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Vasco Costa

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Mar 7, 2020, 2:36:27 PM3/7/20
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Sometime ago I've created Gopherddit, a simple gopher interface to
Reddit using a CGI script made in Python, which can be accessed here:

gopher://gopherddit.com/

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Vasco Costa

AKA gluon. Enthusiastic about computers, motorsports, science,
technology, travelling and TV series. Yes I'm a bit of a geek.

Gopher hole: gopher://gopher.gluon.me/

Bud Spencer

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Mar 8, 2020, 10:36:36 AM3/8/20
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On Sat, 7 Mar 2020, Vasco Costa wrote:

> Sometime ago I've created Gopherddit, a simple gopher interface to Reddit
> using a CGI script made in Python, which can be accessed here:
>
> gopher://gopherddit.com/

Do I give up too much if I say that your idea of Usenet to gopher that was
dicussed /elsewhere would be very very nice thingie!



/
Bud
/

a1=S0
b1=[1..2,'L0L']
a2=2*a1
a3=S1.4#b1
a4=(a2,a3)
a5=64*a4

Daniel

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Mar 9, 2020, 2:21:20 AM3/9/20
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On 3/7/20 11:36 AM, Vasco Costa wrote:
> Sometime ago I've created Gopherddit, a simple gopher interface to
> Reddit using a CGI script made in Python, which can be accessed here:
>
> gopher://gopherddit.com/
>

You have a great tool and I use it routinely.

My other favorite is gopherpedia.

--
Daniel

Visit me at: gopher://gcpp.world

Vasco Costa

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Mar 9, 2020, 5:12:14 AM3/9/20
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On 08/03/2020 14:36, Bud Spencer wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Mar 2020, Vasco Costa wrote:
>
>> Sometime ago I've created Gopherddit, a simple gopher interface to
>> Reddit using a CGI script made in Python, which can be accessed here:
>>
>> gopher://gopherddit.com/
>
> Do I give up too much if I say that your idea of Usenet to gopher that
> was dicussed /elsewhere would be very very nice thingie!

I'm considering this at the moment and thinking about what would be the
best approach. :)

Vasco Costa

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Mar 9, 2020, 5:20:20 AM3/9/20
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On 09/03/2020 06:21, Daniel wrote:
> On 3/7/20 11:36 AM, Vasco Costa wrote:
>> Sometime ago I've created Gopherddit, a simple gopher interface to
>> Reddit using a CGI script made in Python, which can be accessed here:
>>
>> gopher://gopherddit.com/
>>
>
> You have a great tool and I use it routinely.
>
> My other favorite is gopherpedia.

Thank you!

I've implemented it last year in early March, exactly one year ago and
just let it running, not expecting much traffic. However, the other day
I checked the server and I'm getting something like 250 to 650 selector
hits per day, with around 30 unique daily visitors. I was positively
surprised and I might even move it to a better server if needed.

Gopherpedia and HNGopher are among my favourites as well. In fact,
HNGopher inspired me to create Gopherddit.

Daniel

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Mar 9, 2020, 6:41:07 PM3/9/20
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On 3/9/20 2:20 AM, Vasco Costa wrote:
> On 09/03/2020 06:21, Daniel wrote:
>> On 3/7/20 11:36 AM, Vasco Costa wrote:
>>> Sometime ago I've created Gopherddit, a simple gopher interface to
>>> Reddit using a CGI script made in Python, which can be accessed here:
>>>
>>> gopher://gopherddit.com/
>>>
>>
>> You have a great tool and I use it routinely.
>>
>> My other favorite is gopherpedia.
>
> Thank you!
>
> I've implemented it last year in early March, exactly one year ago and
> just let it running, not expecting much traffic. However, the other day
> I checked the server and I'm getting something like 250 to 650 selector
> hits per day, with around 30 unique daily visitors. I was positively
> surprised and I might even move it to a better server if needed.
>
> Gopherpedia and HNGopher are among my favourites as well. In fact,
> HNGopher inspired me to create Gopherddit.
>
I didn't know about HNGopher until now. It is similar to txtn.ws, which
I sorely miss.

Daniel

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Mar 29, 2020, 7:59:18 PM3/29/20
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On 3/7/20 11:36 AM, Vasco Costa wrote:
> Sometime ago I've created Gopherddit, a simple gopher interface to
> Reddit using a CGI script made in Python, which can be accessed here:
>
> gopher://gopherddit.com/
>

Could you email me your code because I want to mimic this for another
site or six.

awsomeca...@gmail.com

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May 8, 2020, 6:27:33 PM5/8/20
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Neat idea. Now reddit is in the Gopherspace

Vasco Costa

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May 13, 2020, 5:26:29 AM5/13/20
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Thank you. It gets an insane amount of traffic, to the point I'm
pondering renewing the domain.

visiblink

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May 13, 2020, 10:46:00 AM5/13/20
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On 2020-05-13, Vasco Costa <vasco...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
> On 08/05/2020, awsomeca...@gmail.com <awsomeca...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:36:27 PM UTC-5, Vasco Costa wrote:
>>> Sometime ago I've created Gopherddit, a simple gopher interface to
>>> Reddit using a CGI script made in Python, which can be accessed here:
>>>
>>> gopher://gopherddit.com/
>>>
>>> --
>>> Vasco Costa
>>>
>>> AKA gluon. Enthusiastic about computers, motorsports, science,
>>> technology, travelling and TV series. Yes I'm a bit of a geek.
>>>
>>> Gopher hole: gopher://gopher.gluon.me/
>>
>> Neat idea. Now reddit is in the Gopherspace
>
> Thank you. It gets an insane amount of traffic, to the point I'm
> pondering renewing the domain.
>
I use gopherddit on a regular basis. I like being able to get
the information from interesting threads while avoiding the
upvote/downvote culture.

Vasco Costa

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May 14, 2020, 9:47:07 AM5/14/20
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Yeah, I feel the same. I do find that Reddit could be a spiritual
successor to Usenet, but without that and the toxicity of many subs.

Mateusz Viste

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May 14, 2020, 9:54:25 AM5/14/20
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2020-05-14 at 13:47 +0000, Vasco Costa wrote:
> Yeah, I feel the same. I do find that Reddit could be a spiritual
> successor to Usenet, but without that and the toxicity of many subs.

Reddit is a moderated beast, where subs often rely on the availability
and good will of one or a few persons. Besides, reddit is a commercial,
by-design centralized entity. I fail to see any amount of "usenet
spirit" there.

Mateusz

Vasco Costa

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May 15, 2020, 7:30:06 AM5/15/20
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Yes, moderation and general behaviour is what I meant with toxicity. On
that regard is has zero resemblance.

However, if you think conceptually and ignoring the obvious technical
differences, there is some communality:

- Categorisation of different interests into separate areas
- Centralised way to access different forums (from a user perspective)
- Subscription of individual forums of interest
- Threaded discussions
- Where most people are discussing in this way (used to be Usenet)

Daniel

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May 16, 2020, 6:46:27 AM5/16/20
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On 5/15/20 4:30 AM, Vasco Costa wrote:
> On 14/05/2020, Mateusz Viste <mat...@xyz.invalid> wrote:
>> 2020-05-14 at 13:47 +0000, Vasco Costa wrote:
>>> Yeah, I feel the same. I do find that Reddit could be a spiritual
>>> successor to Usenet, but without that and the toxicity of many subs.
>>
>> Reddit is a moderated beast, where subs often rely on the availability
>> and good will of one or a few persons. Besides, reddit is a commercial,
>> by-design centralized entity. I fail to see any amount of "usenet
>> spirit" there.
>>
>> Mateusz
>>
>
> Yes, moderation and general behaviour is what I meant with toxicity. On
> that regard is has zero resemblance.
>
> However, if you think conceptually and ignoring the obvious technical
> differences, there is some communality:
>
> - Categorisation of different interests into separate areas
> - Centralised way to access different forums (from a user perspective)
> - Subscription of individual forums of interest
> - Threaded discussions
> - Where most people are discussing in this way (used to be Usenet)
>
With reddit, censorship is being mistaken for moderation. I agree
trollish behavior is sophomoric and unfortunate. Silencing entire
communities due to political philosophy is symptomatic of problems FAR
worse than trolls.

Usenet is a breath of fresh air. I control who I filter and who not.
Otherwise, a moderated version of usenet is any other modern forum.

I could live without the spam. Though every medium has its pain points.

Daniel

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May 16, 2020, 6:49:35 AM5/16/20
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On 5/13/20 2:26 AM, Vasco Costa wrote:
> On 08/05/2020, awsomeca...@gmail.com <awsomeca...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 2:36:27 PM UTC-5, Vasco Costa wrote:
>>> Sometime ago I've created Gopherddit, a simple gopher interface to
>>> Reddit using a CGI script made in Python, which can be accessed here:
>>>
>>> gopher://gopherddit.com/
>>>
>>> --
>>> Vasco Costa
>>>
>>> AKA gluon. Enthusiastic about computers, motorsports, science,
>>> technology, travelling and TV series. Yes I'm a bit of a geek.
>>>
>>> Gopher hole: gopher://gopher.gluon.me/
>>
>> Neat idea. Now reddit is in the Gopherspace
>
> Thank you. It gets an insane amount of traffic, to the point I'm
> pondering renewing the domain.

So you weren't going to renew the domain before?

Vasco Costa

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May 16, 2020, 10:11:09 AM5/16/20
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Initially I thought it would get very little traffic. I was positively
surprised with the popularity it got and that made me decide to keep the
server up and running, as well as maintaining the code.

I'm still unsure about the domain though. It expires in about one month
and the renewing cost is about $20 at NameCheap. Not that it's a lot of
money, but at the same time, I think I should've gone for other TLD, to
have cheaper prices.

So right now I'm still considering whether to renew the domain or go
back to gopherddit.tk. The hole will remain online for sure though.

visiblink

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May 16, 2020, 10:51:38 PM5/16/20
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On 2020-05-16, Vasco Costa <vasco...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
>
> Initially I thought it would get very little traffic. I was positively
> surprised with the popularity it got and that made me decide to keep the
> server up and running, as well as maintaining the code.
>
> I'm still unsure about the domain though. It expires in about one month
> and the renewing cost is about $20 at NameCheap. Not that it's a lot of
> money, but at the same time, I think I should've gone for other TLD, to
> have cheaper prices.
>
> So right now I'm still considering whether to renew the domain or go
> back to gopherddit.tk. The hole will remain online for sure though.
>

Make sure to post here if do you change the domain name!

Kevin

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May 17, 2020, 5:30:09 PM5/17/20
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On 16/05/2020 16:11, vasco...@invalid.invalid wrote to All:

-> I'm still unsure about the domain though. It expires in about one month
-> and the renewing cost is about $20 at NameCheap. Not that it's a lot of
-> money, but at the same time, I think I should've gone for other TLD, to
-> have cheaper prices.
->
-> So right now I'm still considering whether to renew the domain or go
-> back to gopherddit.tk. The hole will remain online for sure though.

If you don't end up renewing the name, there are a lot of subdomain choices on
freedns.afraid.org, or if you like I can set you up a subdomain on gopher.is (I intend on
keeping this domain alive for some time).

-Kevin

Vasco Costa

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May 18, 2020, 5:43:51 PM5/18/20
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I've ended up renewing gopherddit.com for a cheaper price. Thank you so
much nonetheless. I'll probably get back to you about gopher.is for
other projects.

Vasco Costa

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May 18, 2020, 5:45:53 PM5/18/20
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Good news!

I've just renewed gopherddit.com for a cheaper price. Gopherddit will
keep its .com domain. :)

Daniel

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May 19, 2020, 12:48:43 AM5/19/20
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I'll gladly throw $5 into the mix if you give me your paypal email. To
me it's worth it.

Vasco Costa

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May 19, 2020, 11:43:48 AM5/19/20
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On 19/05/2020, Daniel <m...@scifida.n.com> wrote:
> I'll gladly throw $5 into the mix if you give me your paypal email. To
> me it's worth it.

Thank you!

However, I've already renewed the domain. Ended up costing $12 instead
of $20 after all. I agree, it's quite a nice domain for a cool tool, so
it's well worth keeping it.

Next year, if it gets much more expensive, I'll accept the donation and
maybe create some Paypal link to let anyone contribute.

By the way, I did not renew my personal domain, which was gluon.me. You
can see the new one down below on my signature.

--
Vasco Costa

AKA gluon. Enthusiastic about computers, motorsports, science,
technology, travelling and TV series. Yes I'm a bit of a geek.

Gopher hole: gopher://gopher.geeksphere.tk/

visiblink

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May 19, 2020, 9:32:32 PM5/19/20
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On 2020-05-18, Vasco Costa <vasco...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
>
> Good news!
>
> I've just renewed gopherddit.com for a cheaper price. Gopherddit will
> keep its .com domain. :)
>
Great! Thanks for maintaining it!

visiblink

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May 19, 2020, 9:35:55 PM5/19/20
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On 2020-05-19, Vasco Costa <vasco...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
>
> By the way, I did not renew my personal domain, which was gluon.me. You
> can see the new one down below on my signature.
>
I was wondering what had happened to gluon.me.

I'll check out the new domain.

Mateusz Viste

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May 20, 2020, 3:36:28 AM5/20/20
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2020-05-19 at 15:43 +0000, Vasco Costa wrote:
> On 19/05/2020, Daniel <m...@scifida.n.com> wrote:
> > I'll gladly throw $5 into the mix if you give me your paypal email.
> > To me it's worth it.
>
> By the way, I did not renew my personal domain, which was gluon.me.

I was wondering recently why it disappeared, it had a very specific
name, easy to remember. For next time: it would be cool if you could
simply leave some link on the old site with a note like "will disappear
soon, moved to newname.org" - that would be super helpful not only to
humans, but also to the indexing bots that spider the gopherspace. :)

Mateusz

Vasco Costa

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May 20, 2020, 4:49:45 AM5/20/20
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Yes, I agree. I didn't do it because I was myself totally unaware about
the expiration until too late.

By the way, do you know the proper process to update it in bitreich's
gopher-lawn listing?

I've git cloned the repo and updated the domain, but is there some way
to git push it to the original repo? I can always git diff and send the
diff to __20h__ by email or something, but I was wondering if there was
a faster way.

Mateusz Viste

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May 20, 2020, 5:14:37 AM5/20/20
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2020-05-20 at 08:49 +0000, Vasco Costa wrote:
> Yes, I agree. I didn't do it because I was myself totally unaware
> about the expiration until too late.

That's usually how it goes, yes. You're not alone!

> By the way, do you know the proper process to update it in bitreich's
> gopher-lawn listing?

No idea, sorry - never looked into the gopher-lawn. I understand it's
some kind of DMOZ-like index for the gopherspace. Sounds interesting,
but my interest is limited to OGUP these days.

Mateusz

Bud Spencer

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May 20, 2020, 4:29:59 PM5/20/20
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On Wed, 20 May 2020, Mateusz Viste wrote:

> but my interest is limited to OGUP these days.

Da fuq is that?


/
Bud
/

a1=S0
b1=[1..2,'L0L']
a2=2*a1
a3=S1.4#b1
a4=(a2,a3)
a5=64*a4

Daniel

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Jun 7, 2020, 6:09:18 AM6/7/20
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How's the traffic lately?

Daniel

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Jun 16, 2020, 3:15:50 AM6/16/20
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Vasco Costa <vasco...@invalid.invalid> writes:

> On 19/05/2020, Daniel <m...@scifida.n.com> wrote:
>> I'll gladly throw $5 into the mix if you give me your paypal email. To
>> me it's worth it.
>
> Thank you!
>
> However, I've already renewed the domain. Ended up costing $12 instead
> of $20 after all. I agree, it's quite a nice domain for a cool tool, so
> it's well worth keeping it.
>
> Next year, if it gets much more expensive, I'll accept the donation and
> maybe create some Paypal link to let anyone contribute.
>
> By the way, I did not renew my personal domain, which was gluon.me. You
> can see the new one down below on my signature.

I like your hole. I especially like your logo, sorta ansi-like. How did
you do that?
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