I like how [the midnight pub](gemini://midnight.pub:1965/) allows people to leave comments at the bottom of articles.
Are there any other gem servers which allow replies don't depend upon coding knowledge? I just do basic hosting on Arch.
I'm hopingt to allow general replies, like [geddit](gemini://geddit.glv.one).
cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/209144
> I've been delving into Gemini protocol and gopher quite a bit lately and came across a good historical dig about gopher by ~szczezuja and wanted to find more. Love to hear what it was used for and the community it had, especially in the 90s. I feel the community is different these days. Source on gopher:
It took me a while but I figured out SCGI for molly-brown. This page helped quite a bit:
Now to implement something.
Side note, I've been spending quite a bit of time there...it's nice.
I have files marked with a line like this:
I've been usinng Solderpunk's RSS feed generator so far.
=> https://tildegit.org/solderpunk/gemfeed.git Link
But it only does date by file creation date, which doesn't work for me.
Any gemini RSS feed generators where the date can be drawn from a variable?
Just wanted to share my workflow.
I got a Markdown to Gemini translator at [idiomdrottning](gemini://idiomdrottning.org:1965/gemini-pandoc). A script then uses `git subtree` to pull those commits in from repos which just have writing.
The main bonus is that the Markdown can have a paragraph split into different lines, which works easier with git.
The end result is I can write in plain markdow, and it'll automatically be presented both in the Gemini capsule, and then on the website, which uses Hugo to render markdown into html.
Since Hugo already uses tags for topics, I got Gemini to recognize those tags. It's made the capsule a little cleaner, since the posts are no longer jumping between Ayer's Logical Positivism and Terminal APIs.
I've ended up adding writing pieces Gemini that I wouldn't put on the web. I'm not entirely sure why - I guess it just feels like it's public, but not *too* public.
[=> Bash script](https://gitlab.com/andonome/gemini-mf/-/blob/master/update.sh)
"skyjake had a suggestion:
> I’ve been wondering how inextricably linked Gemtext is to Geminispace. Sure, the protocol can serve any other type of content as well, but does it make sense to serve pages in a format that virtually no client supports?
Really disagree with the idea to put Markdown out there.
It’s even harder to parse and emit correctly than XML."
Samhällsonanin is now gemini-exclusive and it feels good. There will be image and photo content coming soon I hope (because my writing is really uninteresting, like an open diary/notepad with little excitement). Next weekend with the arrival of new proofing baskets there will be bread content, also some photos, some linux-rice and such.
I'm looking for other folks on gemini to follow, please do feel free to share your own capsule.
tags: music, linux, life, fatherhood, photos, bread, coffee.
For a little while now I've been putting out a gemini zine every other week. It's kind of a mix of cool finds, sometimes some opinion pieces and whatever else gets submitted or I feel like writing about.
I put together a short guide to telling Gnome what a .gmi file is so it can recognize gemtext on a network share where it's not checking the file contents. Bonus: I could now tell it to open them directly in Lagrange.
you could use gemget to schedule a download of mirrors on gemini to create a local mirror of the mirror and view content locally with low latency and offline.
as much as dopamine reward loops are toxic..
sometimes likes make people feel seen or recognized.
Gemlikes has some protections in place to prevent abuse or impersonation of the comment and liking system. Note that a server admin can make comments and likes say anything they want though.
- An ID is generated based on the commenter's IP address to prevent impersonation by other commenters
It's displayed right beside their username, as can be seen above
- Usernames cannot be reused on a single page by different IP addresses
- An IP address cannot make more than 5 comments on a page by default, although this is configurable in the gemlikes.toml file
- The same IP address cannot like a file more than one time
- Only files in the directories specified in gemlikes.toml can be like and commented on - Trying to reference files that don't exist will give an error
I just spent a few hours getting relayd working properly, setting up a gemini server and posting my site to gemini! It's mostly there, but I'm missing pictures. So far, I really like it.
For ease of maintenance, I'm even thinking about JUST using gemini, then just setting up an http proxy for traditional browser users. If I do, it'll be fore tomorrow though, because it's quite late here.
Web hosting is my tech weakness, despite how easy gemini is.
I'm having trouble in getting any script to run. I've set my configuration file correctly [following the readme](https://tildegit.org/solderpunk/molly-brown), with `DocBase` set as `root/` (everything is under `gemini/`) and `CGIPaths` to `[root/cgi-bin]`.
The script is a simple python hello world print along with the `20 text/gemini\r\n` header printing before. However, navigating to the file just outputs the contents of the script and doesn't actually run it. I'm not sure if I'm somehow setting CGIPath incorrectly and if anyone else has used the software for dynamic content.
Way back in the 90s I discovered gopher. It was magical, like some difficult to navigate, decaying place hidden from a web going corporate even back then. The problem I had with it was I couldn't find anything of use.
Now, looking at gemini, I get the same vibe. It has the same magical promise.
What do you use gemini for? For information or just browsing around? Do you want to create a blog or other content? Why in gemini and not on the web?
[Download from Google Play](https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=space.rocketnine.xenia)
(Inclusion in F-Droid is pending review.)
Xenia allows you to browse Gemini using the same browser you normally use.