Just started this tonight, #gemini Gemtext editor on Android. Syntax highlighting I've done before so that's easy enough but there's some challenges around inline images (EditTexts have ImageSpans, easy to insert but how to remove later?). The exported Gemtext will of course replace the images with a link. I'll make the upload code modular so multiple methods can be implemented (SFTP, Inimeg, Iapetus, Titan, or whatever).
"I've been trying to find a space to keep track of my thoughts on various things for a few years but I always seem to spend time fiddling with tech and not actually posting or writing."
I was saying I'd start a blog for YEARS. I never actually tried that hard. I didn't want to fiddle with a web server, site generator etc. I did want a selfhosted site to write about things I enjoy but not badly enough to do all that. Gemini is so simple that I don't mind the little bit of fiddling.
TIL: Spiders curl their legs when they die because they use their blood pressure to extend their legs like a hydraulic system, that's pretty fascinating :)
whitespace... the programming language
the interpreter ignores characters other than space, tab, and linefeeds
here's a hello world with the code selected
> Seriously. The idea of a "blog" needs to get over itself. Everybody is treating writing as a "content marketing strategy" and using it to "build a personal brand" which leads to the fundamental flawed idea that everything you post has to be polished to perfection and ready to be consumed.
> This idea is toxic and led me to publish less and less over time.
andrew lee just seized over 700 channels on freenode because they mentioned libera.chat in their topic.
This includes projects like openbsd, wikimedia, FOSDEM, etc.
https://archive.is/uHw1g shows 720 channels that match what is being checked.
here's an example log: https://gist.github.com/pushcx/ab2a1d5b1d18e964c581ef18ccb3a79f
boost this if you care about foss in any way.
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.
Another advantage of #gempub over .epub, it's just plain text, even without a reader app you can comfortably read
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