Bonum Certa Men Certa

At Long Last: 2,000 Known Gemini Capsules!

Video download link | md5sum e0d854508ad66405d5dba412c27716ac Gemini Exceeds 2,000 Capsules Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0



Summary: The corporate media, looking to appease its major sponsors (such as Web/advertising giants), won't tell you that Gemini Protocol is rising very rapidly; its userbase and the tools available for users are rapidly improving while more and more groups, institutions and individuals set up their own capsule (equivalent of a Web site)

THIS day is important to us as we've anticipated it for a while now (we covered it yesterday and thought the milestone might be reached by the end of 2021, even as early as September). 2,000 does not mean 2,000 people; some capsules are directly used by many people (as noted in the links above), not just accessed by many people who don't have their own capsule space. So how many actual users (as in people who access the thing) are there? It's impossible to accurately measure that because of Web proxies/gateways, but probably millions of unique people have already accessed Gemini one way or another.



2,000 Known Gemini CapsulesAt the time of making this video I saw 1,998 and then 1,999 (as shown on the right), but these latest numbers (charted visually here) suggest we've finally 'made it'... as in, we've exceeded the mentally-significant threshold, rising from 531 in January last year to over 2,000 this January. Incidentally, it's not just Gemini. the number of Diaspora servers soared to almost 650 and hopefully the 'original' pod will find a new steward (as noted in the video above; it's "work in progress").

The video above shows 4 different Gemini clients, including Lagrange (shown in the image). We still use Agate for hosting. Lagrange's developer has just "said goodbye to Agate as my server," based on this new update, but later on he clarified that "Agate is great for serving static files, but my needs have outgrown it. My new server is able to run CGI scripts and integrated Python "apps" for dynamic content, and supports both Gemini and Titan."

"Some teachers approach learners with tasks that utilise/leverage Gemini instead of Web "frameworks" and other unnecessary, cumbersome bloat."Lagrange has experimented with a number of advanced client- and server-side features, such as uploads and content editing. Those are innovative ideas that comply with the existing specification, albeit they rely a bit on loose and undefined ends. We've long argued that Gemini would be highly suitable for Computer Science education and be a perfect fit for programming exercises not just for college students but also pupils in schools. Based on what we've seen and heard, this is already happening. Some teachers approach learners with tasks that utilise/leverage Gemini instead of Web "frameworks" and other unnecessary, cumbersome bloat.

"The simplicity of both the Gemini protocol and Gemtext are what makes it attractive for teaching," an associate claimed some minutes ago in IRC, "for it allows the students to focus on the system."

Recent Techrights' Posts

OpenBSD Says That Even on Linux, Wayland Still Has a Number of Rough Edges (But IBM Wants to Make X Extinct)
IBM tries to impose unready software on users
Professor Eben Moglen on How Social Control Media Metabolises Humans and Constraints Freedom of Thought
Nothing of value would be lost if all these data-harvesting giants (profiling people) vanished overnight
 
Links 28/11/2023: New Zealand's Big Tobacco Pivot and Google Mass-Deleting Accounts
Links for the day
Justice is Still the Main Goal
The skulduggery seems to implicate not only Microsoft
[Teaser] Next Week's Part in the Series About Anti-Free Software Militants
an effort to 'cancel' us and spy on us
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news
Permacomputing
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
IRC Proceedings: Monday, November 27, 2023
IRC logs for Monday, November 27, 2023
When Microsoft Blocks Your Access to Free Software
"Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches." [Chicago Sun-Times]
Techrights Statement on 'Cancel Culture' Going Out of Control
relates to a discussion we had in IRC last night
Stuff People Write About Linux
revisionist pieces
Links 28/11/2023: Rosy Crow 1.4.3 and Google Drive Data Loss
Links for the day
Links 27/11/2023: Australian Wants Tech Companies Under Grip
Links for the day
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news
Links 27/11/2023: Underwater Data Centres and Gemini, BSD Style!
Links for the day
[Meme] Leaning Towards the Big Corporate CoC
Or leaning to "the green" (money)
Software Freedom Conservancy Inc in 2022: Almost Half a Million Bucks for Three People Who Attack Richard Stallman and Defame Linus Torvalds
Follow the money
[Meme] Identity Theft and Forgery
Coming soon...
Microsoft Has Less Than 1,000 Mail (MX) Servers Left, It's Virtually Dead in That Area (0.19% of the Market)
Exim at 254,000 servers, Postfix at 150,774, Microsoft down to 824
The Web is Dying, Sites Must Evolve or Die Too
Nowadays when things become "Web-based" it sometimes means more hostile and less open than before
Still Growing, Still Getting Faster
Articles got considerably longer too (on average)
In India, the One Percent is Microsoft and Mozilla
India is where a lot of software innovations and development happen, so this kind of matters a lot
Feeding False Information Using Sockpuppet Accounts and Imposters
online militants try every trick in the book, even illegal stuff
What News Industry???
Marketing, spam, and chatbots
IRC Proceedings: Sunday, November 26, 2023
IRC logs for Sunday, November 26, 2023
The Software Freedom Law Center's Eben Moglen Explains That We Already Had Free Software Almost Everywhere Before (Half a Century Ago)
how code was shared in the 1970s and 80s
When the So-called 'Cancel Culture' Sees Everything in Free Software Through the Scopes of 'Sex' (Because It Cannot Argue on Technical or Legal Grounds)
Losing the plot
Links 26/11/2023: Debunking So-called G.A.I. and Sierra Leone's National Curfew
Links for the day
In the 'Phoronix Universe', Single Job Openings at AMD Are News, But Not ~400 Layoffs
like a classifieds section
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news
Microsoft Shamelessly Attacks Both Git and Projects in GitHub, Using Plagiarism in "AI" Clothing (Exit GitHub Now!)
A mountain of plagiarism
Microsoft Loses Market Share, Market Price of Windows Plunges to Almost Nothing (28 Dollars for Vista 10)
GNU/Linux has grown so potent that Microsoft now charges only dozens of bucks for Vista 10
Professor Eben Moglen Stands with Snowden While Moglen's 'Critics' (Microsofters) Keep Defaming Prominent Whistleblowers
Don't listen to Microsoft liars and weasels, who merely try to "replace" Moglen and override his message
"Check Point" + Microsoft Partnerships Extend to Anti-GNU/Linux FUD
a close partner/pusher of Microsoft tries to alter the narrative (change reality itself)
IRC Proceedings: Saturday, November 25, 2023
IRC logs for Saturday, November 25, 2023
Links 26/11/2023: Fresh Concerns Over North Korea Satellite Ambitions and South China Sea Patrols
Links for the day
Eben Moglen Explains the Connection Between FSF and SFLC (Both of Which Under Attack by Microsofters)
Old clip