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I finally posted my answer to @szczezuja 's question, "How did you use the Internet in 1990-2005?"

It ended up a lot longer than it probably needed to be, and every time I tried to cut it down I ended up adding more. So I finally decided to just post it in its current form.

gemini://hyperborea.org/log/20

hyperborea.org/journal/2021/12

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In 1930 the Indiana Bell building was rotated 90°. Over a month, the structure was moved 15 inch/hr, all while 600 employees still worked there. There was no interruption to gas, heat, electricity, water, sewage, or the telephone service they provided.

I didn’t notice the last news.

The community garden page now features dynamically generated art that displays all plants and grows along with ! You can find the location of your own plant by checking the new "coord" value in the plant details screen. Start from the top left of the picture and go down (south) X lines, and then right (east) Y spaces.

gemini://astrobotany.mozz.us/s

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The Internet has answer to any question. I’m watching World „let’s play”, and I’m wondering how long has average player spent on this game.
I figured out, that it’s special web page: howlongtobeat.com/game.php?id= for such questions.
… it’s only 5-10 hours (I think that must be a player which super skills in pad). ;-)

@openrisk I'm looking for people who could write personal thoughts about first half of 90's and their way of using Internet. If you'd like to write something about it, especially , it would be great! It's hard for me to find such persons. Most of them didn't work with Gopher too much.

gemini://szczezuja.space/gemlo

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I have started curating a #Gemini library on my capsule. Right now it has a couple translations of the #Bible (WEB and KJV), The Tragedy of Hamlet by #Shakespeare, and a copy of Adam Smith's The Wealth of Nations (Marx is on the list too, it's just turning out to be more of a pain to convert).

Visit it on Gemini:
gemini://josias.dev/library/

Or via a Web proxy:
gemini://gmi.josias.dev/librar

I'd like to add more Shakespeare and other public domain works I find interesting (inc. Proudhon).

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#gemini poll!

What's your relationship to the Gemini protocol?

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I've released #Lagrange v1.9. ✨

gemini://skyjake.fi/gemlog/202
gmi.skyjake.fi/gemlog/2021-11_

Automatic updates on Windows and Mac, UI improvements, page theme tuning, 24-bit ANSI colors, ANSI background color, and various bug fixes.

#gemini

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Still working on my full post about using the Internet in the #1990s, but I found an old blog entry from 2004 where I was talking about late-90s campus network safety and how I got in trouble for "running a server" because I used Linux to avoid all the pranks and hacking going around with everyone's Windows 95 computers.

Original blog post:
hyperborea.org/journal/2004/08

Imported to my Gemlog:
gemini://hyperborea.org/log/20

@KelsonV I haven’t been using , because I started my Internet journey several years later. I am trying to discover that time by today’s resources, and it’s hard thing (especially 1991-1995).

If you’d like, you could write your story as I asked at:
gemini://szczezuja.space/gemlo

On Tinylog you can find links to answers of other people.
My capsule has also several other Gemlog posts about interesting Gopher’s findings.

@rogatywieszcz Dzięki za komentarz. BTW ja na tym tagu nikogo więcej nie widzę (coś mnie blokuje), ktoś jeszcze coś wrzuca?

Co do weny to staram się przy weekendzie i spacerze rodzinnym zawsze zmobilizować.
Zrobiłem z ograniczenia telefonu cel. Także zdjęcie robię tak samo zawsze, kwadrat, filtr noir i bez obróbki po wykonaniu. Tak jakby były z aparatu małpki… a kiedyś nosiłem zawsze jeden/dwa aparaty w torbie. ;-)

@KelsonV There is available full 1995's book about "WSGopher" client and several interesting information about protocol from that times.

archive.org/details/usinggophe

@tolstoevsky I like @aw point of view:

necessarily requires severe constraints in order to achieve its goals [...] the nature of those constraints are relatively arbitrary, ie, it could have been made with a different set of features and achieved its own goals. [...] Instead, Gemini, in my view, has to be accepted as it is, in its "flawed" state.

gemini://alex.flounder.online/

@solene Sometimes there is need to show if something is set to true, false or it isn’t set. So third value is unspecified/NULL. There are such requirements in real life systems. Without it you will have two booleans with one illegal state, or some three constants lookupbox. So sometimes it’s easier this way.

@kelbot Good point about security. I’m still afraid of setting service on my VPS. I don’t know which server software is most reliable.

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