November: A Gemini Portal
This one’s simple: I’d like to build a gemini portal. I’ve been playing around with it quite a bit recently and am intrigued.
There’s something intriguing about new protocols. Especially in case of Gemini, a protocol that’s a kind of subset of an existing protocol—a stripped back version of HTTP with a higher level of security required from the outset. Pages can only contain text or links, no styling whatsoever and definitely no client-side scripting.
Why? Solderpunk, the person that started work on Gemini, says:
When you explore Geminispace, you can follow a link to a domain you've never heard of before and there is no matter of worry or trust regarding whether or not that transaction will violate your privacy, or gratuitously waste your bandwidth, or cause your laptop fan to spin up, or start playing music even though you're in a quiet room. You simply know that it won't happen. When all somebody can do to you is send you some text and some links you can choose to follow or not, you can let your guard down. You can cruise around Geminispace freely and fearlessly, reading anything that takes your fancy.
I certainly like link-based exploration, and simple things. So I’m going to build a version of my custom link-based notes site that lives in geminispace.