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Making Techrights Thinner and Faster

Turn up the volume: 31.5k blog posts and ~1000 wiki pages... Compacted into a gigabyte
Compressed equivalent would be a lot smaller

Summary: Further work is underway to make this site complete with a mirror in Gemini and IPFS; we're not leaving the Web, but it's no longer the sole priority

Today we've spent much time writing code, not articles, or developing and researching things (such as Gitea). In the process we also tidied up some things like Gemini and IPFS, extending the focus or emphasis on alternative protocols. Maintenance is just as important as writing.

"At the moment, for Techrights over IPFS, we have 2644 files weighing 356MB in total. Those are files from October 2020 to present."Over the coming couple of months Techrights will be publishing lots of evidence -- with 'smoking guns' included -- about EPO corruption, so we wish to be robust and resistant to censorship, including SLAPP and other threats. Infrastructural choices can make a big difference because the censors (or the exposed) tend to target underlying platforms or middleman to censor or take down 'unwanted' material.

At the moment, for Techrights over IPFS, we have 2644 files weighing 356MB in total. Those are files from October 2020 to present. Pleasing consider pinning them. With Gemini we went 15 years back and converted loads of pages, so there is a total of 77158 files and directories, on top of some static files outside this range. Because of the very compact form of Gemini (almost the same as plain text), the total size is 1.2GB (wiki and blog, plus miscellaneous pages). That's an average of 16KB per object, directories included. If compressed, it would be a lot less.

We will continue to make gradual improvements. To those who do not yet have an IPFS or Gemini client, here's a World Wide Web gateway (below, framed).

Here's a primer on how to use Gemini.

Recent Techrights' Posts

GNU/Linux Adoption in Africa, a Passageway Towards Freedom From Neo-Colonialism
Digi(tal)-Colonialism and/or Techolonialism are a thing. Can Africa flee the trap?
CNN Contributes to Demolition of the Open Web
Reprinted with permission from Ryan Farmer
Eben Moglen on Encryption and Anonymity
The alternate net we need, and how we can build it ourselves
Yet More Microsofters Inside the Board of Mozilla (Which Has Just Outsourced Firefox Development to Microsoft's Proprietary Prison)
Do you want a browser controlled (and spied on) by such a company?
IRC Proceedings: Monday, December 04, 2023
IRC logs for Monday, December 04, 2023
GNU/Linux Now Exceeds 3.6% Market Share on Desktops/Laptops, According to statCounter
things have changed for Windows in China
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news
Links 05/12/2023: Debt Brake in Germany and Layoffs at Condé Nast (Reddit, Wired, Ars Technica and More)
Links for the day
[Meme] Social Control Media Giants Shaping Debates on BSDs and GNU/Linux
listening to random people in Social Control Media
Reddit (Condé Nast), Which Has Another Round of Layoffs This Month, Incited People Against GNU/Linux Users (Divide and Rule, It's 2003 All Over Again!)
Does somebody (perhaps a third party) fan the flames?
Who Will Hold the Open Source Initiative (OSI) Accountable for Taking Bribes From Microsoft and Selling Out to Enable/Endorse Massive Copyright Infringement?
it does Microsoft advocacy
Using Gemini to Moan About Linux and Spread .NET
Toxic, acidic post in Gemini
Web Monopolist, Google, 'Pulls a Microsoft' by Hijacking/Overriding the Name of Competitor and Alternative to the Web
Gulag 'hijacking' 'Gemini'
Links 04/12/2023: Mass Layoffs at Spotify (Debt, Losses, Bubble) Once Again
Links for the day
ChatGPT Hype/Vapourware (and 'Bing') Has Failed, Google Maintains Dominance in Search
a growing mountain of debt and crises
[Meme] Every Real Paralegal Knows This
how copyright law works
Forging IRC Logs and Impersonating Professors: the Lengths to Which Anti-Free Software Militants Would Go
Impersonating people in IRC, too
IRC Proceedings: Sunday, December 03, 2023
IRC logs for Sunday, December 03, 2023
GNU/Linux Popularity Surging, So Why Did MakeUseOf Quit Covering It About 10 Days Ago?
It's particularly sad because some of the best articles about GNU/Linux came from that site, both technical articles and advocacy-centric pieces
Links 04/12/2023: COVID-19 Data Misused Again, Anti-Consumerism Activism
Links for the day
GNOME Foundation is in Reliable Hands (Executive Director)
Growing some good in one's garden
Links 03/12/2023: New 'Hey Hi' (AI) Vapouware and Palantir/NHS Collusion to Spy on Patients Comes Under Legal Challenge
Links for the day
'Confidential Computing'? More Like a Giant Back Door.
CacheWarp AMD CPU Attack Grants Root Access in Linux VMs
IRC Proceedings: Saturday, December 02, 2023
IRC logs for Saturday, December 02, 2023
Links 03/12/2023: CRISPR as Patented Minefield, Lots of Greenwashing Abound
Links for the day