not sure why my gopher http proxy isn't working on mobile so here's the txt: jb55.com/s/protoverse-part-1.t

Show thread

Oh, interesting. My chrome on Android works when I'm not on my pi hole network. That leads me to suspect it's trying to phone home some telemetry on start-up.

Show thread

'finally my data is safe now that tiktok has been banned!!', i exclaim, before going back to browsing facebook on my android phone

@htimsxela and yet they promote 0 conf transactions for accepting payments 🤦

@tomasino probably not a big deal though since there will be clients that handle both at the same time...

@tomasino I definitely like the idea of choice of protocol depending on complexity levels of taste, although it's a shame that content gets fragmented.

@tomasino astrobiology, client certs, various encryption protocols, identity, etc are neat but I fear that it's super overkill to force encryption latency/complexity on the entire geminiverse of mostly static markdown-like files. I guess gopher is just more my jam, maybe I'll just write a client that renders markdown when it detects it 😅

Not to mention that the noise-protocol would be a strictly better choice here (less roundtrips), but unfortunately TLS is baked into the core protocol so you're stuck with it. I doubt Mercury will catch on but it would be my ideal "markdown gopher" protocol.

Show thread

gemini wastes time by adding a non-trivial amount of TLS latency to each request, most of the time this is completely unnecessary.

Show thread

looks like a lot of replies to this post on the geminiverse were against this proposal. I guess I'll be sticking with gopher for now.

Show thread

Not sure I'm a fan of mandatory TLS in gemini, what about mercury? gemini://gemini.circumlunar.space/users/solderpunk/cornedbeef/the-mercury-protocol.gmi

@tomasino @solderpunk ohhh now I want to rewrite my gopher hole in gemini. great presentation!

I transcribed the section where we talked about Gopher and put it in my gopher hole: jb55.com/0/phlog/cyberdeck-pod

replace https:// with gopher:// to view it there :)

Show thread

@lukedashjr have you looked into Web Key Directory? I thought it was a bit confusing so I just host a file on my site for now.

Show more
Bitcoin Mastodon

The social network of the future: No ads, no corporate surveillance, ethical design, and decentralization! Own your data with Mastodon!