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Gemini - Content 

Set up your own gemlog: gemini://flounder.online/

Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven": gemini://namu.blue/~mieum/library/poe/the_raven.gmi

Add statistics to your gemini site: gemini://makeworld.gq/one-liners.gmi

Mirror of Lobste.rs: gemini://typed-hole.org/lobsters/lobsters.gemini

Play Othello: gemini://rawtext.club/~sloum/cgi/othello/

Lagrange browser gemini://skyjake.fi/lagrange/

Mirrored Wikipedia: gemini://gempaper.strangled.net/mirrorlist/

#gemini #Content

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Ah, gemini://gus.guru updated with a new index. Time to go through the known hosts list and see all the fun new servers people have put up.

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Gemini client ideas:

- e-book reader style, with content split up into pages and the swipe left/right to advance/recess the page. Remembers where you left off for reading long-form content like books.

- Fetches several Gemini RSS feeds and uses LaTeX to format them as a for-print newspaper/magazine/zine. Inlines images when linked to and intelligently arranges content based on length.

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Where I am, it's 1 November, which means
#FiveQuestions #gemini time

1. What happens in films that make you say “this would never happen in real life”?

2. If you could wipe a movie from your memory so that you could experience it for the first time again, what would you choose?

3. What was your favourite toy as a child?

4. What colour describes your mood right now?

5. If your domicile was on fire, what three items would you save?

Answer these in your #gemlog and reply with URL

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What is this Gemini thing anyway, and why am I excited about it?

drewdevault.com/2020/11/01/Wha

gemini://drewdevault.com/2020/11/01/What-is-Gemini-anyway.gmi

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I was at an airport yesterday (i.e. an advertising rich environment) and saw an ad for an 8K television. I didn't know 8K was even a thing! I still think of 4K as totally newfangled, and as having appeared annoying quickly after everybody finished making a huge song and dance about how good 1080P was. How far away are we from the point where double blind testing proves nobody can even perceive further increases in resolution on realistically sized screens? When will we have a video equivalent of "CD quality audio", which doesn't get improved upon for decades because there's just no meaningful improvement to be made?

Wouldn't it be nice if any and all text presented to users by any kind of computer interface - website, mobile app, desktop app, literally anything - could be easily selected and copied to the clipboard? So that it can be pasted into translation tools, or search engines, or bug reports, or documentation? And when I say "wouldn't it be nice", I guess I mean "how is this not a self-evident truth that the industry didn't realise and achieve decades ago"? As far as I can tell, we are actively moving away from this goal, since text highlighting in websites has become ever more of a crapshoot in recent years, and is often actually impossible.

@kensanata Remember a little while back when you were interested in the idea of smolnet propaganda? I found a short blog post by Bruce Sterling (wired.com/beyond-the-beyond/20) which ends with the line "My internet is substantially quieter than yours, and teaches me new things every day". I absolutely love this line! "My internet is substantially quieter than yours" is a wonderful catchphrase by itself, perfect for fans of Gopher, Gemini and pubnixes.

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#painttober 20-21. BEACH

This one took me two days because of the sea texture. Do I regret it? A little. Anyway I think it looks dope. #arttober

I don't think it can have been more than about a year since I discovered Firefox's "Reader" mode, and in that relatively short time I have gotten to the point that, when I'm on my phone at least, I instinctively check for whether the icon is available on every single site and hit it the moment I see it, even if the page in question hasn't yet loaded/rendered to the point where I can even assess it's readability. I just do it, because I have literally never once seen a single case where switching to Reader mode made the site *less* usable on a mobile. Not even once. I guess this shouldn't surprise me - nobody would have gone through the trouble of writing the feature if it didn't work well. But what does it say that we have gotten to the point where its of real practical value to automate the process of routinely throwing away the entire product of the web design industry?

Crazy half-thought out idea: browser plugin which blocks access to domains on a list, which is dynamically maintained by a fleet of bots which scrape ads from Facebook, Twitter, etc. If a company advertises on one of those sites, people with this plugin can't go there for, say, one month after the ad was last seen, even if the person never visited the site hosting the ad in the first place. Installing such a plugin would actually do a lot more harm to FB etc. than simply not going there...🤔

Is there something like a demoscene for web designers? I'm imagining competitions where a HTML file is provided and contestants need to write a CSS file for it subject to stringent limitations (maximum file size measured in bytes, or single digit maximum number of statements, or certain properties are forbidden), and the most beautiful submitted design is determined by a vote or something.

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