title: Szczeżuja's tinylog. A world parallel to @szczezuja@mastodon.online.

author: @szczezuja

avatar: 🦪 (:oyster:, U+1F9AA)

license: CC BY-SA

Fri 18 Jun 2021 11:27:26 PM CEST

I try to continue digging into Gopher.

I) First part is transformed into gemlog entry;

II) Second part is still open question on Mastodon;

III) Third part the same as above;


Today I'm also looking around for some answers, and interesting gopherholes. Maybe I spotted answer for third questions:

* Zine which was published month ago, and try to mention Gemini, and _Gopher_ topics;

* As I found, its author is mieum;


Today I also have read good article about Gopher history;


I'd like to summarize all information, which I would found, in series of gemlog posts.

Wed 16 Jun 2021 11:30:36 PM CEST

As a stranger in a strange world I am traveling through Gophersphere.

Thought for today - there are much more ASCII-art than in Gemini. There are graphical headings, and (in favour of 80 chars text lines) some graphics inside paragraphs - for example first capitalised letters, which got 3-5 lines of height.

Real baroque of text files.

Wed 16 Jun 2021 10:52:56 PM CEST

@bacardi55 - gtl testing report no. 3:

Wed 16 Jun 2021 10:23:36 PM CEST

Interesting post about junior developer meeting his boss.

It's interesting to see his junior point of view, and recall from memory my situation then, and now. Young people afraid what the boss could say, bosses afraid what they can hear, and sometimes take much time to prepare what to talk. Feedback could be hard task.

The worst is to meet lazy boss, who don't have time for prepare and don't have anything to communicate. But not many employees are dare to request a real feedback, also not so many want a real one. The most important in company is communication.

Tue 15 Jun 2021 11:27:32 PM CEST

I am still exploring tmux and raw text mode, but I spotted a interesting gemlog about tile windows managers under GNOME. I am using GNOME for 15 years, if I am in graphical mode under Linux of course. Last several months only tmux. <3 ;-)

Tue 15 Jun 2021 11:07:19 PM CEST

If there are any Gopher novice here, I try to get familiar with it. Report of a first clash on my gemlog. ;-) All Gopher masters could send me a backlinks. :-)

Tue 15 Jun 2021 10:57:31 PM CEST

@bacardi55, @frrobert: TUI client for tinylogs, and all work of Bacardi55 is inestimable, and it's great job. It will overcome Lace in number of users for sure. But simplicity of 150 sloc script, which do so much is so inspiring. I haven't seen something like it before. And all this, against all folks which are saying that TLS is a big obstacle, in... Bash.

Tue 15 Jun 2021 05:18:49 PM CEST

@bacardi55: You are right that Mastodon-like solutions, have content which is temporary in its design. It's something like /dev/blah-blah-blah, which is not far from /dev/null ;-)

But I try to organise somewhat this heap.

Tue 15 Jun 2021 05:07:43 PM CEST

@frrobert: So we are using the same OS, and it isn't a version mismatch. Now I'm away from my computer so I will check again every commit and I'll send to you a summary what is working, and what isn't.

Previously I thought that uouu's version is the latest so I am using that version, and commit which I wrote in previous post. I wasn't aware that there are normal and dev branch, now I don't remember which I was trying from your Gitlab. I was following by link on your page, I think. And the empty output was the same as in uouu's fork last commit.

Sun 13 Jun 2021 11:25:02 PM CEST

@bacardi55: I also saw this practice of deleting old tweets and toots. Of course everybody could do whatever want, but for me its has two flaws:

1. Posts who I try to follow have often some informations, which I fav/boost - if everybody would delete content I should before any response quote full for my archive purpose.

2. I like long archives, my Polish blog has archives from 2004. Maybe most of the content is useless, but whole set is more authentic. It shows some evolution of myself, and a real person (event like, it's only online avatar with some self-moderation).

Sun 13 Jun 2021 11:16:26 PM CEST

@frrobert: Thanks, I am running a version from uoou's Gitlab and I had must revert from 80316adc to a36052c5 because the last give an empty output. The same is on your last commit. I think that I have all needed commands, and it must be some version mismatch. I am working on 20.04 LTS distribution, so I could have some older version of commands. I will investigate this later.

BTW Thanks for such great utility, it's very inspiring to have so many functionalities in so few source lines.

Sun 13 Jun 2021 11:03:20 PM CEST

@bacardi55, @reaton: At work I develop system for Windows user, and some tools are only Windows version. Backend is *unix. Some developers try to use Linux on workstations, it isn't forbidden, but sometimes need an effort to do so. As I said, Windows 10 and Office 365 for corporate user is the best Windows I have been working for years. So it isn't so bad. ;-)

@reaton: Microsoft today is making much work to include some Linux tools and workflows. So you wouldn't be a hostile in Windows world. My firsts warm-up question on recruitment interview is always about Linux and every person who works on it as everyday user has extra point. ;-)

Sun 13 Jun 2021 08:24:07 PM CEST

Yesterday it was third month anniversary of my tinylog.

Sat 12 Jun 2021 10:30:53 PM CEST

@reaton: It's funny, because I was using at home only Linux for about 15 years. I was working on Windows at work for the same time. I am using MacOS for about 5 years. I like Linux, and my home workflow is great (some time ago I was doing much DSLR raw editing on it). I was disappointed also, when I couldn't resolve issues with my WiFi on last kernel update. I praise Windows 10 and full Office 365 license at work, for corporate user this solution is fine. But of course we all know the biggest issues on the Windows side (Git, Docker, package managers, console - which Microsoft try to improve). I also like MacOS for their seamless integration of devices. And I laugh at them about their "amazingness".

And ... I realised that I hate only one thing. Sometimes I too old for changes. And I don't like if my tools and workflows (in every of above OS) are changing. ;-)

Sat 12 Jun 2021 10:23:56 PM CEST

2021-06-11 12:30 — thoughts on solderpunk's mercury protocol

I've been thinking about Gemini protocol future (is it just a temporary trend?), and try to analyse opposite side posts about it. There were often links to Mercury protocol, which don't have mandatory TLS. It's interesting summary about it.

Sat 12 Jun 2021 04:28:02 PM CEST

I've add issue for Amfora gemini browser. I don't know about you, but I often get confused with the q key. I don't know what to expect from it, but it always leads to the fact that I have to type everything again.

Sat 12 Jun 2021 04:10:12 PM CEST

@bacardi55: Thanks for adding my tinylog in the Known-tinylogs.md list. :-)


And for v0.3.1.

Fri 11 Jun 2021 10:30:41 PM CEST

Apple also thinking about certificates-gemini-like-authentication without passwords. In Geminispace is everyday usecase. ;-)

Fri 11 Jun 2021 10:13:43 PM CEST

@bacardi55 - gtl testing report no. 2:

Fri 11 Jun 2021 10:10:15 PM CEST

@adele, @frrobert: I have some problem with last versions of lace. Itshows me blank output. It's interesting because fast look at changes don't give any answer, there are nothing big and suspicious.

Thu 10 Jun 2021 10:47:38 PM CEST

Today not too much time for Gemini, I put only a short post and subscribe to new tinylog mentioned by @bacardi55.

Hi @reaton!

Wed 09 Jun 2021 10:45:03 PM CEST

@deerbard I'm using ":r! date" in vim for date, with timezone as you can see above. You can see format settings in command line by "locale date_fmt", my is "%a %d %b %Y %r %Z". You can see "man date" that "%Z - alphabetic time zone abbreviation".

Tue 08 Jun 2021 10:51:01 PM CEST

The work on Tinylog RFC begins.

Mon 07 Jun 2021 10:44:26 PM CEST

Gmidiff v1.0-beta was released.

Now it's ready for backlinks detection, it's like Hubble Telescope. The only question is who will want to backlink to my capsule. :-D

Mon 07 Jun 2021 09:32:28 PM CEST

@bacardi55, @adele: I will be happy to give you an opinion on draft.

From my side, I would try to make something light. Like our author, avatar, license information. Rather a good practise than an obligatory thing. I spotted some tinylogs with for eg. simplified date format. It's not OK for Gtl, Lace script etc., but it's good for people, who can be less technical than we.

Sun 06 Jun 2021 11:44:37 PM CEST

Don't trust crontab! ;-)

Sun 06 Jun 2021 10:38:05 PM CEST

Today I figured out, for the next time, how irritating for me is Mastodon. More I get into it, and more people I follow, it's harder to manage all these information. I tried several clients, and there are no good solutions for threading and browsing through some topic. I try to look at #gemini hashtag. Sometimes I look at the same posts (boosted, or displayed second time), sometimes I give up and don't look at it for some time (so I lost some posts). The reason of characters limit in Mastodon must be for it, that it is designed for quick reactions, without any information value. Then we don't need advanced organizing features in clients. And, as many people do, we can delete statuses older than eg. three months. One of reason for not quitting is that I found there information about Geminispace. So without Mastodon, I wouldn't be here.

Sun 06 Jun 2021 10:28:46 PM CEST

I was thinking about tinylogs and a better way for tracing to whom subscribed people are responding. It's easier than I thought. We should use links, so backlinks will show our connections also for tinylogs. How it should be done?

Sun 06 Jun 2021 09:18:23 AM CEST

Garden Gnome Society

Sat 05 Jun 2021 10:42:28 PM CEST

@bacardi55 - gtl testing report no. 1:

Sat 05 Jun 2021 08:02:11 PM CEST

Terminal Programs I Like by Kelbot

Sat 05 Jun 2021 11:03:24 AM CEST

Creator of smoll.pub community - m15o.

Fri 04 Jun 2021 09:51:28 PM CEST

@deerbard: There are two solutions: search engine, and checking for mentioned @name and search engines and checking backlinks. This idea has some limitations - it's harder to response. But maybe will make stronger relationships, as somebody find a response. In Mastodon there is some information flood.

Fri 04 Jun 2021 09:48:48 PM CEST

Today I made many steps in my Health app, but there wasn't any progress on my Gemini projects. Low energy week affected me. ;-)

Thu 03 Jun 2021 10:23:56 PM CEST

My 115 sloc seem to be ready. I have put it into crontab. For tomorrow - there is only some issue with sending mail from crontab. Rest is working fine.

Thu 03 Jun 2021 09:49:03 PM CEST

@bacardi55: I have LTS distribution so my go version is only 1.13.8. So you can put some binaries, I will test it. Local git instance is ok for me, I'm using GitHub because I'm lazy. ;-)

Wed 02 Jun 2021 11:22:52 PM CEST

Today is too late so I plan for tomorrow investigate a GitUI installation process (as @bacardi55 mentioned)

Wed 02 Jun 2021 11:19:52 PM CEST

@adele: I'm using ProtonMail, because I didn't find any better solution. I've been testing Tutanota and situation there is the same for me (immature client, and no SMTP access).

Wed 02 Jun 2021 11:18:29 PM CEST

@bacardi55: Is your gtl is ready for first users? Is there any public repo?

Wed 02 Jun 2021 11:14:33 PM CEST

Third day in a row of development. My script has 76 sloc! :-) And two issues. :-(

Tue 01 Jun 2021 11:29:43 PM CEST

A few lines of my gmidiff script were added. It's 40 sloc! ;-)

Tue 01 Jun 2021 11:27:46 PM CEST

Today I saw GitUI, a "Blazing 💥 fast terminal-ui for git written in rust". And there are no DEB package in my repository. So sad...

Tue 01 Jun 2021 11:20:04 PM CEST

@adele I'm also using a ProtonMail but after a while I'm also disappointed. As you wrote, there are no way for easy SMTP. Their mail client isn't mature enough (for example I had problem with sending a plain text only mails). And what is the most disappointing for me - their solution isn't promote PGP/GPG, and security is seamless only in communication between ProtonMail users. Communication outside ProtonMail is complicated as in every average mail client. So for what we use ProtonMail? I don't believe in their marketing about Switzerland as symbol of security.

Mon 31 May 2021 10:38:22 PM CEST

732 POC of getting gemini page in Bash. Inspired by Lace. Next time I will add hashes comparison.

Sun 30 May 2021 06:22:47 PM CEST

@bacardi55 Your marketing is welcomed here, and new version of your software is awaited. :-)

Sun 30 May 2021 06:20:11 PM CEST

Mentioned earlier Comitium backlinks experiment have ended and failed. Comitium and geminispace.info seem to noticed changed page every time it is loaded.

Sat 29 May 2021 08:44:08 PM CEST

[PL] Czytając wpis Lukasa na temat rozplanowania niewielkiej przestrzeni przypomniała mi się wystawa w Zachęcie, na którą trafiłem przypadkiem. Pokazywano na niej sztukę pt. projekty bloków w czasach PRL i co najciekawsze: 1) istniały modele powielane w projektach poszczególnych osiedli (chociażby metraże i układ pokoi, planowane na konkretne modele rodzin - 2, 3, 4 osobowe); 2) istniała produkcja mebli celowana w takie metraże; Tj. to czego dziś brakuje najbardziej, i jakby nie chcieć robić mebli na wymiar, to małe mieszkanie bardzo łatwo zagracić.

Sat 29 May 2021 08:36:05 PM CEST

"comitium add gemini://geminispace.info/backlinks?szczezuja.space -w", I have added this backlink checking site for my Comitium aggregator. If it would work, I will notice every backlink in the Geminispace. ;-)

Sat 29 May 2021 08:20:45 PM CEST

It's interesting what will bring first release of @bacardi55 tinylog's client. There is some teaser on author's tinylog. First tinylog marketing on Geminispace, ever. :-)

Wed 26 May 2021 06:24:25 PM CEST

I forced myself and have tidied all gemlogs signatures, and licensing. The same for tinylog. I added also avatar and author information like @adele. Uff...

Wed 26 May 2021 05:12:17 PM CEST

@adele - I must repost from Mastodon. It's easier to find information on a tinylog, than on Mastodon feed. Section after # and before ## in #Lace is ignored. This is [author's post about Lace]:

[...] You can have whatever you want at the top - a level 1 heading and an introductory paragraph or whatever, that's all fine. [...]

[author's post about Lace]

Wed 26 May 2021 05:06:49 PM CEST

@bacardi55 - I am editing my tinylog *by the power of Grayskull*... ekhem, vim. ;-) It's easy:


:r date (arrow up key, get command from history without typing)



By the power of Grayskull



Any script will be slower, and less enjoyable, than my super vim power.

Tue 25 May 2021 08:59:02 PM CEST

Oyster was approved as part of Unicode 12.0 in 2019 and added to Emoji 12.0 in 2019.

You must update emojis. ;-)

Seriously maybe my emoji isn't as standard as I think.

Tue 25 May 2021 08:32:33 PM CEST

Today's tmux heaven - C-a z is for zooming pane to full window. Tmux is so polished that it will display "Z" (as zoom) in window list bar.

Tue 25 May 2021 07:32:47 PM CEST

@deerbard I think that showing emojis/favicons in Lace depends on terminal app and terminal settings like xterm-color.

Tue 25 May 2021 07:28:33 PM CEST

It's interesting because I thought about Tinylog as microblog. But it's true, that it could be treated as social stream as @adele, @bacardi55 have written.

Mon 24 May 2021 10:29:20 PM CEST

Jonathan Blow's "Preventing the Collapse of Civilization"

Mon 24 May 2021 10:11:00 PM CEST

Envied Przemek the favicon. So I set my own - 🦪. In Polish my nick "Szczeżuja" means "duck mussel". But there are no duck mussel emoji, so I must choose oyster. Oyster is foreign cousin cousin of duck mussel! ;-) My favicon is now visible in Lace!

Mon 24 May 2021 10:02:23 PM CEST

It's my third month in Geminispace!

Mon 24 May 2021 09:01:40 PM CEST

Deerbard request: ;-)

$ lace subs

chris (gemini://gem.chriswere.uk/nano.gmi)

hexdsl (gemini://hexdsl.co.uk/micro.gmi)

uo (gemini://friendo.monster/tiny.gmi)

adele (gemini://adele.work/tinylog.gmi)

bacardi55 (gemini://gmi.bacardi55.io/tinylog.gmi)

deerbard (gemini://rawtext.club/~deerbard/tinylog.gmi)

przemek (gemini://capsule.sakrajda.eu/tinytinylog.gmi)

szczezuja (gemini://szczezuja.space/tinylog.gmi)

Sun 23 May 2021 09:50:30 PM CEST

There is a lack in functionality in Flounder's feeds - there are always flounder.online links, instead of new domain. I have put a issue.

Sun 23 May 2021 12:11:25 PM CEST

Be aware of "lace update" command, because last commit 80316adc on https://gitlab.com/uoou/dotfiles/-/blob/master/stow/bin/home/drew/.local/bin/lace caused that lace stopped working on my machine. Restored to commit a36052c5 and everything is back to normal.

Sun 23 May 2021 11:24:32 AM CEST

Astrobotany has implemented new functionalities!

Sun 23 May 2021 10:43:46 AM CEST

Przemek have started a new tiny log. Live long tiny logs!

Thu 20 May 2021 12:21:53 AM CEST

Something was tempting me to buy a new domain...

19 May 2021 11:17:01 PM CEST

Google (calm down, it's only a proxy...) Translate in Gemini space ;-)

Wed 19 May 2021 11:11:11 PM CEST

Adele informed on Mastodon that it will be implemented tinylog support for gemini://pollux.casa. It's great news for popularizing idea of tinylogs and tinylog feed format introduced in Lace. Pollux.casa seems to have more features than Flounder.online.

Sun 16 May 2021 10:00:27 PM CEST

git-annex, interesting tool for managing distributed file content.

Wed 12 May 2021 10:54:23 PM CEST

I'm must return to my: gemini://cosmic.voyage/ships/Polonia/ and gemini://cosmic.voyage/ships/Polonia-II/. It's long time past from last transmission.

Tue 11 May 2021 02:12:47 PM CEST

Tinylog for today "lace sub deerbard gemini://rawtext.club/~deerbard/tinylog.gmi"

Mon 10 May 2021 09:32:03 PM CEST


Mon 10 May 2021 09:16:58 PM CEST

Are you also checking for the Geminispace backlinks and responses via gemini://geminispace.info/backlinks?

Mon 10 May 2021 08:56:42 PM CEST

Astrobotany plant-ring - Plants which like to be watered together; gemini://szczezuja.flounder.online/astrobotany.gmi

Mon 10 May 2021 08:21:53 PM CEST

New friend "tar -cvf..." and "tar -uvf backup.tar ."

Mon 10 May 2021 08:06:33 PM CEST

Webring for Gemini space: gemini://tilde.team/~khuxkm/leo/

Mon 10 May 2021 09:23:05 AM CEST

It would be great to organize a Astrobotany gemini plant ring. To connect group of Astrobotaners and watering plants together.

Sun 02 May 2021 07:46:53 PM CEST

New gemapp in Gemini space: gemini://station.martinrue.com/szczezuja

Sat 01 May 2021 09:39:53 PM CEST

Proxy picking fiesta: - gemini://pon.ix.tc/github for GitHub; - gemini://pon.ix.tc/youtube for YouTube; - gemini://b10m.net/cgi-bin/medium for Medium.

Sat 01 May 2021 09:25:24 PM CEST

Weather forecast - Warsaw, PL: gemini://weather.gluonspace.com/weather?Warsaw%2C%20PL

Mon 26 Apr 2021 10:23:40 PM CEST

Link for today - gemini://nytpu.com/why-gemini.gmi.

Sun 25 Apr 2021 08:25:07 AM CEST

" [...] A [Gemini] client or server implementation can be written from scratch by a single person in the space of an afternoon or two. A new web browser could take hundreds of engineers millions of hours to complete. [...] " via: gemini://drewdevault.com/2020/11/01/What-is-Gemini-anyway.gmi

Sun 25 Apr 2021 07:45:45 AM CEST

Vim plugin for insert mode completion of words in adjacent tmux panes - https://github.com/wellle/tmux-complete.vim

Sat 24 Apr 2021 08:52:03 PM CEST

Today two months on Gemini space are passing through.

Sat 24 Apr 2021 03:43:26 PM CEST

Second interesting thing for today: https://oppen.digital/memex/gempub/ - A new eBook file format based on Gemini Protocol's Gemtext called Gempub.

Sat 24 Apr 2021 03:41:52 PM CEST

The new hope - two way XMPP/ActivityPub gateway: https://www.goffi.org/b/activitypub-gateway-and-pubsub-e2ee-QGqK.

Fri 23 Apr 2021 10:01:49 PM CEST

Next post about Gemini space, pingbacks, comments and so on: gemini://carcosa.net/journal/20210421-comments-and-pingbacks.gmi -- I don't know what to think about it.

Thu 22 Apr 2021 11:06:29 PM CEST

Interesting post about RMS: gemini://avalos.me/gemlog/2021-04-21-you-know-what-i-support-rms-final.gmi

Thu 15 Apr 2021 11:00:36 PM CEST

How to became a bit oddly? Plant own Astrobotany plant on Gemini space. Don’t ask what for. Act like nothing has happened. ;-) gemini://astrobotany.mozz.us/app/visit/5d129edfe438478d8ec5a0e57c69a505

Tue 06 Apr 2021 10:03:28 PM CEST

E-mail provider alternative Tutanota gemini://przemek.flounder.online/gemlog/2021-04-05-22.gmi

Tue 06 Apr 2021 07:57:29 PM CEST

I have set up comitium blogroll gemini://szczezuja.flounder.online/blogroll.gmi.

Sun Apr 4 19:14:04 CEST 2021

Interesting text about to fast social media gemini://inconsistentuniverse.space/gemlog/2021-03-18-socialmedia.gmi

Sun Apr 4 14:28:15 CEST 2021

Interesting text about CLI and rawtext tools gemini://inconsistentuniverse.space/essays/console.gmi

Mon Mar 29 23:27:34 CEST 2021

Today I made some nginx reconfiguration and enjoy my small console enviroment: vim, amfora, mcabber, toot, and mutt.

Sun Mar 28 18:29:33 CEST 2021

Installing #ttrss from Docker images is much easier than old school way as regular web app. It takes about 15 minutes. https://git.tt-rss.org/fox/ttrss-docker-compose/src/branch/static-dockerhub/README.md

Sat Mar 27 20:19:23 CET 2021

A feed reader hosted on Gemini. New experience - access own feeds, creating account and login with client certificate (so without creating account and login, which we know from WWW). https://sr.ht/~sircmpwn/gemreader/

Mon Mar 22 22:53:45 CET 2021

And maybe I should try. Kineto HTTP proxy for Gemini. https://sr.ht/~sircmpwn/kineto/

Mon Mar 22 22:43:06 CET 2021

Comitium, thrid Gemini feed aggregator which I will try. https://git.nytpu.com/comitium/about/doc/comitium.1.scd

Sat Mar 20 19:49:52 CET 2021

Today I'm mastering Byobu keyboard shortcuts. Operating on Fn keys is not convenient. Better are C-a escape key combinations.

Sat Mar 13 09:47:29 CET 2021

Gemlog post about automation scripts gemini://rawtext.club/~ecliptik/_posts/2021-02-09-Launching-a-Gemini-Capsule.gmi

Fri Mar 12 15:17:48 CET 2021

Amfora issue https://github.com/makeworld-the-better-one/amfora/issues/210

Fri Mar 12 14:49:06 CET 2021

The iOS port of Lagrange gemini://skyjake.fi/gemlog/2021-03_testflight.gmi

Thu Mar 11 23:06:17 CET 2021

Gemini subscription format gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/docs/companion/subscription.gmi

Thu Mar 11 22:44:42 CET 2021

Testing page for Gemini certs gemini://mozz.us/tls/

Thu Mar 11 21:22:42 CET 2021

I must configure Lace for Tinylogs gemini://friendo.monster/log/lace.gmi