Changes in the Site and the Capsule

Posted in Site News at 4:09 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum ef8a4f36ae8f66a9ef833ed0c3947e32
TOC TOC Who is There?
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: A 10-minute explanation of what we’ve been up to lately and what’s changing; hopefully I’ll have a lot more free time in months to come and we’ll be able to produce about a dozen posts per day

WE HAVE been working on some fairly large changes lately, both in the Web site and the Gemini capsule. We’ve simply invested time in making both better. In the process we produce a lot of code too.

“In the case of the TOC (table of contents), which appears in the Daily Links, this will pay off for years to come as we publish about 1,000 batches of these each year.”At this very moment I’m updating the home server (Gemini and Web gateway) and therefore I lack time to prepare as many articles and videos as we hoped/planned/aimed for. In the case of the TOC (table of contents), which appears in the Daily Links, this will pay off for years to come as we publish about 1,000 batches of these each year. The main change in Gemini has been in the “Planet”.

Toward the end of the video I add some remarks about the demise of Twitter and corruption of the Linux Foundation. Don’t be fooled by them. They don’t represent the public interest and they certainly don't respect free speech.


Gemini Still Growing, Now 1,900 Active Capsules

Posted in Site News at 4:09 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Gemini in April
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Summary: Even though we barely write about Gemini anymore the universe or cyberspace of Gemini Protocol continues to expand while Gemini capsules talk about all sorts of topics other than Gemini itself

EARLIER this month we noted that 400 more Gemini capsules had been registered in just 2.5 months by Lupa, the crawler.

As noted in the above video, our presence in Gemini is becoming more solid and the mirroring of our articles there is now 100% automated (and robust too, we used to require the occasional manual intervention).

The month ends in a couple of hours, so here are the number of requests registered by date for gemini:// alone:

21969 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 01
 22775 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 02
 11762 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 03
 10427 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 04
 8621 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 05
 8160 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 06
 8423 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 07
 7985 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 08
 8035 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 09
 8649 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 10
 8249 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 11
 6892 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 12
 7402 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 13
 10291 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 14
 10614 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 15
 7910 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 16
 13134 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 17
 11355 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 18
 7855 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 19
 15973 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 20
 15003 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 21
 8497 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 22
 15727 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 23
 20289 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 24
 12442 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 25
 15442 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 26
 8720 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 27
 10243 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 28
 8268 reqs | 2022 / 04 / 29

The nice thing about today’s Geminispace is that it’s no longer about Gemini itself (or Gemini Protocol) but about all sorts of topics. In the past month we’ve included hundreds of links to many Gemini capsules. Gemini is here to stay.

Gemini graph April 2022


Next for Gemini: More Mainstream Adoption

Posted in Site News at 12:09 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 1d3f1e60a38c40196ca5dff69d0b3859
What is New in Gemini
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Summary: Gemini is fast growing and outgrowing its geeky roots; we’re seeing a lot more capsules and we’ve noticed a broader range of topics lately

THE so-called “Planet Gemini” is more than a month old, but it’s now part of our capsule, which improved a lot behind the scenes (it’s updated faster and more frequently now).

The above video shows how Geminispace grew beyond the core people; Geminispace is no longer about Geminispace as more people write about a vast array of topics, some of them not technical at all. This is the point where Geminispace outgrows its roots (2019) and flourishes. As someone has put it in a new capsule (placeholder for now): “I might just abandon my HTTP site for this one. I don’t really care about traffic statistics. The info on this site will get a lot more diverse soon. But for now, let this be enough… for now. I do plan on making a “blog” section… eventually.”


How We Cover Patents and How Techrights Reduces Technical Debt (Gemini and Single-File Web Pages)

Posted in Site News at 1:13 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum 04ed45d71b6fa536dfa0349a892a24ad
Site News and Patent Focus
Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0

Summary: A few words of relevance to Techrights and its strategy, future direction, and technical work

THIS site will turn 16 in a few months and we’ve started testing things such as running the site on Devuan. The site is very large. It’s almost 200,000 files in total, databases aside (there are three).

Lately we’ve done a lot more work on the Gemini-to-WWW proxy (making it more robust) and we considered different styles or strategies for covering patents. We wrote many thoughts in the form of blog posts about patents and close to a thousand videos were added.

It’s safe to envision us maintaining a special focus on patents. There’s a profound deficit there and litigation firms are eager to exploit that. They pretend only they are “legally qualified” to comment on such matters while they push legally-invalid so-called ‘reforms’ (coups). The video above says a little more about that.


Happy Easter

Posted in Site News at 6:06 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Happy Easter; From us in Techrights
Long weekend

Summary: Have a warm and safe extended weekend; reenergise for the impending summer of the northern hemisphere


OBS Studio on KDE neon

Posted in Free/Libre Software, GNU/Linux, KDE, Site News at 12:17 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Testing OBS
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Summary: We’re going to try more advanced video recording software that does more things at once and does not result in a dire need for editing (as that would be extremely time-consuming)

THREE weeks ago I installed this cutting-edge KDE-based distribution on a new, low-end machine and today I installed OBS Studio on it. People had been telling me for over a year to give it a try (it does streaming, too) and I sort of regret not trying it earlier. I’ll still use the old format, sometimes, but for some kinds of videos this new setup is clearly better. It just needs more refining and fine-tuning. The above one-minute video is just a test. OBS Studio handles multiple sound sources, multiple screens, and multiple cameras simultaneously. It does a lot of other things I’ve not tried yet. That’ll take time to learn. One upside is that the size of videos will be vastly reduced.


We’ll Be Back to Normal Shortly

Posted in Site News at 8:01 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Database crash, IRC upload issues, Gemini proxy down
2 days, 3 major incidents

Summary: We’ve had exceptionally difficult couple of days for technical reasons (issues), hence no articles; but that’ll change shortly as we seem to have resolved all these issues (hours ago)


400 More Gemini Capsules in Just 2.5 Months

Posted in Site News at 8:06 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Gemini, conceived in 2019, is lean and slender; Google (Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and their clones) is just bloated and overrated

Billionaire; Dresses up like a Billionaire (Gemini)

Summary: Growing focus — and of course time — is being spent on Gemini (and alt text to ensure readers who are blind aren’t left out). Hours ago Lupa was indicating that there are now about 2,400 known Gemini capsules (that it could name) and that number continues to grow; it was 2,000 on January 26th and 400 in about 75 days is around 5.33 per day.

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