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https://alexwennerberg.com

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Re: Use custom domain with Atom feed links? 27 days ago

From Alex to ~aw/flounder

Hi John! this is a good suggestion. I’ve been on hold with adding flounder features lately bc I’ve been busy but I’ll add it to my list! Glad you’re enjoying Flounder

Alex

> On Sep 26, 2021, at 9:18 PM, John Stephens <john@cyclexo.com> wrote:
> 
> When using a custom domain, is it possible to make the Atom feed entries point to the custom domain too?
> 
> Thank you for making Flounder! I love it!

hi 30 days ago

From alex wennerberg to ~aw/hi

hi

Re: Editing .gmi files 2 months ago

From Alex Wennerberg to ~aw/flounder

On Sun, Aug 15, 2021 at 03:41:25PM +0000, Daniel P. wrote:
> 
> > Hi Daniel — sometimes I edit in the web browser, sometimes on my
> > desktop. For my desktop, I use vim, which you can set up to make it
> > easier to edit prose or long lines. Let me know if you have any other
> > q’s!
> 
> How do you set up vim to make it easier?

I don't really use any plugins for it, using things like / and f and ) are good
enough for me. There is the vim-pencil plugin and guides like
http://www.terminally-incoherent.com/blog/2013/06/17/using-vim-for-writing-prose/
which might be useful to you

Re: Editing .gmi files 2 months ago

From Alex to ~aw/flounder

Hi Daniel — sometimes I edit in the web browser, sometimes on my desktop. For my desktop, I use vim, which you can set up to make it easier to edit prose or long lines. Let me know if you have any other q’s!

Alex

> On Aug 14, 2021, at 11:26 PM, Daniel P. <danpltile@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> I don't know which editor you use and what's your desktop set up. Since .gmi don't have line breaks on long lines, it makes it difficult to read and edit.
> 
> How do you overcome this issue?

Re: Titan 2 months ago

From Alex Wennerberg to ~aw/flounder

On Thu, Aug 12, 2021 at 04:52:00PM -0500, Michael Mientus wrote:
> FYI you should be aware of the Titan protocol. This lets you write to a
> Gemini server.

Hi Michael, I am loosely aware of the Titan protocol. Thanks for your
email. I have two comments:

First, I currently spend very little time working on Flounder, do to
other obligations, so I'm not focused on new features

Second, while the Titan protocol is interesting, my approach with
flounder is to be very conservative about the features or extensions I
implement. There are many competing "Gemini but POST" protocols, and I
am waiting for things to settle a bit, where the community picks one

Re: Is Gempub support possible? 2 months ago

From Alex Wennerberg to ~aw/flounder

On Mon, Aug 09, 2021 at 09:23:18PM -0500, Andrew Singleton wrote:
> Focusing on bug crushing instead of ever expanding on new features is
> honestly the best use of limited time especially if the bugs are many
> and time is short.
> 
> I'm simply grateful for the platform Alex. Places like this give users
> a stepping stone to try the waters as not everyone can afford server
> and domain costs and most people would realistically not want to deal
> with the hassle of actually running a server (be it linode instance,
> or whatever.)

Your praise is much appreciated :) -- I was very isolated last year
during COVID lockdown, and channeling my energy into flounder and the
Gemini space was really helpful for me. I'm glad to be a part of this

[alex@alexwennerberg.com: Re: Is Gempub support possible?] 2 months ago

From Alex Wennerberg to ~aw/flounder

Forgot to CC the mailing list!

----- Forwarded message from Alex Wennerberg <alex@alexwennerberg.com> -----

Date: Mon, 9 Aug 2021 19:20:28 -0700
From: Alex Wennerberg <alex@alexwennerberg.com>
To: Andrew Singleton <singletona082@gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Is Gempub support possible?
Message-ID: <YRHiaP5FHkiBu/0N@localhost.lan>

Hi Andrew!

Gempub is very interesting, however, I've not been working much on
Flounder lately, so supporting a large new feature like this is not on

Re: Ideas for updates 2 months ago

From alex wennerberg to ~aw/flounder

It's all good -- I have a couple of ideas for cleaning up the front page
(basically what you describe in the last line), sadly I haven't had much
time to work on Flounder these days but I have an open ticket for it

On Thu Aug 5, 2021 at 12:16 PM PDT, Andrew Singleton wrote:
> Actually, yes. a way for each user to implement RSS, or have Flounder
> as top end allow 'follow user via RSS' as an option.
>
> Speaking as one of your users who kinda feels like he's spamming your
> front page with updates I'd be happy for an option to cut down on the
> clutter I'm making that could crowd out other users.
>
> If nothing else condense the updates to [$USER update $x times $DATE:
> Last Update: XX-XX-XXX] rather than list every update separately.

Re: serving gmi files from http? 2 months ago

From Alex to ~aw/flounder

Hi Nick! I’m not sure I follow your question. All content on Flounder is available via both http and gemini

Alex

> On Jul 31, 2021, at 4:42 AM, Nick James <nickjames@fastmail.com> wrote:
> 
> hi,
> I have a gmi file at 
> http://www.njames.co.uk/gemini/sqPhoto/sqPics.gmi
> 
> is there a way of accessing this and rendering it with a gemini client? or do I need a separate gemini hosting deal?
> 
> cheers
> 

Re: [PATCH] Make case consistent for all commands 2 months ago

From Alex to ~ihabunek/toot-discuss

I’ll send a new patch that is all lowercase when I have a chance!

Alex

> On Jul 29, 2021, at 1:03 AM, Ivan Habunek <ivan@habunek.com> wrote:
> 
> On Tue, Jul 27, 2021 at 07:01:27PM -0700, alex wennerberg wrote:
>> Note that I could also see an argument for all lowercase. Let me know
>> what you think
> 
> I would prefer starting with lower case, that seems to be standard for
> linux command line utils. And --help which is added automatically by
> argsparse is lower cased so we're still not fully consistent even with
> this patch.