Yes, I know I was meant to be writing about getting Blender working today. But I got distracted… These things happen - and I’ll write that tomorrow. First, I must reveal my new home on Gemini.

On What, Now?

For those not aware, Gemini is a new protocol for transferring hypertext documents around the web, which is strongly reminiscent of the very old Gopher protocol.

It’s a very minimalist, text based protocol, that reminds me of when I was young. So, obviously, I had to give it a try. So, I’m now running a Gemini server:

Site Gemini URL gemini://

There’s not a lot of content there yet, but in the back of my mind I have the idea of writing a set of Hugo-style scripts to automatically build content in much the same way I build this site.

So what?

Well, if you are mad enough to try it yourself, it’ll be a bit easier using the Docker Image I’ve prepared for your delectation and delight - you can find more information over on Docker Hub, where you’ll find the snowgoons/agate image waiting for you.

And if you’re curious to know what my Gemini site looks like, but for some crazy reason don’t have a Gemini client installed on your computer (really?), you can get a sneak peek using the Vulpes web proxy.