The simplicity of protocol is brilliant! The bar to do hacky stuff with it is very low. Examples:

Bollux - A gemini client in bash.
sr.ht/~acdw/bollux/

Lace & sed - Microblogging on gemini.
gemini://friendo.monster/log/l

Has anyone written a comparison of different server software? Which is the best one? Why?

I'd like something stable to server my static pages and maybe hook it up with fail2ban, since I'm seeing some network scanning and would like to block those in iptables.

Jumping head first into the craze!

My carefully planned escape from the web was success last night. I named my capsule 🛰️ gemini://gemspace.observer/ and launched it into the new frontiers of geminispace 🚀

Terraria developer cancels Google Stadia release after Youtube account ban that killed all of his Google services access.

arstechnica.com/gadgets/2021/0

Chromium accounted for 60 *billion* DNS queries per day and a code change resulted in a 41% drop in global root DNS server traffic: theregister.com/2021/02/04/chr

Now that the hype is on full steam, it would be awesome if someone made a gemini browser for . Capsules are mostly text only blogish affairs. Perfect reading material for eink readers.

Google has removed client Element.io from the Play store. People, its time to yet again! Praise :fdroid:

Did you know Nextcloud Talk can seamlessly connect to Slack, MS Teams, Matrix, IRC and a dozen other chat services on the web? Cross those barriers, BRIDGE!
nextcloud.com/blog/bridging-ch

Buh-bye WhatsApp! Should have pulled the plug back when Facebook logo first became visible. Better late than never.

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archive.org/details/flash_badg

German Army Bundeswehr rolled out their Matrix-based instant messenger BwMessenger. Really interesting stuff. Links are in german, use translation tool if needed. messenger.bwi.de/ bwi.de/news-blog/news/artikel/

Do not disturb!
Low tech sollution in 10 minutes: Battery operated decoration leds and a red plastic ball.

The #Epic @fedilab @k9mail cases have reinforced our strong stance that we must control the distribution channels of #FLOSS and no longer depend on the #PlayStore

A major threat to the adoption of an alternative is that users expect updates to be automatic but #Google made that possible only for the #PlayStore

Code Lutin will invest on @fdroidorg to make software update possible on non-rooted #Android devices thus, allowing people to adopt #FreeSoftware

#MécénatCodeLutin #DeleteGoogle

Google banned LBRY Android from the Playstore without warning and for contrived reasons.

This video details their exact communications, reasoning, and hypocrisy.

We believe we are being targeted due to big creators fleeing YouTube for LBRY.

Please share 🙏

Ok so not as accurate as Back to the Future 2, but close.

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