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I write some stuff on my blog every now and then (and on my gemlog on the same domain). I dislike reminding people of my existence every time I post something, so I won't be peddling it for every post :) But here it is, in case someone's interested:

Are you curious about what's in geminispace, but not curious enough to find and install a gemini browser?

Try Wobbly, the web-based gemini browser:

I run the latest Ubuntu and I have a directory ~/Remotes within which I mount several servers with autofs+sshfs. This has previously worked splendid, but now it suddenly causes my entire computer to stall whenever I boot or open a terminal or virtually anythin else if one of those servers is unavailable.

But why? Autofs supposedly shouldn’t attempt to mount unless some process is trying to reach something there. I therefore assume that some process *is*, but how to figure out which one or why?

And I'm back! Server moved to new place, static IP fixed, new router in place, port forwarding and DHCP reservation all done.

My blog, Antenna, and the Garden Gnome Society are once again available.

That was a looooong outage.

I’ve moved house and was pondering how to move my server in a way that minimizes downtime.

But today the fibre converter in the old house died. I guess I’ll be moving the server tomorrow…

Shameless bragging/self plug/sharing personal success 

* On a whim I wrote a basic CLI client for the hobbyist protocol spartan.
* I've completely revamped and improved my CLI client for gemini, gemcall (, read about the improvements at

All in all I'm pretty excited about all this progress.


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Shameless bragging/self plug/sharing personal success 

I have been very productive on my personal projects in the past couple of weeks.

* My feed aggregator experiment Antenna has launched and become a lot more popular than I had anticipated (gemini://
* I've finished up my dormant PR for AstroBotany which moves Garden Gnome Society features into the game itself.
* I've tweaked my own publishing flow to be a little more precise.


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Any and all answers are greatly appreciated. No judgement whatsoever. Asking this for research on a WIP article:

Do you #selfhost :flan_hacker: ? If so:

- What do you host yourself?
- Do you use an existing toolchain (Ansible/Puppet scripts, Yunohost, etc)?
- Do you run it bare metal, virtualized or containerized? Which one?

Boosts appreciated :flan_balloon:

Hey, fedi!
As life and circumstance has it I suddenly have a few hours a week with both time and energy. I was thinking maybe I can spend that time trying out freelancing on the side.

I'm a senior linux sysadmin/devops engineer with experience ranging from web servers to google cloud and kubernetes.

Let me know what you need help with, and feel free to boost :)

@kelbot I finally have something I consider worth submitting to smolzine! 😀


Great response to Antenna so far! 😀

I can recommend to anyone to experiment with solutions for content discovery. Tangential to Antenna I can also recommend anyone to consider letting the public see some logs. Over at gemini:// anyone can see the 50 last lines of the antenna log -- which really helps people understand what goes when they submit something, or just check if the update job has run since they did.

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So excited! I’ve just launched a hobby project more than a month in the making!

Read the announcement:


"CentOS 8, the current version, will continue to receive updates until the end of 2021. It was supposed to end-of-life in 2029. There will be no CentOS Linux 9, only CentOS Stream 9."

Still doesn't sound like it's "discontinued" though

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What's going on with Cent OS nowadays? I thought they decided to stop mirroring RHEL releases, but it looks like they still do...

Did they go back on their previous decision?

And the wikipedia article on Cent OS claims that it's discontinued entirely:

Colour me confused.

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What's your favorite formatting option for writing long posts in text editor a when writing stuff online?

(If you can, #boost this for a wider audience!)
#writing #textEditor #formatting

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Tired: Make wubsite fast with CDN, thousands of locations, every major city

Wired: Make wubsite fast with delete stupid js you don't need


Shipmates is space opera that we recognize, but is still distinctly its own:

Mega City Mage Punk is classical cyberpunk and fantasy mashup, but still distinctly its own:


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@davidrevoy I'm listening to your talk from LibrePlanet 2021, and I really like it. I share your dislike of entire imaginary universes being locked in, and I strive to never contribute to them. But everything is derivative, and sometimes I want to explore them. When I do I make my own universes, mashing up everything I like from different sources and warping things in my own quirky ways.

And I release it as CC0.


As impressed as I am by the brilliance and execution of project Trojan Shield, I have to wonder: was there any judicial oversight into this massive spying into the private communications of thousands of people from varying countries?

Forgive me for being uneducated, but why is the difference between IPv4 and IPv6 so profound, and the latter so much more confusing?

Was there an IPv5 in between that was just "let's double the address space, and if presented with an IPv4 address we just front-pad it with zeroes to convert"? ->

... and if there was, why didn't we just stick with that?

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