the 2 tools at the same time but if I don't have enough time I may publish the proposal with "just" the bash script in the next few days 🤷.

Fri 25 Feb 2022 00:26 UTC

author: martin

Anyone using a Gemini client on iOS they'd recommend? Ideally looking for something easy without having to compile myself.

@skyjake While I'm on the subject, do you have longer-term plans to have an App Store release for iOS? Might be a nice way to support development. I'd happily pay premium for it.

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Wed 23 Feb 2022 21:08 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Thinking about the backlinks again… I started a draft of my I'm thinking that I'll publish when ready, but if I'm being realistic, the main blocker will be the need for cgi scripts that capsule owner will have to setup.

Even if given the said script, it might not be easy for everyone and some user might be against the idea of having these kind of scripts on their server.

I also think that not every server allow them.

Wed 23 Feb 2022 11:24 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I have been thinking about replies in the gemini space and backlinks…

It isn't an easy problem as the solutions could be very simple or horribly complex…

But I want to give a shot, so my plan is to write a small concept and one or 2 implementations (eg: a very simple in bash and a more advanced as a go binary), so that's it is not "just" a concept but actually giving the tool to help the community embrace some kind of backlinks/pingbacks/refbacks

Wed 23 Feb 2022 11:20 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I really like the gemini community :) Thank you all!

Wed 23 Feb 2022 11:00 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

My Spartan client is finally getting close to working, kind of. The client itself is trivial, but the URL sigil bookmark/cache system that gives every URL seen a 4-letter shortcut has been an interesting animal to code. Also, trying out the Whinam datastructure of using an immutable log with an index as a generic datastore is hard work in an entirely uncharted territory. Anyway, moving slower than anticipated, with much procrastination and uncertainty about my actions.

Wed 23 Feb 2022 09:19 CET

author: @deerbard

@bacardi55 thx a lot! Getting better already!

Tue 22 Feb 2022 23:03 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Offpunk¹ browser seems very cool and bring very interesting changes to the way one would browse the web…

I really need to take the time "someday" to test it out!

1: Offpunk repository

Tue 22 Feb 2022 21:16 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I find my engagement with video content and text content is different. Video content "goes down" easier, but tends to not engage my thinking as deeply. Reading text *feels* more difficult, but I also feel like it forces me to consider every detail more thoroughly. I could easily spend all day consuming visual content, and I have in the past, but I find myself working to cut out that kind of content lately. I must be getting old. 😜

Mon 21 Feb 2022 23:15 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@Acidus¹ is managing a great search engine for gemini (Kennedy) that now can show cached results too³!

I find it so cool to have real good search engine now, thanks a lot @acidus for the great work!

1: Acidus' capsule

2: Kennedy search engine

3: Cached results

Mon 21 Feb 2022 23:10 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @deerbard Mon 21 Feb 2022 20:55 CET

Sick, weak and unable to work but at least learned it's not covid. And there is one positive side of it all - I read more. Always look on the bright side of life.

Wish @deerbard to get better soon!

Mon 21 Feb 2022 20:55 CET

author: @deerbard

Sick, weak and unable to work but at least learned it's not covid. And there is one positive side of it all - I read more. Always look on the bright side of life.

Mon 21 Feb 2022 17:22 UTC

author: martin

I've just lost 10 minutes to a wonderful version of the I-can't-find-the-sunglasses-that-are-on-my-head problem in which I've been debugging code that randomly stopped playing sound, except it didn't, I just didn't have my headphones on my actual head.

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Mon 21 Feb 2022 13:59 UTC

author: martin

Happy Monday folks. Hope everyone has an awesome week. I'm working on my own stuff this week, and I'm super excited to have only that as my sole focus. Single-tasking ftw.

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Mon 21 Feb 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Back in 2015, I predicted that once ad-blocking became common, we would be faced with server-side tracking:

You know what will happen once most of us install ad-blockers? Server-side ad SDK's, that's what. Unblockable ads, unstoppable tracking.


Well, it's here in the form of Server-side tagging in Google Tag Manager, and it's easier than the SDK I predicted. #adblock #privacy

Server-side tagging


Sun 20 Feb 2022 23:31 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

When I was a kid, Myst looked amazing. I never got a chance to play it, but I really wanted to. Now I'm on a resource-constrained laptop with ScummVM... seemed like a good time to finally give it a go. I'm stupidly excited about it. 😂

Sun 20 Feb 2022 18:47 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Read this on station:

Hey Station! I've been looking for some "affiliate" capsules to link on the main page of mine. My capsule is at xxxxx if you want to take a look at it. Drop your capsules here if you'd like to be an affiliate, lol.

It feels to me like a very web oriented way of thinking. There is nothing to gain and no real SEO on gemini…

Start writing content and maybe add links to other capsules you like, and people will do the same if/when they like your capsule…

I could say a lot more but I'll stop there.

I also removed the actual link (but you can find it easily by going to station), because it is not against this specific geminauts but more for our community to start thinking differently.

Sun 20 Feb 2022 17:46 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Wordo is now on full auto. A cron-driven script selects a new random word from the dictionary of ~6000 word and sets up a new game at 08:00 UTC.


Sun 20 Feb 2022 15:00 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Добавил пачку черновиков, возможно я сделаю из них нормальные записи и опубликую, но ничего не могу обещать. Если вы вдруг хотите туда заглянуть, то держите ссылочку.


Sun 20 Feb 2022 13:44 UTC

author: martin

"You've already been dead for 4.5 billion years." 👊

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Sun 20 Feb 2022 10:59 UTC

author: martin

I love being shit at something. No ego, no embarrassment in trying and failing repeatedly, progress is obvious to see, everyone can help you. Holding onto this mindset once you really start to make progress is rare. Rare and valuable tend to overlap often.

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Sun 20 Feb 2022 10:41 UTC

author: skyjake

[POLL 🐶🐱?] Dogs are the best boys/girls | Cats are cool | Rodents are adorable | Horse! | I'm a fish

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Sat 19 Feb 2022 02:53 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've added search (more like filtering) capabilities to GTL :)


Upcoming version moving on nicely :]

Fri 18 Feb 2022 21:20 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Недолго длилась ностальгическая волна с работой в IceWM - тайлинг и консольные программы несравнимо удобней, всё-таки, особенно на ноуте. Вернулся на sway :)

Fri 18 Feb 2022 01:07 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @reaton@geminids.ga Thu 17 Feb 2022 17:39 CET

I find it pretty cool and easy to customize, you did a great job!

Thanks a lot for testing and the feedback :) I have a few other feature I want to add before the next release so it's nice to see this one work :)

Thu 17 Feb 2022 11:56 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Re:@RalfWausE 2022-02-17

Damn, the re convention is a little cumbersome! Am I even doing it right?

Acme editor... I keep trying to eliminate the mouse, but find that I really can't - even when I use vim (poorly) I wind up switching to another terminal or something that is more easily mouse-driven. And copy-paste with the middle button (linux) is a godsend.

So I wonder if I would just love Acme, paradoxically. I have some intimate experience with Project Oberon which has a similar ad-hoc button-making capabilty, and that's _fabulous_. Sadly I don't like Oberon much as a language, perhaps unfairly, but even the idea of, for the rest of my life, typing capitalized POINTER TO seems dumb.

Wed 16 Feb 2022 18:05 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Re:@gemi.dev 2022-02-16

I don't know why the idea of placing contact information into a well-known place scares the crap out of me! It's not like I am hiding my email, but the idea of a spider harvesing all the emails in gemini space so easily just sits wrong. It's not that hard to get - just look for email addresses at index.gmi, or just scan all tildes for usernames (which correspond to the emails there). So I don't know what I am scared of.

I am also pathologically afraid and annoyed that gemini content is being proxied to the main web. I don't want them reading our shit! Well, at least they can't play SpellBinding...

Wed 16 Feb 2022 13:03 CET

author: @deerbard

@adele I actually like that aspect of gemini space that it makes you use another browser. I use Amfora and I really enjoy the experience. I never used terminal too much before as I'm not a programmer, now I use it on daily basis and I open it in cool-retro-term app which makes it extra fun :)

Wed 16 Feb 2022 11:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Давно замечаю за представителями манагерского сословия (преимущественно, но не исключительно, московскими) склонность к абсолютно идиотским англицизмам. «Я поняла твой консёрн» сукасука... Напоминает попытку элитизироваться, по аналогии с тем, как русская аристократия вещала на французском, а японская - на китайском. В случае околоайтишной планктонины выглядит неимоверно жалко.

Wed 16 Feb 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Another one takes the red pill and wakes up from the Matrix - "I think the internet is broken - Chris Hawkes"

Chris Hawkes


Tue 15 Feb 2022 23:10 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @adele@pollux.casa Tue 15 Feb 2022 20:48 CET

Happy to see @adele posting again in the gemini space (:

Tue 15 Feb 2022 22:26 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

The custom theming feature for GTL has been moving nicely:

GTL screenshots in 3 theme (HTTPS)

I'm not that happy with the code that added a lot of mess I feel… But I like the feature.

I would love some testing though as it might differ in other systems and setups…

Tue 15 Feb 2022 20:48 CET

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

Gemini is a bad idea because you need a specific browser ?

Using a classical browser to access lightweight web sites is not secure ?

No problemo :


Tue 15 Feb 2022 17:47 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I'm using more antenna and cosmos than my own commitium (feed agregator) right now… I don't know if it's good or not and if I should shut down the aggregator?


Tue 15 Feb 2022 17:29 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

New smolzine #20 is out :-)


Tue 15 Feb 2022 14:57 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Hello gemini tinyloggers!

Now I'm part of "Tinylog timeline generated by gtl" thank you @bacardi55!

Also gemini://gemini.quietplace.xyz/~razzlom/ [1] now part of "Fediring" [2]! If you have account on fediverse you can join us.

[1] gemini://gemini.quietplace.xyz/~razzlom/

[2] gemini://fediring.net/

Tue 15 Feb 2022 11:06 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Got bogged down in URL normalization. I should've just written the code to do it from the start instead of wasting a couple of days looking for a library and trying to adapt it, then realizing it has a gaping hole (and is designed by an ignoramus). Remember the Forth way:

Tue 15 Feb 2022 09:49 UTC

author: skyjake

The speed increase on Station is really noticeable. Good job @martin !

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Tue 15 Feb 2022 00:46 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've made quite good progress on implementing custom themes in gtl¹ :)

More messy than I would have prefer… But seems to work well!

I may rework it a bit, but I'll push something this week (and would love more tests than me and my different terms)


Mon 14 Feb 2022 18:30 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Sorry if you see tests in my tinylogs, I use my own tinylog feed for testing 🤷 :)

But happy to have fixed a couple of issue in GTL to get back on the horse, now I can start working on real improvements :).

Mon 14 Feb 2022 10:55 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

@bacardi55: You go!

Mon 14 Feb 2022 00:06 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I started coding a few patch for GTL in the train on Friday and today… Clearly rusty as I had to re-read some of my code to understand what I did a few months ago :D

But happy to start again, a few patches will be pushed soon to the main branch

Sun 13 Feb 2022 21:11 UTC

author: martin

Reflecting on an amazing year and I'm thankful for so many things. Here are some short (subjective) observations from "life" so far.

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Sun 13 Feb 2022 15:57 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Добавил RFC: TinyLogs format и RFC: GEMPUB format в коллекцию.

2021-06-08 RFC: TinyLogs format

2021-04-25 RFC: GEMPUB

Sun 13 Feb 2022 14:02 UTC

author: martin

Hey Stationeers! Today is my birthday, so I made a few updates to our station (it was getting a little rusty). Station is now faster, and you can add polls to posts to get more structured feedback. All the details are in "Recent Updates" gemini://station.martinrue.com/updates

So, here goes – first poll on Station:

[POLL How long have you been on Station?] I'm really new | A few weeks | A few months | I'm an old guard

I'm spending the day in a very hot Arrecife, so hello from the beach where I'm pushing this update from 👋

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Sun 13 Feb 2022 13:03 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

В данный момент моя статья об Scuttlebutt мне не нравится. Надо будет её переделать, если получится.

Sun 13 Feb 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

These 3D printed computer terminals are simply gorgeous! #3dprint #retro #terminal

Modern Retro Computer Terminals


Sat 12 Feb 2022 20:30 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

So I have a prototype that loads and renders a page, and databases the links. But I hit a snag: a brower can just send the links to the server as they are written in gemtext, but since I am databasing the links, I need to normalize them. This is not hard, but is nasty business full of corner cases.

Fri 11 Feb 2022 18:53 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Cool! I have several modules working:

All I need is to tie them together. I could probably string it together in the shell, or monolithic for now. Links can be navigated as numbers from the current page, 4-char codes via the mapper, or typed in as full urls. Suckless-style configuration can work - just change the colors and recomple, which is instant with a 20K executable...Sticking to spartan for now to avoid dealing with TLS... Will have a working browser with a link database tomorrow (I hope).

Fri 11 Feb 2022 09:32 CET

author: @deerbard

Good morning!

New pic in One Picture Gallery

to be found here

Thu 10 Feb 2022 20:45 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Е шен люй ча (野生绿茶) - ♥

Кажется, у меня новый фаворит среди зелёных чаёв.

Thu 10 Feb 2022 18:39 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Finally got to work on my old idea of a modular browser. Starting with a URL mapper. It maps URLS to 4-character codes, allowing up to 1 million URLs to be 'shortened'. This code will be presented in my CLI browser (before each link), and the user can go to any link encountered by typing in 4 characters. Not just a link on this page -- any link ever seen! This works as a URL shortener, a way to navigate links, a history cache, and a 'bookmark' system of sorts.

Thu 10 Feb 2022 17:21 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I'm motivated to take back working on GTL soon :]

I have a few ideas to implement and bugs to fix, and I miss writing go :P

Feel free to send any ideas or submit ticket to github/gitlab projects too (:

Thu 10 Feb 2022 16:45 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Опубликовал резюме, налетели коршунами. Где-то треть - работорговцы (аутстаффинг и подобное), остальные в целом адекватные, даже одно собеседование назначил и думаю ещё о двух. К сожалению, не прокатил в одну американскую контору — маловато опыта в качестве именно девопса (к сожалению, 15 лет стажа линуксового админства тут не аргумент). А письма продолжают приходить и приходить. Благо, телефон на беззвуке...

Thu 10 Feb 2022 15:39 UTC

author: skyjake

What the...? Is this really "Buy Instagram Followers" spam on Midnight Pub, in Persian? 😄


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Thu 10 Feb 2022 11:45 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Apparently there is another security fix for gemserv, please update geminauts!

Bug Fix (HTTPS)

Wed 09 Feb 2022 21:45 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Заметка на будущее: написать пост про Икигаи.

Пост ew0k на эту тему

Wed 09 Feb 2022 17:38 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

I wrote a spartan 'client' toy in C. It's a start.


Wed 09 Feb 2022 17:20 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Мой мир никогда не станет прежним. Обнаружена удобная и работающая программа на... Rust! А то у меня уж сложилось впечатление, что оный язык используется только для мастурбации на блокчейн и пожирания ресурсов компьютера. Итак, работающий и простой Gopher-клиент:


Wed 09 Feb 2022 11:05 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

В gmisub-аггрегатор добавлены несколько капсул

Phreedom gmisub

И подборка по-прежнему доступна в виде архива с epub за последний месяц:


Tue 08 Feb 2022 20:35 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Я тут подумал... Никто не хочет поадминить инстацию Pleroma?

Tue 08 Feb 2022 14:31 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

I just found mozz's Spartan protocol! And his reference client. And it turns out there is a bunch of stuff there. I really love the simplicity. tilde.team has a spartan server! And it supports cgi (although I cannot figure out how to get data off the url past the ?... But it's a start.



Anyone using it? How do you browse?

Tue 08 Feb 2022 14:31 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

I am not sure how I feel about Pleroma, or the Fediverse in general... It looks quite noisy, but I really haven't been a part of it enough to have an opinion. I know I don't like most things about twitter or facebook. Elixir is interesting to me, but again I know nothing about it...


Tue 08 Feb 2022 08:56 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

I've been thinking about tinylogs, feeds and federation...

Some ideas on how something like it could be used to simultaneously fill all social networking needs, from chat to email to bulletin boards to gemlogs and magazines -- in the (fictional?) land of intelligent horses:

Whinam Social Networking

Tue 08 Feb 2022 01:54 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

New tinylog:


Mon 07 Feb 2022 19:26 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

Ah, done with the chores: checking tomorrow's SpellBinding and Wordo games. Always best to do it early before my brain gets fuzzy. I really should automate it more for wordo. I would like to be able to set up a whole month's worth of games in an hour or two, and let it rip. SpellBinding is almost there, but I still have to mess with the dictionary a lot, and then update all the pre-made games...

Mon 07 Feb 2022 09:55 EST

author: ☣ @StackSmith

I should've done this ages ago. What a great way to say something quickly! It was also a pleasure to find bacardi55 aggregator. I really like the gtl TUI tool, but sady it's in go, and I dare not install anything on my current machine...

Wait, it works at a tilde! And it is cool.

Mon 07 Feb 2022 00:51 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Houston¹ and Tinylogs agregator² are back online :) That's one thing less to do!

I also added a few tinylog generated by Station³ to the aggregator. Not sure who to add and who not to, so for now only @skyjake, @martin and @kelbot have been added.

1: Houston

2: Tinylog aggregator


Sun 06 Feb 2022 23:12 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Hanging out in mozz's chat room for a bit. 👍👍


Sat 05 Feb 2022 19:08 UTC

author: martin

Station has reached 500 users! Thanks @powerh00th00t for bringing this awesome little community on the fringes of the Internet to this new milestone. Thanks everyone who participates here for keeping this place alive, friendly, and full of interesting stuff every day! 🍻

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Sat 05 Feb 2022 19:00 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Устал, но добавил в коллекцию вторую статью от Parimal Satyal.

2020-05-25 Rediscovering the Small Web!

Sat 05 Feb 2022 17:04 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Not sure why, but I can't make my gemini server hosting houston/tinylog aggregator to work again with gemserv since the last update…

I did the same thing for my "local" server (serving my gemlog and feed) and it worked without any issue…

Even tried recreating the tls certificate but no success… I'm thinking about installing another gemini server for this 🤔

Sat 05 Feb 2022 15:40 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Добавил статью в коллекцию Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web за авторством Parimal Satyal.

2017-11-02 Against an Increasingly User-Hostile Web

Sat 05 Feb 2022 14:40 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Убрал ограничение в 80 символов и теперь использую "длинные строки" в соответствии с документацией gemini.

Fri 04 Feb 2022 07:31 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Spellbinding is driving Gemini adoption in my social circle. My wife and I have been playing it, and now her sister and one of her friends have installed Lagrange in order to join us in playing it. 😁


Thu 03 Feb 2022 12:16 CET

author: @deerbard

First day after another attack of paralyzing back pain. Yesterday I spent whole day planning how to improve my working place. Thankfuly after yesterdays heavy painkillers I don't need more today. Taking breaks as I should. Now I „only” have to finally start remebering about it ALWAYS.

Thu 03 Feb 2022 12:10 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Обновил список используемого/рекомендуемого ПО. Желающие могут ознакомиться.


Wed 02 Feb 2022 18:25 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Bombadillo разочаровывает. Казалось бы, универсальный браузер для gopher и gemini с идеальным для меня поведением. Но. Есть него косяк - но всегда при запросе подставляет порт в url, даже если оный порт - дефолтный. Казалось бы, всё в порядке, но есть ряд кривых gemini-серверов, котрые на это реагируют неадекватно и выдают ошибку not found. Issue про написание костыля для такого поведения в гите bombadillo висит уже 11 месяцев, а без него часть гемисферы недоступна.

Tue 01 Feb 2022 15:22 UTC

author: monolalia

If the Doctor (Star Trek) and other holograms were indeed "photonics", they'd be visible in the dark. But no, they merely reflect light like the rest of us. Yet they probably don't even glow in the infrared! What a scam. "Photons be free" indeed.

Tue 01 Feb 2022 15:06 UTC

author: kelbot

Issue 19 of smolZINE is out now. Check out Sunny's capsule in Hidden Gems for a cool wordle clone playable within gemini. gemini://gemini.cyberbot.space/smolzine/smolzine-issue-19.gmi

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Tue 01 Feb 2022 14:50 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Окончательно застрял в gopherspace. Ощущения из подросткового периода, когда Сеть надо было"серфить", а не питаться блюдом грузинской кухни Жричодали от корпорастов. Дух исследования и малых сообществ, неожиданные находки (порою настоящие бриллианты) и тонны, моря и горы _оригинальной_, сука, информации! Жизнь не просто _есть_ за пределами большого WWW, она только там и осталась, по сути. Gemini и Gopher (ну и smolnet пока трепыхается).

Tue 01 Feb 2022 13:55 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Продолжаю замену софта на более простой (пожалуй, скоро будет статья с очередным актуальным списком повседневных программ). Уже упоминал, что Bombadillo заменил Амфору, теперь ещё два переключения: dino → profanity и HexChat → Weechat.

Браузер бы поменять, да по работе постоянно нужен говновеб (Gitlab, ELK, Teams, Confluence...), так что у Qutebrowser пока нет конкурентов.

Mon 31 Jan 2022 21:55 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Unassuming elegance of a well-written Ansible playbook.

Mon 31 Jan 2022 18:55 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Исследуя gopherspace, а если точнее, изучая содержимое bitreich.org, наткнулся на прелюбопытный генератор статических сайтов, выдающий разом html, gemtext и gophermap. Пощупаю немного за всякое, и, скорее всего, внедрю — этой капсуле давно нужна нормальная автоматизация. Кстати, автор программы — широко известный в узких кругах Solene.

cl-yag (gopher)

git clone git://bitreich.org/cl-yag/

Mon 31 Jan 2022 11:56 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Пересел с Amfora на Bombadillo — выглядит проще и шустрее, умеет gopher и finger, да и конфиг/закладки хранит проще и понятнее.

Mon 31 Jan 2022 11:49 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Also to think about this week: Should I (auto) clean my tinylog file to remove old entries?

I think I should put a cleaning process to remove post older than X days…

That's also why I want to add a "bookmark" option in GTL.

Mon 31 Jan 2022 11:21 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Thought for this week: Should we try to simplify tinylog format a bit?

I feel like some resistance about it is because it can be too flexible (and thus potentially hard to parse).

A simple solution would be to have a more limiting format and then allow client to add feature they want on top of it.

I have no idea if that's really an option, as some user already feel "constrained" with the current format 🤷

Mon 31 Jan 2022 11:18 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @lykso@lyk.so Fri 28 Jan 2022 20:35 UTC

Has twtxt completely supplanted tinylogs on Gemini? Feels like my tinylog feed is really quiet these days.

Funny enough, I wrote a gemlog about this recently¹.

I don't think tinylogs are dead, but as @deerbard said, I'm just posting this into the gemini void without too much thoughts :).

¹: Microblogging and gemini

Mon 31 Jan 2022 11:15 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Sun 30 Jan 2022 21:51 CET

@bacardi55: I've add to my GTL one feed of my colleague, and I realized that there are no any Station's tinylogs in your aggregated feeds timeline. Is it on purpose? I remember that Station had add tinylog support on the early stage of RFC creation, and It seems to be quiet about it from that time?

Indeed, I didn't add any station users to the global feed. The reason was: "who am I to decide who should or shouldn't be on that list?"… Then I could add "everyone" but that's a lot…

I could start with adding the "most known" users? I don't know tbh, so would appreciate feedback :)

Sun 30 Jan 2022 17:23 CET

author: @deerbard

@lykso I don't even know what twtxt is :) I just send my tinylogs into the void like always.

Sun 30 Jan 2022 01:58 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Finally joined Astrobotany: gemini://astrobotany.mozz.us/public/a76b6a12acf0444e8a8155c9a5984c5f

Sat 29 Jan 2022 19:43 UTC

author: martin

Hello from the Atlantic ocean! I'm on a ship headed to Lazarote and I'm somehow picking up a 4G signal, so I've tethered so I can use Lagrange. First Atlantic ocean post on Gemini? 😆

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Sat 29 Jan 2022 17:35 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Написал небольшую заметку о том как установить новую версию go на старый debian.


Sat 29 Jan 2022 16:00 MSK

author: 💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz

Пробую разобраться в tinylog и gtl.

Sat 29 Jan 2022 13:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Закончил перевод "Принципов малых технологий"

Вот он

Как водится, пока переводил, понял намного больше, чем, когда читал. И пришёл выводу, что Малые Технологии — намного более близкий мне принцип, нежели Тривиальные. Социализм против анархизма, по сути. Так что отныне исповедую Малые Технологии ☭

Fri 28 Jan 2022 20:35 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Has twtxt completely supplanted tinylogs on Gemini? Feels like my tinylog feed is really quiet these days.

Thu 27 Jan 2022 22:15 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Using the electricity mix in my region, the servers I run put out around 5 tonnes of CO² a year. My laptop puts out just shy of 100lbs, or 45kg (assuming 12 hours of use per day). Seeing what tricks I can employ to begin keeping my servers powered off more. Already I've started keeping my media box turned off at night and much of the day by downloading music and video I want to consume in the near future to the devices I'll be consuming them on, but my VM server runs some things that should be kept on 24 hours a day. Next step is, I suppose, seeing if I can put some of those VMs onto SBCs instead. (I have a few from previous projects just gathering dust at the moment.)

Thu 27 Jan 2022 20:53 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Just improvised a lunch for me and my housemates. Writing it here to share and remember:

- 1/2 a head of garlic

- 1 onion

- A generous amount of sesame oil

- 340g (12oz) tempeh

- 60mL (1/4 cup) soy sauce

- 60mL (1/4 cup) pure maple syrup

- 3 packets of red pepper flakes

- 15mL (3 tsp.) garam masala

- Some shiitake mushroom

Fry onion, garlic, tempeh together in oil, add mushroom and fry until browned, add rest of ingredients, cook until sauce is absorbed/reduced. Serve w/ rice or eat as-is.

Thu 27 Jan 2022 11:55 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Закрыл регистрацию на XMPP-сервере phreedom.club (как показали недавние события, я не могу предоставить по нему нормальный уровень сервиса) и на peertube - v.phreedom.club (для полноценной инстанции всё равно не хватает мощностей, а урезанную зачем людям пихать). Из списка сервисов их также удалил. Закрывать сами сервисы не буду (но, вероятнее всего, уберу веб-интерфейс жаббера), ныне активные пользователи могут не бояться.

Thu 27 Jan 2022 00:11 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I've written a post about why I've chosen to be pseudonymous.


Wed 26 Jan 2022 05:08 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Perfect score on Spellbinding. 🙌

Wed 26 Jan 2022 04:12 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Listening to KONPEITO #8. Anyone know of any other Gemini-native music/mixtapes?


Wed 26 Jan 2022 01:42 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@ewok reading challenge day 6: only read 10 pages today. I really need to start reading earlier, that would help sleep more too ^^

Wed 26 Jan 2022 01:17 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@skyjake site is down… I'm guessing his new server still have a few glitches :D

Joking aside, I think the gemini community really benefits from his hard work in clearly all gemini areas like @szczezuja said!

If you read this @skyjake, many thanks <3


Tue 25 Jan 2022 18:00 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Combing through my data, trying to create a reasonable accounting of and structure for it all. Seems almost like a never-ending project.

Tue 25 Jan 2022 17:49 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Didn't read at all yesterday (well, I did read a manga but that doesn't count). I'm going to do a wrap up of my experience in this challenge later today (or tomorrow), but I'm thinking about another challenge to start for the next 3 weeks. Not based on page / day but mainly just on "did I read X days per week". The number of page is not important for me, as it also depends so much on life constraint. But making the habit to open a book at least 5 days per week is what I'm looking for…

Mon 24 Jan 2022 18:40 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Mondays, right…? 😫

Mon 24 Jan 2022 02:21 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

"Forced" myself a bit tonight to read before going to bed, but I may regret it tomorrow morning 🤷.

Anyway, I only read 20 pages tonight. But the main goal is to retrieve the habit of reading daily or close to it, so I'm happy to continue this challenge :).

Sun 23 Jan 2022 13:57 CET

author: @deerbard

Seems I'm joining @ew0k's reading challenge by coincidence. I decided to reintroduce reading to my life by making a hard rule of time during the day set for reading. I won't count pages though, just reading few pages a day but every day is my goal.

Sat 22 Jan 2022 23:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Git repos from gitea.phreedom.club partially accessible via gemini:


Sat 22 Jan 2022 19:37 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Just upgraded Lagrange from 1.9.5 to 1.10.1. Really enjoying that it now shows me the identity that will be used to request a URL in the "URL" bar that pops up at the bottom of the window when hovering over a link.

Sat 22 Jan 2022 18:10 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Day 3 of the reading challenge! I missed day 2, but today I finished one of my book, reading 50+ page so I'm covered for the day :].

Yesterday was last day of the working week and my brain was entirely fried ^^

Sat 22 Jan 2022 13:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

По просьбе подписчика восстановил утраченный перевод статьи "Заново открываем Small web".


Sat 22 Jan 2022 07:54 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

One of the benefits of the Reform having a clear bottom: I don't think I've ever cbeen this fastidious about keeping the inside of a computer clean before.

Fri 21 Jan 2022 19:28 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Finally the week end :]

Fri 21 Jan 2022 17:07 UTC

author: monolalia

I would like to propose the existence of a shameful "kink" among the privacy-minded: a secret, tortuous longing for the final blissful peace-bringing surrender of every detail of your life to Amazon, the government, Google, several other governments, et cetera. YOU WILL EXIST IN NAKED SUBMISSION TO A STATE OF GRACE ONLY NORMIES HAVE KNOWN

Fri 21 Jan 2022 13:48 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Thu 20 Jan 2022 16:38 CET

It's funny that it seems that made more noise than . Twtxt was added to some time ago, and at this time there were about 10 active users aggregated by @bacardi55, and only several testing posts on twtxt provided by Antenna. Of course twtxt is reaching more far than Geminispace, but in Geminispace tinylog is more homely. For me the key benefit is that tinylog is readable for any Gemini client, ant it isn't only formatted text-file, at the same time it is offering the same functionalities, with the same simplicity.

Maybe I'm wrong When I say that txtwt is more popular, I don't know, but feels like it but maybe only because twtxt users are more vocal? In any case, the more I think about it the more I do prefer tinylogs. But maybe the RFC format is a bit too complex for micro bloging? I'll have a think later, in the meantime, I'm enjoying writing here (:

Fri 21 Jan 2022 04:43 UTC

author: skyjake

If you have missing glyphs (Emoji in particular) in #Lagrange, this may help:


It's a shell/Python script that downloads Symbola from UFAS and converts it to TrueType (using "fonttools"). You can then drag-and-drop the .ttf on the Lagrange window to install it.

(Requires python3 and pip3.)

Symbola is quite a nice Unicode 13 compatible font, but available only for personal use so I can't put it in the Font Library.

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Fri 21 Jan 2022 01:08 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've decided to participate to ew0k reading challenge for the coming weeks.

Tonight, I read indeed 50 pages (from 77 to 127^^) of one my current book.

I'm hopping that this challenge will help me add more reading habits to my brain so that I can achieve the 24 goal this year!

ew0k reading challenge

Thu 20 Jan 2022 12:56 UTC

author: martin

So I've been thinking. Wanderlust, while used too often, is still a cool German word that captures the essence of wanting to be somewhere else – the desire (lust) to be wandering (wander). But eventually, such an unfulfilled desire doesn't feel so positive, so I've always been on a first-name basis with Fernweh – far pain, or the pain of not being somewhere far away (in contrast to homesickness). Reflecting on the last month hanging out in the Canary islands, I'm grateful that I've had no cause to use either of these words. In fact I now wish to coin a new pair: Hierlust (the desire to be right here) and Anderswoweh (the pain of thinking about being anywhere else).

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Thu 20 Jan 2022 11:35 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Вчера Федерация доказала свою полезность. У хостера были проблемы на сети в одном из ЦОДов, в результате чего виртуалка с Phreedom.club отвалилась на несколько часов, что никоим образом не помешало общению и взаимодействию людей, хоть и доставило временные неудобства - я продолжал держать народ в курсе событий с резервного аккаунта на другой инстанции, для срочной связи использовались резервные же жаббер и почта... Короче говоря: "Интернетчики всех стран! Децентрализуйтесь!"


Немного мыслей и ссылок про SmolNet

Обезжиренный Веб

Thu 20 Jan 2022 11:14 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Today is not a great day so far

Thu 20 Jan 2022 09:20 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

I seriously hate the hoops one has to jump through to create a working EFI boot CD image...

Wed 19 Jan 2022 20:28 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

The TLGS (Totally Legit Gemini Search) search engine seems to work really well for the few searches I've done on it yesterday and today :)


Thanks a lot to the author @Martin!


Wed 19 Jan 2022 14:33 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I see more posts about twtxt in the gemini community. Feels like it might attract more than tinylog for some reason… I'm now thinking: should I switch to twtxt? Have both? Should GTL handle Twtxt format? At this point I don't know 🤷.

I'll try to write a post about my thoughts tonight if I find the motivation

Wed 19 Jan 2022 09:27 CET

author: @deerbard

Today I learned on Mastodon that probably there will be no more konpeito mixtapes. Listening to old ones today.

Wed 19 Jan 2022 01:31 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Wrote my first gemlog entry of the year. I'm happy because it has been some time since I manage to motivate myself to write! One step after the other we can then think about a possible second one :]

Tue 18 Jan 2022 21:08 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Stopping work now… I started ±12h ago… This has been a long day…

Sun 16 Jan 2022 22:04 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Stumble across @Ploum article about going offline in 2022. I must say it made me think a lot. Not that I want to do the same thing, but I've been trying to remove some of the "burden" of being online last year too. Using an e-ink tablet to read web content via wallabag is quite helpful as it limits me in what I can do, but I haven't been the best at following my rules.

Also, I find it very interesting that people that experienced the early web are more and more trying to either disconnect or find alternative closer to back then (myself included). I believe it does speak a lot about what the web has became…

Sun 16 Jan 2022 20:48 CET

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

It's OK. Some times, when you're dealing with a crazy-maker, it's OK to just burn that bridge and never look back.

Sun 16 Jan 2022 07:05 CET

author: @deerbard

An important observation. I became slothful.

Sat 15 Jan 2022 08:31 UTC

author: skyjake

Small Cosmos tweak: publications like smolZINE are always sorted to the top of their day and can only be the root of a thread. @kelbot

As zines are not regular log posts they may link to many things and if one or more of the links happen to be feed posts, it’s not appropriate for the zine to become a thread reply to one of them.


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Sat 15 Jan 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

The #Smashwords website is nothing like a modern website, and I love it! I mean, you can download this #ebook I am currently really enjoying (Casual Computing) for free, DRM free, without creating an account, without popups in your face, right now, just by following the link. No user hostility, you can read the ebooks on any device you want, and you get to support independent authors.

Casual Computing: Light Reading for Users of Open Source, About Open Source


Wed 12 Jan 2022 10:17 CET

author: @deerbard

@Toby Thx! Mindblowing! I'm talking about the Kiwix and whole Wikipedia being „only” 87Gb.

Wed 12 Jan 2022 10:09 CET

author: @deerbard

Nothing to add, best smolnet wishes :)

Same to you @Szczezuja!

Wed 12 Jan 2022 09:04 UTC

author: skyjake


Occasionally people reply or refer to others' posts in Geminispace, but these threads of discussion are not really visible anywhere. I wanted to make something to help with this, so I wrote a new aggregator that tracks links between posts.

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Mon 10 Jan 2022 21:04 CET

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

Started thinking seriously about hosting my own cloud today. I'm too entrenched in the MS world and I dislike having all my data and in my calendar just sit with MS. I like their apps (MS ToDo is really good), but it's not a sustainable relationship.

I've already got a domain name in mind and an HDD. I just need to wait for RPi 4s to come back in stock. Or could I get away with it on an RPi 3B?

Sun 09 Jan 2022 22:04 CET

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

This week. The goal is to simplify my writing.

Sun 09 Jan 2022 20:42 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I keep wanting to use fzf as a general interface, but there are all these seemingly-slight issues that keep that from being viable. Was building a Spartan browser in shell script using fzf as an interface just now, but the lack of line wrapping and the lack of support for entering arbitrary text makes it a non-starter. :/

Sun 09 Jan 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Did you know you can download all of Wikipedia onto your hard drive and use it offline? It's only 87Gb and will fit on a microSD card. Useful for distraction-free productivity for home-schooling, work-from-home, etc. Also useful for those with little or no connectivity or during internet take-downs. With the Kiwix software, it's searchable and you can also host it onto a local network with one click. Other useful downloads: Gutenberg books, Khan Academy, TED videos, StackExchange, Arch Linux wiki, WikiHow, and tons more. Might as well put your uncapped (or night-time) internet to good use. #offline #kiwix

Kiwix content


Sun 09 Jan 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

"Digital Vegan" is a deep dive into the problems with our current technology (Big Tech and social media). It's "a call to disengagement and more careful, slower, deliberate and thoughtful relations with technology". #book #recommendation

Andy Farnell


Sat 08 Jan 2022 23:01 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Enjoying this interactive gemsite:


Sat 08 Jan 2022 00:38 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Re: @szczezuja@szczezuja.space 2022-01-06 10:25 CET

Yeah, it's really, *really* vague. I'm guessing it's similar to or synonymous with the "indie web" at best, and nothing more than an inflated way to say "we don't like cryptocurrencies" at worst.


Fri 07 Jan 2022 17:08 CET

author: @deerbard

@Szczezuja Pixelfed seems to be even less useful than Instagram for me. Sure you can post there and it looks pretty cool but then it's hard to notice any comments so communication almost doesn't exist. Asfor my taking photos, yeah, I still almost don't, waiting for any event in my static life :) But my Telegram group funtions pretty well for just few users. Arkadiusz from Masto joined recently and is active as well.

Thu 06 Jan 2022 22:26 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I really like Gemini, but inline links have been very hard to let go of for me.

Thu 06 Jan 2022 20:59 CET

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

Today, I'm thinking about Earth Vessels and resiliency labs. I'm thinking about where to my family and I can live sustainable, creative, productive, and healthy lives.

Thu 06 Jan 2022 12:55 UTC

author: martin

I've been pretty quiet on here since before Xmas. I've been traveling again. I really should sort out a mobile client. Hope everyone's 2022 has started well! 💪

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Thu 06 Jan 2022 12:54 UTC

author: martin

¡Feliz día de Reyes! I didn't get anything. Probably a Brexit thing.

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Wed 05 Jan 2022 21:31 CET

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

I don't know if the Fediverse is the future, but it is certainly *a future,* and I see myself wanting to make more of a contribution to the Fediverse than anywhere else. Take a look here: https://fediverse.party/en/post/fediverse-in-2021

So many ongoing projects and all of them going in different directions, pulling and stretching the fediverse in so many new ways of interacting, sharing, and creating.

Wed 05 Jan 2022 16:08 CET

author: @deerbard

New picture in my rolling one pic art gallery is a part of this year calendar June illustration.

you can find it here

Wed 05 Jan 2022 09:55 CET

author: @deerbard

What happened to konpeito.media? Only today I thought there's probably Winter music waiting there for me but I couldn't connect.

Wed 05 Jan 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

A free e-book on advice from a philosopher billionaire: "Almanack of Naval Ravikant". I don't agree with all of it, but there's a lot here to contemplate and dig into. #book #recommendation #philosophy #happiness #wealth

Eric Jorgenson


Tue 04 Jan 2022 22:40 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Dropped a butter knife on my laptop screen. Managed to make a small cut in the polarization film, so now I've got a white line in the middle of my screen. I wonder if it's possible to order the film only, or if I'm going to have to order a whole new screen? 🤔

Tue 04 Jan 2022 21:10 CET

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

Had a rough morning but a better afternoon and evening. I wonder if rather than do the same variety of tasks everyday, I might try reducing the number of tasks I do but increasing the amount of time I spend on them. We'll see what tomorrow brings.

Tue 04 Jan 2022 10:06 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Re: @guigui3000@pollux.casa Mon 03 Jan 2022 20:40 CET

1. You can have more than one SSH key. Just give it a different name than id_rsa*

2. As they are all by default located in your ~/.ssh directory you can simply backup them as any other file on the system.

3. Restoring them is easy too -- just copy them back into ~/.ssh.

4. Guestbook for the capsule would require a CGI script, but it's doable.

Mon 03 Jan 2022 20:40 CET

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

Doing the whole r/linuxupskillchallenge thing. Figuring out the whole SSH keys thing. Can you have more than one? How do you back them up and more importantly how do you restore them?

I'm also thinking about adding a guestbook to my capsule. Do you remember guestbooks on websites?

Mon 03 Jan 2022 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Nostr is: "The simplest open protocol that is able to create a censorship-resistant global "social" network once and for all." and "a truly censorship-resistant alternative to Twitter that has a chance of working" #nostr #twitter #decentralized



Sun 02 Jan 2022 21:34 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy


I took quite a long (forced, unavoidable) break to focus on my studies. Thankfully I've updated by tinylog-gen script so it can merge my 2021 and 2022 files now. Speaking of which, happy new year :)

I generally don't care about it though -- I mean it's just another revolution around the sun plus about 3/4th of a day, right? Also more or less beginning from a rather arbitrary point in the orbit anyway.

It's amazing coming back to my inbox reading mailing list archives to read what I'd missed. By the way, I'm surprised I still remember all my shortcuts and keybinds I've set up in nvim, tmux etc.

Most likely for another day to start working on my projects again, sadly. Bye!

Sat 01 Jan 2022 20:57 CET

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

1- Grateful for the opportunity to read this evening

2- The difference between a store-bought and a market-bought potato is like night and day. I'm grateful for the farmer's work and for his affordable and delicious potatoes.

3- Thankful for the meaningful conversations I've witnessed and took part in today on the Fediverse. Lots of lovely souls looking to make the world a better place

Sat 01 Jan 2022 19:56 UTC

author: kelbot

smolZINE Issue 17 is out now. Happy new year! gemini://gemini.cyberbot.space/smolzine/smolzine-issue-17.gmi

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Sat 01 Jan 2022 08:09 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Here's the fontpack I'm using in Lagrange, in case anyone else fancies a modernist, Futura-like font for their Gemini browsing: gemini://lyk.so/systems/gemini/Jost.fontpack

Fri 31 Dec 2021 19:22 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Just upgraded to Lagrange 1.9.2 from 1.7.0. Enjoying the new fontpack feature!

Thu 30 Dec 2021 21:59 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Honestly, there's a separate circle in hell for people who defined keyboard shortcuts in `nano`


Wed 29 Dec 2021 06:25 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Now using fzf to interactively search my inventory files. Updated my "bins" system page and wrote a quick gemlog entry about it. Pretty simple stuff, but maybe you'll find it interesting.


Mon 27 Dec 2021 17:03 UTC

author: skyjake


A new frontier for Lagrange! The first ALPHA build of Lagrange for Android is available for trying out, if you have a 32-bit ARM device.

It is pretty certain to crash on you somewhere along the way. Hopefully the next build with a newer SDL is more stable.

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Sun 26 Dec 2021 18:54 CET

author: @deerbard

Bit late to wish Merry Christmas but I wish you Happy New Year :) I wish you all peace of mind in these chaotic times.

Thu 23 Dec 2021 06:09 UTC

author: skyjake

I updated the Gemini server certificates on skyjake.fi and git.skyjake.fi.

skyjake.fi kept its public key, so your client may automatically trust it. The expiration date is much further in the future.

git.skyjake.fi now uses the same certificate, via SAN. I'm also redirecting from git.skyjake.fi:1965 (served by Agate) to git.skyjake.fi:1968 (served by GmGitView).

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Wed 22 Dec 2021 17:16 UTC

author: martin

Station just reached 1500 (1501 now) posts! I'm loving the active, niche, friendly community we have here. Every time I visit there's something that catches my attention, and that's great to see considering the tiny corner of the internet we occupy. Here's to the next 1500!

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Sun 19 Dec 2021 09:50 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Продолжаю готовиться к отчётному концерту (я ж у мамы барабанщик-ученик). Вчера впервые репетировал со всеми музыкантами (до того пытал только гитариста). Сегодня ещё одна сессия, эксклюзивно с гитаристом и вокалистом. Концерт через неделю, будет, как минимум, нескучно...

Sun 19 Dec 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

The latest incarnation of my #raspberrypi DIY audio player. Still a bit clunky, but it's now pocketable, and can run 15+ hours on a full charge. The software is now perfect 👌 #diy


Sat 18 Dec 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

A critique of Web3. It's a long read, but gives a good explanation of what the Web3 (NFT, DAO) fuss is all about, and then promptly rips it apart with some considered arguments. #longread #web3 #nft #dao

The Third Web


Wed 15 Dec 2021 15:12 UTC

author: kelbot

smolZINE Issue 16 has been released. gemini://gemini.cyberbot.space/smolzine/smolzine-issue-16.gmi

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Wed 15 Dec 2021 10:27 UTC

author: martin

Feliĉan Zamenhofan tagon! Today it's Esperanto day! If anyone's curious why I rate the language, and how I got into it: https://martinrue.com/zamenhofa-tago-18/

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Tue 14 Dec 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

As is the trend these days, @ForGoodZA have updated their site to be far more user-hostile: cookie popup, 7+Mb of javascript, and tons of 3rd party requests without which the site won't work. All just so I can pick a cause and donate some money. *Sigh*

Sun 12 Dec 2021 10:08 CET

author: @deerbard

@Toby Sounds great! I need social media but I always struggle to use them only for what I need. This week for example was not too good regarging this problem. I use a blocker that blocks websites of my choice in time intervals of my choice but I can always turn it down somehow. I need to remind myself that I don't want to do that by changing password to it from time to time. If I forget about it, it easily goes bad really quick. This is all so funny when I think about my constant struggle to trick my own brain to do things that it will like in the end but doesn't want to do at the moment. :D

Sun 12 Dec 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

@deerbard thank you for the heads-up about the date format! I was confused about why my posts weren't showing up. I still need to track down where the issue is. I've gone full "digital minimalism" (see posts on my capsule) so I've completely dropped all social media (including Mastodon), and only browse Station, tinylogs, and Antenna mostly, since the volume of posts is low enough. If there's a website I want to read frequently, I write a scraper to bring it to gemini or add a feed to my comitium.

Sat 11 Dec 2021 10:52 CET

author: @deerbard

@Toby I think you've got a date error in your tinylog. Btw I also discovered gemini about a year ago and love to spend time here since there. Only for me I travel all the time. Here, Mastodon, Discord (unfortunately) and sometimes many other places in internet, then I'm back to gemini again and so on. Here I feel better usually and the pace lets me think but sometimes I need some more direct and quick connection.

Sat 11 Dec 2021 09:45 CET

author: @deerbard

Will tinylog survive or was it just a short lasting turbulence in internet space-time?

Sat 11 Dec 2021 05:24 UTC

author: skyjake

Whew, my first 100% score in SpellBinding. 😅

77 of 77 points

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Sat 11 Dec 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Why, oh WHY, do those #?@! nutheads use vi? (2007)

learning vi/vim is an activity that will take a long time (weeks to months), and that the first experience is not pleasant


Tue 07 Dec 2021 03:54 UTC

author: skyjake

Testing the new Lagrange for iOS native text input!

My custom input widgets weren’t really cutting it on mobile. There’s a vast number of little things that iOS does to make text entry smooth and effortless, so anything I could implement myself would be but a pale imitation.

It remains to be seen what can be done on other mobile platforms. The custom widget has to stick around as a fallback, but I’ll likely keep it as bare-bones as possible.

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Tue 07 Dec 2021 01:17 UTC

author: monolalia

When I forgot my meds I can see that my life is really just moving toward growing (or, well, equal... not much left to grow) isolation and suicide

Sat 04 Dec 2021 14:02 UTC

author: martin

It's a grey, rainy day here in Manchester, UK. I'm staying in drinking Club-Mate and writing code all day, and I couldn't be happier.

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Sat 04 Dec 2021 13:28 UTC

author: martin

JavaScript is 26 years old today. Crazy. Feels more like NaN years to me.

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Sat 04 Dec 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

I discovered the #Gemini protocol about a year ago, and it's still a thing! I spend way more time reading posts here than on Web. Check out this quickstart page if you're curious.

Gemini quickstart!


Tue 30 Nov 2021 15:10 CET

author: @deerbard

Np @samhunter, thx for watering mine frequently! I just go through most dry plants whenever I login and check if I know some username, if not, I water random one.

Mon 29 Nov 2021 10:45 CET

author: 💡 samhunter

Regaining momentum after a longish break from online activities (the meaningful ones at least) is hard.

At the moment I'm just trying to water my plant on astrobotany (ngl it would wilt without @deerbard's help, thanks, buddy!) and keep the software I wrote and made public running and patched.

Writing anything new? No, not yet.

Mon 29 Nov 2021 10:30 CET

author: @deerbard

Hazy mood.

Sun 28 Nov 2021 22:08 UTC

author: martin

This is neat! Random 4k wallpaper generator... no two images are exactly the same: https://tanck.nl/wallpaper

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Sat 27 Nov 2021 08:06 UTC

author: skyjake


The Lagrange November release is out! It'll be interesting to see if the automatic updates actually work. 😅

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Wed 24 Nov 2021 11:59 UTC

author: martin

I built a little turn-based game for some training I'm delivering. Goal: write a bot that finds and destroys its opponent. Here, bot 2 guesses the movement pattern of bot 1 and lays a mine in its path. This one should be fun to run! 🙌

Quick demo: https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1463473663576088579/pu/pl/638JNY7n9HKh23_H.m3u8?tag=12&container=fmp4&descending=true

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Wed 24 Nov 2021 01:45 UTC

author: martin

Drinking Club-Mate and coding at 01:45. Today-me is screwing tomorrow-me so hard right now.

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Mon 22 Nov 2021 09:21 CET

author: @deerbard

No power to write. No time to think. Anxiety lurks all the time. Hope it will change sooner than later.

Fri 19 Nov 2021 05:30 UTC

author: skyjake

I liked this post by rlamacraft:


Have to disagree with Drew here. Gemini is decidedly not a read-only distribution protocol. (As evidenced by what we're doing right here.) There is a little more nuance to it: I would call it a balance of 80/20 in favor of reading. Writing is possible, and even secure thanks to client certificates, but not as convenient as reading.

So this means, if in doubt, focus on the read direction, but completely ignoring the write direction unnecessarily excludes a lot of cool potential.

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Fri 19 Nov 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Beginner's Health and Fitness Guide

"I don't want to become some huge bodybuilder freak, I just want to get in better shape and look better. Should I read this?

That's what this guide is for. It's a basic guide to diet and fitness for beginners who want to get in better shape. "

Liam Rosen


Wed 17 Nov 2021 20:55 UTC

author: martin

I have way more interesting conversations with people who have the ability to say "I don't know".

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Wed 17 Nov 2021 19:14 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Made a cheddar cheese sauce and added a bunch of lemon juice to it just now. Tasty AF.

Wed 17 Nov 2021 13:27 UTC

author: martin

This week I'm delivering training to a bunch of folks getting into JavaScript from different languages/environments. Teaching is really rewarding... I really like doing it.

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Wed 17 Nov 2021 12:16 CET

author: @deerbard

@szczezuja: That's why I ask. I can't water two plants no matter if I waterde mine or not already. I used to water plants of those who I knew from elsewhere, like you but since I use Amfora I can't search by name so I just check plants in worst health and water one of them. Yours is never there :) Sometimes I scroll quite a lot but you must water your plant pretty regularly.

Wed 17 Nov 2021 10:24 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've been away from gemini and mastodon lately, it does feel good sometimes to avoid too much online interaction :)

On other notes, I have played with the pinephone lately with sxmo UI, and it is neat AF :]

Tue 16 Nov 2021 17:51 CET

author: @deerbard

Just found my Astrobotany plant nearly dead. Means gemini gardeners changed behaviour. Btw @szczezuja did you once say you water more than one plant of others at once? I can only water one and then I need to wait before I can do it again. Never checked how long I need to wait.

Tue 16 Nov 2021 00:05 UTC

author: kelbot

Another cool text adventure from ew0k in Issue 14 of smolZINE. gemini://gemini.cyberbot.space/smolzine/smolzine-issue-14.gmi

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Sun 14 Nov 2021 19:16 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

My capsule's finally back in action. Moved from Vultur to openbsd.amsterdam and am running vger.

The old SSL cert did not come along for the ride. The new cert's fingerprint is:


Sun 14 Nov 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

This is a thought-provoking and insightful podcast filled with deep thinking about #crypto #NFT #DAO and the future of #Web3

The Tim Ferriss Show


Fri 12 Nov 2021 17:59 UTC

author: martin

Not getting your StackOverflow questions answered? Got questions sitting around collecting nothing but internet dust? Simply make a second account and post a blatantly incorrect answer. Watch as hundreds of thousands of programmers from around the world descend on your question with their knowledge.

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Fri 12 Nov 2021 09:10 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Приковылял в офис, невыспавишсь люто. По такому случаю упорол энергетик — странные ощущения — тело проснулось, мозг же пребувает в полусонном состоянии. Вот что делает с человеком внезапное иссякание запасов чая...

Thu 11 Nov 2021 13:22 UTC

author: martin

TIL: the oldest lightbulb (Centennial Light Bulb) has been almost continuously on since 1901. It's now 120 years old. It has been in Fire Station 6, Livermore, California since 1976 where it still burns.

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Thu 11 Nov 2021 09:47 CET

author: @deerbard

Almost finished with calendars. Waiting for orders till this Sunday and I close this thing once again. Once again just for few friends and one person from internet who decided to buy. I don't know why I put so much effort into it. It's just something I love to do regardless of me being payed for it or not. Every year I doubt I'll do it next year and every year I do it again. I'm proud of the two calendars I made this year. Looking good.

Wed 10 Nov 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Long-tailed widowbird and red-collared widowbird #birding #photo



Tue 09 Nov 2021 18:40 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Товарищ Пинг опубликовал пост, очень хорошо совпадащий с моими ощущениями последних дней.

Бегство от тишины

Fri 05 Nov 2021 21:03 UTC

author: martin

Happy Friday! What's everyone up to this weekend?

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Thu 04 Nov 2021 07:46 CET

author: @deerbard

Inktober was fun and once again I reminded myself how much I like free doodling in my sketchbook. Every year I fail to make a habit out of it. Not sure why it is so. Maybe I should plan it more instead of just expecting it to happen.

Wed 03 Nov 2021 22:05 CET

author: @deerbard

This time I uploaded to my one pic gallery a WIP of one of my illustrations for this years calendar.

you can find it here

Mon 01 Nov 2021 03:45 UTC

author: kelbot

Just released, smolZINE Issue 13. Spelunking section is a must read! :)

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Sat 30 Oct 2021 13:28 UTC

author: skyjake


Lagrange v1.8 is released just in time for Halloween. Spooky! 👻

@mntn The Noto fonts have both Egyptian and Anatolian hieroglyphs...

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Thu 28 Oct 2021 13:25 CEST

author: @deerbard

Hello League of Legends deamon, my old friend. You didn't whisper into my ear for a long time. What doing of mine summoned you now? I don't want you here.

Tue 26 Oct 2021 20:27 UTC

author: kelbot

I've been doing a lot of my gemini reading offline lately on my PDA and ereader. By chaining some cli tools together I get a document of the posts from my feed to read at my leisure throughout the day. It's pretty nice. gemini://gemini.cyberbot.space/gemlog/2021-10-21-offlinegeminiscript.gmi

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Tue 26 Oct 2021 20:20 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

У Conotox родился новый трек. Мне нравится :)


Mon 25 Oct 2021 16:26 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Перенёс большинство репозиториев на собственный Gogs: https://git.phreedom.club, для пущего контроля и снижения нагрузки на сервисы товарища Попугая (которому большое спасибо).

Mon 25 Oct 2021 11:35 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Обнаружил крайне интересный проект - Solar Protocol. Суть: сеть мелких серверов, живущих от солнечной панели и аккумулятора, хостящих весь контент. Сервер, на который направляет клиента, выбирается в зависимости от того, куда солнце даёт больше энергии в данный момент и расстояния до клиента.

Solar Protocol

Mon 25 Oct 2021 09:13 CEST

author: @deerbard

Re: @Reaton

Inspiring. Reminded me I want less social media daily.

Mon 25 Oct 2021 09:06 CEST

author: @deerbard

Re: @Szczezuja

I was watching Chopin Competition with my daughter and I had the same thoughts! Cameras where everywhere! Watching artists from every possible angle. I almost expexted to see another one from pianist's perspective and then another one from within his guts! I didn't need so many of them, I felt like I, the watcher, am a source of a distraction to the artist. It would be totally fine to have a camera or twowatching them from a distance, I could still see better on my monitor than people in the audience! This is one of these many situations where an illusion of progress occurs.

Fri 22 Oct 2021 11:24 CEST

author: @deerbard

New ink drawing in my rolling one pic gallery

to be found here

Fri 22 Oct 2021 09:06 CEST

author: @deerbard

Dzień dobry!

morning was so beautiful it made me write (in Polish).

Wed 20 Oct 2021 08:43 CEST

author: @deerbard


Checked first seconds of the video and stopped. First - it's not true, 99% of what I see on social media is art, not beautiful people and their lives. It's his problem he follows people who upload such content. Second - his video is made in a manner that is a part of the problem. It's made in a way so it's distractive, loud and quickly changing, I get really tired by watching videos like this.

Wed 20 Oct 2021 08:38 CEST

author: @deerbard


I might but first I already don't have enough time for the Telegram thing (plus I also upload on Mastodon) and I'm obliged to use as little space on RTC as I can. I could upload one picture in low quality though, as I already tried with my drawings. So yeah, time factor mostly...

Tue 19 Oct 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

This is an amazingly well produced, must-watch video about the influence of technology in our lives. #socialmedia #echochambers #isolation #chaos #surveillance



Mon 18 Oct 2021 16:00 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Принял решение вернуться в ряды вегетерианцев. Первое время оставлю эпизодическое потребление рыбы, чтоб не шокировать организм, но диету уже пересмотрел.

Fri 15 Oct 2021 10:02 CEST

author: @deerbard

@szczezuja and every other person interested in photography: If you use Telegram, maybe you'd like to join my little black and white photography challenge from time to time? It's all about making these ten minutes somewhere during few days after somebody proposes a topic, finding an interesting take and posting it to the group. You can find it by handle BlackWhite_Photography and it's called BW Photo Collective. It's a bit quiet these days but it's not dead for sure and a lot of fun with new topics is still ahead of us.

Fri 15 Oct 2021 09:55 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

TGIF! The weekend can not come fast enough!

Happy Friday everyone :)

Fri 15 Oct 2021 04:04 UTC

author: kelbot

smolZINE Issue 12 is out! gemini://gemini.cyberbot.space/smolzine/smolzine-issue-12.gmi

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Fri 15 Oct 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

"You're Not Addicted to Your Phone. You're Just Distracted."


Thu 14 Oct 2021 21:55 UTC

author: kelbot

Been working on smolZINE today and have some fun community contributions. I'm excited about this one.

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Thu 14 Oct 2021 18:07 UTC

author: martin

Welcome @velartrill. You're Station's 300 member!

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Thu 14 Oct 2021 08:40 UTC

author: skyjake


I'm curious if folks here have thoughts regarding Markdown in Geminispace?

Obviously we don't want sites doing browser-specific content, but on the other hand, the Gemini protocol is media-type-agnostic. It's the community that has to decide which content types are appropriate, and while Gemtext has many great qualities, it's also a bit of straightjacket.

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Wed 13 Oct 2021 14:39 UTC

author: martin

Kirk is about to go back into space. T-10 mins: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEhdlIor-do

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Wed 13 Oct 2021 10:03 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I love VimWiki + Goyo vim plugins. Makes the writing experience so sweet.

Maybe I should take the time to write about my vimwiki + taskwarrior usage 🤔

Wed 13 Oct 2021 09:47 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

OVH is down right now… So DNS servers too and so my services are not available anymore.

This raise the question of DNS management for me. This is the only (I think) service I'm not selfhosting at this point^^.

Tue 12 Oct 2021 16:25 UTC

author: martin

Question: What's your favourite TED talk and why?

Mine is "The art of misdirection" by Apollo Robbins: https://www.ted.com/talks/apollo_robbins_the_art_of_misdirection

Why? Because it's awesome (you can only watch it once).

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Tue 12 Oct 2021 12:09 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've been playing a lot lately with taskwarrior, vimwiki and gtd.

I need to keep that habit for at least a month and then revisit!

Tue 12 Oct 2021 11:40 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Wed 06 Oct 2021 20:33 CEST

RE: @deerbard Wed 06 Oct 2021 12:10 CEST

Yes, gemini might be quiet at some time, but I think it's part of its goodness. This is a slow web, which means indeed quiet time, but for me it is a good thing. I believe it's part of making it not addictive like all the creepy sites on the web that just want you to stay on their platform longer :)

Tue 12 Oct 2021 11:39 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: Weren't you looking for a tools like this one?


Mon 11 Oct 2021 19:42 CEST

author: @deerbard

I updated info about my calendars. Caaalendars, caaalendars, anyone? :D (Is it a first advertisment in gemini? Oh on I just spoiled this pure world hahaha)

my calendars info

Sun 10 Oct 2021 15:12 UTC

author: martin

I love Sundays. The internet is so quiet compared to during the week. It actually feels a little meditative.

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Sat 09 Oct 2021 21:36 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Пользуясь началом отпуска и однодневным отъездом семейства, отдыхаю. Выкатил дневниковый пост в глоге, посмотрел пучок научпопа, и даже начал восстанавливать по крупицам один старый-престарый проектик. Авось, чего и выйдет.

Ах да, и сервер перевёл с Molly Brown обратно на Jetforce — у Молли CGI как-то странно работает, ломается гостевая.

Fri 08 Oct 2021 09:17 CEST

author: @deerbard

Nicholas from Nicksphere does a great job at providing a clear preview of his logs content. Just look at it. Read time and a summary!


Wed 06 Oct 2021 21:06 CEST

author: @deerbard

You're right, Szczezuja. And I thought of it after I wrote my log :) Fall's come and we all have less time. Normal modern life thing.

Wed 06 Oct 2021 12:10 CEST

author: @deerbard

Tiny logs space seem to got more quiet recently. Not that much happening here anymore it seems. Maybe it's just temporary? Or maybe it's whole gemini already passed it's pick of interest from people? My astrobotany plant is not being watered that quickly anymore even if it stays dry for a day or two.

Tue 05 Oct 2021 17:26 UTC

author: kelbot

Ok, finally joining in the station fun. Hi everybody.

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Tue 05 Oct 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

To get my digital vaccine certificate for covid-19, I have to use a government website protected by Google Recaptcha 🤦 This hits me particularly hard since I evade Google tracking, so I get forced into doing free labour to help Google train their self-driving cars. It's infuriating. Why don't they just implement a simple rate-limit if they are worried about bots?

Mon 04 Oct 2021 09:16 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @deerbard Sun 03 Oct 2021 18:39 CEST

Lace stopped working for me just today. Any other lace users still there?
edit: It actually works but take an awful load of time. Just checked and it loaded after 9 minutes :D

Time was one of the thing that made me move away from lace…

Mon 04 Oct 2021 09:11 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @deerbard Fri 01 Oct 2021 10:23 CEST

💬 @bacardi55 Thu 30 Sep 2021 09:24 CEST
If it doesn't work, what I found is I have to use pen and paper, no computer tool worked in a long run. I use bullet journal for a year now, no other tool worked for so long.

Thanks for the advice! I tried a lot using just pen and paper… But I don't always have my notebook with me. And I don't like the very small one that fit in a pocket…

I do use a lot pen and paper, specially to take notes during call/meeting because it simulate more my brain and memory than typing, but for follow up and task lists, it is scatter in too many pages…

Maybe there is a format to use with paper to be better, but I don't know any^^.

Mon 04 Oct 2021 09:07 CEST

author: @deerbard

Just started a "rolling one pic gallery" in my ART log. Let's see if I remember to change it from time to time :)

ART log

Sun 03 Oct 2021 18:39 CEST

author: @deerbard

Lace stopped working for me just today. Any other lace users still there?

edit: It actually works but take an awful load of time. Just checked and it loaded after 9 minutes :D

Fri 01 Oct 2021 10:23 CEST

author: @deerbard

Re: @bacardi55 Thu 30 Sep 2021 09:24 CEST

If it doesn't work, what I found is I have to use pen and paper, no computer tool worked in a long run. I use bullet journal for a year now, no other tool worked for so long.

Thu 30 Sep 2021 09:24 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @bacardi55 Wed 29 Sep 2021 10:03 CEST

I wish I was better at maintaining a nice todolist up to date. I've seen so many tools and method (gtd, …), but I always fail behind and stop updating it at some point.
I wonder if other people like me found a miracle solution 🤔

Well, I decided to give taskwarrior and gtd a new try… Let's see 🤔

Thu 30 Sep 2021 00:01 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I just automate the sh*t out of the most boring task I have at work ("activity tracking") with a small golang code. I'm very happy about myself right now :D

Thu 30 Sep 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

"The Single Most Productive Thing You Can Do" #sleep #productivity

Grace B


Wed 29 Sep 2021 10:03 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I wish I was better at maintaining a nice todolist up to date. I've seen so many tools and method (gtd, …), but I always fail behind and stop updating it at some point.

I wonder if other people like me found a miracle solution 🤔

Wed 29 Sep 2021 09:32 CEST

author: @deerbard

Busy time comes yet again. Calendars making. I never found a way to monetize this outside of few friends and family members circle but I have so much passion for it I just can't avoid doing it. Exciting times!

Wed 29 Sep 2021 09:12 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy


bombadillo is the best terminal gemini (and gopher, finger, maybe telnet?) client IMO. It has many things amfora/astronaut/av98 doesn't have, just that I wish it could have custom colors.

Tue 28 Sep 2021 11:36 UTC

author: skyjake

Lagrange v1.7.0 about to go live...


Just need to run some dependency upgrades on my little build farm.

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Tue 28 Sep 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

So true: There's still no beating "git push heroku" for deployment. #devops



Tue 28 Sep 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

This season of Formula 1 is the best I've ever watched. If you're not watching, you're missing out. The next Netflix "Drive to survive" is going to be epic!

Sat 25 Sep 2021 21:49 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

vim-magit is amazing, but when commit triggers gpg's passphrase prompt it seems very very unresponsive. really weird and annoying. lucky I could go to another repo, enter the commit + enter passphrase without magit successfully so that in magit I can just commit and it won't prompt the passphrase.

Sat 25 Sep 2021 08:24 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy


I *just* discovered that gitea is actually written in go (wow).

And I thought codeberg was gitea's official/public instance? Apparently there's also gitea.com which has around as many (maybe less) users/repos on there.

I also found a command line tool for gitea


Doesn't feel as polished and pretty as github cli 😛

But still, how did I not know these before? damn I always thought it was written in ruby

Fri 24 Sep 2021 20:39 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

Re: @bacardi55 Fri 24 Sep 2021 17:57 CEST

Thanks, you're right, sometime a break is needed. Have a nice evening

Fri 24 Sep 2021 17:57 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @adele@pollux.casa Thu 23 Sep 2021 09:08 CEST

Hi, everybody. I'm so sorry to not be present on gemini universe this moment. I don't manage to conciliate professionnal and personnal activities. I hope it will change next days. Take care of you :hug:

I don't think any apology is required here. Everybody has their priorities and an offline life (well, we don't really have "offline" life anymore, but that's another question^^).

I've been very quiet online lately too, and sometimes it is helpful to take breaks :)

Thu 23 Sep 2021 17:34 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

jc - cli jsonify tool (also python library)


pipe the output of a (supported) command into it and it will give you a json output which can be easily used in scripts like with jq.

I haven't seen any alternatives for this before, as in apart from using shell utils like cut, sed, head/tail, awk, etc.

On a brief look it seems that it supports around 70 commands


holy smokes! gotta change my `online` script now 😱

online (rtc-scripts)

Thu 23 Sep 2021 09:08 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

Hi, everybody. I'm so sorry to not be present on gemini universe this moment. I don't manage to conciliate professionnal and personnal activities. I hope it will change next days. Take care of you :hug:

Wed 22 Sep 2021 20:37 UTC

author: monolalia

mew and mew. life is few. life is far. mew and mar.

Wed 22 Sep 2021 10:40 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Посмотрел сериал "Кликбейт" и в восторге. По качеству сюжета это близко к первому сезону "Настоящего Детектива" — развязку не осилил предсказать до самого конца.

Wed 22 Sep 2021 10:35 CEST

author: @deerbard

Making drugs for children sweet is an act of malevolence. Change my mind.

Wed 22 Sep 2021 10:31 CEST

author: @deerbard

Re: @リ Reaton Tue 21 Sep 2021 23:33 CEST

Nice! Glad to hear and it's such a nice feeling I actually helped you find it. I was pretty sure our little tinylog world is way too small for it to be something new to anybody here but I turned out to be wrong :)

Mon 20 Sep 2021 09:48 UTC

author: martin

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you all have a productive week. Going to be a busy one over here, but I'd prefer it no other way :)

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Mon 20 Sep 2021 13:53 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

binomial theorem

"The Discovery That Transformed Pi" on YouTube

sooo cool!

I can't wait to program this out with code and build cool stuff with pascal triangle, pi graphed out and things like that

Mon 20 Sep 2021 01:15 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I think the world would be a slightly better place if more people were quicker to think "this software has gotten too bloated" and slower to think "this computer has gotten too old."

Sun 19 Sep 2021 20:30 CEST

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

Caught up on the Dresden Files series writte by Jim Butcher. Highly recommended if you've got some time and you're looking for a book. Started Steven King's On Writing. Also excellent.

Sun 19 Sep 2021 18:32 UTC

author: martin

The Mandelbrot set is so interesting. If you've not heard of it before, check out this awesome, beautiful visualisation of it.

Bonus: watch it for a minute or so and then look at an object in your room. The effects are so fun!


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Sun 19 Sep 2021 14:58 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

started reading a lot of novels this week, completely forgot how i enjoyed them... haven't read novels properly for like a year a more

Sun 19 Sep 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Book recommendation: Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. #novel #fiction #scifi #space

Project Hail Mary


Sat 18 Sep 2021 16:50 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Уже пару лет не пишу стихов, но нашёл и выложил в Gemini архив того, что написал за предыдущие годы — вдруг кому понравится (и вдруг мне снова приспичит писать)...

Вот они

Sat 18 Sep 2021 16:10 CEST

author: @deerbard

Today is gemini day. I finally added links to my capsule.

me in gemini

places I like in gemini (still lacks all capsules links)

Sat 18 Sep 2021 15:32 CEST

author: @deerbard

Autumn mixtapes are out on Konpeito! :)

Konpeito capsule

Sat 18 Sep 2021 15:22 CEST

author: @deerbard

Re: @lykso Fri 17 Sep 2021 20:14 UTC

Just a strange thing to do IMO to give such name. It's aiming low.

Sat 18 Sep 2021 10:27 CEST

author: @deerbard

If you like exploring bandcamp, there's this Firefox plugin maybe you didn't know about called Volume Control for Bandcamp Player. Yes, it adds that missing functionality to bandcamp. I have no idea why it's not there by default.

p.s. @sloum if you're reading here, thx for this Martina Topley Bird album you wrote about in your gemlog. Perfect mood.

Fri 17 Sep 2021 20:14 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Re: @deerbard@tinytext.club 2021-09-16 15:28 CEST

Yeah, it's a bit negative, but I think it makes sense in the context of it being focused on gamers. Gaming often involves fierce competition and trash-talk, which one might term "discord." That's my head-canon, anyway.

Fri 17 Sep 2021 00:14 CEST

author: @deerbard


My loose, late night foughts on why I use gemini that I posted in responce to your log

Thu 16 Sep 2021 20:20 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Finally sat down and threw together a script for easily looking up and inserting emoji anywhere I like in a way that conforms to my preferences.



Thu 16 Sep 2021 15:28 CEST

author: @deerbard

Did you ever think about why is Discord named this way? Is it me or is the meaning of it rather negative?

Wed 15 Sep 2021 16:42 UTC

author: skyjake

Writing a gemlog post entirely on my phone. It's still a bit crude, but at least nothing has crashed so far.


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Wed 15 Sep 2021 11:09 CEST

author: @deerbard

Re: @lykso@lyk.so Sun 12 Sep 2021 17:53 UTC

Just noticed your log, thanks a bunch! Will try to share more often here.

Wed 15 Sep 2021 03:56 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Just figured out why msmtp wasn't working under Debian. Its AppArmor profile is too restrictive for how I'm using it. Leaving a note here for my future self and anyone else with the same problem. Credit to https://stackoverflow.com/questions/62838673/awk-permission-denied-when-run-through-msmtp

The solution:

sudo ln -s /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.msmtp /etc/apparmor.d/disable/

sudo apparmor_parser -R /etc/apparmor.d/usr.bin.msmtp

Tue 14 Sep 2021 12:35 UTC

author: martin

Station just received its 1000th post!

Nice work everyone. It's awesome to see this micro community on Station growing and continuing to be full of interesting people and discussions 🙌

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Mon 13 Sep 2021 22:05 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Created a page describing my e-mail system. I use mblaze, msmtp, and mbsync.


Mon 13 Sep 2021 21:41 UTC

author: monolalia

dysphoria sucks balls

Mon 13 Sep 2021 15:17 CEST

author: @deerbard

I'm so mad at myself, I just completely deleted at least 3GB of older works of mine instead of backing them up. And I am not even fully sure what they all were. Was there something important among them? Was there any commissioned work etc? So stressing.

Mon 13 Sep 2021 00:05 CEST

author: @deerbard

I am the clueless grandma type user in the beautiful world of gemini. Beware, I'm coming to ask questions you won't even understand.

Sun 12 Sep 2021 17:53 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Re: @deerbard@rawtext.club 2021-09-07 12:12 CEST

I like it. Thanks for sharing your art here!

Sun 12 Sep 2021 12:50 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Новый интересный проект от Drew:

ViSurf Browser

visurf is a work-in-progress frontend for Netsurf:

- vi-inspired keybindings

- Minimal, lightweight interface

- Wayland only

Sun 12 Sep 2021 09:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Re: @cyberwolf@byzoni.org 2021-09-10 13:03 MSK

Товарищ, а художественную литературу не приемлешь? Или в список добавил только техническое?

(толже чтоль завести списочек...)

Sun 12 Sep 2021 09:05 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Привёл tinylog в соответствие со стандартом:


Sat 11 Sep 2021 19:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Выкатил подборку годных ссылок. Дополнения принимаются в гостевой и на почте


Sat 11 Sep 2021 14:32 CEST

author: @deerbard

Eleventh creature sketch done, good. At least this part of the projects progress look promising.

Fri 10 Sep 2021 19:51 CEST

author: @deerbard

Good read about limited resources feature by @szczezuja

Thu 09 Sep 2021 21:20 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Развивающиеся пространства порождают интересные вещи. Сим имею предложить вашему вниманию

Antenna: пассивный агрегатор контента.

Суть в следующем: в противовес привычным агрегаторам, теребящим RSS/Atom или gmisub, Antenna, дабы не создавать лишней нагрузки и не засирать сеть запросами к мёртвым ресурсам(равно как и базу списками мертвецов), проверяет изменения только от заведомо живых лент — чтоб триггернуть проверку, владелец ресурса должен дёрнуть специальный запрос на агрегаторе.

В условиях нынешнего Gemini эта модель пока работает прекрасно.

Thu 09 Sep 2021 15:16 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Re: @hexdsl Wed 08 Sep 2021 21:47 BST

You can consider me the last person who wouldn't like to try something new, but `fish` is an eleven-foot pole case for me (that's a pole I keep for touching things I wouldn't touch with a ten-foot pole).

I tried to use it, years ago, and I am still slightly appaled.

Thu 09 Sep 2021 08:57 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy


Re: @hexdsl Wed 08 Sep 2021 21:47 BST

Fish seems like a terrible shell

how so? I agree that it isn't posix compliant and can't directly type in shell scripts, but I really can't survive without fish. The auto suggestions and auto complete is really smart and colorful. It even tells me if a command is not found before I hit enter. Those things can probably be achieved with plugins from oh my zsh/bash but requires less (or no) set up. I also think that the completion, configuration and environment variables are easier.

The default bash AFAIK only lists out the possible completions when you hit tab twice, but in fish you hit tab once and it lists out the possible completions AND allows you to tab through to select one. Fish's built-in commands (and 3rd party ones if they support it) also allows you to see the description of each completions which is an amazing way of learning a tool without having to dig through the docs.

For example, when I type `git a` and hit tab, it lists 3 entries of command completion and shows you what the command does next to each of them:


  ~ $ git a<tab>

  add (Add file contents to the index) archive (Create an archive of files from a named tree)

  apply (Apply a patch on a git index file and a working tree)


Just to add to Solene's post, you don't need to type ctrl e to confirm a suggestion, the right arrow key would work and is easier to type IMO.

Wed 08 Sep 2021 09:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Today is not a good mood day :[

Tue 07 Sep 2021 15:49 CEST

author: @deerbard

Thank you, @samhunter! For both trying it out and the compliment)

Tue 07 Sep 2021 12:44 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Re: @deerbard Sep 7 12:12:02 PM CEST 2021

I could download it. Quite cool, the creature...

Tue 07 Sep 2021 12:12 CEST

author: @deerbard

First test ever putting an image to gemini space. It's the first (January) creature for my 2022 calendar. Can you confirm it's downloadable?

small and compressed but it's here

Tue 07 Sep 2021 12:04 UTC

author: martin

What's everyone up to this week?

I'm finishing off a little client work before putting some time into my own project work, which I've neglected far too much lately. Making time to work on my own things is really important – it's an essential part of keeping programming fun for me.

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Tue 07 Sep 2021 09:44 CEST

author: @deerbard

Congratulations @Reaton!

Tue 07 Sep 2021 09:39 CEST

author: @deerbard

I received another email responding to deerlog (my gemlog) entry. Feels good. I am in a good place. I am so happy I started this. This is the most genuine social interaction I got from internet since... ever? Maybe. Good morning everyone!

Mon 06 Sep 2021 18:05 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @reaton@geminids.ga Mon 06 Sep 2021 18:00 CEST

I am officially accepted into the school I wanted to go to!


Mon 06 Sep 2021 14:11 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Never tried creating a tinylog entry as a multiple response, but I like how it works with gtl (without doing anything special about it):

screenshot of an entry with double response.

Mon 06 Sep 2021 09:08 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @reaton@geminids.ga Fri 03 Sep 2021 22:17 CEST

Waiting for the results to know if I'm accepted in the school I'm aiming for is unbearable (especially since the staff rickroll us lmao)

When are the results expected? 🤞

Sun 05 Sep 2021 21:25 UTC

author: martin

I saw this on the "other web" and had to share here:

A horse walks into a bar and orders a pint. The bartender says "You're in here pretty often. Do you think you might be an alcoholic?" The horse replies "I don't think I am," and then disappears from existence.

See, the joke is about Descartes' famous philosophy of "I think, therefore I am", but to explain that part before the rest of the joke would be putting Descartes before the horse.

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Sat 04 Sep 2021 10:19 CEST

author: @deerbard

Kutiman - Antarctica

listening to it now, great album

Sat 04 Sep 2021 10:17 CEST

author: @deerbard

Welcome back @Reaton, good luck with the school!

Fri 03 Sep 2021 10:21 -0400

author: Sakurina

I find Windows font rendering as gross as anybody else does, but if your article about cool typography on the Web is completely unreadable on a default Windows install and a 1080p display, maybe you should rethink your message

Fri 03 Sep 2021 09:23 CEST

author: @deerbard

August projects report is late but is published in my capsule. I write it just for myself so it's only in Polish but I publish it cause I need it to be a bit more official. Just for me meaning the only purpose is that it helps me but everyone can read it and write me about it, kick my lazy ass or just ask about something. I like that pressure.

Thu 02 Sep 2021 20:12 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I bookmarked this post some time ago and found myself reading it again today. 'To survive a collapse, never mind build the utopia, systems need to be running now. That means scaled sourcing of materials, creation, and deployment.' This resonates with me. I also think there is value in documenting what can be reclaimed from where, along with what those components may be used for. Making useful what would otherwise be waste is, in my opinion, one of the most solarpunk endeavors possible.


Thu 02 Sep 2021 16:06 -0400

author: Sakurina

discovered the marginalia search engine today via this post

was pleasantly surprised by searching for "game boy battery" that my personal website is already in there somehow sitting at the top of the list! this is a really neat project and I hope to use it more over time

Wed 01 Sep 2021 11:21 -0400

author: Sakurina

big font sizes are trendy, but sometimes it feels like the trendy minimum font size is one that can be read by people walking past your outside-facing window

Wed 01 Sep 2021 20:44 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

2021 is such a nice number, 2022 looks kinda ugly for some reason ;-;

Wed 01 Sep 2021 19:48 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

paralympics was pretty cool!

Wed 01 Sep 2021 11:06 CEST

author: @deerbard

Cannot connect to nightfall.city. I get 'connection refused'.

Wed 01 Sep 2021 10:28 CEST

author: @deerbard

now playing

Tue 31 Aug 2021 16:12 -0400

author: Sakurina

thinking about how many static web site generators are out there and yet the only one I actually want to use is a 25-line shell script I wrote ten years ago

Tue 31 Aug 2021 19:59 CEST

author: @deerbard

Enjoying my fresh new gemini experience with Amfora. So far I'm very glad I decided to migrate to this browser. The only con is that I cannot search for words as in web browsers (I could in Kristall) but I can finally open sound files and what's most important subscribe to capsules and actually see the feed!

Mon 30 Aug 2021 16:44 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Сменил gemini-сервер. Теперь живём на Molly Brown - очень понравился конфиг и то, что написано на Go.

Mon 30 Aug 2021 06:40 UTC

author: skyjake

Hello from a Raspi 400.

Running GUI apps in a console takes me back to the 90s, to the good (bad) old days of MS-DOS. It's cool that it's still a thing that's possible to do, 30 years later!

Lagrange could use a few tweaks for this environment, though:

- no way to change the screen resolution except via editing prefs.cfg

- mouse cursor is not always redrawn when it's moved (SDL bug?); keyboard navigation for the whole UI would be nice

- can't switch VTs as SDL catches all the keys (maybe unfixable?)

- needs some sort of file picker UI since drag-and-drop is unavailable

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Mon 30 Aug 2021 01:38 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Does anyone else ever have mixed feelings about 3D printing? Sometimes I wonder if the whole thing isn't just a ploy to sell more plastic.

Sun 29 Aug 2021 15:56 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Re: @deerbard Sun 29 Aug 2021 13:35 CEST

I should stop trying to use backquoted preformatted text in my tinylog, I already found a workaround for GTL, but apparently the issue hits harder in "lace"...

Sun 29 Aug 2021 15:53 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Can you imagine the existential fear of a person who knows everything? (just a thought, luckily I am as ignorant as it gets, with lots still to learn).

Sun 29 Aug 2021 13:35 CEST

author: @deerbard

@samhunter there's an empty re: to me in your tinylog, does it mean a meaningful silence upon my igno

rance? :D

EDIT: it's only empty in lace, thx, I found my way to the config! :)

Sun 29 Aug 2021 13:32 CEST

author: @deerbard

And solved. Time to copy paste all the subscriptions... (boring part).

Sun 29 Aug 2021 13:11 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Re: @deerbard Sun Aug 29 01:07:10 PM CEST 2021




   # Client certificates

   # Set domain name equal to path to client cert

   # "example.com" = 'mycert.crt'

   'astrobotany.mozz.us' = '/home/samhunter/.config/certs/cert.pem'


Sun 29 Aug 2021 13:07 CEST

author: @deerbard

Hah, found the „help” :) Only certs issue to solve.

Sun 29 Aug 2021 12:59 CEST

author: @deerbard

Trying to understand Amfora, still can't find any complete instruction on how to use it. I figured how to open and switch tabs but don't know how to delete them. Still have to check if I can migrate my cert from Kristall.

Sat 28 Aug 2021 16:37 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Запущена гостевая книга

Теперь можно писать прямо тут

Fri 27 Aug 2021 16:48 UTC

author: martin

It's Friday! Anyone got anything interesting planned for the weekend?

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Fri 27 Aug 2021 08:56 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Re: @deerbard Wed 25 Aug 2021 17:49 CEST

No, it's *years* since I played chess last time. I kind of lost interest, I guess having to "think ahead" at work all the time doesn't help. And -- I should actually begin with that -- I never was a good player.

Thu 26 Aug 2021 11:49 CEST

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

I'm tending to my garden today. I don't have an actual garden where I can grow flowers and vegetables and herbs and stuff. One day.

For now, I'm tending to my creative garden by learning how to repair things around the apartment, like the broken convection fan in my oven, or getting the old bike back into working condition.

Wed 25 Aug 2021 21:24 CEST

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

It's been a couple of month's since my last update. Gotta get back into the rhythm here.

Wed 25 Aug 2021 17:49 CEST

author: @deerbard

re: @samhunter Tue 24 Aug 2021 12:42 CEST

We lose the context from living in light polluted world. Few minutes of staring at stairy night sky can give it back. Happens so rarely to me...

p.s. I enjoyed your chess variants ideas. Do you play chess on lichess maybe btw?

Wed 25 Aug 2021 17:40 CEST

author: @deerbard

First time since... two years, maybe even more, I get fully immersed into the book. Happened yesterday and the day before too. I have almost zero time for reading throughout the year. I will finish the first book in this year just this week. This is a somewhat painfull confession but it's just the result of conscious decisions.

Wed 25 Aug 2021 17:23 CEST

author: @deerbard

I wish emailing was as easy for nontechy folk as creating txt file on your device and sending it to the other person's device. No providers in between, just my inbox on my computer and your inbox on yours.

Wed 25 Aug 2021 16:55 UTC

author: martin

Curb has a special place in my heart (and the next one is coming in October!), but no sitcom will ever beat Seinfeld for me.

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Wed 25 Aug 2021 11:08 -0400

author: Sakurina

quebec's vaccine passport app is out today on iOS. it literally just bumps your brightness to max and shows a QR code, and yet it doesn't have the decency to revert you to your previous backlight level when you're done with it. unacceptable

Tue 24 Aug 2021 21:51 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Re: @hexdsl Tue 24 Aug 2021 19:17 BST

teeline -- as in 'shorthand system'?

Tue 24 Aug 2021 10:40 -0400

author: Sakurina

misread an old 6th edition card as being 2-mana "discard 2, draw 4" and was completely shocked. then I read the card again

Tue 24 Aug 2021 12:42 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Context: Not so important, are you?



   ## you are

   #### here

   #### |

   ##### v ,


   ##### '


Tue 24 Aug 2021 10:28 UTC

author: martin

Two years today since I made a Polish robot speak Esperanto, and it still does: https://parol.martinrue.com

If you want to hear it, here's an example taken right out of the English-Hungarian phrasebook:

My hovercraft is full of eels: https://parol.martinrue.com/?teksto=Mia kusenveturilo estas plena je angiloj

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Tue 24 Aug 2021 10:21 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

I guess it's time to stop calling chess a 'strategy game'. It's tactics. You win a battle in chess, not a war. And I guess all the generals that declared any war in the last century a win -- played chess. If chess was a war game the playing should continue after the 'king is defeated' (checkmate). The whites won? Great. Now the whites help blacks rebuild their society. How is the chessboard divided now? Is is still 32 fields for each side? Can a kingless bunch of rooks, lead by a bishop, still try to assasinate the white king?🤔

I can see some variations of the game:

- "German chess" - the losing side divides their side of the board in two, has a small checkers minigame;

- "Polish chess" - after the opening a third side appears on the board and works together with blacks or whites. The losing side never accepts the 'checkmate', at once a king reappears in the different part of the chessboard...;

- "Russian chess" - for every rook killed two new appear, no piece is allowed to retreat;

- "Japanese chess" - there's no particular strategy, all pieces move at once, sacrificing a rook isn't actually optional;

- ... and so on, and so on...

Tue 24 Aug 2021 05:26 UTC

author: skyjake

skyjake.fi is up and running again.

Turns out the problem was not as dire as I feared. There was a loose power cable blocking the CPU fan from turning, which was causing the CPU to overheat. The cable must've been near the fan already since it's been rattling, but the hard knock pushed it in fully.

Hopefully nothing got damaged while it was running at max temp for a few hours without a fan...

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Mon 23 Aug 2021 15:22 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Bigger scheme



   / \ /

   k --- a b --- f

   / \ / \

   me --- l i

   \ / \ /

   j --- c d --- e

   \ /

   g --- h


Mon 23 Aug 2021 14:34 UTC

author: skyjake

⚠️My server skyjake.fi suffered a hardware malfunction (fan) and I had to shut it down for now. This means my capsule and the Mastodon instance will be offline for a while, until

I relocate the services or fix the broken fan.

Lagrange continues to be available via Codeberg and GitHub in the meantime.

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Mon 23 Aug 2021 13:29 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Learning to keep tabs on my projects in 'swim' (think "Trello on the commandline"):

'Swim' repository at tildegit

Mon 23 Aug 2021 11:40 UTC

author: martin

Unpopular? opinion: get rid of the feature to minimize windows. I mostly only ever do it by mistake and haven't needed it in forever. If they ever give me the launch codes to macOS, it's *gone*, I tell you!

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Sun 22 Aug 2021 19:16 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

My astrobotany plant

Sun 22 Aug 2021 19:10 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Консольное приложение для работы с tinylog:

GTL - Gemini TinyLog

Подписываться и читать удобно. При минимальной настройке можно и писать. Этот пост отправлен с его помощью (в ролях также bash, vim и git :-) )

Sun 22 Aug 2021 08:58 UTC

author: skyjake

A cool thing I managed to do this week was to install OpenBSD on an external drive and run it on real hardware. Quite a bit nicer experience than running inside a choppy VM.

This was my first time running a real BSD on my PC. I found and fixed a few bugs for Lagrange v1.6.4 with this setup.

The only problem was that—of course—my RTX 2080 and 5K monitor were not detected correctly, so I was stuck on a squished 1280x1024. It was striking how quickly your eye's adapt to the aspect ratio... When looking at normal 1:1 text afterwards, everything looked extremely narrow and stretched in the opposite direction.

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Sun 22 Aug 2021 01:18 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Station users now have a tinylog feeds!!!


Thanks @martin for the great work and expending tinylogs idea!

Sat 21 Aug 2021 16:41 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Re: @bacardi55 Sat 21 Aug 2021 16:16 CEST

you can always check gemini://tinylogs.gmi.bacardi55.io

That's what I do :)

Sat 21 Aug 2021 16:19 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

On other notes, I hope everyone is enjoying there week end :]

Sat 21 Aug 2021 16:16 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: samhunter Sat 21 Aug 2021 14:04 CEST

💬 @bacardi55 Sat Aug 21 13:39:00 CEST 2021
Having said that - golang libraries it uses are a bit too big to have the repo cloned in my RTC $HOME. Then - I am a bit of a troglodyte, I am actually quite happy with dumping the content of your Gemini page to stdout and scrolling it with help of my terminals scrollback function.
I'll probably install it locally on my machines at home though. It's pretty neat and the keybindings are reasonable ;)

Thanks for testing :) You can also download a binary to avoid building the app :).

Or when not on the right devices, you can always check gemini://tinylogs.gmi.bacardi55.io to avoid installing anything other than a gemini browser.

Sat 21 Aug 2021 15:46 UTC

author: martin

I finally got some time to do some Station work!

Check "Recent Updates" to see all changes, but the main one is that all Stationeers now have a Tinylog feed. Thanks for the idea @skyjake and @bacardi55.

This means users on Station can be "followed" outside of Station, via tools like GTL, like so: https://i.imgur.com/5TktXsz.png

Hope everyone's having a great weekend 🙌

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Sat 21 Aug 2021 13:39 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: samhunter Sat 21 Aug 2021 13:10 CEST

I might have patched the problem 'lace' has with incorrectly formatted dates (or at least I found a good place to do so).
→ lace My modified lace (WIP)

I don't know if you follow my tinylogs but you could try gtl :)


Sat 21 Aug 2021 13:10 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

I might have patched the problem 'lace' has with incorrectly formatted dates (or at least I found a good place to do so).

My modified lace (WIP)

Sat 21 Aug 2021 12:39 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

People 'sent' almost 500 messages via gab in the course of the last two weeks. Seeing how much 'life' everybody gets in spite of if -- maybe it's not 'social network' that ruins your lives, but the notifications? ;) [I doubt anyone expects an instant reply in 'gab'...]

Sat 21 Aug 2021 12:33 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Slope has the 'file-append-to', I added a few lines of code to have 'file-read-from' -- for symmetry. To do - 'file-prepend-to' and probably 'file-prepend-at-tag' or something like that for tinylog type files (where all the new content goes between the header and the latest entry)

Sat 21 Aug 2021 20:18 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

Refactored much of my dotfiles this week, especially my nvim configuration. There were so much untouched configuration that didn't actually work and I didn't even know xD

github.com/hedyhli/dotfiles (also on sr.ht)

I've started to focus a bit on maintainability and ease of settings up new machines, I wrote some setup scripts and I plan to organize them all and have a `dot` script that can run them on request (instead of having to type out the full path every time). I also plan to make the setup scripts be able to be run more than once, that is even after setting up the first time I can still run them again and again to keep stuff in sync. I've recently used my dotfiles to set up two linux desktops and it was relatively easy to get everything working.

Back to nvim, I've switched to a lua autopairs plugin so that I can get more customization and control in its behaviour (real reason was to fix some really annoying behaviour, see commit log for more info). I'll probably replace lightline (vim) with galaxyline (lua based) next week.

Still trying to get <CR> automatically hide the popup menu :/ and I need to optimize the startup speed a bit more. Once I've done that I'll be able to resume working on my projects :D

Fri 20 Aug 2021 21:29 CEST

author: @deerbard

@samhuner damn, no I didn't get it. Maybe because I didn't even check the youtube link (and still not checking it now, no time :P) p.s. still one tinylog entry giving error in lace „invalid date ‘Tue 17 Aug 06:22:23 CEST PM CEST’”

Fri 20 Aug 2021 12:41 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@frrobert@frrobert.net Does lace works with entries containing empty lines?

Trying to understand if lace is compatible with this:


Any lace user that knows can respond :)

Fri 20 Aug 2021 11:02 UTC

author: martin

Top-down design is far less enjoyable that bottoms up design. This is not a current status, yet.

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Thu 19 Aug 2021 23:33 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

A: What are you doing on Friday?

B: I want to buy glasses in the afternoon...

A: And then?...

B: And then... We will see.

(I show myself out)

Thu 19 Aug 2021 22:10 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Watching "A Very Secret Service" on Netflix. The French humour at its best. A bit like Louis de Funès movies. Minus the outright slapstick scenes. "Who won WW2?" "...France?"

Thu 19 Aug 2021 20:34 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter


[x] Added prompt to the 'editor'

[x] Will skip the header to the first entry (= first line starting with "##")

Thu 19 Aug 2021 19:14 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

I had a rather lengthy exchange about the rather inadequate support for Unicode characters on Linux console. What works perfectly in a 'text' terminal emulator gets mangled and partially replaced with white squares on the console. Even in FB mode, with the proper encoding and font loaded -- there's still lots of _actually not so weird shit_ that just can't be displayed properly. Okay, meanwhile, Russian or Polish people are not fucked anyymore when trying to read or write on the console. But I pity you if you're trying to write math formulas. I guess only 2² gets displayed properly, all the rest is simply a square.

"I hope it will get better..." said my interlocutor. I'm thinking and thinking and I just cannot see it. Everybody drifted into the world of graphical interfaces, plus the text console does what it was intended to do -- gives you access to the system on a very close, very basic level. Will we ever see emojis in kernel messages? Well, I hope not, because they won't be properly displayed...

Thu 19 Aug 2021 17:32 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Wed 18 Aug 2021 20:53 CEST

@bacardi55 - gtl testing report no. 8:

Thanks for testing and your feedbacks!

* `R` with above option is worked fine, but I don't know if it's full format of response? I don't have date of original tinypost in stub;

Could you show the given stub?

It should something like:

## <Now date>
RE: <user> <log entry date>
<quoted entry>

Do you see something different?

* `Alt+Enter` isn't working for me, strange.

Weird, you mean nothing happen? Do you have a left or right "alt" key? (I noticed it works only with left one).

I'm thinking to move it to a simple letter like the other, that might fix your issue 🤔

Thu 19 Aug 2021 09:25 -0400

author: Sakurina

thinking of System 7 Bubble Help. you could just turn it on via the Help menu on old Macs and run your cursor over things to get a text bubble explanation of it

Thu 19 Aug 2021 12:47 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Ever noticed how you grow when something you need isn't available? I guess lack of something is a good impulse to kick our butts out off the consumption circle. And every temporary need creates a permanent value.

Thu 19 Aug 2021 12:38 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

@deerbard: I don't think I overdo it. I just don't keep using 'you' or their nicknames. Besides: you do realise it's a tongue-in-cheek remark? ;)

Thu 19 Aug 2021 12:09 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @reaton@geminids.ga Thu 19 Aug 2021 12:03 CEST

Wow it's been a while since I haven't been on Gemini. School is taking all of my time and I'm happy about it but I can't wait to be able to be here more often. Hope everyone's doing good!

It is the small/slow web so nothing disappeared too fast or changed to much :D

Good luck with school though :)

Thu 19 Aug 2021 11:45 CEST

author: @deerbard

@samhuner Actually I find it awkward if somebody says my (or other person's name) often in the conversation. It always sounds like some learned technique, not a natural way of talking and it automatically adds tention/stiffness to the conversation on my side when I notice it.

Thu 19 Aug 2021 07:56 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Woke up to a new time/data functions specification ;-) Format of the timestamp changed slightly, hopefully it doesn't break anything...

Wed 18 Aug 2021 22:18 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

What do you geminauts think of saltpack? I've been meaning to try it for some time, but it doesn't seem to have any traction anywhere.


Wed 18 Aug 2021 18:28 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Aside from being one sexy mofo (ngl - can't breathe from laughing) I managed to enable multiline entries in tinylog.slo. It's not a bad day, overall...

Wed 18 Aug 2021 18:22 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Psych2Go "6 Sexy Habits"

- Always learning ✅

- Relaxed body language ✅

- Mindful during discussions ✅

- Don't check the phone 24/7 ✅

- Don't try to be perfect ✅

- Say their name often ✅

Also: _me_ :rofl:

Wed 18 Aug 2021 12:26 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Being "thrown into deep water" at the very beginning of a new job has its advantages. I'm in a training, level 'advanced', for a system I didn't know at all a few months ago, and I do not feel too dumb for it. The feeling of being an impostor is actually a good thing. Keeps you on your toes. If I only had so much fun learning back then, at school ;)

Wed 18 Aug 2021 12:15 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Changed the date format in tinylog.slo. Let's see how it works. Thanks @deerbard for pointing it out (I didn't know I'm under surveillance now ;-) )...

Wed 18 Aug 2021 09:00 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Пересмотрел своё отношение к финансам. Позакрывал все кредитки, меняю подход к инвестированию. Никаких больше спекуляций (всё равно не умею) - буду делать себе раннюю пенсию.

Wed 18 Aug 2021 04:07 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Just finished the 2021-04-05 episode of Trendy Talk and then immediately found this post, which I thought dovetailed nicely with some of Chris Were's arguments: gemini://ew.srht.site/en/2021/20210716-re-why-distributed-systems-dont-work.gmi

Structural change does need to happen to address a lot of the problems facing us, but in the meantime there's still value in doing whatever little bit one can immediately do as well.

Tue 17 Aug 2021 21:51 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

In case someone needs to fold text after 60th column ;-) ->

<- Yes. That's pretty much all. 'Long' is a variable holding the long text line you want to fold...

Tue 17 Aug 2021 21:38 CEST

author: @deerbard

„Language has made us more than a group of pack hunting monkeys. It's made us a group of pack hunting monkeys with a dream” - Terence McKenna

Tue 17 Aug 2021 19:34 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Gemini client in six-ish lines of code? nice :) #slope

Tue 17 Aug 2021 18:27 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

The script itself...

Tue 17 Aug 2021 18:22 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

So, it happened. I didn't expect the first slope script I _might_ use regularly would be a tinylog updater. The gab client (gaby) is already at a quite advanced development stage (minus a necessary rewrite to replace my /etc/passwd hack with a much more standard and efficient fileglob), but wrapping a oneliner I already had in some file updating logic wasn't particularly complex. So here we are. An update from inside a slope script...

Tue 17 Aug 2021 18:02 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've just release gtl v0.6.0. I think it is by far the biggest release so far (except the original first v0.1.0).

gtl v0.6.0

I'm quite happy about gtl state and I think I'm close to what I want for a semi final version (v1.0.0).

Read the changelog / docs as it has different changes than the alpha version!

Tue 17 Aug 2021 15:03 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @deerbard Mon 16 Aug 2021 22:48 CEST

@bacardi55 samhunter's tinylog is not included in gemini://tinylogs.gmi.bacardi55.io/
It's gemini://rawtext.club/~samhunter/tinylog.gmi

Thanks, I've added it!

Tue 17 Aug 2021 12:48 CEST

author: @deerbard

Re: @szczezuja Mon 16 Aug 2021 21:18 CEST

Yeah my humor also lives in daily little putting things into absurd and showing their abstract nature. The not telling jokes part interested me too. I now think it's because internet posts took this part from out social life. You want jokes? Just scroll down some meme feed. As for the rest of the aspects, I don't think there's any negative aspect about having some parts of life established and ritualized. In fact it gives us more time to explore the new unknowns. You can be open your whole life while having more and more stuff put (temporarily but this can be forever if no need to touch it) in the comfort zone.

Tue 17 Aug 2021 11:35 CEST

author: @deerbard

I realized my fourth generation Astrobotany plant might be the one I was waiting for to keep it forever. Well, forever. Big words. But I'm not harvesting it as the first plant there. It might stay, I feel. I like you „rare fractal yellow seed-bearing moss named One Cross Each”. I wonder if anyone got the reference for my plants' names by the way.

Tue 17 Aug 2021 10:32 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

After years of avoiding?/neglecting?/not finding use for? Scheme I took a deep dive into a "locally developed" Scheme's dialect - 'slope'. It's really refreshing to take a different approach to solving problems. I am actually amazed how deep has the basic syntax of the language embossed itself in my mind. I must admit -- every time I start a new project in Python -- I have a moment of hesitation -- "how exactly am I going to make it run?". Nothing like that with Scheme. For example - I've noticed slope has a for-each expression, and (I tested it at some point) it works exactly as your intuition tells you, but doing a "loop" using recursion felt so natural. Why is it so? And why am I "at home" with Scheme, but somehow cannot stand Lisp? Questions ;)

Slope is a 'for fun' project. You didn't believe the world needs another language? Another interpreted language? Another interpreted language with lots of parens? Good. That would be a weird assumption. Sloum writes it for fun, because he can. And, kind of as a side effect -- a working, slick and fast tool was created. I did some timing, comparing a standard program running here (written in Python) with my less-than-masterfully crafted bootleg version of it.


  $ time ./gab.slo -c test >/dev/null >>> real 0m0.012s|user 0m0.001s|sys 0m0.011s

  $ time gab -c test > /dev/null >>> real 0m0.066s|user 0m0.054s|sys 0m0.010s


Not bad for a 'toy' language, huh?

Slope repository

Mon 16 Aug 2021 22:48 CEST

author: @deerbard

@bacardi55 samhunter's tinylog is not included in gemini://tinylogs.gmi.bacardi55.io/

It's gemini://rawtext.club/~samhunter/tinylog.gmi

Mon 16 Aug 2021 22:30 UTC

author: monolalia

Finally pretty damn sure that the barely-remembered old bell the intro The Beauty and the Beast rang in me is Le carnaval des animaux by Camille Saint-Saëns. One of my earliest musical experiences, but long buried except for a sense of glassy sounds radiating into darkness…

Mon 16 Aug 2021 21:53 UTC

author: monolalia

Tonight's Gemini updates:

Some leftover pixel art from my Amiga days collected in one image.

Untitled German poem in German

Mon 16 Aug 2021 15:31 -0400

author: Sakurina

what a wild day: a dunkey video is on the front page of hacker news

Mon 16 Aug 2021 10:49 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Sat 14 Aug 2021 11:36 CEST

@bacardi55: You are also absent for two weeks. Vacations time! ;-)

I took a week off but also took some time away from the laptop outside of work too :)

Was quite refreshing :)

Now I need to push gtl v0.6.0 tonight and many other things I planed during my time off that I didn't do.

I'm not at all "worried" or annoyed at myself for not doing any of the thing I planned (coding wise), It was quite a nice brain break.

Even my reading were "easy book" only and nothing that made me think too much :)

TBH, being back since this morning is freaking tough

Sun 15 Aug 2021 18:55 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

I talked with a stranger. Why do people hesitate so much? Postpone stuff indefinitely. Don't call, don't text. Don't outline that story or essay, don't fill the gaps. Don't learn that song, don't lookup that information. When did everybody become so apathetic?

Sun 15 Aug 2021 17:06 CEST

author: @deerbard

I read Amer's blog post about mental aging.


Quite some time ago I noticed I mentally aged in one aspect not mentioned by Amer. I lost a lot of my sense of humor. Since this discovery I made a conscious effort to make it better and with good results I think but... I still don't know any jokes anymore. And nobody I know tell jokes. I live in a joke desert. For long years. I don't mean situational, improvised funny things, but these little stories you tell same way every time. Is that also true in your bubbles?

Fri 13 Aug 2021 14:56 UTC

author: monolalia

I feel so incapable of doing/tackling/starting/accomplishing anything I could cry, except I can't seem to do that either anymore

Fri 13 Aug 2021 13:00 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Открыл для себя шикарного фотографа — Екатерину Кирьянову

Сайт-портфолио (http)

Thu 12 Aug 2021 22:38 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Time to walk the walk - today's snapshot of the zeitgeist on the server -- who would expect that?

Pineapple on a pizza?

- 5 yummy! :P

- 1 disgusting :$

- 1 A pizza is a pizza :D

A bit less of a surprise here, though -- we're definitely the vi(m) crew here...

What editors do you use?

4 vim

2 vi

1 sam

1 ed

1 chalk

1 acme

Wed 11 Aug 2021 22:27 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Harvested my first astrobotany plant. Farewell, Abigail! Hello, Abigail. Now growing at 1.2x speed.

Wed 11 Aug 2021 15:35 -0400

author: Sakurina

missing the glory days of populated flickr group

Wed 11 Aug 2021 04:52 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

This whole "intuitive, impulsive" cooking thing is working really well so far. Procrastinated on a task today by making a fresh pasta dinner for the house with three different pestos and some oven roasted brussel sprouts while listening to an episode of Trendy Talk. Not bad as far as procrastination goes. Certainly beats endlessly scrolling social media!

Tue 10 Aug 2021 00:07 UTC

author: monolalia

New quickie thing about successfully faking a wallpaper when using Kwin without Plasma.


Mon 09 Aug 2021 12:08 UTC

author: martin

I've officially reached the comically funny stage of how often TypeScript saves my ass. It feels like having a super smart colleague that *really* likes verbose ways of explaining how I'm acting like a psychopath in any given moment.

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Sun 08 Aug 2021 18:44 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

When I was younger, I thought that being an early adopter for every shiny new tech toy would empower me and give me an edge. I tried to make up for a lack of experience with being among the first to every new trend. Now those shiny new toys just look like shackles to me, and the "progress" of consumer-oriented tech just looks like a hamster wheel. It's a strange feeling, being in tech while also hating so much about it.

Sun 08 Aug 2021 16:56 UTC

author: martin

I will not leave all my work to the last minute. I will not leave all my work to the last minute. I will not leave all my work to the last minute...

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Sun 08 Aug 2021 05:23 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Air fryer chicken katsu with pickled plum onigiri tonight. Very simple and easy to make. First time using the air fryer. Really happy with how crunchy the breading turned out. Housemates also liked the tonkatsu sauce I made.

Fri 06 Aug 2021 22:24 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

I kind of love-hate the simplicity of Plan9 editors. From one point of view they're strictly following the tenets of Unix - "one job, but well done". An editor isn't a mail client, web browser, file manager... They're not syntax highlighter either... They're heavily depending on mouse. Or mouse chordings, combined with keyboad operations. They probably work great with mouse held in right hand (what I, as a lefty, don't do).

Still prefer the "impure" versions:

Deadpixi's sam

A great set of patches bringing acme into XXI century. A must have in my opinion.

Acme in Go

MDI version of Acme

Acme in text-mode[1]

[1]It looks great and I would love to use it, but for some reasons it refuses to react to my mouse-clicks.

Fri 06 Aug 2021 18:59 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Started a new project:

A personal assistant for the RTC shell

Tweaking on the 'odyssey'

I must admit, some pieces of code I (re-)write make me proud, even if it's basically just snipping on the existing code.

Odyssey repository

Fri 06 Aug 2021 17:22 CEST

author: @deerbard

Whenever I correct a mistake and reupload a .gmi file to my capsule, do my sunscribers get a new notification? I hope not. And if yes, should I correct files in some other way?

Fri 06 Aug 2021 14:30 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Не расстаюсь с новой игрушкой. Очень доволен приобретением:

MNT Reform2: распаковка и первые впечатления

MNT Reform2: доработки

Thu 05 Aug 2021 17:54 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Epoxy just failed. Should've tested longer before celebrating. Next attempt: solder, paperclips, and wire cutters.

Thu 05 Aug 2021 17:34 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Just successfully repaired a broken scissor switch on my Thinkpad using a male pin header, a hobby knife, and some epoxy. One of the pegs on the scissor switch had broken off, and the metal from a male pin header was exactly the right size and shape to replace the whole section. In the past I would have replaced the whole keyboard. Feels like I've just leveled up! :D

Thu 05 Aug 2021 09:28 CEST

author: @deerbard

Client Certificates in Amfora

So in Amfora you can use certs I understand, now how about copying them to another devices. You'd have to update amfora's config file on every device separately every time you add a new domain to it on one device. Am I missing something? How would you tackle this so it's most covinient to use amfora in more than one device? Is it possible to migrate amfora certs to Ariane (Android client)?

Thu 05 Aug 2021 08:57 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

Added -t (user template) to poll. Now everyone can create their own polls/questionnaires.

Thu 05 Aug 2021 16:21 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy


Finally took the time to work on my website:

https://hedy.tilde.cafe (also on gemini)

still using hugo as the SSG, kiln didn't have as much features that I need from hugo, and bashblog just isn't good enough, feels simple but really not organised and stuff.

Re-wrote CSS based on a few inspirations:




I intend it to be not too barebones, and definetly not brutalist design, should look somewhat modern, but should have some accessibility features and simplicity to it. I've set the margin-left for blockquotes to 0 to make it look better in small screens, and kept the nav bar and footer simple. I've checked that it looks ok in reader mode and terminal browsers.

Many people who have minimalist-styled css websites have font-family be brwser default, but (not sure if it's just me) but if browser default is used all the apostrophes take such a huge space and makes it look very awkward. So I've set the font-family to a sans-serif stack (with sans-serif as the last fallback).

I've also gotten syntax highlighting to work in code blocks with different theme for light mode and dark mode. I'm not sure if screen readers will have a good time parsing code blocks and making sure they're formatted right, but I keep on improve it as I write more posts.

Special thanks to seirdy's post on website best practices


The post is a bit opinionated but I've tried to keep with those best-practices where I can tolerate. The css source is minified and dumped into <style> tags, so no extra requests via <link>. No favicon at the moment, since I'm still figuring out what favicon I should use. No fancy animations or over-the-top colors. My link-hover styles might be a bit extra, but it looks really good when the underline is gone and highlight is up on mouse over.

There is absolutely no javascript or scripting, it's fully static, except maybe a few CGI scripts that I rarely use?

I've also mirrored all of my gemlog posts on hedy.smol.pub to hedy.tilde.cafe.

I'll write new gemlog posts from ~cafe now :D If you've subscribed to my smol.pub gemlog, I'd love it if you could change the feed url to:



I'll probably move my tinylog/journal to there as well, in the future.

Still figuring out what I should do with my flounder site when I'm mostly done with my site (apart from content, content, content). The fact that I can just make a simple edit online is the one thing that keeps me using flounder, but it has plenty of limitations: css, gopher, more file types, CGI, ssh/rsync deploy, etc.

I also plan to have it on tor but doing that would be after I've done everything I've said above.

In regards to comments, I'll probably go with the "email to public mailing list route" plus webmentions. webmentions is one of the things that I'll definetly want to have. For gemini comments, I may setup the CGI gemini likes/comments systems in the future, but I don't really feel like that's the best solution...

If you have any feedback or suggestions, I'm happy to hear about it! Just trying to find the best middleground between absolute brutalist/minimalist and simplistic-but-modern aesthetics here.

Thu 05 Aug 2021 08:17 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter


Freshly created linkulator files of a new user caused a false positive, because linkulator change detection used simple mtime check. It's fixed now. Because the script has to read the last line of the linkulator.data file the timing slightly increased (~260-270ish now).

Changed the checking method for all 'folder based' services: recent.py dives (one level so far) into them and returns mtime of the newest file (was the folder itself before).

Wed 04 Aug 2021 18:27 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter


That was quick, approximately 30 minutes from a vague idea to implementation. And it's simple - just a text file with an obvious markup, extendable and completely under control of the user (as it should be on RTC).


  $ poll -l


   What editors do you use?


   Programmer, looking for project


   What's your primary operating system?


   Pepsi or Coke?


So far only a couple of polls, and not-yet-decentralised (I'm working on it), but already usable. Due to the methodology behind it (files in users' HOMEs) not really a democracy tool (voting is far from anonymous), but I hope it'll find some use here. Or not...


  What editors do you use?

  (mark the ones you use frequently, you can add others, just keep the file clean)

  [x] vi

  [x] vim

  [ ] emacs

  [ ] nano

  [ ] joe

  [x] ed

  [x] sam

  [x] acme


Wed 04 Aug 2021 13:59 CEST

author: 💡 samhunter

A weirdo as myself cannot just do the stuff in awk(1) and move on...

Both oneliners:

+ filter out the "comment lines" beginning with "##"

+ create an entry for every first word of remaining lines in an associative array/hash

+ output a list of unique usernames

Fun ;)


Wed 04 Aug 2021 10:21 CEST

author: @deerbard

My tinylog lace feed got quiet. My gemreader refuses to work. Backlinks seems to work sometimes and sometimes not. Feels like losing this tiny little connection to other smolnet users. I'm looking forward to any good news about this.

Wed 04 Aug 2021 06:22 UTC

author: skyjake

A quick gemlog post about why there are some rough edges with text input in v1.6. @gnuserland


(I think my Gemlog Booster is working as intended; it's super convenient to make posts via Lagrange.)

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Tue 03 Aug 2021 11:50 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

«Выпуск товаров разрешён, таможенные платежи уплачены». Моя прелесссть едет ко мне...

Mon 02 Aug 2021 20:35 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Прислали счёт за растаможку MNT Reform и работу таможенного брокера (у меня аллергия на бюрократию — проще заплатить профессионалу). Суммарно почти 20К рублей из-за зверской пошлины. Включил ждуна и очень надеюсь, что всё будет хорошо и быстро.

Mon 02 Aug 2021 17:27 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I have a bad habit of killing my own momentum when what I perceive to be the "correct" path conflicts with what I *want* to do. I perceive learning the "mother sauces" to be "correct," as I've already begun that task and knowing those seems to be considered "foundational," but what I *want* to do now is play with lentils and curries. So now I find myself doing neither. :p

Mon 02 Aug 2021 09:10 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Вчера в 10 утра по дороге на тренировку обнаружил, наверное, с десяток автономных единиц алконавтов — каждый с початой полторашкой пивасика. Интересно, как покажет себя сгеодняшний день ВДВ...

Sun 01 Aug 2021 23:03 CEST

author: @deerbard

Meh, can't make mps work anyway.

Sun 01 Aug 2021 22:31 CEST

author: @deerbard

Learned about tmux just recently. I'n not a programmer, I wish I had more reasons to use it :D Let's see. Oh! So you can play youtube videos in terminal using something called mps-youtube? Perfect! One question if smebody knows - can Youtube track me if I use it like this?

Sun 01 Aug 2021 17:18 CEST

author: @deerbard

@szczezuja if backlings are buggy, communication over gemlog replies is not as good idea as it looked like. For me also gemreader doesn't work, I don't get feed from I don't know how many capsules. That means I'm back to manually checking every capsule that I saved whenever I feel like ckecking it. It may takes months before I see an interesting post or a reply to me, or I can miss it completely. Now this is a slow internet indeed :D

Sun 01 Aug 2021 08:59 MSK

author: 🐌 tolstoevsky

Вдохновившись примером Drew и bacardi55, решил опробовать формат tinylog. Здесь будут короткие заметки в стиле Mastodon/Twitter. Многобуквенное продолжит периодически появляться в основном глоге.

bacardi55's lost capsule

Drew/Friendo capsule

Tolstoevsky glog

Sun 01 Aug 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

"A practical philosophy of health, wealth and happiness"



Sat 31 Jul 2021 22:04 CEST

author: @deerbard

@szczezuja I tried backlinks with the only backlink to my capsule I know, your reply to my art manifesto and it worked. Does it work for you again?

Thu 29 Jul 2021 16:18 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Sometimes, I have the crazy idea that tinylogs with a bit more work and a nice cgi script could be a decentralized station… 🤔

Wed 28 Jul 2021 15:25 UTC

author: monolalia

ATTN: If you are currently making a sitcom about roommates, please don't end it with everyone moving out and/or getting married. That's just sad, to see everything dissolve.

Wed 28 Jul 2021 04:25 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Just threw together a cheddar cheese sauce to put on some dried pasta I'd made. Would not have known how to do this a month ago. success-baby.jpeg

Wed 28 Jul 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Surely, the mother of all unboxing videos: unboxing a quantum computer!

IBM Quantum System One assembled in Japan


Tue 27 Jul 2021 23:39 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Mon 26 Jul 2021 18:28 CEST

I'm thinking about preparing text for copying by "system" mechanism rather than copying text inside `gtl` by its internal mechanism. Internal mechanism need some dependencies, for example to `xclip` and complicate whole design of `gtl`. For me the best solution is `toot tui` approach. […]
So I suggest dialog likei below:[…]
When after pressing gtl could try to run `xclip`, but everybody who don't have `xclip` would also easy copy text from textarea and press .

I added an option called `tui_show_stub` that will display the response stub in a modal before opening the $EDITOR, so that should fix your flow :)

I also added a shortcut "Alt+Enter" to open the selected entry in a modal, with buttons to do the action available via shortcuts. That should help your flow too.

I'm using some light color scheme for terminal I `gtl` looks like bellow.

Seems of a mix of a terminal issue and a cview (tui library) issue. I've raised other bugs in cview git repository lately so unsure if I can fix these in the short term 🤔

I'm thinking about releasing an alpha2 version…

Tue 27 Jul 2021 17:28 UTC

author: monolalia

Does it bother anyone else on this planet to see SOCAL, OB/GYN or COVID when it should be SoCal, Ob/Gyn and CoViD? At all? Never mind MAC (for the computer).

Tue 27 Jul 2021 10:10 CEST

author: @deerbard

I forgot about Cosmic Voyage. Have no time to catch up with it but I'll leave the tab opened. For some reason gemreader doesn't want to give me feed from it.

Tue 27 Jul 2021 09:38 CEST

author: @deerbard

I licenced my page under CC BY-SA 4.0. Don't know why would anyone want to use any of my writing but it was better to be done now then change all the files in future.

Mon 26 Jul 2021 18:15 UTC

author: skyjake

Lagrange v1.6 release party! 🎉


Already found a bug... Copy-pasting in the text editor seems to paste too much text. 😄

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Sun 25 Jul 2021 22:48 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Thu 22 Jul 2021 22:00 CEST

Thanks for trying the gtl v0.6.0-alpha!

* suggestion - on the subscription pane you are using <Down arrow>/<Up arrow> for navigation, and for the timeline pane you are using <J key>/<K key> - it could be <Left arrow>/<Right arrow>, and it could work without changing pane by tab key. Two navigation keys schemas are confusing. <Right arrow> is using now for scrolling - I don't know if it's required.
* highlighted entry is hard to read in some gemtext colors combination - look for this post for example;

Could you show me a screenshot of the rendering? I'm not sure what you mean.

* suggestion - <T key> could be working always, also on posts without response pattern. It could be handy, because it will help with tmux native copy&paste functionality (C-A-[ and C-A-] keys in tmux);

T is supposed to open the original message the response is about, but I could add another shortcut to open the selected post in a modal (with button below to show the other shortcuts like "O" or "R"). I'll add something like this for the beta.

* <R key> isn't working for me because I don't have X installed on my terminal (I have xclip installed). Fot tmux users it will be better to show response pattern in dialog like described above;

Hm, indeed, I don't think that feature can work without X. See response above for opening current entry in modal.

* <O key> isn't working for me - I have installed xdb-utils, but there isn't any response after pressing it;

Again, without X I'm not sure how much this can work. It uses xdg-open behind the scene on linux, so if using in a terminal "xdg-open http://…" works, it should work from gtl. Also, can you try "O" on an entry containing multiple links? Do you see the modal with the links choice?

Sun 25 Jul 2021 10:25 CEST

author: @deerbard

This week was not productive artistically but I'm very happy my capsule is up and alive finally. Anyways, 4th generation plant is now born out of Shoe Follower (last plant) in my Astrobotany Garden. It's name is One Cross Each.

you can water it if you're around :)

Sat 24 Jul 2021 16:31 CEST

author: @deerbard

Forgot to clarify. You can now follow all my logs by just subscribing to


No need to subscribing too all: general, art and relogs if you want to get them all in your feed anyway. Sorry for the changes, I'm still figuring out how to manage this all.

Sat 24 Jul 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

I recently discovered the Coc plugin for vim, which brings VSCode-like smarts to vim. I can finally use #vim full-time instead of #VSCode, which has become bloated and slow over time. Coc has a marketplace with a large breadth of language support. In a like-for-like comparison, vim uses 500Mb less RAM (including language server) than VSCode for Python or Java editing (with intellisense), and is much faster. I also managed to set up vim for editing and uploading #Arduino and #esp32 code by integrating with PlatformIO.

Conqueror of Completion


Fri 23 Jul 2021 21:40 CEST

author: @deerbard

Listening to Francisco Tárrega's music played on guitar by Giulio Tampalini. I feel in good place https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weQz5tGEKwE

Fri 23 Jul 2021 21:38 CEST

author: @deerbard

Thx to @samhunter my tinylog migrated to my timezone (CEST) :)

Fri 23 Jul 2021 08:50 CEST

author: @deerbard

@szczezuja thx a lot for checking my log and all your thoughts. I will reply surely, thinking maybe I can do it as Re:log although I now see if I have separate logs, you'd have to subscribe to all of them just to see all my entries so the system I chose is not that perfect... Anyways, what's the problem with link to manifesto in my index? From my side it works just fine and I doublechecked it's correct so I'm confused.

Fri 23 Jul 2021 00:31 CEST

author: @deerbard

My capsule has changed it's look. Is it for good? gemini://rawtext.club/~deerbard/index.gmi

Feedback is problematic here, not sure how could anyone respond if he/she wanted to. You can surely write me an email or write at xmpp if you feel like it, both are in my „about” page.

Thu 22 Jul 2021 22:13 CEST

author: @deerbard

My ART log has a first entry now, that is „My Little Art Manifesto” :) Is it finished and stable? I don't know but I decided to let it exist in a space now. gemini://rawtext.club/~deerbard/art/index.gmi

Thu 22 Jul 2021 16:27 UTC

author: martin

The adage that travel broadens the mind and can make you a more open-minded, tolerant person, IME is very true. For that reason, I especially like the etomology behind the Icelandic word "heimskur", which means "stupid", or ~"one who hasn't left home".

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Thu 22 Jul 2021 12:07 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @deerbard Thu 22 Jul 2021 08:14 UTC

@bacardi55 Thx for reply. In comitum was that enough that you subscribed to my capsule or did you have to subscribe to every log type separately (what I have to do in gemreader). I should probably just switch to Amfora and get used to it but I like Kristall so much I want to stay with it for now :)

I subscribed only to this page:


Thu 22 Jul 2021 10:14 CEST

author: @deerbard

@bacardi55 Thx for reply. In comitum was that enough that you subscribed to my capsule or did you have to subscribe to every log type separately (what I have to do in gemreader). I should probably just switch to Amfora and get used to it but I like Kristall so much I want to stay with it for now :)

Wed 21 Jul 2021 22:38 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've released an alpha version of gtl 0.6.0.

Yes, it is an alpha because so many changes that I'd love some tests… And because I think a potential feature can still be squeezed in (hence not the beta).


v0.6.0 README

I'm always using the latest commit so the added feature have been tested so it shouldn't all that buggy… Probably :)

I'm quite happy about it as this is a big release with many new things :).

Wed 21 Jul 2021 22:22 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @deerbard Wed 21 Jul 2021 20:13 UTC

Just for testing: Anyone subscribed to my logs? Did you see that new general log showed up? Again, not asking to read it, just a technical question. edit: asking cause I tried to subscribe to my own capsule in gemreader and it didn't give me any new entry so I guess I'd have to subscribe to every log type separately?

Yes, I use comitium as a feed reader and I can see your latest post, see here:


Wed 21 Jul 2021 22:13 CEST

author: @deerbard

Just for testing: Anyone subscribed to my logs? Did you see that new general log showed up? Again, not asking to read it, just a technical question. edit: asking cause I tried to subscribe to my own capsule in gemreader and it didn't give me any new entry so I guess I'd have to subscribe to every log type separately?

Wed 21 Jul 2021 22:07 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

New UI experiment:

Long-form text entry via movable chunks.

Something I wrote using it.

Wed 21 Jul 2021 21:01 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I don't suppose there's a way to render a line starting with ``` in preformatted mode, is there?

Wed 21 Jul 2021 20:48 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

New feature request created for cview^^

That's now 2 bug (1 fixed) and 2 feature requests (one fixed) that I raised just for v0.6.0…

I may start contributing at some point instead of just asking for stuff… 🤔?

That being said, it prevents a very small feature so it is definitely not blocking the next release.

Wed 21 Jul 2021 18:25 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @bacardi55 Wed 21 Jul 2021 11:06 CEST

New scripts down and deployed :). Unfortunately URLs to gemlog/blog posts have changed, but at least I managed to keep the same URLs for atom feeds and gemini feed… :)

Wed 21 Jul 2021 11:06 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I think today I want to spend a bit of time changing how I manage my capsule. It is messy right now because everything is done in hugo for my web blog.

I still want a clear distinction between the 2 while still being linked (ie not displaying gemlog entries on the blog, just a gemini link) so I'm not entirely sure how this will work.

But I will rebase my capsule with a gemini site generator (most probably kiln) and then try to see how I can fit that in hugo to just display gemlog entries… 🤔

Tue 20 Jul 2021 18:27 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja Mon 19 Jul 2021 20:46 CEST

The most tempting thing in emacs is swarm of advanced packages, which seems to be superior than that of vim plugins. Vim plugins are great, bu there are in most cases rather like a powerful extension of text editor. Emacs packages are more advanced, and often they are like standalone utilities embedded into mechanic of editor environment.

That is why Emacs is an OS missing a good text editor :]

Tue 20 Jul 2021 09:07 CEST

author: @deerbard

Morning! Listening to KONPEITO Summer 2021 mix tape. It's perfect for work. Only my mind can't focus again. Let's do it. 3..2..1..

Tue 20 Jul 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

A fairly compelling argument for publishing documents as PDF files rather than as HTML pages. #goodread

lab6 Issue 0 (PDF)


Mon 19 Jul 2021 21:04 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

iI've begun with the UI experiments. First point of inquiry: how best to present forms with simple, single-line inputs? Two approaches immediately came to mind:



I'm interested in hearing opinions about the two approaches.

Next up will be experiments in long-form composition from within Gemini.

Mon 19 Jul 2021 19:59 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Today I advance well on the next version of gtl :]

Both the feature request and the bug fix works now thanks to @tslocum (cview developer)!

But I found another bug :D


This one is not a blocker though, but will make one of the new feature a bit more ugly than expected… But that's fine :).

I'm done for the day, having my brother home, but I'll continue tomorrow :]

Mon 19 Jul 2021 18:26 UTC

author: martin

Station just reached 200 docked! 👏

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Mon 19 Jul 2021 11:28 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

git tagging script

made a bash script to bump versions with git tag yesterday. It's working well and suits my needs:

shltag - source code in my dotfiles repo on git.sr.ht (also on tildegit and gh)

shltag = shortlog + tag

puts git shortlog output into signed annotated tag.

I know this exists but I think it does a bit too much, lol.

semver by drew devault - git.sr.ht

I've also finally finished adding config file support as well as per user directory serving to spsrv. (not going to put a link here, because I feel like I'm self plugging to much. Go to sr.ht/~hedy or tildegit.org/hedy to find the source code). It's not very stable yet I think, so I haven't documented the stuff in the readme yet.

Sun 18 Jul 2021 19:21 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Our induction plate "died" this week so today we opened it and investigate with a multimeter… Couldn't find the issue though, but looking inside was quite fun^^.

For those who wants to see what's inside, it looks like this:


Sun 18 Jul 2021 18:53 CEST

author: @deerbard

Started working on formulation of my little art manifesto with as much emphasis on „my” and „little” as on „art” itself. My very subjective feeling of things, nothing more. I feel like I need it.

Sun 18 Jul 2021 00:53 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Just saw that both my bug and my feature request opened on cview repo have been fixed :]

Cview developer is really reactive!

I have lots of time plan to work on gtl first half of next week so we'll see if I can finish the first version based on those fixes!

Sat 17 Jul 2021 18:50 UTC

author: martin

Happy weekend everyone. Anybody doing anything interesting? I'm in a local 10-day quarantine – plenty of time to get back into a personal project!

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Sat 17 Jul 2021 00:09 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

After my first bug report, I opened my first feature request for cview :]

Next release is getting bigger but also "more blocked" too.

The cview bug has been fixed but not released in a stable tag yet. I may decide next week to move to a specific commit instead if no tag is released soon enough for next week beta release of the v0.6.0

Fri 16 Jul 2021 22:24 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

So I decided to took a stab at creating a gemini version of tinylogs, so I added a "gemini" mode to gtl to generate a valid gemini output as an alternative to the TUI and CLI mode…

Was easier and faster than expected, so just to test I put it in a capsule with a cronjob every 15min:


And it respect the tinylog format, so you could just follow it as a starting point (will become the default url in gtl when subscription file is empty).

Fri 16 Jul 2021 12:16 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@hedy shared with me an almost compatible tinylog on spartan which makes me wonder how much I want to add support for tinylogs on gopher/spartan 🤔…

That or creating a small proxy… Or not I don't know :D

We'll see that after the next release that still needs lot of work^^.


Fri 16 Jul 2021 01:57 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I'm thinking that the next version of gtl might contains so many changes that maybe I'll release an beta version first… 🤔

Fri 16 Jul 2021 01:42 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I think I may be done with the new parser (that doesn't change much expect I'm using more regexp <3).

I've implemented a more flexible one that works with tinylog entries containing double new lines like Hedy's as discussed on the RFC issue.

Hedy's tinylog

RFC issue on double new lines

Thu 15 Jul 2021 22:31 CEST

author: @deerbard

I feel like watching something I didn't watch for half of my life. Nothing will happen cause I've got not time but I wonder if it would stand a test of time. Just an evening thought.

Thu 15 Jul 2021 12:50 UTC

author: martin

I finally got a negative PCR reading yesterday, which means I can fly home. Enjoying one more day in the wonderful city of Barcelona and heading back tomorrow. Good job, body!

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Wed 14 Jul 2021 20:27 UTC

author: skyjake

A few weeks ago I bought a Kobo ebook reader, thinking that I would use it to write some custom apps for an e-ink display. Instead, I've been rediscovering the joy of reading books on a non-LCD/OLED screen. The combination of a purpose-built, distraction-free device and a paper-like display is really working for me. (Amazon-free is also a major bonus.)

Currently reading scifi. I really liked Andy Weir's "Project Hail Mary", and now I'm continuing with the Expanse series. I read Expanse book 1 a few years ago but for reason didn't continue to book 2 although I quite liked the first one.

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Wed 14 Jul 2021 11:51 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

Decided to start over :D

It's nice that I can still "harvest" my plant even though it's dead, lol. Not sure if that's a bug.

Wed 14 Jul 2021 11:48 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

I just realized my plant on astrobotany had died :O

It's pity that I might not ever be able to have another levitating plant again. Wondering whether I should keep it like that for posterity or I should start over.

Tue 13 Jul 2021 18:33 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @frrobert 2021-07-13 15:59 UTC

lace with the strict option does that

Interesting :). I was thinking about doing something like this but with a more text/gemini friendly output so that gemini browser can actually parse it (almost as a big tinylog)!

I think I'll poc that quickly after I release the next gtl version to see how it can look like :).

Tue 13 Jul 2021 15:59 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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://frrobert.net/lace.gmi Lace and laced are at https://gitlab.com/frrobert2/lace

Tue 13 Jul 2021 12:54 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Crazy lunch thoughts: Using gtl CLI to create a capsule listing all referenced tinylog entries…

I guess a simple cgi script using gtl and then parsing it into text/gemini format… Or maybe even just a "--mode gmi" option to just generate gmi file instead of a cli/tui ui…

That would allow people:

Default is obviously that it can become a centralized service… But with tools like lace/gtl/cockpit that shouldn't be an issue as data are still un-centralized.

Was that really a crazy thoughts or an actual idea to make tinylogs more known/used… I actually don't know 🤔

Tue 13 Jul 2021 09:42 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Next version of gtl will have TUI improvements but also a new version of the parser that will be a bit more flexible compare to the RFC.

For example, I like this RFC issue regarding number of new lines that is very strict right now (comes from lace):


This release will still take a while though… That means for now some tinylog like Hedy's are not yet readable in gtc.

But that will change most probably by end of next week :]

I'm also wondering if that version might be a good fit for v1.0.0 🤔

Tue 13 Jul 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

I blogged about how I create audiobooks from epubs and the like, using text-to-speech.

Creating audiobooks


Mon 12 Jul 2021 22:34 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

gtl is not compatible with hedy's tinylog because she uses many line break.

I'm wondering if next version should also contains a new version of the parser that will fit the recommended from hedy on the RFC about allowing paragraph breaks within a tinylog entry.

Mon 12 Jul 2021 22:30 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55


My cview issue has been fixed! Now I need to wait for 1.5.7 to be released… :)

But I'm continuing developing new feature that will need this so they are almost ready when the new cview version comes out!

Mon 12 Jul 2021 12:10 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

tinylog feed

finished simple script in python that converts my journal format to tinylog format. the script isn't commented well so oof, bad luck to the future me :/

it has a single loop that goes over each line of this file and scraps the dates and content, I also have a header.gmi, so I have this:

I then I simply upload the tinylog.gmi to flounder, that's it! really simple

just to be a little bit lazy, I made a bash script wrapper that downloads my journal, my current tinylog.gmi, and checks if changes before uploading to flounder.

I think about doing something simple but for antenna in the future:


Sun 11 Jul 2021 22:04 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Always fun to read post around a tool I'm making, thanks @szczezuja


Sun 11 Jul 2021 21:17 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Just opened my first issue on cview tracker:


When this get resolve, the v0.6.0 could start again with multiple new things coming… :)

Sun 11 Jul 2021 19:49 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Seems I found an issue in cview (the library i used for gtl TUI) that prevents me from implementing a nice feature …

So I need to take the time to create a very small piece of code to show how to reproduce (and make sure the error exist outside my code) to open a ticket.

I'm a bit lazy right now so this might happen later this week. But in the meantime a big part of the improve timeline is blocked :/

Sun 11 Jul 2021 18:09 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

it keeps raining ugh

Sun 11 Jul 2021 17:52 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy


working on a spartan client and server, written in go

discovered spartan in february or march this year, can't remember (wrote in entry in this journal, you can flip back :D) and I've wanted to make a CLI/TUI client since then but I was busy with other things. I even registered #spartan on irc.tilde.chat but no one came (of course, since no one talked about it) then I just left the channel and forgot all about it. It wasn't until this wee or last week when I noticed #spartan channel was registered again (by g1n) so I decided to join, and oh! 6 people, huh that's interesting. I guess that's might be because it was mentioned a few times in #gemini (when discussing mercury).

anyway, now that I have a tiny little bit more free time than before (and have started learning go since), I've decided to make some spartan software. It really really easy to get the to work after forking some gemini software, lots of things to change, but still. note that they both probably has bugs, but they work fine when I was testing it, so feel free to use them but don't be surprised when coming across incomplete features and bugs :)

here are the source code, both in golang. (all my repos are hosted on https://sr.ht/~hedy too)

sparte - CLI client (like curl/wget/gemget but much, much simpler as of now)

spsrv - (static files) server

I'm also planning to make a server framework, a TUI client, and I'm also adding spartan support to gelim (my interactive gemini client).

Sun 11 Jul 2021 03:10 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Apparently an bad formatted entry in @deerbard tinylog makes gtl crash.

Because it is critical issue, I'm doing a quick release. That wasn't planned because I actually started working on some timeline improvement but that's life :).


Thanks git branch and git stash :)

Sat 10 Jul 2021 22:06 UTC

author: monolalia

I'm devastated! But it does look interesting.


Sat 10 Jul 2021 17:13 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Re: @deerbard 2021-07-10 08:19 UTC

"I'm worst at what I do best, and for this gift I feel blessed," right?

Sat 10 Jul 2021 13:32 CEST

author: @deerbard

My capsule is finally up. It is simple but it exists and I'm happy for that.


Sat 10 Jul 2021 10:19 CEST

author: @deerbard

My comfort zone is being out of my comfort zone so I don't feel bad about not being good at what I do.

Fri 09 Jul 2021 20:22 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Shoved my larger plastic bins into a space I made for them in my closet. Updated my "bins" system page accordingly. Not everything is catalogued and binned yet, but I'm feeling the sort of strong resistance to the task that indicates burnout. Soon I will become entirely incapable of making myself catalogue and bin anything (you can't even pay me to do something I've burned out on; I quite literally *cannot* make myself do it), so I'm going to try to tie up the loose ends so I can call it "done" before I totally lock up.

Fri 09 Jul 2021 09:33 CEST

author: @deerbard

Mental note. When too relaxed I tend to lose control over procrastination. This is not the first time I noticed that and forgot.

Thu 08 Jul 2021 22:29 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

gmid keeps locking up for some reason. Once a day it seems to stop responding until I restart it. vger was quite reliable. Anyone know any tricks for getting client certificates via CGI in vger?

Thu 08 Jul 2021 18:09 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

GF will not be there for the weekend so I might spend some time on the timeline rework…

I have many ideas and I am both excited and scared of the amount of rework needed ^^.

Thu 08 Jul 2021 16:29 CEST

author: @deerbard

Back from the forest, I don't need all that flashy internet again. For how long? For not too long, too much goodnes hidden in it and then I quickly get used to it and need to block the excessive compulsive use.

Thu 08 Jul 2021 15:33 UTC

author: monolalia

There's a new intrusive thought in my mind tempting me to regard all this surveillance capitalist glitz and clutter as OKAY. they just want to KNOW you and SELL you things. you're less LONELY that way. and they give you all these TOYS to keep you happy and coming back in excchange for knowng more about what a cool person you are. ... I may need saving urgently

Thu 08 Jul 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Really cool online browser multi-player games to play with colleagues during lunch break:






Wed 07 Jul 2021 22:30 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Does anyone know how to view 'rlog://' links like the one on this page? I've never seen this protocol before. gemini://xj-ix.luxe/wiki/nomad/

Wed 07 Jul 2021 18:35 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I'm following 8 station users now via gtl, the proxy seems to work fine :]

I'm even wondering if a similar proxy for mastodon user would be hard?

But that would be more for pure testing because I don't want to mix mastodon posts within gemini tinylogs

Wed 07 Jul 2021 19:33 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

learning lua and planning to use lua for some configs for neovim.

also looking to replace CoC.nvim with nvim's LSP support.

coc.nvim - this used to be my best friend, I still like it though, but hoping that replacing it with lua would make things simpler :P

seirdy's dotfiles - .config/nvim/ - reading his config for reference

nytpu's dotfiles - .config/nvim/ - also reading this - for fun, learning, and reference

I'm also wondering how I should go about having vim and neovim share a same config. Maybe I'll have a my neovim's general.vim smaller, and have vim `source` that or something. Not sure about what I should do about my plugins though.

tildegit.org/hedy/dotfiles (also hosted on sr.ht)

Wed 07 Jul 2021 01:03 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

If I'm being honest, I started this POC by procrastinating on starting the new timeline UI…

I find it ironic that I procrastinated writing code by… writing code… :D

Wed 07 Jul 2021 01:00 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @myself: 2021-07-06 19:54 CEST

A couple of hours and <200 SLOC and I have users station feed pages in gtl :]

I've put a screenshot and the link to source code for curious people here:


Tue 06 Jul 2021 19:54 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Started as a quick POC, but I basically built a "station to tinylog" parser… Meaning that I can transform a user feed page on station into a tinylog page. If I put this as a cgi script on a capsule, I could then use gtl to follow station user too…

That's nice!

Tue 06 Jul 2021 03:03 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I quite like Gemini, but it's very difficult to communicate to anyone in my life why I like it. It's like here's a certain level of fed-up you've got to reach, and you've also got to be fairly technical, for this sort of thing to appeal. But wow, I really like Gemini. I'd be quite happy if I never had to use the web again, frankly.

Tue 06 Jul 2021 01:56 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Switched from vger to gmid today in order to start playing with client authentication. Here's a little toy I just wrote: gemini://lyk.so/cgi/bin/whoami

Source code is here: gemini://lyk.so/cgi/src/whoami.c

Tue 06 Jul 2021 01:17 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've released gtl v0.5.1 that mainly add a few TUI UX improvements.


Next step is the big timeline rework^^.

Tue 06 Jul 2021 00:42 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @myself: 2021-07-06 00:19 CEST

I love regexp <3 :)

Tue 06 Jul 2021 00:19 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I think I finally found a way to display responses ("Re:") "nicely" in gtl:


Mon 05 Jul 2021 19:18 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I have a few small ideas for gtl v0.5.1 (some already in main), but I have a big rework in mind for the TUI timeline panel for v0.6.0 that, once started, should take a big amount of time but should greatly improve the user experience…

Mon 05 Jul 2021 09:44 UTC

author: martin

It finally happened. I got it! Symptoms have been pretty bad until now, but today I feel a little better. Hoping that 2 weeks from now I'll be able to test negative so I can fly home.

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Sun 04 Jul 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

The "Physiological Sigh" provides instant reduction of anxiety and stress and is easy to do, although you shouldn't undo it by resurfacing the anxiety to test if it worked! #neuroscience


Sat 03 Jul 2021 11:17 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

feel so bad rn...

theres this super hard math test with all multiple choice questions and the last two questions worth the most marks, but I thought marks are deduct for wrong answers (makes sense, since it's multiple choice), so I left the last two questions blank (can't do them anyway, though I finished all the other questions), and YET... after submitting I realised marks aren't actually deducted for wrong answers and me be like, tf-

well anyway that's fine, the test is finally behind me and like yeah who cares, I mean at least I got all the other questions done soo

Fri 02 Jul 2021 21:36 UTC

author: monolalia

NERD_tree reminder to self: use 't' to open file in new tab

Fri 02 Jul 2021 17:08 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: リ @reaton@geminids.ga Fri 02 Jul 2021 17:03 CEST

Today, for the first time, I tried meditation. Seems cool.

That's interesting, because I've been thinking of trying for a long time. I have not done any research yet on how to start though.

Maybe @reaton will tell us more about his start :]

Fri 02 Jul 2021 21:54 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

ubuntu desktop on raspberry pi runs pretty smooth

not much lag and all

was able to get x11 forward working with git for windows (and vcxsrv)

Fri 02 Jul 2021 10:40 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

Re: @bacardi55@gmi.bacardi55.io 2021-06-28 15:45 CEST

Nothing special to display replies. Making threads could be an idea but I haven't code it.

Fri 02 Jul 2021 08:46 CEST

author: @deerbard

I use lace, don't even track if it was updated. I use it in terminal emulator. I have no highlights, no icons, no fancy stuff, just text. It's my choice but I'm signalling, even with one conversation between two people it's getting really busy, and some logs are not really tiny btw ;) If a need for conversations withing gemini space is inevitable, I'd say maybe there should be a new way for easy communication discovered. Tinylog is not like microblog, where you can send direct messages unvisible to others. I'm not sure how to solve this. Creating new .gmi file for every conversation and asking interested people to subscribe would be too troublesome.

Fri 02 Jul 2021 00:42 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Today was my first day in the office since last July and my 2nd since March 2020 and covid. While I really enjoyed seeing and chatting with colleagues, it reminded me how much better I am at home to work. Better setup, better seat and a loooooot more silence and peace… But it was nice to enjoy the day and diner with the colleagues ^^.

I've been working 50% remotely for years before too, and I don't think I'll ever be able to work 100% in an office again.

Fri 02 Jul 2021 00:33 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja@szczezuja.space Thu 01 Jul 2021 22:18 CEST

I've written it earlier, that "highlights" don't work for me. You have responded to @deerbard about it, so I again request for some help in understanding that. :-)

All you need is in your configuration file is a "highlights" line with the different texts you want to highlight separated by a coma. Let's say for example you want to highlight all entries that contains "@szczezuja" or "szczezuja.space". To do so, you need in your configuration:

highlights = "@szczezuja, szczezuja.space"

If you want to highlight only entries with @szczezuja (start with this one to test):

highlights = "@szczezuja"

Then in gtl, you can press "h" to filter entries that only contains highlights (in this case, only filter entries that contains "@szczezuja").

If you are on a specific author tinylog (let's say you click on mine), then pressing "h" will filter entries for my feed that contains the highlights text ("@szczezuja" in this case, so this message will stay).

If you are in highlights mode, selecting other feeds or clicking on "all subscriptions" will keep that filter until you press "h" again (the title of the main panel say either "timeline" or "highlights" to show the difference).

I hope it is clearer, otherwise we might need to find a way to "real time" chat about it, might be easier :).

Fri 02 Jul 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Sampler is an amazing text visualization tool for the terminal. I was able to make a smart-mirror type of dashboard really easily with it. #text #console #dashboard #diy




Thu 01 Jul 2021 09:59 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE @deerbard Thu 01 Jul 2021 07:36 UTC

I fully agree, tinylog shouldn't be used for chat.

As well, I don't know if you use lace or gtl (or other) for reading tinylogs, but you have the ability to filter only highlights in gtl to help you look at direct notification only :).

But I'm going to move away from direct chat as well as I agree it shouldn't be the main purpose.

Thu 01 Jul 2021 09:46 CEST

author: @deerbard

Opening tinylog file in vim on my computer gives me empty document, I can only edit it from RTC. Same editor, same file (copied and pasted). Strange.

Thu 01 Jul 2021 09:36 CEST

author: @deerbard

Following just few people's tinylogs is already bit too much to follow. I saw your mention @szczezuja although mentions here don't do anything special, no notifications etc, so it was almost lost in all the logs that are just part of your dialog with @bacardi55. I think maybe we shouldn't use tinylog for chats? As for gopher, I didn't explore it yet, don't know if I'm interested. Gemini is enough for now I think.

Thu 01 Jul 2021 09:26 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Today is my first day in the office since summer 2020 (I went 1 day last July)…

I'm definitely not back full time there, and I think I'll never be.

For now I'm thinking 1 day per week or once every 2 weeks.

I have such a better setup at home (and silence too)

Thu 01 Jul 2021 11:59 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

1st of July, very nice.

one month closer to 2022

Wed 30 Jun 2021 21:20 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @szczezuja@szczezuja.space Sat 26 Jun 2021 19:50 CEST

Thanks for the feedback :). I've created issues on github for some of the items, I think feature requests / bugs are better there than in a tinylog^^.

I've set $EDITOR variable (in Debian-like OS the default editor is set by "update-alternatives --config editor" rather than $EDITOR?);

On debian based, having 'EDITOR="vim"' in your .{bash,zsh,…}rc works too.

new feature suggestion - ability to populate/update "subs" file from "Known-tinylogs.md";

Not sure about this one yet, so I created an issue for me to think about:


I've got some panic error because of bad value in "post_edit_script", despite "allow_edit = false" after C-N in gtl - strange;

Weird, I don't manage to reproduce…

I have no idea of best usage of "post_edit_script" in my workflow;

Are you editing your tinylog directly on your server (via ssh(fs) for example)? If that's the case, you don't need it. But for myself for example, I work on a local file that is scp to my server as a post edit script.

Dialog about "post_edit_script" should be rethought.

I've removed the dialog if no post script is added. If there is, I want gtl to ask me if I want to run or not (maybe I'm not done writing yet and wanted to read something again).

when one sub is choose, and we press "r" all subs are refreshed (we must wait);

Why I don't like refreshing a single feed.

Dialog after "r" should be also rethought. It's bad idea to hide timeline during reading feeds - why user can't look at the last post, and must look at the empty page;


UX for current gtl mode - "all subscription" or "single subscription" should be rethought (it's unclear what is our current mode, especially after "r");

Now the title of the selected feed is displayed in the title to make it clearer.

Wed 30 Jun 2021 19:55 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: (not using the RE format because I'm answering to 2 of your entries :P)

I really enjoy todo.txt, I've heard a lot about org mode but for todo.txt is enough. When I wanted something more complex, I used taskwarrior that is also awesome (but way more complete/complex).

Regarding the proposed alternative for the "RE:" format, I have doubts that I'll try to formulate on the issue tracker later today or this week.

Wed 30 Jun 2021 19:53 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I really like the antenna idea, I need to think about how to integrate that in my deployment workflow.


But also I do have in mind to completely change the way I manage my capsule so it might take longer to integrate with it. We'll see 🤔.

I may work on gtl tonight so that will be for another time though :).

Wed 30 Jun 2021 10:56 CEST

author: @deerbard

Today I'm getting very nostalgic and thinking about places I visited in my life. I want to revisit them, I want to visit more places. I can't afford and it's too long like this already.

Wed 30 Jun 2021 18:23 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

antenna is pretty cool

Wed 30 Jun 2021 09:07 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've been avoiding the fediverse (I'm not on other Social Media) for a few days now and that's awesome :]

The only one I look from time to time is station on gemini^^.

Wed 30 Jun 2021 07:20 CEST

author: @deerbard

How come I still don't have a capsule working. This needs to change.

Tue 29 Jun 2021 16:15 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

this is quite interesting:


a quiz with a bunch of questions asking what would be the output of some "wtf" things in javascript. (such as how `NaN === NaN` is false)

despite it being a bit... controversial? as in like people say these are just a small part of the language and it's define this way, I think it's fun to have a look at the answers and try not to run into these situations when writing JS. I mean, almost (?) all programming languages have weird bits, such as the weirdness in python listed in this repo:


Tue 29 Jun 2021 00:00 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE @lykso@lyk.so Mon 28 Jun 2021 20:39 UTC

I've responded on station too, but feel free to add things here:


Mon 28 Jun 2021 23:59 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE @szczezuja Sat 26 Jun 2021 19:50 CEST

Thanks for the feedbacks, I'm not sure I understood all of your points but I have some ideas for improvements later this week, thanks!

Mon 28 Jun 2021 20:39 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

@bacardi55 I can't seem to select text in gtl. Makes it a bit difficult to follow links in tinylogs.

Mon 28 Jun 2021 19:52 UTC

author: monolalia

"noauto,x-systemd.automount" is just the best for network shares in fstab. no delaying the boot process by waiting for wi-fi to become available, but silently automounted when first accessed! thanks to whatever I read to learn of that… already forgot

Mon 28 Jun 2021 19:45 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

I bought a couple old, second-hand, e-ink Kindles years ago. Specifically ones with firmware predating the agreement with Audible that resulted in Amazon removing the text-to-speech function. I got a lot of use out of that function back when I had to drive a lot for work. Now I'm finding them useful again for low-distraction reading. I've begun closing tabs by turning them into ebooks. Somehow reading on this sort of purpose-specific device *feels* faster. There are fewer background processes in my brain considering what else I should be doing than there are when I'm at a computer. And I can make the device read to me from where I left off when I need to do more physical work.

Mon 28 Jun 2021 19:21 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

People usually listen others to respond (something about themselves) instead of just listening to understand and be useful…

Mon 28 Jun 2021 15:45 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

RE: @adele@pollux.casa Sun 27 Jun 2021 06:31 CEST

I'm curious if you did something special for displaying responses in pollux.casa / cockpit?

Mon 28 Jun 2021 15:44 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

This is a tough Monday after a nice week end away from home and screens^^.

I hate Mondays anyway…

Sun 27 Jun 2021 23:12 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Just modified my tinylog-post script to mirror my posts to station.martinerue.com. Does not mirror tinylog replies, to avoid cluttering up Station. This will save me from having to decide which things to post to my tinylog and which things to post to Station. Let me know if this becomes obnoxious, please!


Sun 27 Jun 2021 21:59 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Bins system working well so far. Was just reminded that I'd left something out when I returned to my computer and saw the relevant grep output still visible in my terminal. Maybe I'd derive some benefit from keeping a list somewhere of possibly-left-out items, populated by a special "inventory-grep" command. 🤔

Sun 27 Jun 2021 18:03 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Two new humans and their two cats will be joining us in less than a week now. Still quite a bit to do to prepare for their arrival. 😬

Sun 27 Jun 2021 15:24 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

found some cool software by simon ser:

simple web IRC client

IRC bouncer (pounce exists, I know)

simple CLI side-by-side diff viewer (diff-so-fancy exists, I know)

Sun 27 Jun 2021 15:19 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

wsl 2 is quite unstable... it broke my network driver and stuff (may not be due to wsl only but it could be).

since I refuse join windows insider program I have to use an X server to run linux GUI programs with wsl. used vcxsrv, installation and launch super smooth, worked on first try, everything good but my network and stuff broken so I had to completely uninstall wsl 2. (I actually ended up completely resetting my laptop. in conclusion, windows meh, mac os ok, linux good :P

I think I'd rather run a linux VM in windows than wsl. idk really, I mean I could even just work on my raspberry pi or something

Sun 27 Jun 2021 06:31 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

Re: @bacardi55@gmi.bacardi55.io 2021-06-21 00:26 CEST

I've made some change in Pollux.casa cockpit to comply with the tinylog RFC.

About Re format that I test in this entry.

Sun 27 Jun 2021 11:45 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

this is quite interesting:


asks you some questions then tells you which languages (out of C, Go, Python, Lisp) would best suit you. Bit opinionated but cool still

Sat 26 Jun 2021 21:29 UTC

author: monolalia

Today I learned of lesspipe! How did I not know that…

Sat 26 Jun 2021 18:48 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Sat 26 Jun 2021 15:07 UTC

author: martin

Fun little game: how many languages can you idenitfy. Be honest. I got 27. https://baltoslav.eu/adhadaj/index.php?mova=en

· 8 Replies · 4 Thumbs

Sat 26 Jun 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

removed as much data (posts, videos, interactions) as possible from my old facebook account and youtube channel, feeling good.

I'm still keeping my youtube account though, because there's some good content in there but I don't watch them much

Sat 26 Jun 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Some photos from a recent trip to a mountain resort. #photo #trip




Fri 25 Jun 2021 08:53 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@reaton@geminids.ga Glad you like it :)

Fri 25 Jun 2021 06:37 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

Just made some improvements on ergol http proxy style

Ergol http repo

Fri 25 Jun 2021 06:33 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

So many things to do with gemini... but so tired at this moment. Work takes me to much time :-(

Thu 24 Jun 2021 22:15 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Apparently I released gtl v0.5.0 in which you can edit and publish your tinylog:


Thu 24 Jun 2021 04:24 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Wrote a script to post to my tinylog and added it to my gemsite: gemini://lyk.so/systems/gemini/

Wed 23 Jun 2021 23:05 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

A new tinylog in the gemini world by @lykso@lyk.so, welcome :)


Wed 23 Jun 2021 20:28 UTC

author: ✪ @lykso@lyk.so

Hello world! I chose the same avatar Lagrange uses for my domain for the sake of continuity.

Wed 23 Jun 2021 12:28 UTC

author: monolalia

"Two-Edge: Rats and Spiders". ElfQuest minific. (Content warning: alludes to physical and emotional child abuse)



Wed 23 Jun 2021 11:54 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've made a change in houston to show a warning when a capsule use TLS with ed25519 algorithm as many gemini clients don't support them. This was based on some discussion on IRC.


Also, I really enjoy editing my tinylog entries, in vim, with just one shortcut in gtl, made the whole tinylog experience even more easy.

I need to rework my capsule though, it was based on the blog engine (hugo), some config and an ugly shell script… I want to clean this but I have no motivation for this yet^^.

Wed 23 Jun 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

this seems interesting


rich and textual

A Python TUI framework with rich is actually a thing! (wip, but STILL).

people liked rich and they talked about how they want it to be like a full TUI framework... and yep, now it's a thing. looks beautiful, and I'm sure when it becomes stable it will have much better docs then things like urwid

github.com/willmcgugan/textual - TUI for rich


I'm actually quite excited for this, though I haven't looked into the details and APIs yet. I'd love to make a TUI gemini client with textual that looks (almost) as nice as amfora :D

not sure if it's because Will's terminal is better, but stuff made with rich/textual looks nicer than amfora screenshots

Wed 23 Jun 2021 01:39 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

It's all in main branch now.

A few thing still missing for v0.5.0 (which should be one of the last very active branch as I'm finally getting to where I want for gtl) but should be available before end of week.

Wed 23 Jun 2021 01:09 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Seems that editing tinylog and post edit synchronization works fine and was less difficult than expected :)

Tue 22 Jun 2021 20:15 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

This tinylog entry has been created via gtl… But gtl will "only" open your $EDITOR and not recreate an editor within gtl. I think it's even better as I can use my beloved vim and the autocomplete, spellcheck and all the other awesome feature of vim!

vim > *

Also, gtl published this post (via a configurable script (in my case a simple 1 line with scp)) after the edition :).

Still a lot of todo so it won't be ready soon but I like where this is going ^^.

Tue 22 Jun 2021 19:23 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@bacardi55@gmi.bacardi55.io 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.

Mon 21 Jun 2021 23:21 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

gtl v0.4.8 released. Read the release note and readme.


Mon 21 Jun 2021 22:01 UTC

author: monolalia

I don't dislike "Visual Novels" on principle. Like text adventures They often have far more interesting and, uh, non-normie stories than the more luxurious video games. But imagine reading a book that has only one sentence per page, with some of the pages containing nothing but “…”. That's what the *gameplay* is like. Goes for dialogue sequences in JRPGs, too. PLEASE. We CAN read more than ten words at a time without needing to click for no reason whatosever. Yes?

Mon 21 Jun 2021 20:55 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55


Mon 21 Jun 2021 18:21 UTC

author: monolalia

I just discovered by accident that Konsole previews colours (RGB triplets and named colours). That's great!

Mon 21 Jun 2021 17:27 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Will today ever end? I'm not sure anymore 🤔

Mon 21 Jun 2021 15:58 UTC

author: monolalia

OKCwestions, pt. 2

Q: Should there be stricter laws regulating harassment/bullying online?

A: I don't know what the existing laws are and what would need to be added that'd be specific to it being online. Do we want to force website owners to implement filtering and censorship and abolish pseudonymity? There're so many well-intentioned paths to hell.

Mon 21 Jun 2021 00:31 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I just realized that gtl was not compatible with the (better) possibility to use UTC offset (eg: +0200 for CEST) instead of the less precise (see wikipedia page) timezone abbreviation…


It is now fixed in the main branch. That mean that when I'll publish v0.4.8, I'll be soon after changing the way I set date in my tinylog, and people using gtl will need to move to v0.4.8 to follow the new posts in the new date format.

Using abbreviation is still part of the RFC, but as abbreviation are not precise, I'll move the date format of my tinylog to this one.

Lace is already compatible with this format (just tested) thanks to the very flexible nature of the bash date command :).

Mon 21 Jun 2021 00:26 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've updated the RFC with latest comments and ideas.


Sun 20 Jun 2021 20:31 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

gtl v0.4.7 released! I'm off for the night :)


Sun 20 Jun 2021 20:08 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I also noticed some gemtext formatting issue, I've fixed them.

Going to publish a v0.4.7 soon and stop for the night.

Sun 20 Jun 2021 19:32 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

for subscription status I propose some simpler ASCII notation like

I've made it a configuration. By default, it will use ASCII characters. But if in gtl.toml there is `tui_status_emoji = true` then emoji will be used. That's because I admit I like these status emojis :).

In main branch!

Sun 20 Jun 2021 19:14 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: Thanks again for tests, my comments on them:

feature "h" - I realized that I don't know how it works. I have empty output after pressing "h";

So h only display message with highlights. To define what should be highlighted for you, you need to configure it in the gtl.toml. See README for this: `highlights = "@szczezuja, anytext"`.

Also, it doesn't remove filter. So if you were filtering a particular tinylog (via left menu), then "h" will only display with highlights from that author. You can still use menu on the left to display all (and it will keep the highlight filter).

there are some issue with "r": program is not responding for a while

r refresh the timeline, so nothing can be done in the meantime. That's normal for me, but I agree it should maybe display a "loading" type of message. But it is so fast here (±1s) that I didn't bother. I'm creating a issue to think about that soon.

feature with "s" - working, but: there no description about it in help dialog,

Fixed in main branch, thanks!

there are some weird states when for example we do "s" for hiding, and after it "TAB"

Fixed in main branch, thanks!

for subscription status I propose some simpler ASCII notation like

I was thinking about it yesterday… Might be better, but I found emoji was more graphical but maybe it's too much of a pain. Do you have issues with users avatar on these systems?

after pressing "?" the title, time of last refresh isn't updated

I don't understand this one…? "?" only display/hide the help, so no refresh is done (so title shouldn't change). Even filtering a specific tinylog or using "h" will not refresh the timeline. Tinylogs are not like social media feeds where refresh is needed a lot, so I let the user specifically hit "r" for getting lastest tinylogs versions. All other shortcuts won't refresh the feeds.

you can look at "toot tui" interface for inspiration, there is some interesting "links dialog", which navigate through all active parts of highlighted message;

For me, a highlights toggle and the timeline like now is enough. I don't need to "select" specific entries, I'm just reading/browsing the timeline and can go up/down with arrows or j/k. Maybe that will change someday if I see more value (or if a PR is done^^).

Sun 20 Jun 2021 13:28 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I want to make gtl compatible with MacOS but don't have one right now to test :°).

(I would be ok to people sending patch for it too :)).

I do not have plan for windows, I haven't used a windows machine for anything other than gaming in the last 15 years and back then TUI app wasn't making sens on it. Don't know if that changed though.

Sun 20 Jun 2021 00:12 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

gtl v0.4.6 released :]


Sat 19 Jun 2021 23:12 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: Have you seen this:


Seems to be a git frontend for gemini. I haven't tested it though so can't tell how well it works (or not)

Sat 19 Jun 2021 23:09 CEST

author: @deerbard

I'm going offline for a week or so. Can you make my plant on Astrobotany survive? :) You can find it by my name: deerbard, or it's name: high priest's whistle. See you! Have a nice week!

Sat 19 Jun 2021 20:11 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@reaton@geminids.ga: Thanks for the tests too!

I removed the footer because it was wasted space and don't want to add it back to put the help message, but I have another idea to simplify first usage, I'll work on it later :).

I've also added some gemtext formatting for links and quotes (in main branch):


@szczezuja: To be honest, I don't know if any other formatting makes sens, but I'm happy to hear ideas (not just what should be formatted, but how too :))

Sat 19 Jun 2021 19:08 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've added 8 other date format to gtl… I now have 18 custom date formats… That makes me sad…

Sat 19 Jun 2021 19:05 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: You're in luck, as I was coding on gtl when I read your report n°4 :).

maybe you should do some experiment in hiding subscription tab

I added the shortcut "s" to toggle the subscription sidebar (in main branch for now).

pressing "q" in help dialog is quitting a whole app

Yes, I didn't thought that was an issue, but I've changed that in main branch so if you are on the help, q just quit the help.

icon of skull on nonexistent feed is on my terminal

Weird… I've changed it to something simpler, should work now… I'm not a big expert on emoji to be honest, that was more a test than anything^^.

new feature suggestion: do some gemtext syntax enhancements

That's planed for some things like links, quote and maybe list, but I don't want to do to much on this either.

Thanks again for the tests/feedback, I'll release a new version later today with the other fixes I've just done.

Sat 19 Jun 2021 13:45 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've decided to unsubscribe from the gemini mailing list. Way too much noise and drama not worth what is shared on it.

I'd rather follow geminauts on the fediverse, station, irc or directly on user capsule (if possible via gemini feed and/or tinylogs :)).

Sat 19 Jun 2021 12:11 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Just refreshed my manga collection, I now have more than 1300… That's quite the collection :).

That + all my non manga books starts taking a lot of space ^^.

I do have an annual reading "goal" of ±24 books/year and since 2019 I'm referencing all I read and when. I read 21 in 2019, 23 in 2020. Since Jan 2021, I read 11 and am in the middle of the 12th one… Sometimes, I really want to share those reading online on my gemlog but I feel it is more info about myself than I want to give online (even on the smolnet)… But maybe that'll change someday :).

Sat 19 Jun 2021 03:42 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I released gtl v0.4.4 :)

Well… I'm also releasing v0.4.5 because v0.4.4 had a regretion… (v0.4.4 has been deleted)


Sat 19 Jun 2021 00:42 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Working on some fixes and small improvements for gtl to tag a v0.4.4…

If I'm quick enough, I might start poking around the idea around wallabag-ing gemini articles 🤔

Fri 18 Jun 2021 12:54 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

@bacardi55@gmi.bacardi55.io About proxy html to gemini, have a look to

gemiprox which get an http(s) url as input and convert page using Mozilla Readability code (to remove header, side columns, footer)

It does'nt work this all pages (sometime crashes) but it could be improved.

Source code (I should push it on codeberg)

Gemiprox works also as real proxy for http in Lagrange

Fri 18 Jun 2021 10:41 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I have 2 other gemini related tool to create in mind at the moment:

1. A very simple (bash?) script that push gemini pages to my wallabag (via an http proxy because wallabag does not support gemini links). Could be linked to Lagrange/Amfora bookmarks to fully automate it. That should be easy enough relying on wallabag-cli client already installed 🤔

2. Linked to gtl, I'm wondering how hard it would be to create a proxy to transform some pages into a tinylog format. For example an RSS feed, a microblog page not in tinylog format or even the idea from @skyjake if @martin (station developer) doesn't want to do it… I've never coded a proxy like this, could be fun :).

Fri 18 Jun 2021 08:11 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

@guillaume@pollux.casa I see you are publishing in your tinylog, that's cool. Some tinylogs to follow if you are interested:


Fri 18 Jun 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

quite nice indeed

found it from alex's journal


Why shouldn't I just use jq?
jq is awesome, and a lot more powerful than gron, but with that power comes complexity. gron aims to make it easier to use the tools you already know, like grep and sed.
gron's primary purpose is to make it easy to find the path to a value in a deeply nested JSON blob when you don't already know the structure; much of jq's power is unlocked only once you know that structure.

whenever I want to use jq I always just happen to forget how to query with it, so everytime I have to dig into the man page... I have like a list of tools/concepts to learn "in the future if I have time" and jq is one of them

Thu 17 Jun 2021 20:35 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

I created a simple script to convert my timestamps to the new purposed format. Your mileage may vary https://gitlab.com/-/snippets/2136804

Thu 17 Jun 2021 18:13 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@skyjake posted an idea to add to station:

Add a page that shows a particular user's logs in the tinylog format. Then we could use tools like gtl to follow fellow capsuleers.


I'm very obviously a huge fan of this idea :]

Thu 17 Jun 2021 15:53 UTC

author: skyjake

An idea for Station @martin

Add a page that shows a particular user's logs in the tinylog format. Then we could use tools like gtl to follow fellow capsuleers.


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Thu 17 Jun 2021 11:41 UTC

author: martin

I've been a bit quiet lately as I've been way too busy. Hope everyone's well. Awesome to see Station now has 170 capsuleers!

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Thu 17 Jun 2021 10:59 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Fun fact on gtl. The sidebar on the left (that shows the subscription) is refreshed when the timeline is refreshed (for the status emoji).

The refresh sends requests to capsule always in the same order. It uses goroutine to be non blocking for sending these requests in parallel.

But the order displayed on the sidebar depends on the response time from the capsule. It's not a "fastest to slowest" list because the sending order has a huge impact on it.

But seeing the order change on the left makes the nerd in my tickles :P.

I don't know if other users are annoyed by this but I prefer it like this. I could change it if that's really an unpopular opinion^^

Thu 17 Jun 2021 10:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@adele@pollux.casa: \o/ I'm looking forward to the day where I can have only a few date format in gtl :D

Thu 17 Jun 2021 09:28 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

I've removed the seconds in date format of tinylog

Commit on cockpit repo

Thu 17 Jun 2021 08:38 CEST

author: @deerbard

Somebody fertilized my Astrobotany plant but I didn't get any notification about who did this. Whoever you are, thank you! Although I know it's a small chance you're reading here.

Thu 17 Jun 2021 08:36 CEST

author: @deerbard

Have a good day everyone :)

Thu 17 Jun 2021 08:30 CEST

author: @deerbard

@bacardi55 I guess I'm stuck for now as I don't want to change my email addresses again. Maybe I'll just wait until payed protonmail is an option for me. But also it's not obvious to me if there are any privacy focused email providers like protonmail that would also allow imap/smtp. I know tutanota doesn't.

Thu 17 Jun 2021 12:01 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

ugh I keep thinking whether I should switch to kiln instead. but atm as far as I know it doesn't support fetching a file from assets/ (say, style.css) minify it, then get the content so it can be dumped in the <style></style>. I guess I still just use hugo then. It looks heavy (heavier than kiln for sure) but it feels fast and light for some reason.

Thu 17 Jun 2021 01:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: Thanks a lot for the feedback :)

Improvement: active tab border

Done in master for now.

Improvement: last line, about time of refresh could be moved to header of subscription tab

Agreed, I moved it to the timeline title: "Timeline - Refreshed at 01:54 CEST". In master for now.

Improvement: shortcuts could be moved to help dialog

That's something I had in mind since there are too many at the top now. So it's underway but it needs a bit of rework so I'll park that for tomorrow. I have multiple ideas for how to display the help box though:


Improvement: last line should be status line

I've hidden the last line for now that the refresh time is not there anymore. I'll re-add it for a kind of "last log line" later.

Improvement: timeline tab should have some navigation

This one would need a lot of rework because that's what I wanted at first, but because the way I used cview at first I choose otherwise. I might rethink this when I add ability to respond to an entry, but I don't think there is a point before, you can already scroll down with the arrow keys or j/k like in vim.

I'll release the improvements of tonight and the remaining one (help) in v0.4.4 probably tomorrow.

Thu 17 Jun 2021 09:34 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

tinylogs are fun

Wed 16 Jun 2021 21:24 UTC

author: monolalia

d e p r e s s e d

Wed 16 Jun 2021 10:51 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@deerbard Either change email provider to one that allow imap/smtp connection (selfhosted or not). Or if you are a big fan of protonmail, the paid service allow you to use protonbridge to use (neo)mutt or anything else.

Wed 16 Jun 2021 10:19 CEST

author: @deerbard

I'd love to use mutt for my personal email but I use protonmail. One day in dostant future I have enough time to lern how to make my own email on my own server. Or not because I learn it's too much of trouble. What are the other options?

Wed 16 Jun 2021 09:41 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@guillaume@pollux.casa: I've been wondering the same thing… But because my avatar is important to me and has been the same for the last 11 years (with personal reasons behind it). But nothing look a bit like it in the emoji world. My avatar is styled dragon head (you have to see it), but dragoon related emoji are really bad :D

Wed 16 Jun 2021 08:39 CEST

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

Any thoughts on what kind of favicon I should use?

Wed 16 Jun 2021 01:32 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Well… v0.4.2 introduced a regression, so v0.4.3 is on its way… This is why I should write tests…

Wed 16 Jun 2021 00:35 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: Why not testing full tiling WM? It's just so great to control everything from your keyboard :]

Wed 16 Jun 2021 00:30 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@frrobert@frrobert.net: Thanks a lot for the comments :) I'd say that the simplicity and complexity of lace is quite impressive too :)

@szczezuja: Thanks too for the very kind (but a bit exaggerated :)) words 🙏

You can try v0.4.2 that should be even "nicer" :)

Wed 16 Jun 2021 00:28 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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.

Wed 16 Jun 2021 00:21 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Incoming release of gtl v0.4.2, with various fixes thanks to @reaton@geminids.ga :)

New feature:

It's getting somewhere :)

Wed 16 Jun 2021 00:11 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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?

Tue 15 Jun 2021 19:53 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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.

Tue 15 Jun 2021 18:45 UTC

author: skyjake

New Lagrange iOS TestFlight build!

I'm quite happy with how the new swipe navigation is turning out. Trying to browse a larger set of feed entries was quite cumbersome, but now you can just swipe back to return to the Feeds list (i.e., it re-opens the sidebar). Some more details in the gemlog post.


The Identities sidebar is destined to be moved to Settings, with some kind of new UI for selecting the active identity.

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Tue 15 Jun 2021 13:13 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@reaton@geminids.ga: Thanks a lot for testing gtl and reporting issues, it helps a lot (:

It also mean that I have a few fixes to implement tonight or tomorrow :).

Tue 15 Jun 2021 09:11 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Glad to see you back and running :]

o/ everyone, this is gonna be a long day!^^

Tue 15 Jun 2021 01:41 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

The power is back on and frrobert.net is back up and running

Tue 15 Jun 2021 00:27 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: About 1/ I think if the time before deletion is long enough, it should an issue. Are you really going back to your favorite from months ago? For me mastodon and social media in general is not a place where I store things. If I like a link, I either put it in wallabag or bookmark it so I never look back for favorite older than a few days.

2/ The "long archive" thing for me is my blog (and my gemlog as they are different). That's where I write long term stuff. Even if I link a toot in an article, I should put enough context around that if the toot isn't there anymore, the article still makes sens.

Anyway, I've not done it yet, it has to go through my laziness first :p.

Tue 15 Jun 2021 00:20 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Just released gtl v0.4.1 with the first attempt at the TUI, I'm quite happy about it even though there are still known bugs that I need to work on ^^.

Mon 14 Jun 2021 19:34 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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

Mon 14 Jun 2021 18:23 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@szczezuja Sorry you are having issues I am using Ubuntu 20.04 so we should be ok there. Are you using the Dev branch https://gitlab.com/frrobert2/lace/-/tree/dev that is the latest? Also are you using lace or laced?

Mon 14 Jun 2021 02:41 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

TUI of gtl almost finished, but it's wayyyy to late already… I'll finish it tomorrow because I'm very close. It will look a lot like the GIF from yesterday with an extra cool feature.

v0.4.0 will have TUI and is due early this week #teasing ^^

Sun 13 Jun 2021 22:55 UTC

author: monolalia

Welcome to my to-watch list, 50 Shades. It is time we met

Sun 13 Jun 2021 21:39 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Saw a post[^1] about deleting old tweets and toots. This is making me think, both for mastodon and tinylog, both format are supposed to be ephemeral, so I may decide to follow this too, both on mastodon and here… 🤔



Sun 13 Jun 2021 21:37 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@frrobert oh ok sorry. For me though, the author metatag is the way the author wants to be mentioned. So with the "@" to indicate mention but I see your point…

I'll add an issue on the git repo to think about it more, feel free to join :]


Sun 13 Jun 2021 21:36 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Yesterday it was third month anniversary of my tinylog.

↑ This post made me curious about my own gemlog, and apparently today is the 4st months anniversary of my 1st post on my gemlog. :]

Sun 13 Jun 2021 20:03 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

It is a luxury that not everybody can have so I know I'm lucky. It is also harder now than before when I used to be a dev or tech lead. My job is still technical but not focus on development anymore but I still manage to do everything I need on my linux laptop :).

Sun 13 Jun 2021 19:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@frrobert: I believe @author is better because the @capsule.tld is optional in the proposed RFC. So it means if an author don't put it, it will be "just" frrobert or adele. That could be fine for specific nickname like mine, but for more common name that could used in sentences it might highlight things when not wanted. But I can open open an issue on the rfc issue tracker to discuss more about this (more people are joining the convo there).

That being said, in gtl, I have a configuration file in which you can setup highlights strings (eg: `highlights = "frrobert, robert, anystring"`). So user can select what he wants to see highlighted.

Sun 13 Jun 2021 18:43 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@bacardi55@gmi.bacardi55.io and @adele@pollux.casa I just realized my previous post didn't make sense. what I meant to say to say. Should the Author: header be author: frrobert@frrobert.net and not author: @frrobert@frrobert.net and limit @frrobert to replies? I think that would make search and filering easier.

Sun 13 Jun 2021 17:02 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@bacardi55@gmi.bacardi55.io and @adele@pollux.casa I know I brought this up before but should we be using @frrobert@frrobert.net as our author value or just frrobert@frrobert.net. 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?

Sun 13 Jun 2021 16:28 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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?

Sun 13 Jun 2021 13:55 UTC

author: monolalia

Drabble? Microfiction? Stream-o-Conch? Something of the sort. Julie, the warden, and I (or me) -- gemini://anjune.lol/gmi/juliewardeni.gmi

Sun 13 Jun 2021 12:14 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@reaton@geminids.ga / @szczezuja: I've been using Linux since 2005 on my personal desktop/laptop and tiling WM since 2007… And I impose that I work on linux at work, that's part of my must have… I'm the only one in my team but I couldn't work without it (both ethical and habits/productivity). Only at my first job between 2008/2010 I had a windows machine, but I was using VirtualBox to have a linux installed and ran it in full screen with i3wm :p.

Sun 13 Jun 2021 01:37 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

gtl TUI seems to work nicely (gif):


I'm not sure if I should implement such a menu on subscription list:


Sat 12 Jun 2021 17:32 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Thanks @frrobert! I've added the missing one. I've not put one on purpose because it has been dead for many many days for me so I'm thinking the author stops his capsule… I may be wrong though^^


Sat 12 Jun 2021 15:21 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@bacardi55@gmi.bacardi55.io 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://frrobert.net/microblogdirectory.gmi

Sat 12 Jun 2021 12:34 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@frrobert: Good idea, I also started a list on the RFC git repo:


I was thinking to transform it in a gemini format (the 3 .md file in the repo) too :).

Happy to merge both lists!

Sat 12 Jun 2021 03:30 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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://frrobert.net

Sat 12 Jun 2021 02:37 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@reaton@geminids.ga: Thank you :)

This is where I'm stopping tonight:


Almost the same as cli (colors a bit different) but most importantly highlights in content to make it more visible than just the message in bold :).

Needs the menu to work and an auto refresh feature and should be a MVP (even though I do have many other ideas for next steps)

Sat 12 Jun 2021 00:35 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: I've tagged v0.3.1 that includes a "cli_limit" option to avoid manually set "--limit" (if you do, it will override your config).


Sat 12 Jun 2021 00:11 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55


↑ This may or may not be what gtl first version of the TUI will look like… I'm not sure anymore :]

Fri 11 Jun 2021 23:29 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@frrobert: Thanks :) Sometimes it is just painful but in the long run I'd say it's worth it.

@szczezuja: That's why I just use "while true; do clear && ~/bin/gtl --mode cli --limit 11 && sleep 1800; done;" and leave it in a tmux :P. But I'll add a way to add the limit option directly int the config file to avoid typing it.

Fri 11 Jun 2021 20:35 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@bacardi55@gmi.bacardi55.io Glad to see you are up and running. I know the feeling, my power has gone out twice since I started self hosting Gemini.

Fri 11 Jun 2021 15:18 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

There are days like today that reaaaally makes me want to through all my selfhosting away and move my services to a cloud instance…

Of course, other will see that message only after the storm (and technical issues) has ended (are resolved) so it's ironic to write it here like this…

Fri 11 Jun 2021 15:08 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Thanks @frrobert :)

I've just noticed that the RFC has made it to geddit and I did not put it there myself ^^


Fri 11 Jun 2021 15:07 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@adele@pollux.casa Thanks for the feedback

Fri 11 Jun 2021 08:02 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

@frrobert@frrobert.net Cool, your new version of lace works fine !

Fri 11 Jun 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

I like wind. according to my brain (very reliable source indeed), wind is caused by the same process that form mountains and cause earthquakes/tsunamis/etc. (lol that was random and unsurprising but i'm pretty sure true)

Thu 10 Jun 2021 23:40 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Seems there is no issue with @deerbard tinylog and gtl in the end, just on the 1st entry of @frrobert ^^

Thu 10 Jun 2021 23:35 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@frrobert: Seems that there isn't 2 line break (= 1 empty line) between your metatags (licence) and your first entry (##) which isn't "normally" compatible with lace format I believe (even though it still works). Could you add a line break so I don't have to handle this weird use case in gtl? (Otherwise I'll do some ugly code to manage it)

Thu 10 Jun 2021 23:31 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@bacardi55@gmi.bacardi55.io All fixed typo on my part.

Thu 10 Jun 2021 23:21 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've reverted back the avatar/licence changes in the RFP :).

Now let's investigate why some entries from @frrobert or @deerbard are not displayed in gtl :].

Thu 10 Jun 2021 21:03 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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.

Thu 10 Jun 2021 15:45 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I still use lace from time to time to check if I'm not ignoring valid lace entries by being too strict in gtl.

I must admit that I'm quite happy about the speed of gtl as lace is becoming a bit too slow because of the 11 tinylogs I follow… :]

But I'm still seeing some entries in lace that I do not in gtl (mainly on @deerbard tinylog). I'll investigate that during the week end.

Thu 10 Jun 2021 10:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Seems @deerbard tinylog date format don't always work with gtl for some reason, I'll check that.

Thu 10 Jun 2021 10:49 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@deerbard / @szczezuja: I use "\%F \%H:\%M \%Z" and it display CEST. But this is as well how my laptop is configured.

For example, the commande "date" returns "jeu. 10 juin 2021 10:50:18 CEST" for me. What is the return of "date" @deerbard ?

Thu 10 Jun 2021 08:31 CEST

author: @deerbard

@szczezuja mine is %a, %-d %b %Y, %T %Z and I get UTC in result. Should be CEST. And in Lace I see all the logs with CEST time. Not that it's very important, I just wonder why this happens.

Thu 10 Jun 2021 01:50 CEST

author: @deerbard

Me dummy. Ofc it is UTC, I am using Vim on RTC server, so it's time zone set on the server probably. Thx guys :) @szczezuja @bacardi55 Btw I tried using it on my computer and copy pasting the result but the output of !date was invalid for Lace so I'll probably stick with the way I was doing it.

Thu 10 Jun 2021 00:57 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@reaton@geminids.ga Welcome \o/

Wed 09 Jun 2021 21:39 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've added add and rm command to gtl to manage tinylog subscription without editing the subscription file :)

A few other todos and I'll tag the v0.3.0 (most probably later this week).

Wed 09 Jun 2021 17:02 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Found this: gemini://inconsistentuniverse.space/microblog.gmi - everybody has its own format so far^^

Wed 09 Jun 2021 16:22 CEST

author: @deerbard

Can I make Vim use my timezone for !time command?

Wed 09 Jun 2021 14:54 CEST

author: @deerbard

Nostalgia feeling while listening to the soundtrack from something I watched 15 years ago. Posting here is more appropriate then social media. Sending this feelings into the void not to be discovered is so similar to exploring the long forgotten past somehow.

Wed 09 Jun 2021 10:30 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've changed my mind for gtl, there will be a v0.3.0 version before the TUI to add the add/remove commands around subscriptions and a few fixes in the TODO.

TUI should come after (but who knows at this point :D)

Wed 09 Jun 2021 05:30 UTC

author: skyjake

Installed the iPadOS 15 developer beta 1 on my iPad. Apart from a few glitches it seems to work pretty nicely.

I'm typing this message from Lagrange on the iPad with an external keyboard. Was surprised to see that all the keyboard shortcuts just work! Thanks to SDL for that. 👏

Oops, after switching to (iPadOS) split view mode with Safari on the side the input widget lost the ability to insert new characters. Gotta debug a bit to see what's up with that. The TestFlight build is getting a bit old so I'll need to update it anyway.

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Wed 09 Jun 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

some hugo themes are actually really nice and simple, and some of which has no tracking, no js, or no heavy css involved. here's some of my favs:




Tue 08 Jun 2021 23:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've release gtl v0.2.0 with the color improvements (and other small fixes)

(binaries available)

Tue 08 Jun 2021 23:32 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55


I'm wondering if we should only explicit an "author" metatag (author can decide to start with an emoji or not - or end with it for that matter) and then say any other "optional metatag"…

That would simplify the format even more I believe.

Tue 08 Jun 2021 18:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've started working on improving the CLI rendering for gtl:


Tue 08 Jun 2021 18:12 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@adele@pollux.casa: \o/

BTW, thanks for the comment on the tinylog format. I'm still unhappy with my own answser regarding the date format to be honest but don't have a better idea right now^^.

I should also clean it a bit and maybe share it via the fediverse to get more feedback.

Tue 08 Jun 2021 16:15 CEST

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

Now, my tinylog use my time zone instead of UTC !

Tue 08 Jun 2021 09:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I'm going to improve gtl cli (colors and display reorganisation) before starting on the TUI. I won't do something big for the cli but something cleaner like lace output for v0.2.0. v0.3.0 will be focusing on TUI :). At least that's the plan now until it changes yet again :D

Tue 08 Jun 2021 05:59 UTC

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

You're right @bacardi55@gmi.bacardi55.io but adele.work is an alias of adele.pollux.casa and the tool I use automatically put the domain of the hosting platform. Maybe I should redirect adele.work to have a coherant environment and diffuse this address for my tinylog:


Tue 08 Jun 2021 00:31 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@adele@pollux.casa: Shouldn't your "author:" be "@adele@adele.work" as this is where your tinylog is?

Tue 08 Jun 2021 00:29 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@adele@pollux.casa / @szczezuja: I'm not happy about it so far, but I've pushed what I have at this point here:


It needs improvements, so feel free to comment / PR on the repo :).

Mon 07 Jun 2021 23:31 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've started working on a draft RFC that I'll push on a git repo soon. Not sure if I'll finish it tonight or tomorrow though (but I'll push what I have so far).

The main thing I'm unsure at this stage is: should we impose one (or a few) date format or let it as free as defined now (just works with "date -d" which is a very open format…)

Mon 07 Jun 2021 18:58 UTC

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

Testing new format for "author" header in tinylog

Mon 07 Jun 2021 18:28 UTC

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

Have you watched Final Space yet? It's a fantastic little show.

Mon 07 Jun 2021 12:43 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@adele: I'll start a draft tonight and upload it on a share git repo. I don't have a codeberg account, but I can create one if it's easier than git{lab,hub}. (I don't open my own gitea instance so it wouldn't be useful there :p).

Mon 07 Jun 2021 11:36 UTC

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

@bacardi55 I also have a n account on

Source Hut

but we can also exchange through a different way (pastebin, etherpad, cryptpad...)

Mon 07 Jun 2021 08:58 UTC

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

Very good idea @bacardi55 or maybe a simple howto or good practices. RFC writing is a hark task

Do you open a shared git repo on codeberg or anywhere else ?

Mon 07 Jun 2021 00:14 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I'm wondering if we shouldn't try to write a "v2" of the "RFC" for tinylogs with the optional tags like author/avatar/… and other small improvements… 🤔

Mon 07 Jun 2021 00:07 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I think I'm going to add some level of colors to gtl cli before doing the TUI piece this week :]

Also, regarding tinylogs follow, I was thinking capsule owner should simply either have an "author: @author@capsuledomain.com" or an additional "permalink: gemini://link" entry between title and first entry. I like the @author@capsuledomain.com because it makes it easy to see who is the author and how to reach out to his capsule…

Sun 06 Jun 2021 19:29 UTC

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

@guillaume if you want to mention someone in tinylog, please, use his/her author name with an @ (as I'm doing right now). It's easier to filter mention when you subscribe to many tinylogs ;-)

Sun 06 Jun 2021 07:54 UTC

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

Thanks for the Gemini capsule, Adële!

Sun 06 Jun 2021 07:16 UTC

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

My capsule!

Sun 06 Jun 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

wsl 2 is pretty interesting. I like that it is now able to be installed without having to join windows insiders. tried out both ubuntu 20 and alpine on there, will be finishing some configs and setup tomorrow

Sat 05 Jun 2021 23:51 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Thanks for testing and the report :)

Sat 05 Jun 2021 21:00 UTC

author: 🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa

Launching guillaume.pollux.casa capsule !

Sat 05 Jun 2021 19:27 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

This week's Trendy Thoughts are out

Sat 05 Jun 2021 10:20 UTC

author: martin

It's the weekend! Who's up to anything interesting?

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Sat 05 Jun 2021 01:47 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: I've pushed gtl here: https://github.com/bacardi55/gtl

Look at the releases for linux binaries. Easiest is to create the ~/.config/gtl/gtl.toml file in advance with the path to your sub file. Default configuration is displayed on readme.

It is my first time publishing a go app with binaries, and in a draft version… Hopefully it will work though :p

Let me know if that's not the case, but I may be mostly afk tomorrow.

Fri 04 Jun 2021 23:23 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I've cleaned a bit gtl code and option and documented the readme better. Now I need to look at how to automate building multi-architecture binaries so I don't have to do it manually :].

Fri 04 Jun 2021 09:16 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: I've been quite lazy this week and didn't work much on gtl. I'll clean it a bit and release the cli version this weekend with binaries before starting to work on the TUI part. It's always good to have early feedbacks and I'm a believer of the « Release early, release often » :).

Fri 04 Jun 2021 01:17 CEST

author: @deerbard

This was a low energy week. My capsule is still just a seed of the one. Hopefully next week will be better. Btw what change does it mean to put your handle in your tinylog? I assume it's just informative for anyone who'll check it in your capsule? @szczezuja But nobody gets notified so mentioning someone who didn't subscribe to your tinylog in lace won't make sense.

Thu 03 Jun 2021 16:38 UTC

author: monolalia

fifty degrees in the shade / under the post-bloom cherry tree / The evacuation of the nation / to SLACKSTATION for a fee

Thu 03 Jun 2021 14:22 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@adele: It is some work to setup indeed, but there are cool things to automate it nowadays and good docs, but yes it is not the simplest.

Thu 03 Jun 2021 14:20 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Working at home with 3 screens is helpful if you want to see a bit of Roland-Garros (and soon European cup and Olympics game) :D

Thu 03 Jun 2021 11:50 UTC

author: 🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

I would like to install my own mailbox but managing spam, trusting and messing with non standard big email provider is really boring. @szczezuja

Thu 03 Jun 2021 09:17 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: The code is on my own gitea instance, not yet on github/gitlab. I could share it for the adventurous people but it is neither finished nor bug free :).

Do you have golang (≥1.15) installed to compile or would you prefer pre-built binaries?

Wed 02 Jun 2021 19:22 UTC

author: skyjake

Enjoying (?) a trip to the summer cabin!

Pros: Lakeside grilling in the pleasant warm evening.

Cons: 2-yo son projectile vomiting on the sofa.

At least the dog is still mostly behaving.

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Wed 02 Jun 2021 12:33 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

while true; do clear && ~/bin/gtl --cli --limit 10 && sleep 3600; done;

That's how I follow tinylogs for now (yeah 1h is quite enough :))

Wed 02 Jun 2021 09:32 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@adele: Oh, I didn't know that, sorry :/. I've been selfhosting my emails for ±15 years so I'm not too much aware of these offers (even though I do talk about protonmail to non tech people still interested in privacy).

BTW, nice intro to fight against the centralized web (aka minitel 2.0 for us French^^), curious to read the rest later ^^

Wed 02 Jun 2021 01:20 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55


@adele: You could potentially use the protonmail bridge. I've never used it as I don't use proton, but heard that it works…


@szczezuja: You could use cargo to install it if you're not against having rust installed. Otherwise, it seems there is a binary available. The tool itself seems quite nice indeed :]

Wed 02 Jun 2021 01:17 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

An "away from keyboard/screens night" (well mostly) reading, quite enjoyable :). I wasn't motivated to code or write tonight, and I don't think we should force ourselves, specially with side project!

Wed 02 Jun 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

"Over a month ago, I came to the realization that my smartphone was having several negative impacts on my mental health... In a desperate attempt to regain some control, I ditched the smartphone."


Digital de-clutter


Wed 02 Jun 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

TIL: there's Android ransomware that works not by encrypting your files, but rather by showing a system modal window that cannot be dismissed by the user until the ransom is paid. Latest variants use machine learning: "TinyML model is useful for making sure [the ransom note] would appear less contrived and more believable" #android #malware #ransomware

Mobile randsomware


Tue 01 Jun 2021 10:59 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Yesterday I cleaned a bit the CLI part of my tinylog app. I haven't worked on the TUI side of things yet, but the CLI part seems to work very well. So since this morning, I've switch from lace to it to read other people tinylogs. What I really enjoy is that it is so fast: https://pics.bacardi55.io/b8666cf1ec56 :]

Next step is the TUI, finally, and probably with rivo/tview… Main issue is that I'm still unsure of the design I want :D.

Tue 01 Jun 2021 09:32 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@adele: I've gone this road some years back (almost 10) where I didn't have X started by default and thus staying in tty and just using startx when needed. For me the bloated web was an issue. Even with lynx, w3m or elinks (my fav cli browser). Maybe when gemini http proxy will be better, I could change that back (:

For email, I've been using neomutt for some time, but aerc from drewdevault seems nice too. Alpine was a thing too a long time ago^^.

Mon 31 May 2021 18:21 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Today, it has been particularly though to keep some motivation for work ^^".

Mon 31 May 2021 17:11 UTC

author: martin

I finally updated my now page: https://martinrue.com/now. Anyone else have one? Drop me links.

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Mon 31 May 2021 16:32 UTC

author: martin

I'm spending the next month or so in Barcelona, hanging out with a bunch of friends I've met over the years. Our common language is Esperanto, and so today I've been hanging out at bars and coffee shops speaking only in Esperanto. This isn't the first time (last summer I did the same), but it's still such an awesome and surreal feeling to be able to do this.

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Mon 31 May 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

last day of may already? nice.

haven't been online as much for this month... so yeah

I saw the news of freenode, it's pretty surprising since for the last few months when I was active on IRC I didn't like to spent much time on freenode, maybe it's because of its popularity (I tend to like to hang out in places that don't have as much users), but idk

libera.chat is pretty cool

Mon 31 May 2021 00:16 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Response of the day:

@adele: I think that's why the "author: @author" thing is great. You could have just your nick, your fediverse or blog link too if you'd like and thus that would help people decide for themselves.

@szczezuja: Regarding your tinylog gemlog entry, I think the author thing above and/or a possible "Contact: {https/gemini/email} link" could also work. So you could always either ping the right people or find them.

This doesn't solve the issue of "If I don't follow user X, then I might miss some post for me". But I think that is the same "issue" with gemlog entries that are responses to other, that could be easily solved by reaching out to someone telling her/him (via the "Contact" link in header) that you responded to him with the link to your response…

Sun 30 May 2021 23:56 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Spent most of my day away from screens (well… Even though I coded until almost 4am, it was before sleeping so "yesterday" ^^). Was quite nice to enjoy the great weather today :). I also read most of one of my current book that I really enjoy so far called "l'odyssée des gènes" (translation in english "the genes odyssey").

I love reading, but I decided not to talk to much online about my readings as I feel it give way too much about someone. But I'd be fine discussing it directly with people though.

Sun 30 May 2021 19:31 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

This week's issue of Trendy Thoughts is out.

Sun 30 May 2021 12:58 UTC

author: skyjake

Lagrange v1.5 has been released. 🚀


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Sun 30 May 2021 03:58 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Ok, results of the night: https://pics.bacardi55.io/26b024c66fe8

I know have basically what lace does in CLI, but with:

Big next step is the TUI. That will be fun, I've never done any real TUI app (even though I love to use them). So no experience in TUI + just a few days of golang experience… This will be fun :-)

But this part will probably be next week.

PS: I like using tinylog for more than a few sentences too when it's not worth a full post. I should do it more.

PPS: sorry @szczezuja for yet another "marketing-y" entry :P

Sun 30 May 2021 01:46 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I also apologize for all the gemini servers I'm hammering during my tests ^^"

Sun 30 May 2021 01:13 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Ok, all date format I found on diverse tinylogs are managed (+ other standards). But I really think that this should be simplified. Gemini is based on simplicity and for people not familiar with the "date" linux command, it is not simple enough. IMO.

Sun 30 May 2021 00:03 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

The fact that lace is so permissive with date format will make it more difficult in another language because of the flexibility of the date shell command compared to what programming language let you do 🤔

Sat 29 May 2021 22:39 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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?

Sat 29 May 2021 22:06 CEST

author: @deerbard

Opening Astrobotany in Kristall recently results with „The host you tried to visit does not look trustworty anymore. The certificate changed since your last visit.” Then it gives Fingerprint and aks to revoke trust in settings menu if I still trust the host. Well do I? Anyway it's troublesome to do every single time.

Sat 29 May 2021 21:52 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja: I'm interested to know if the couple comitium/backlinks works, let me know please :]

Sat 29 May 2021 21:50 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@szczezuja said on his tinylog

There is some teaser on author's tinylog. First tinylog marketing on Geminispace, ever. :-)

Ahahah, I didn't thought about being marketing-y but he might be right :D. It also made me think about how much corrupted our brains are…

Sat 29 May 2021 17:35 UTC

author: martin

Well that's a new one: made dinner plans for tomorrow 1400km away from where I am now

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Sat 29 May 2021 13:32 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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.

Sat 29 May 2021 13:13 UTC

author: skyjake

Hoping to release Lagrange v1.5 this weekend! Check out the ~final release notes: https://git.skyjake.fi/gemini/lagrange/raw/commit/341e2b56d3fa04ea0a7c9ecf6bd059289a02754c/res/about/version.gmi

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Fri 28 May 2021 21:33 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

My tinylog client is moving on nicely. Far from something to publish but less far from a workable MVP^^.

Fri 28 May 2021 10:20 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

@adele I agree, the simplest and cleanest is @szczezuja idea of having these data in between title and entries in a formatted way

Fri 28 May 2021 01:15 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

My tinylog TUI app is moving very slowly but surely :-]. Always great to learn new things even though it means going a lot slower than with tech I'm more familiar with, but it is quite fun too :). I'm planning to support the author/avatar thing from @szczezuja even though I won't use myself an avatar as no emoji are closed to what I'd like :p. But I like the idea as it remove a request to get a favicon.txt

Thu 27 May 2021 21:48 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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

Thu 27 May 2021 21:32 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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

Thu 27 May 2021 17:19 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Sometimes, it feels like there are more gemini servers than users…

Thu 27 May 2021 09:25 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I may or may not have started to code a tinylog TUI app yesterday night and that might explain my level of fatigue this morning…

Thu 27 May 2021 08:45 CEST

author: @deerbard

2nd generation plant seeded :)

Wed 26 May 2021 00:15 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Also, I'm wondering, are you @all editing your tinilog file by hand or did you create a simple script to automate it? :)

Wed 26 May 2021 00:10 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Awesome to see more activity via lace today :) The "@" notification is the line between a micro log and a social media, but I don't think it is a viable option (at best, we could have notification for people that we sub to only. Otherwise it will imply a lot more complex setup with cgi scripts). So in the end, I think I can live without…

Tue 25 May 2021 20:39 CEST

author: @deerbard

Thx @szczezuja, you're right, I forgot I'm using emulator for cool looks. Maybe I even prefere it not displaying any additional stuff, just text. I tried normal terminal and I could see favicons of @przemek and @adele but it couldn't load yours for some reason.

Tue 25 May 2021 13:26 CEST

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I forgot about tinylogs for too long^^

Mon 24 May 2021 22:36 CEST

author: @deerbard

That's weird, I don't see any favicons in Lace. Also, thx for links, Szczezuja, will check!

Mon 24 May 2021 22:11 UTC

author: monolalia

Agents of SHIELD: If it weren't for the whole being-evil thing, I could think of much worse than being mind-controlled by a parasite that gives you a purpose, inhabits the pleasure centres of your brain, and takes some of that stupid decision-making out of your hand. #porn

Mon 24 May 2021 21:49 CEST

author: @deerbard

If your terminal freezes after some time when you're logged to linux server with ssh, you can try this solution, it helped me: https://serverfault.com/questions/590061/ssh-freezes-when-idle-for-a-time. I just learned about it from cmccabe from RawTextClub.

Mon 24 May 2021 10:31 CEST

author: @deerbard

Dzień dobry Przemek, Szczezuja. Thx for news and articles. Any tinylogs you recommend? For now I read you both and friendo.monster, the great creator of lace (behold!)

Mon 24 May 2021 10:16 CEST

author: @deerbard

my plant in color :)

Sun 23 May 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

A great talk arguing that software is in fact getting worse, because of more complexity. (via alex.flounder.online)

Jonathan Blow - Preventing the Collapse of Civilization


Sat 22 May 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Photos from a recent trip down to Port Edward, KZN South Coast. A really beautiful and relaxing place for a holiday. #photo #kzn




Fri 21 May 2021 19:07 UTC

author: martin

Current status: just tried to brush a forward slash off my screen. Been a long week.

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Fri 21 May 2021 00:43 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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.

Thu 20 May 2021 15:38 CEST

author: @deerbard

Haha I've got it! Repaired. Now I should look around for interesting tinylogs to fill my lace feed.

Thu 20 May 2021 11:36 CEST

author: @deerbard

It's not lenght. If you're reading this in lace: Is one of my logs appearing on top of the list without date for you as well?

Thu 20 May 2021 11:27 CEST

author: @deerbard

One of my logs (one about changing link to cosmic.voyage in my feed) looks like broken in lace but is perfectly ok in my capsule. I don't know why yet. Btw cosmic.voyage feed still not working either. Writing a long log on purpose to see if this is the issue here.

Thu 20 May 2021 09:01 UTC

author: martin

Started this week a bit differently. I decided to head to London and do nothing but work on my own stuff, gym, spa, and socialise. It was wonderful. Back to the grind now, though.

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Wed 19 May 2021 22:48 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

Gemini server and http proxy are back up after power outage

Wed 19 May 2021 11:05 CEST

author: @deerbard

Thx to


There will be a https version of my capsule as well. But I'm not going to put all the content there. What is going is yet to be decided. Tinylog is not.

Wed 19 May 2021 10:40 CEST

author: @deerbard

Well, all good, except not my timezone. To be continued.

Wed 19 May 2021 10:36 CEST

author: @deerbard

date automation test / learning vim begins?

Wed 19 May 2021 09:58 CEST

author: @deerbard

I changed feed ulr from gemini://cosmic.voyage/log to just gemini://cosmic.voyage/. Will it now work? I'll see. Also writing tinylog is too much od a trouble. I might need to learn about some automation.

Tue 18 May 2021 19:31 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

I have joined the Fediverse my instance is at https://social.frrobert.com/channel/frrobert

Tue 18 May 2021 19:29 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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.

Tue 18 May 2021 14:20 UTC

author: skyjake

If anyone wants to test multiline text input on iOS, there's a new TestFlight build available: 1.4 (7).

The iOS keyboard is so fiddly that I've set the sw keyboard "return" key to insert a line break by default instead of sending the request. This may still change if I figure out how to modify the keyboard.

Other updates include an improved Settings view and of course split view (for iPad).

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Tue 18 May 2021 09:23 CEST

author: @deerbard

Gemreader doesn't read cosmic.voyage entries and Konpeito capsule. I wonder if there's a solution to this.

Tue 18 May 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

And here's a gorgeous screenshot of khal in action, if you're still on the fence about #cli PIM tools. #commandline #pimutils #khal


Tue 18 May 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Instead of installing and configuring a heavy GUI app for my calendar and todos, I've discovered the command-line based pimutils. Once vdirsyncer is configured, I can use khal and todoman. Very simple, powerful, portable, and lightweight. #opensource #commandline



Mon 17 May 2021 19:32 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

This week's Trendy Thoughts are out

Sun 16 May 2021 17:03 UTC

author: martin

Station now preserves newlines in posts and lets you use formatting lines (via ```) and quotes (via >).


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Sun 16 May 2021 15:19 UTC

author: martin

Working beside an open window while it rains outside. Smells amazing.

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Sat 15 May 2021 17:15 UTC

author: skyjake

Oh dear, I've had 3x my normal amount of coffee today. This will definitely not help with reaching my sleep goal tonight, but on the other hand, I'll probably end up redesigning some view transitions in Lagrange for iPhone.

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Fri 14 May 2021 14:25 UTC

author: martin

The weekend is almost here! Anyone got anything interesting/unusual planned?

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Fri 14 May 2021 02:28 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Thu 13 May 2021 01:50 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower


Thu 13 May 2021 01:40 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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?

Thu 13 May 2021 00:03 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Wed 12 May 2021 08:28 UTC

author: skyjake

Augh, I was baffled why the Station notifications page wouldn't open (just redirected me to "/"), but turns out I had accidentally selected another cert for the notifications URL. Lagrange's UI wasn't communicating this in any way... Have to invest some time into making it clear which certs are used on the current domain. PS. This multi-line text editor is quite luxurious. 😊

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Tue 11 May 2021 19:54 UTC

author: martin

After two full days of battling with some code, I finally made a breakthrough. This is a *good* feeling.

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Tue 11 May 2021 19:36 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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.

Tue 11 May 2021 16:01 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

I just posted this week's Trendy Thoughts

Tue 11 May 2021 15:09 UTC

author: skyjake

Testing Multi-Line Input I'm working on an improved text editor for Lagrange v1.5. It expands as you write text, and newlines can be inserted, too. Let's see if these newlines are preserved. Testing 1 2 3 Another line and a third one.

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Tue 11 May 2021 11:26 UTC

author: monolalia

New logo – converted from ASCII with a script I wrote. Sometimes I DO STUFF!

Mon 10 May 2021 22:06 CEST

author: @deerbard


Mon 10 May 2021 18:42 UTC

author: skyjake

On a scale of Monday to Friday, I’ll rate today as “pure concentrated Monday”. Productivity: 0.

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Mon 10 May 2021 08:50 UTC

author: martin

Happy Monday everyone!

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Sun 09 May 2021 14:58 UTC

author: martin

Rather than asking how my day's going, just ask me how many browser tabs I have open. That'll tell you everything.

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Sat 08 May 2021 21:59 UTC

author: martin

Laying in a bath hot enough to potentially disolve me while listening to loud music is my meditation.

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Sat 08 May 2021 15:06 UTC

author: martin

It has been a long week, but some Seneca is helping me relax today. I'm currently reading De Tranquillitate Animi (On the Tranquility of the Mind), and looking forward to De Brevitate Vitae (On the Shortness of Life) next. What are your favourite philosophy reads?

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Sat 08 May 2021 09:59 UTC

author: martin

Hello weekend! Anyone doing anything interesting? I have a bit of work to do, and then I'm going to carry on with a project to write some fiction in Esperanto for the INK-Konkurso: https://www.akademio-literatura.org/ink

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Fri 07 May 2021 14:46 UTC

author: martin

Need to search Station? Well now you can. You'll find the search feature on the homepage. Check Recent Updates for details. Happy searching!

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Fri 07 May 2021 13:33 UTC

author: skyjake

Lagrange v1.4.0 is going out now

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Thu 06 May 2021 16:18 UTC

author: skyjake

I wonder if Station notifications could be listed as a gmisub page (maybe at a separate URL), so clients could subscribe to see them? At least Lagrange supports client certs when checking feeds.

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Thu 06 May 2021 00:03 UTC

author: martin

Instead of sleep (which I really need to do very soon) I've spent this evening updating Station so you can now add a link on your profile page. Get sharing all your cool capsule (or fat web) links :) Goodnight Station!

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Wed 05 May 2021 15:12 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@Hex a Gemini Log post just for you

Wed 05 May 2021 15:10 UTC

author: skyjake

Writing documentation is challenging after sleeping only 5 hours. 🥱

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Wed 05 May 2021 15:07 UTC

author: martin

New Station update! Notifications are now shown on the homepage too, and Station now has diagnostics (check bottom of homepage).

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Wed 05 May 2021 12:15 UTC

author: martin

Just want to say thanks to everyone who signed up to Station since the launch a few days ago. We have a neat little community here on Gemini now (94 people so far), and that's pretty awesome!

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Wed 05 May 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

accessing my flounder capsule from Documents (by Readdle) iPad app

pretty cool huh

recently trying out the various different apple pencil note apps again (did it a year ago), writing this with Apple Pencil scribble feature. It's not very good with symbols ←

Wed 05 May 2021 02:28 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Wed 05 May 2021 02:23 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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.

Wed 05 May 2021 00:43 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Tue 04 May 2021 09:36 UTC

author: skyjake

@martin Great job creating this site! The new split modes in Lagrange v1.4 will be very useful for navigating here. 😉

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Tue 04 May 2021 09:08 UTC

author: skyjake

I spent entirely too much time trying to set up a nice profile image.

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Mon 03 May 2021 23:41 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Mon 03 May 2021 19:37 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Mon 03 May 2021 18:03 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Mon 03 May 2021 17:55 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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.

Mon 03 May 2021 12:08 UTC

author: martin

Here in the UK it's a holiday today, but that ain't stopping me – today I'm drinking Mate and writing code, and I'd rather be doing nothing else. Surely you're all doing something far more interesting, right?

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Mon 03 May 2021 01:37 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

My thoughts after listening to this week's Trendy Talk

Sun 02 May 2021 17:24 UTC

author: martin

I just pushed an update to Station so that mentions (using an @ symbol before a user's name) now works. If you're mentioned, you'll see a notification on your profile page letting you know.

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Sun 02 May 2021 11:15 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Sun 02 May 2021 03:14 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Sun 02 May 2021 01:16 UTC

author: martin

It's really awesome seeing people joining Station and posting stuff. Makes the late nights over the last few weeks totally worth it.

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Sat 01 May 2021 19:16 UTC

author: martin

Hello! After a few weeks of tinkering, Station is finally live. If you like the idea of a text-based mini social network for gemini, create an account and hang out. ✌️

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Sat 01 May 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

gosh can't believe it's may already :o

I love how a third of 2021 is finished (4/12=1/3)

Fri 30 Apr 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

replaced old readline package for gelim with this:


it's quite good, much better than what I was previously using. also discovered murex shell from there, feels a bit like fish, but i don't like murex's syntax, and it isn't as widely supported or known compared to fish

also added colors!!! easier than I thought. this package i'm using feels much much better than colorama from the python realm:


honestly go packages are all really cool

Thu 29 Apr 2021 21:02 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Thu 29 Apr 2021 16:26 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Thu 29 Apr 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

added pager to my gemini client, it basically just calls `less` with -FSEX and if it fails, it will just print the content normally


Thu 29 Apr 2021 01:37 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Wed 28 Apr 2021 19:14 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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.

Wed 28 Apr 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Book recommendation: Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport. Talk about discovering the right book at the right time! After ditching my smartphone, I needed answers: why was it bad? what do I do with my time? This book answers that and more.

Digital Minimalism


Tue 27 Apr 2021 19:30 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

The Gemini Server is backup and running

Mon 26 Apr 2021 10:55 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Mon 26 Apr 2021 02:32 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Sun 25 Apr 2021 16:52 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

I am now on LBRY/Odysee

Fri 23 Apr 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

By a truly unbelievable coincidence [...] I saw a small package fall off a truck ahead of me.


Turns out the software used to extract data from your phone when seized, has security vulnerabilities 😁 #signal #cellebrite

Exploiting vulnerabilities in Cellebrite...


Tue 20 Apr 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Birds on a wire. They congregrate at this exact spot every morning just before sunrise, and disperse as soon as the sun rises. #birding


Tue 20 Apr 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

I made a music player using the awesome Pimoroni Pirate Audio HAT for #RaspberryPi. It plays any format including OGG and even videos, remembers where it left off, buttons work exactly how I like it because I wrote the code, and it has outstanding audio quality (24-bit DAC + headphone amp). The UI needs work tho! #maker #diy #audio


Mon 19 Apr 2021 02:46 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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.

Sun 18 Apr 2021 16:21 UTC

author: monolalia

Q: If you had to guess, do you think humans will go extinct in the next 1000 years?

A: They're resourceful little buggers. They will hang on for way longer than that, even if it might not be by the billions. Think about what this would require: billions of individuals from a resourceful and technologically inventive species ALL gone with not even one "Adam and Eve" combo remaining, and be it in abject misery, in highly artificial surroundings, in the last patch of uncontacted tribal territory on earth, in an underground bunker, on Mars, or in the Google AI's petting zoo.

Sun 18 Apr 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

dotfiles (again)

yesterday I thought, wouldn't it be the absolute perfect solution to track my dotfiles with hardlinks? (that is, you hardlink the dotfiles into a git repo and track them from there)

so today I did a bit of research and found that there are many people who have tried this method, and there are caveats:


^that article suggests you to just track your ~ with git, which I have mentioned with other dotfiles managers on Apr 6th (below), it said that the problem with doing the hardlinks way is that "Git never modifies files in the working tree – instead, it unlinks them and then recreates them from scratch. This inherently breaks any hardlinks that might have been present". which AFAI can tell, you can't use git commands to modify files from your repo and wish that those changes will reflect in your ~ (?)

so then I thought, what if, instead of having files in your dotfiles git repo be hardlinks /of/ your dotfiles at ~, why not have the dotfiles at your ~ be hardlinks /to/ files in your git repo?

in that case, though I haven't tried it yet, will probably be similar to the symlink solution which when you want to `vim .gitconfig` for example, it opens `~/dotfiles/.gitconfig` and breaks the syntax highlighting. But now with symlink replaced with hardlinks, you are probably still editing your `~/.gitconfig` and since `~/dotfiles/.gitconfig` points to the same contents you can track the changes as needed. sounds too good to be true, kinda?

so why am I trying out these different, almost crazy, methods when I said I was going to stick to yadm? well, so here is what I still need which yadm doesn't provide (AFAIK):

for some machines, only track some files and directories and remove the others.

for example:

anyways, the problem I described above can probably be solved with chezmoi, but like what I've written on 6th, there are downside(s) with it and I don't like it. I'd rather stick with yadm for now, and try out the hardlink strategy. In any case, once I've figured out an almost-perfect solution that (hopefully) solves all my problems I'll write a gemlog post about it. It may be that there is no such solution that can do so but we'll see.


new journal heading layout. # for each month, ## for each day, and ### for each event

also made the stuff reverse-chronological order

Sun 18 Apr 2021 03:47 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

@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.

Sun 18 Apr 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

I let out some of my frustrations in a ranty response to a Github feature request for my app. I love that a user was invested enough in my app to write a long and frustrated feature request.


I sense your frustration in that the app is close to what you want and how you use it, but not quite there. Unfortunately the bad news is that I will probably stop supporting this app this year, despite this app being a labour of love and one I'm proud of. The above-mentioned sandbox leaks, combined with browser fingerprinting, supercookies, FLoC, and other hostile abuses of Web technology, have made me come to the conclusion that the Web is a lost cause for private browsing. Yes, WebApps offers only limited protection, and that protection will probably decrease every year. Something like Gemini (https://gemini.circumlunar.space/docs/faq.gmi) is probably the way forward for privacy minded geeks, and I for one am moving as much of my content creation/consumption there as possible.
Another factor is that Android is also increasingly hostile to the developer (you need at least 16Gb RAM to compile a 3Mb APK, every year devs are forced onto new APIs, Gradle builds break often, Google now wants your developer signing key, the tooling I had used is now deprecated, etc, etc, etc). Couple that with the spyware preloaded onto phones and the increasing difficulty of getting control over your device (e.g. my phone kills VLC after 30 mins and there's nothing I can do about it), and I'm ready to ditch Android and go back to good 'ol desktop computing (https://tobykurien.com/post-1618319359/).
WebApps Feature Request: Tabs


Sat 17 Apr 2021 20:09 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Fri 16 Apr 2021 17:22 UTC

author: monolalia

Is aphantasia destiny?

Wed 14 Apr 2021 19:52 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Wed 14 Apr 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

found several cool more things on gemini:

paste.gemigrep.com - paste and archive text and gemini urls

gmisub - I normally just use Spacewalk or gemreader for feeds in gemini, but this is cool too

Amazing post on SCGI in gemini

discovery.geminiprotocol.com - more cool stuff on gemini

review.treeblue.space - similar to above

Tue 13 Apr 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Giving up the smartphone (currently in airplane mode in the drawer) for a dumb phone. I want my attention span back. I want control over my computer. I want to eschew mobile computing for good old fashioned desktop computing.



Mon 12 Apr 2021 02:18 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Mon 12 Apr 2021 02:15 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Fri 09 Apr 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

TIL: trackers/spyware can bypass even third-party blocking and same-origin-policy by using CNAME cloaking. There's almost no hope of having privacy on the web, other than to resort to other protocols like Gemini.

Characterizing CNAME cloaking-based tracking


Wed 07 Apr 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

gelim - my new wip line mode Gemini client in go (sr.ht)

Tue 06 Apr 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy


(will write a detailed gemlog post for this)

here's my general dotfile setup/manager timeline:

1. nothing

2. symlink + plain git

3. yadm

4. copy-paste files to repo (with scripts to make it easier)

5. yadm

6. homedir git (with * in .gitignore, and track with `git add -f`)

7. chezmoi

8. yadm

the last 3 from the above are my top 3 preferred options, here are the pros and cons for each:

〈 ~ git 〉

Drew's blog post on this setup

I’ve tried a few solutions over the years, but I settled on a very simple system several years ago which has served me very well in the time since: my $HOME is a git repository



〈 yadm 〉


basically, your $HOME is a git repository, but wrapped. nothing is tracked until you `add` it, so I think of it as the above method but with more features.



〈 chezmoi 〉


it copies your dotfiles to a separate dir and you can optionally setup git in that dir.



read more about this ("complaint"?) and their reasons for it

also see:

full comparison table between various dotfile managers (chezmoi docs)

Tue 06 Apr 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Not really about 5G, the article mentions ways that SAPS could get hold of your data. FYI My phone was confiscated and searched at OR Tambo without any warrant. #surveillance #privacy

5G opens the gates for surveillance on steroids


Mon 05 Apr 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy


seen it across the geminispace as well as mentioned in IRC many times, but I didn't give it a go since it was desktop-based... but today I saw some people on #gemini tilde.chat IRC mentioning Lagrange for iOS, immediately I went to skyjake.fi's gemlog and joined the testflight. the only iPad gemini client I've used so far was Elaho, which has similar UI/UX to firefox, it feels smooth and comfortable to use, despite have it lack some features such as subscriptions, importing certs (AFAIK), and sharing identities across different capsules. (I mentioned Elaho when I first tried it out in the 2021-04-01 entry above). here are my first impressions


public instance of gemreader ^ (needs cert)

Mon 05 Apr 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Great video with a LOT of information for privacy-aware smartphone users. Sadly, even us hackers have lost control of our tech. #privacy #smartphone

Spyware-Free Phones in 2021: We're being Squeezed!


Sun 04 Apr 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy


started getting into go in january, but at the time I only did some stuff on the Go Tour, and since then I hadn't touched go at all... Today looking at some gemini clients and other software, sometimes urged me to learn go (like, immediately). started looking at simple Gemini server/clients source code and I decided to fork solderpunk's "≈100 lines bare-bones but usable client in Go"[*], refactor it, implement some features like more commands, less(1)-like output, etc, basically a simpler, dumber version of AV-98 in Go. This is also to basically help me learn go with "learning by doing", really excited for this. Will probably start tomorrow

Sun 04 Apr 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

I was recently treated to a visit from an African Grey Hornbill. Right on my doorstep!



Sun 04 Apr 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Photos from a recent #hike near Hartebeespoort dam




Sat 03 Apr 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy


wow! did mozz just add support for spartan:// to his HTTP-gemini portal? dang this is amazing, no need to use my terminal with `| less` anymore :P

Gemini Proxy (also spartan now)

read the specs[*] for spartan a bit more carefully today... the way it specifies how inputs are requested is quite interesting. AND guess what... there's inline inputs! (AFAIK) spartan uses text/gemini for its document format, and adds a new input syntax "=:" to replace gemini's 10 INPUT status code. here's an example .gmi served over spartan:// with input:

  ```example gmi file for spartan://

  # normal heading


  * normal list item

  * second item


  here goes an input

  =: /input-handler friendly text for the input


  more normal text


try out here

spartan://mozz.us on proxy

there's a guestbook and also an "echo service" where anything you input will be echoed back to you

problem is, atm, the server.py file[*] doesn't handle inputs (at least not from looking at the code and trying it out), and I would really love to see how spartan://mozz.us do the echo and the guestbook thing, but I don't think it's open sourced


anyways I think this feels more like a gemlog post, will link to it here when I'm done writing it

Fri 02 Apr 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

organizing knowledge

Knowledge and resources are really scattered. I was looking into gemini, gopher, irc bots, etc to be specific. One day, when I have the money, time, and energy, I will buy a domain, get a host and sit down and organized all of these things into a single public wiki/notebook...


I saw mozz's post[*] on his shiny new protocol a few days ago, but only decided to have a look today. looking at the client/server .py files I was like "wow! this seems really lightweight", also, this was the perfect opportunity to install a curl-like program for gemini:// so I decided to use makeworld's gemget[*] and downloaded the two scripts for spartan://.

mozz's post on spartan://

gemget - CLI downloaded for gemini (like curl/wget) - by makeworld (github)

My first stop on the spartanspace is spartan://mozz.us, I also had a play with its cool input "system", then immediately went on to trying out the server. So far everything feels just like gemini, except that this protocol is newer, lighter, and I guess easier to implement. Can't wait to get more into it and create my own server/clients for it!

Thu 01 Apr 2021 21:48 UTC

author: monolalia

I wrote about out-of-body experiences. Might not be what you think. Might be a letdown or skary or both. gemini://anjune.lol/gmi/myobes.gmi

Thu 01 Apr 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

super cool gemini

registered on Astrobotany[*] a week ago, and been only using it with amfora[*] on tilde.cafe[*], but today I tried out a gemini from the iPad - Elaho! (will link to it once I find its github repo, forgot atm).

Astrobotany - community garden over gemini://

amfora client on github

tilde.cafe, a "newly" launched, debian tilde

so far browsing the geminispace from Elaho is a super cool and relaxing experience, it seems to be based off firebox. But from what I can see, Elaho doesn't allow you to import certificates, so I created one, logged into Astrobotany and added my current certificate to my account.

all this "gemini apps" and auth with client certs and so cool! can't wait to make my own game or app over gemini


A week or two ago I started taking a serious look at gopher, reading through every single post on gopher.zone

gopher.zone - Gopher guides - "Highway to the gopher zone"

Tue 30 Mar 2021 12:39 UTC

author: monolalia

Plasma 5: Making Kickoff’s “Computer” more useful, gemini://anjune.lol/gmi/kickoff.gmi

Tue 30 Mar 2021 11:18 UTC

author: monolalia

Reworked yesterdays Commodore TED/264 retrospective a tad, as I am wont to do…

Tue 30 Mar 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy


Today I decided to go back, and put my journal and gemlog there until I find a good host for all my online stuff... The one thing that still impresses me is the ability to set custom domains for my flounder site! AFAIK not a single one of any other Gemini hosting providers allow you to do that :/


Another amazing thing is that I can directly edit from the web! (Although if Editting via Gemini inputs are supported that would be cool) Editting from the web means that I can update my journal/gemlog from any device, which is ideal especially for my journal


When I came back, I noticed that WebDAV was replaced with SFTP access! Gosh that's amazing, which means I can script automated updates (if I need any) and 'deploy' to my flounder site immediately :D


The first time I heard about it was from my mastodon timeline, but didn't give it a serious look until today! I was surprised that so many of the things in there look so familiar to me... Like most of the times I'm like "oh, it's this guy", and "oh I know you!"

Sun 28 Mar 2021 08:52 UTC

author: monolalia

I’d like a gemini browser to automatically generate a different colour scheme for every server/host/idk – like Lagrange does it for the headlines, but for everything…

Fri 26 Mar 2021 09:28 UTC

author: monolalia

Been working on a little ASCII-art-to-Unicode-art converter. :) A simple project but it's nice to have something actually useful taking shape.

Mon 22 Mar 2021 22:40 UTC

author: monolalia

That it hurts doesn’t make it true

Sun 21 Mar 2021 09:00 UTC

author: monolalia

First version of a new cursive script with German-specific extensions ready — addressing, I hope, some of the flaws of þe olde Sütterlin. Now it’ll need “flow optimisation”…

Wed 17 Mar 2021 19:50 UTC

author: monolalia

There is no Do, there is only Trine! With Uncle Hamish and Olivia and me in like a couple mins -- https://twitch.tv/hamishtpb

Thu 11 Mar 2021 09:26 UTC

author: monolalia

“Oxenfree Thoughts” uploaded — gemini://anjune.lol/gmi/oxenfree-thoughts.gmi

Thu 11 Mar 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

A #loadshedding solution I've been playing with: Blue Nova 280Wh LFP battery + 300W inverter. Runs my laptop for over 6 hours, charges with standard car battery charger, over 10 years of cycle life, weighs less than 3kg, costs under R3000. #diy



Wed 10 Mar 2021 22:58 UTC

author: monolalia

Been over a week that I merged XDG_CONFIG_HOME and XDG_DATA_HOME, still no issues :)

Tue 09 Mar 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

WebApps is my #OpenSource #Android app I am most proud of. Many years in the making, it allows you to save websites as apps, with privacy-enhancing features similar to uMatrix.

WebApps sandboxed browser





Sat 06 Mar 2021 18:55 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Sat 06 Mar 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Analysis of how Google's FLoC can hurt users.

"FLoC is meant to be a new way to make your browser do the profiling that third-party trackers used to do themselves"

Google’s FLoC Is a Terrible Idea


Thu 04 Mar 2021 12:40 UTC

author: monolalia

Learned some C with ncurses. 1985, here I come! <3

Thu 04 Mar 2021 11:09 UTC

author: monolalia

Yoiks, was operating with about 20% of my mind on the Trine stream and finding it enormously funny that nothing made any sense…

Thu 04 Mar 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Not super proud of this, but when it's a choice between tossing out an old tablet because of a broken USB charging port, or an ugly fix to save it, I'll do the ugly fix.

MakersGonnaFix #diy



Wed 03 Mar 2021 01:05 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

The site now has the Bible in English and Koine Greek

Tue 02 Mar 2021 18:04 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: The Child Garden, By Geoff Ryman

...people photosynthesise with purple skin to save scant food, die at 35 (another side-effect of wiping out cancer, who'd have thought!), and have knowledge, memories, desirable behaviour and skills imparted by viruses -- yet it doesn't feel half bad, because it also means there's no need for locks, police, fear of walking alone in the dark; everything just seems to be running itself without having guns pointed at it; life's... not easy, but informal

Tue 02 Mar 2021 18:02 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: The Child Garden, By Geoff Ryman

It plays on all the senses without ever feeling indulgently hedonist or 'purple'. It'll manage to gross you out *adoringly*. Huge genetically engineered antarctic miners (polar bears) who you'd expect to be an oppressed underclass are a rugged wealthy separate culture that'll take the mickey out of us squishy mind-controlled normies; the eradication of cancer let tumours replicate the host body so well as to produce immortal deformed-looking copies...

Tue 02 Mar 2021 18:02 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: The Child Garden, By Geoff Ryman

Been finding it hard to booklog; it's still what I'd love to have written but so dense with ideas to process and integrate into an internal coherent model -- melancholically playful, whimsical when it should be creeping you out; a dystopia you (sometimes) half want to live in...

Tue 02 Mar 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

This article explains why a few kilobytes of macOS updates ends up as gigabytes of downloads and 45 minutes of updating.

Users are losing out against Big Sur’s sealed System


Mon 01 Mar 2021 22:34 UTC

author: monolalia

Have merged XDG_CONFIG_HOME and XDG_DATA_HOME into one, since developers barely know when to use which as it is. Nothing's fallen over dead yet, not even Akonadi…

Sun 28 Feb 2021 20:17 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

I just finished setting up kineteo and a reverse proxy server so know my Gemini capsule is also available at https://www.frrobert.net via https

Sun 28 Feb 2021 15:14 GMT

author: Caolan

Beautiful weather and my second run in shorts today - apologies to anyone blinded by the winter whiteness of my legs.

Sun 28 Feb 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

'People often ask: “What’s the next Covid?” An attack on our digital infrastructure is a leading candidate.' and other interesting insights in this great read.

Yuval Noah Harari: Lessons from a year of Covid


Sat 27 Feb 2021 03:06 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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.

Fri 26 Feb 2021 18:26 UTC

author: monolalia

Not sure what to do with Gemini, really. You put stuff out there and then that's that; silence. Might be in a bad mood though

Fri 26 Feb 2021 12:29 GMT

author: Caolan

First run of the year in shorts! ☀️

Fri 26 Feb 2021 01:17 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I published my thoughts on the favicon.txt rfc. Not sure if that was a good idea though^^

Thu 25 Feb 2021 18:25 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Thu 25 Feb 2021 01:16 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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.

Wed 24 Feb 2021 23:47 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Wed 24 Feb 2021 19:22 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Wed 24 Feb 2021 17:17 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Wed 24 Feb 2021 01:32 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Wed 24 Feb 2021 01:11 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Tue 23 Feb 2021 23:12 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

I should not start factorio… I should not start factorio… ^^

Tue 23 Feb 2021 20:51 UTC

author: monolalia

No more dead links; + some a first few old texts posted to the Gemini thang.

Tue 23 Feb 2021 18:20 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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

Tue 23 Feb 2021 15:13 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

Ahah… Just realized that I published a new blog article by mistake when I deployed the updated version of the gemini homepage… Good thing the article was ready to be published… Anyway… #fail

Tue 23 Feb 2021 13:21 CET

author: 🤔 @bacardi55

My first tinylog entrie… Very simple and useless at the same time :). I'm using CET time, it works with the date command so I hope this will work for everyone, otherwise I'll convert to UTC.

Tue 23 Feb 2021 09:24 GMT

author: Caolan

I was on the farm again yesterday, picking salad leaves and laying drainage channels. Weather was beautiful. After, I recorded a MiniDisc 'mixtape' from my record collection. Pretty good day, really.

Mon 22 Feb 2021 10:24 GMT

author: Caolan

I'm quickly learning that the secret to vintage hi-fi is to clean everything with servisol super 10 before you start.

Mon 22 Feb 2021 03:29 UTC

author: ☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

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


Sat 20 Feb 2021 16:29 GMT

author: Caolan

Hopefully just updated my MicroGem formatting to work with Chris Were's lace script.

Fri 19 Feb 2021 22:00 UTC

author: monolalia

Soundlog: Risk of Rain 2 (OST), by Chris Christodoulou

…whose name I surprisingly got right on the first attempt. I forgot I was slightly obsessed with this album! If a psychedelic prog-tech sort of thing sorts like your jam, jam to this.

Fri 19 Feb 2021 13:36 UTC

author: monolalia

Soundlog: Resonance, by cEvin Key and the Subconscious Electronic Orchestra

Five guest musicians (Edward KaSpel, IAMX, Otto von Schirach, Traz Damji, Soriah); bodes well.

Fri 19 Feb 2021 13:26 UTC

author: monolalia

Soundlog: Resonance, by cEvin Key and the Subconscious Electronic Orchestra

Out now! :) :) Advance tracks were brilliant, Anger is an Acid quite likely to remain my high point of the album...

Fri 19 Feb 2021 12:42 UTC

author: monolalia

It's time for that old outburst of anger again, because I can't view a single German website without losing my temper any more. YOU. UTTER. FICKING. AR$€HOLES. DESTROYED. THE. FREE. OPEN. DEMOCRATIC. LIBERTINE. INTERNET with your regulations. That "Datenschutzerklaerung" and that "Impressum" demand a level of self-exposure (self-doxxing, really) and legalese-compliance that a decently-sized business may be able to deal with but not an intimidateable individual with a need for privacy and a hunger to find the other weirdos of the world. BURN IN HELL YOU SHITS.

Fri 19 Feb 2021 11:05 GMT

author: Caolan

Doing my kanji homework.

Thu 18 Feb 2021 16:02 UTC

author: monolalia

Booklog: The Child Garden, by Geoff Ryman

I’ll have to talk fragmentarily about this book while I’m reading it. It's the sort of colourfully imaginative but grounded-feeling life-as-an-XYZ-sort-of-creature-detailing "soft" sci-fi I'd want to write if I wanted to take up the responsibility of writing sci-fi, that is to say, to presume to be able to speculate with some level of plausibility.

Thu 18 Feb 2021 09:45 UTC

author: monolalia

I will consider forget-me-nots now

Tue 16 Feb 2021 13:13 GMT

author: Caolan

Mmm, pancakes for lunch.

Tue 16 Feb 2021 10:07 GMT

author: Caolan

I'm, like, really into minidiscs right now.

Tue 16 Feb 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

I have added a section to my #gemini capsule


for aggregating what people are saying about Gemini, e.g. tweets, toots, and now also the Gemini mailing list, where most of the announcements and spec discussions take place. You can now browse this on Gemini itself!

Gemini mailing list archive on Gemini


Mon 15 Feb 2021 18:03 GMT

author: Caolan

Volunteered on an organic farm today. We planted hedges. It was nice to spend time outside with other humans.

Mon 15 Feb 2021 13:56 UTC

author: monolalia

It was a lovely day, that day I walked away... test test

Sun 14 Feb 2021 21:06 UTC

author: monolalia

Advantage of attempting to teach yourself piano: nobody’s going to stop you from using harpsichord, organ, or synth bass sounds when you get bored

Sun 14 Feb 2021 19:00 UTC

author: monolalia

No, wait… wild poppies.

Sun 14 Feb 2021 18:53 UTC

author: monolalia

Drew! The prettiest wildflowers are cornflowers.

Sun 14 Feb 2021 18:11 UTC

author: monolalia

Hurray! Huzzah!

Sun 14 Feb 2021 18:00 UTC

author: monolalia

Was that double post an accident or did I just not clipboard correctly?

Sun 14 Feb 2021 17:58 UTC

author: monolalia

Let's see if this works..

Sun 14 Feb 2021 17:56 UTC

author: monolalia

Let's see if this works...

Sun 14 Feb 2021 17:51 UTC

author: monolalia

There’re no scripts. There aren’t any scripts.

Sun 14 Feb 2021 17:51 UTC

author: monolalia

There’re no cookies. There aren’t any cookies.

Sun 14 Feb 2021 17:51 UTC

author: monolalia

There’s no access log. There isn’t an access log.


T h e · E n d

Sun 14 Feb 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

"Culture I/O is a website about utopia as seen through the haze of the dystopian present. You’re laughing, but we’re serious. There’s a manifesto. That’s how serious we are."

Culture I/O — The Road to Utopia


Sat 13 Feb 2021 12:41 GMT

author: Caolan

I'm getting definite oil shell vibes from zig - practical improvements without throwing all our existing work out of the window. Last night I started a little outliner program to practice on using ncurses and sqlite and the C integration has been great.

Fri 12 Feb 2021 10:40 GMT

author: Caolan

Playing with the zig programming language today. LOVE the lazy compilation while learning. If I don't use it, it doesn't have to compile!

Thu 11 Feb 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

New blog post! In which I attempt to cure my #doomscrolling

My war on doomscrolling


Wed 10 Feb 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

FreeHacker is an ezine "created to help the spread of DIY culture in cyberspace". A good, if somewhat short read.

FreeHacker: Issue 2


Fri 05 Feb 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

This Sojourner #pwa is a beautiful way to browse and bookmark talks from the #fosdem '21 schedule.



Thu 04 Feb 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Few years ago I moved my personal projects from #Git to #Fossil, and can recommend it. It is easy to host (single binary file), feature full (bug tracking, wiki, forum, etc), and all the repo data is stored in a single sqlite db (easy to backup). You can also allow anonymous access so that people can collaborate without creating accounts. That's 2 files you copy into a machine and you have your entire source control and repo up!

Fossil: Fossil Versus Git


Tue 02 Feb 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

My #Gemini capsule is up! It includes my #gemlog which is generated from my website microblog, which is also syndicated as tweets/toots via #IndieWeb. Very cool that all these technologies can play well with each other and are easy to script to my liking.

Toby's Gemlog


Sat 30 Jan 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

A well written blog post (from a Google dev advocate) about using machine learning for baking, resulting in inventing a new dessert. Much 'maker' spirit, such wow. #ai #machinelearning

Baking with Machine Learning


Fri 22 Jan 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

"This means in two to five years we may be able to surf the internet or talk on our 900 MHz phones while walking down the sidewalk in nearly any city whose occupants own Amazon or other competing devices."

We may Soon have City-Spanning 900 HMz Mesh Networks


Wed 20 Jan 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Some thoughts on the #Gemini protocol:

1. Gemini is to the web what reading a book is to watching TV. The former is focussed, simple, requires some effort, and may be more rewarding. The latter may be more compelling but also full of distractions and advertisements.

2. Gemini is just text and links, which HTML can easily do, but by removing features (like CSS, JavaScript, and inline media), Gemini guarantees that your experience will be simple, fast, and user-respecting. No complicated issues like browser fingerprinting, popups, tracking, XSS, etc.

3. Gemini might be a good fit for disseminating information in low-bandwidth long-range mesh networks like Meshtastic, which might become part of our apolcalyptic/dystopian future.

4. Gemini is a good format for scraping web content or generating content for displaying on devices like DIY smart mirrors, Raspberry Pi tablet screens, Smart watches, etc.

Curious? Try this link below which uses a web proxy to display some random feeds from Gemini sites.

Capcom Gemini Aggregator


Wed 20 Jan 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

"These all use some form of local radio signal. Some, such as Briar, may use short-range Bluetooth and Wifi, while others use radios such as LoRa that can reach several miles with low power. ... Every item on this list uses full end-to-end encryption" #offline #messenger #lora #meshnetwork

Roundup of Secure Messengers with Off-The-Grid Capabilities


Sun 17 Jan 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Awesome talk about the ideas and possibilities behind the Beaker Browser, a peer-to-peer browser. #beakerbrowser #decentralizedweb #dweb

Imagine This: A Web Without Servers (2018)


Thu 14 Jan 2021 12:00 +0800

author: 📒 @hedy

first ever gemlog! it's just a hello world (published on flounder)

happy new year

I decided to hate discord

Wed 13 Jan 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

"On the Internet, your rate of learning is limited not by access to information, but by your ability to ignore distractions"

The Paradox of Abundance - David Perell


Fri 08 Jan 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Bumper harvest of cherry tomatoes from my #aquaponics #diy




Thu 07 Jan 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

You may be in a quandry about deleting WhatsApp, because EVERYONE is on it. How quickly we forget that this was true of Mixit and BBM. We've moved before, we can move again, the businesses will follow. #deletewhatsapp #deletefacebook

Thu 07 Jan 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Facebook really wants your data! The long term solution is decentalized/federated, like Matrix.

WhatsApp gives users an ultimatum: Share data with Facebook or stop using the app


Tue 05 Jan 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

My fav gadget of 2020: the LCD writing tablet. Costs under R200. 2 year battery life. Doesn't sync with anything. Can only erase whole screen. Helps me focus distraction-free on today's tasks and jot down notes.


Tue 05 Jan 2021 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Contact tracing is so dangerous, it gives governments an irresistible tool for tracking, surveillance and control. The abuse of the tech has already begun.

Govt confirms that police can use TraceTogether data for criminal investigations


Wed 30 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Using some simple scripts, I have automated the process of publishing microblogs to my static-generated website (which uses #Pelican). It makes use of the #IndieWeb standard #micropub format, so I can even share links and upload photos to my blog via the Indigenous app. Now you can too!

IndieWeb scripts for publishing using micropub to a static-site generator like Pelican.


Mon 28 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Now watching 0xcon talks from last month. #infosec #southafrica

0xcon 2020 - YouTube


Sat 26 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Interesting new protocol: "Gemini is a new internet protocol which: Is heavier than gopher; Is lighter than the web; Will not replace either; Strives for maximum power to weight ratio; Takes user privacy very seriously"

Project Gemini FAQ


Thu 24 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Tiny World is an amazing documentary with incredibly beautiful photography. Well worth watching. #tv #documentary

Tiny World — Official Trailer l Apple TV+ - YouTube


Thu 24 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Pavel Durov, the creator of Telegram blogged this:

Consume Less. Create More. It’s More Fun.


Thu 24 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Another epic Joburg sunset, taken yesterday afternoon. 😍


Tue 22 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

To be or not to be :-)


Tue 22 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Flowers in the yard


Tue 22 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Raspberry Pi portable PC #diy


Tue 22 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Beautiful Joburg sunset


Mon 21 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

The #gpcoronavirus #covid19 dashboard has been updated with a powerful hotspot analysis provided by @WitsUniversity which will hopefully assist @GautengProvince with the second surge.

Re: tweet






Sun 20 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

My #aquaponics runneth over! That's cherry tomatoes hanging off the side, bearing plenty of fruit. #diy


Sun 20 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Holiday reading for the geeky: NODE zine contains articles about interesting open source, decentralized, censorship-resistant and cutting-edge technologies.

NODE zine


Sat 19 Dec 2020 00:00 UTC

author: 🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com

Right, clearly that first post revealed some kinks that needed working out. Here are some kittens. #IndieWeb


Agregated tinylogs:

🤔 @bacardi55



☣ @StackSmith






💡 samhunter


🦪 @szczezuja


🐌 tolstoevsky


🪣 @fab@foobucket.xyz


✪ @lykso@lyk.so

📒 @hedy



💀 @razzlom@gemini.quietplace.xyz


🤘 @toby@tobykurien.com



🐘 @adele@pollux.casa

☦ Rev. Fr. Robert Bower

🐒 @guigui3000@pollux.casa


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