One of my goals for 2023 is to use YouTube as little as possible.
However, I still want to be able to watch videos occasionally, I just don’t want the ’time-suck’ element of youtube, where you end up with an endless stream of (admittedly interesting) content thanks to the suggestions provided by the algorithm.
The recent Linus Tech Tips series on ‘gaming’ in Linux seems to have sparked a lot of controversy and discussion1. It was genuinely heartbreaking to watch PopOS fail so miserably. I primarily felt bad for the PopOS team themselves, who probably work tirelessly contributing to an open source ecosystem, only to be ‘shown up’ in front of millions of viewers, for a mistake that, come on, wasn’t really their fault.
This is a short followup to my previous post.
Gitlog on Port 9418
The more I think about Solderpunk’s idea, the more I love it. I also really loved this recent post by mntn, which seems to provide a good solution to the question of linking:
This post is written in response to the fascinating post by Solderpunk:
Solderpunk - Low budget p2p content distribution with git
It’s a long post, but riveting. I just wanted it to keep going and going.
A short post to talk about my experience with OpenBSD. It’s not a guide or anything, just some rough thoughts. Somehow, working with OpenBSD gives me the same comfortable, distraction-free feeling I get browsing Gemini.
In previous posts, I mentioned how I’ve started trying to learn a bit more about shell scripting in my free time.
This was due to the simplicity of Gemini, and the ease of working with Gemini files in the command line.
I joined Cosmic Voyage a while back. I really love the system there for updating you ship’s posts. You type ’log’ at the command line and you are presented with a series of options for logging your entry.
‘Blop’ is a small *sh script by Drew/uoou/friendo.
Blop at Gitlab
It is a sort-of ‘static site generator’. I came across it when looking into things like Hugo and Jekyll (neither of which I ended up trying, so my only experience with ‘static site generators’ is blob), through a video by HexDSL on ‘workflow’.
After only a month of exploring Gemini, it’s already leading me, happily, outside my comfort zone.
This evening I finally sat down to learn a (tiny) bit of sed, in order to create a script that would update a ‘quote of the day’ section on my homepage.