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commit 0311c0ea0829f096787d92a6e73c343bf572e45b (patch)
parent 32ccbd7c9c6e9cc28f6a3fdaa7db933227fa10d8
Author: Alex Karle <>
Date:   Thu, 25 Nov 2021 00:17:05 -0500

gopher: Add phlog entry on gopher and feeds

Agopher/phlog/013.txt | 30++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Mgopher/phlog/index.gph | 1+
2 files changed, 31 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/gopher/phlog/013.txt b/gopher/phlog/013.txt @@ -0,0 +1,30 @@ +Gopher-First Feeds +------------------ +Thu Nov 25 00:05:30 EST 2021 + +The original reason for this post was to follow up on +my previous post, "Adding a Feed for the Phlog" [1], in +which I discussed the decision to keep the Atom feed +itself only available on gopher (at the risk of limiting +the number of clients that can read it). I wanted to +broadcast that I've settled on sfeed(1) and sfeed_curses(1) +as a feed reader with gopher support (due to using +curl(1) as the default fetcher, which supports gopher). + +As I wrote this though, I realized I observed something +more interesting to discuss about feeds--just like +gopher specifies the menu format as part of the protocol +(and thus makes all user interaction the same between +gopherholes), feed readers are able to present a +universal interface to many different blogs, which +is so cool. I know some people put a lot of effort into +their styling, but it's really enjoyable to read the +sfeed_content(1) dumps of the articles all from the +same client. Just like I know exactly what to expect +when I visit a gopherhole, each new feed item is +familiar in its presentation. + +Maybe it's just me, but there's a bit of comfort in +browsing without surprises. + +[1]: gopher:// diff --git a/gopher/phlog/index.gph b/gopher/phlog/index.gph @@ -14,6 +14,7 @@ [0|Atom Feed|/phlog/atom.xml|server|port] +[0|[2021-11-25] Gopher-First Feeds|/phlog/013.txt|server|port] [0|[2021-11-21] Optimizing for Archival|/phlog/012.txt|server|port] [0|[2021-11-21] Lowering Barriers to Writing|/phlog/011.txt|server|port] [0|[2021-11-17] Adding a Feed for the Phlog|/phlog/010.txt|server|port]