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What is Gemini? 

From the FAQ:

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

youtube.com/watch?v=DoEI6VzybD

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How do I get to the tapes? 

1. Choose a Gemini client
I recommend Amfora for CLI
github.com/makeworld-the-bette

For a GUI client, try Castor
sr.ht/~julienxx/Castor/

Kristall
github.com/MasterQ32/kristall

or Lagrange
gmi.skyjake.fi/lagrange/

2. Point your Gemini client at gemini://konpeito.media

3. Select the file you'd like to download from the list, or pick a textfile to read.

4. Enjoy.

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As a symbol of thanks to @solderpunk for birthing Gemini I held off on putting out the last tape until I could get him the one existing physical copy, I was able to meet him at Gemini Con 2022 so, with this gesture, the project is officially done.

The final KONPEITO tape; Thank You, is now up on gemini://konpeito.media and it's a really comfy one, I hope you'll enjoy it.

In the time since KONPEITO launched on Gemini the space has exploded into a really amazing and fascinating ecosystem and that's so wonderful to see, I hope KONPEITO played some small part in that.

I have two more music (well, "music") projects on the way, STREAMWEAVER and RANDOSERU, I'll keep this channel open and post a quick note at the official launch of each of those in case you are interested, otherwise you can keep up with me and my shenanigans either at gopher://baud.baby or @cat.

Lastly, I'll keep the Gemini capsule up for some time and give fair notice before I take it down but it will come down eventually. You have my heartfelt blessing to back up, mirror, archive, redistribute, share, whatever, the KONPEITO tapes. Do as you wish.

Be well.

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it's done! this is the last KONPEITO mix, I held off releasing it because I am a creature of ritual but now I've been able to gift this tape to solderpunk to say thank you to him for Gemini and what it's inspired me to create.

digital version should be up on konpeito.media tomorrow as a thank you to you all, you who've listened to and shared the tapes, you who've created your own works around our underground Internet and you who've encouraged me and inspired others to create.

be well.

#KONPEITO #Gemini #lofi #mixtape

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RANDOSERU 

I'm a data hoarder and packrat, I have a modestly sized snowball of weird odds and ends I've collected and carried with me over the years. a lot of that content is music and with the RANDOSERU project, I hope to share some of that with the world.

I'm still ironing out the details and cobbling together a couple of mixtapes to unleash on the world but, unlike KONPEITO which was all me, with this project I welcome any kind of outside help. If you have files in your personal collection, music specifically, that you found here or there in your time on the Internet I'd like you to send them to me. reach out and we can sort out the details, I'm not fussy about the format, quality, transfer method, whatever works.

even better, if you have some story or anecdote or memory of what the song/file is to you, I'd like to share that through the project too.

I'm tentatively aiming for a May kick-off, there probably won't be a tape release in May but I'll get the ball rolling proper and start sharing work in progress info.

I always fall into this trap where my instructions or goals are unclear and that's just the way I work, my projects are parkour, I duck and weave and jump and fall down as I need until I get to my goal but that's not a good fit for everyone so in the interest of the project, here are some honest marching orders:

I will.

- compile, produce and release "mixtapes" of some description of music from relics and treasures I have in my hoard or find around the Internet.
- write up any anecdotes that come to mind regarding the tracks on the mixtape.
- release the tapes as packages, complete with artwork, print-and-play-instructions, etc.
- tentatively, feel out the possibility of a physical "product" for the cost of manufacturing/shipping and a small donation to keep the project ticking over.

You can.

- reach out to me if you have music files you've carried with you throughout your life. stuff you found lying around a website, stuff you may have made, stuff someone you know may have made. don't dwell on if it's interesting or good or worth it, everything is worth it. just hit me up and we can figure out the details.
- reach out to me if you're interested in contributing stories about the music files in your horde. I'm genuinely interested.
- reach out to me if you're interested in contributing to the project in other ways, be it cover art or anything really.

I'd love to hear from you.

#RANDOSERU #newCyberiaCoinLaundry #NCCL

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Help Wanted 

Hello, my name is cat - you might know me from the aNONradio, Tilderadio, the SDF, baud.baby/FAX SEX, stoned.txt files, KONPEITO or you might not know me at all but I want your help.

I see a wound that the Web run amuck has wrought and I want to heal it. People have found escape and comfort in projects like Gemini and Tildeverse and I want to do my best to make sure no one is left behind.

hackers.town is building a real reputation for good works and I want to be a part of that in my own way, the Laundry is my project but it flies Town's flag and when there's a call to arms, together I want to answer with all the fire in our bellies and all the thunder in our hearts.

Together I want to heal hurts and wick the poison from the the Web. Together I want to crush the enemies of peace with generosity, comfort and kindness. Together I want to create and share gentle, mindful and beautiful things to help people to navigate a hard plastic world. Together I want to create and share psychological soul food for the cyber-generation.

Shine brightly, be well.

@cat
New Cyberia Coin Laundry, April 2022
+1 (725) 900-1849
#newCyberiaCoinLaundry #NCCL

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it's rare for me to share something like this but a friend is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, is unable to work during the treatment and got zapped by COVID. worst luck.

he has a GoFundMe below, if you're feeling charitable please kick him a few bucks to cover bills, the treatment, etc. Tell him cat sent you. 🤓
gofundme.com/f/9rhkpg-a-little

follow his journey here:
youtube.com/channel/UCPOZAxMss

boosts welcome! 💕

After some soul-searching, I've decided to call the KONPEITO project done. I know y'all were fiending for the new tape but it seems like there's always something else diverting my attention and that's usually a really good sign my heart isn't in it.

The capsule will stay up indefinitely and I'll make sure you have notice before I take it down.

I'll have one more tape up before I do, to say thank you to everyone who's listened and everyone who's shone light on the Gemini project.

Be well.

hi there! yes, the tape is very late. the holidays on an average year are busy, the holidays with a young daughter are frantic, but don't lose hope the tape is on the way and it's going to be something a little different. be well.

don't forget KONPEITO has an official unofficial IRC channel; on tilde.chat/

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Jammin' to the Fall 2021 mixtape by @konpeito

Get it at gemini://konpeito.media/

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update: made a HUGE mess of my room trying to find a tiny lil wireless dongle, and what am I doing now?

loading @konpeito onto my MP3 player that I just found.

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trivia: before it was launched, KONPEITO was called KONBINI

the fall 2021 tape is out now! apologies this one took so long, life is busy & life with a newborn baby is triple-busy.

as mentioned in the liner notes, cover art has been added to all the mp3 files so, if that's your thing, snag the files again or grab the archives!

gemini://konpeito.media

please be well. 💕

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KONPEITO playlist finalized, cover art done, working on the mix now and some updates to other stuff. stay tooned.

have you listened to the omake tapes? do you have a favorite? 🎶🐱💕

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I like this part of debugging where I get to listen to @konpeito for an extended period of time to see whether #Lagrange will start overheating my phone CPU. 🎵🎧

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cat is now online playing [5.45H.03 // 4RT15T: Gost // TR4CK: Behemoth]! tune in here now: tilderadio.org/listen

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cat is now online playing thee Soft Ash Société presents: New Today - Turn On ! tune in here now: tilderadio.org/listen

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Huge shout out to @cat for his latest Ok Boomer mix on @konpeito. Providing a great introduction to many new metal groups for me.

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