01.27.23

Geminispace Approaching Another Growth Milestone (2,300 Active Capsules)

Posted in Protocol at 1:10 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum afa05e992c2561a7c2ae96b0ba803cb2
Gemini Up From 480 to 2300 in 24 Months
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: The expansion of Geminispace is worth noting again because another milestone is approached, flirted with, or will be surpassed this coming weekend

THE other day I noticed that, according to Lupa at least, there are now about 2,300 active Gemini capsules, compared to less than 500 just 2 years ago. I’ve decided to do the first video about Gemini is about a week, demonstrating stuff like weather forecasts over Gemini and code/programming as well.

“To get started with Gemini download a Gemini client.”The media can ignore Gemini all it wants, but Gemini is growing, i.e. the exact opposite of becoming irrelevant. Some time later this year we expect to have 45,000 pages in Gemini. To get started with Gemini download a Gemini client. It’s very easy.

01.14.23

User Input ‘Forms’ — Akin to Webforms — in Gemini Protocol Using CGI (a Chess Game Example)

Posted in Protocol at 2:37 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum aa60abd1c99a642e58019f6591366321
Gemini and Chess
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: Gemini Protocol is a lot more versatile than people are led to believe; with complexity passed to the server side, there are already some board games and riddles available in Geminispace

THE Gemini Protocol is very, very simple. But it does facilitate user input, so some people have taken advantage of this to create stuff that’s akin to Webform (in the World Wide Web). Abrasive types like to moan about if not troll Gemini for its simplicity, but simplicity itself can be immensely powerful (like chaining of UNIX programs).

“It didn’t work as expected, but then again, this chess implementation (and/or the server) was recently overhauled.”In the video above I’ve attempted to demonstrate how people can play chess with friends over Gemini Protocol. It didn’t work as expected, but then again, this chess implementation (and/or the server) was recently overhauled.

01.07.23

Gemini Net Gain in 2022 Compared to 2021

Posted in Protocol at 10:13 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Capsules by year

Summary: Now that the year is over we can compare, based on Lupa at least, the gains in active capsules (2021 showed slightly stronger gains than last year)

Capsules in Lupa, 2023

01.01.23

2022 in Gemini: More Code, New Planet/s, Many Videos, and Nice Utilities

Posted in Protocol at 4:09 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 84320f13c1a6e36675bff8a598020251
2022 a Good Year for Gemini
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: 2022 was an exceptionally healthy year for “Geminispace” (or “Gemini space”, the namespace that responds over Gemini Protocol); all it generally needs is more users and more capsules (it grew a lot this past year)

THE “Geminispace” is still growing, based on Lupa at least, and our capsule grows too, with addition of code and more interconnected services, which include the popular “Planet”. There are Gemini utilities for all sorts of things, so over time I myself use more and more of Gemini to gather information. The video above invites people to do the same in 2023.

Gemini is like the exact opposite of Social Control Media and advertising.

12.31.22

Gemini in 2022: About 65% More Capsules and Demise of TLS 1.2

Posted in Protocol at 8:30 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Gemini was an integral part of Daily Links in 2022

Gemini capsules 
 TLS versions

Gemini capsules 2022-12-31_131134

Summary: 2022 was yet another fine year for Gemini protocol. In a nutshell, the number of capsules continued to grow and a new encryption method was widely adopted.

12.23.22

Gemini’s Growth This Year Similar to Last Year’s

Posted in Protocol at 12:01 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Gemini in 2021 and 2022

Summary: According to Lupa and graphing of its daily data, Gemini continues to grow linearly over time

12.19.22

Copyright Maximalists Are Nonchalantly Destroying the World Wide Web

Posted in Deception, Protocol at 2:02 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 964897440086bea71d9e7ce2d2b6ca13
Copyright Cartels Versus WWW
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: It seems clear that few large publishers and monopolists are willing to destroy the World Wide Web for personal gain; one recent manifestation of this agenda is “link tax” (charging sites for linking to other sites)

THIS topic has been on our list for a while because it’s the subject of ongoing blogging/debate/media coverage in Canada. We constantly include references to it in our Daily Links, usually blog posts from Professor Michael Geist. A recent article of his (Gemini address) is shown above in the video.

“One alternative to the World Wide Web is Gemini, but there are certainly more on the way. GNUnet had a new release one fortnight ago.”The gist of the problem is, a lot of the content on the World Wide Web is becoming low-quality. Shoddy ‘journalism’ is all too common and long-form journalism is very rare because it is considered ‘expensive’. There’s moreover a spam epidemic and if that’s not bad enough there’s an effort underway (globally, not just in Canada) to “tax” sites that link to other sites. It would undermine the very nature of the World Wide Web and mostly hurt small sites (they’re unable to pay such a tax).

Perhaps it’s fair to assert that the World Wide Web is outliving its usefulness. The same is true for Wikipedia, which has been derailed by corporate and political operatives. In a lot of topics it contains more propaganda (or selective ‘facts’) than objective information. It’s not about balance but about persistence; those better funded can persist and fling crap at the wall, hoping Wikipedia lets it stick.

One alternative to the World Wide Web is Gemini, but there are certainly more on the way. GNUnet had a new release one fortnight ago.

12.18.22

Gemini’s Growth is Linear and Steady (Thousands of Active Capsules in Geminispace)

Posted in Free/Libre Software, Protocol at 12:02 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 9c4c7429067143f77427da11c059e44a
Gemini Growing Over 50 Percent in a Year
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: The video above explains that Gemini enjoys steady and consistent growth; ever since its inception back in 2019 the adoption of the protocol by both users and developers (who are also users) showed growing promise

THE Gemini Protocol is not “growing” in the bloat sense; that would be against the very principle of Gemini. But it is certainly growing in the userbase sense and more so it is growing in the development “share”. A lot of software is now available for Gemini, including server daemons and clients/browsers.

If Gemini keeps growing at this pace, there may be 4,000+ capsules by the end of 2023. With some extra boost from the “media” (what’s still left of it) maybe even 5,000 or more.

3000 Gemini capsules

Gemini Reaches 3,000+ Capsules (as Per Lupa)

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