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Gemini and discoverability 

I'm seeing more hits to my gemini capsule than I would have thought before starting one. I think it is getting more hits than the same content would have if I had started a traditional blog on the web. The relative size of gemini being so small compared to the web means all the eyes are condensed on the smaller number of sites.

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Another advantage of #gempub over .epub, it's just plain text, even without a reader app you can comfortably read

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Google is now tracking your visitors for advertising purposes even when you’re not using Google Analytics or Google Ads.

I took a closer look at Google’s FLoC initiative and how you can fight back and opt-out as a web user and a web developer

plausible.io/blog/google-floc

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It's really irritating that I was looking up how to write good alt text and 100% of the results were about search engine optimization, not one single one about accessibility.

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My superpower is selecting exactly what Google needs from me in the captcha without even reading the description above.

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Why does the StackOverflow / StackExchange share button generates URLs that contain *your* user ID? At least they warn about this now, but what is the point? I now realize I've scattered my user ID all over code comments.

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There is totally a small community of PocketCHIP enthusiasts on gemini and that is beautiful.

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twitter: damages my mental health
fedi: damages my mental health (but federated (and open source (and with no ads)))

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Let's play a game, to help some of the newcomers make connections: name subjects and topics that interest you but aren't in your profile, as tags so they are searchable. Then boost this post or repeat its instructions so others know to do the same.

#coffee
#mysteries
#geocaching
#linux
#linuxmint
#mindhacks
#silentfilms / #silentmovies
#snailmail / #letterwriting
#learningPython
#gopher
#dataprivacy
#ADHD
#fountainpens
#LCHF

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