Somehow I've decided to start this blog thing.
Inspired by my journey into gopherspace, I've read words of people whom I don't
know, and who don't know me. But I've somehow convinced myself that there is a
connection, some shared idea, about what the Internet is, and I want very much
to be a part of that, an active part. Since I'm not participating in the making
of open-source software projects (except for my own), and I don't have any
interest in user-groups or hacker-spaces, my modest contribution will be this
directory of text, which I hope that I will remember to set aside time to make.
What will be expressed here may be anything from mad delirious ramblings, to
actual useful advice (likely mostly the former). It will be my opinion, and if
something seems mean or discriminating, my intention is likely not to be mean
or to discriminate. I have a tendency to use generalization and strong words to
get my point across, and my point may be subtle and unfortunately drown in the
bile that I spit. My opinions are my own, and they may be offensive to you, but
if they are, please consider the possibility that you are may be understanding
them in a way different from my intention, we may in fact be quite in agreement
on most everything but the actual wording.
I will write this these in vim, usually over SSH, that's not very relevant.
Each entry will consist of a text-file (plaintext is beautiful) and it will be
named by the ISO-8601 date (which I believe everyone should use, because it is
unique enough to be recognized as such, sorts beautifully, and makes sense).
The entries of this blog (phlog, because gopher), are actually located under
the www directory for my dusted.dk domain, hosted by nginx, so they are
exposed via HTTP as well, but they are unlinked (except by http->gopher proxy)
to the web. The entries are served by my Gopher server (a fun evening in node).
The phlog is now served via HTTP as well, but I will continue writing in lovely
plaintext and talk about the gopher-stuff I'm doing. Check out goper-lib and
gopher-client on npm if you want to try out the node code I wrote for gopher.