1. gemini-proxy

    A Gemini browser, inspired by Netscape Navigator 2.0

    One of the best and worst things about the Gemini Project is the barrier to entry. It's a sort of walled off part of the web, akin to a nuclear bunker for nerds. The whole thing has this sort of retro cyberpunk vibe, and browsing Geminispace feels a lot like browsing the early, pre-"Web 2.0" World Wide Web, where everything you see is created by ordinary people, not controlled by monopolistic corporations and spy-bots. I totally dig it, but I didn't want it to be so walled off. So I made a proxy.

    Click here to check out gemini-proxy!

    Gemini-proxy gives you the user experience of Netscape Navigator 2.0 running in Windows 98 SE, with the style and beauty of the excellent Lagrange Gemini Client, all running in the comfort and safety of your familiar web browser. I don't think it hurts anything to make Geminispace accessible to people who don't have the time or expertise to set up specialized software, and it was a fun way to learn about the Gemini Protocol, which was dead simple to implement.

    P.S. — I have disabled web crawlers from scraping Gemini URIs via robots.txt but if you hate gemini-proxy and don't want it touching your capsule, block

    Posted 2023-09-01 09:11:03 CST by henriquez.