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The argument which is then made (and acknowledged by the FAQ) is: why not just use a subset of HTTP? It seems the answer boils down to enforcement. I don't see why this is a problem though, because people need to force themselves to use Gemini clients.

This is one of my biggest frustrations with Gemini. There's no reason all of the development that is going into it couldn't happen in the Web space. You could build your own tiny browser that work with a subset of the web. Other people could build really basic, text-only sites for your browser's users to visit, and they would still be available for anyone else using other browsers. Building Gemini servers/sites is just a lot of work to build another niche silo.

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Everybody is slowly coming to understand that numbers in the health industry are incredibly slow. Articles on vaccine rollout have to mention that hospitals aren't equipped to handle reporting on a 72 hour turnaround. That's because EMRs (electronic medical records) are absolute garbage. They're huge, locked-down, enterprise applications, each controlled by a single vendor and licensed to hospitals for huge fees. They don't have interoperability in mind, they want to lock you in to their silo. If you want to send a report to someone else, you hope they use the same EMR as you or you have to run a convoluted pipeline to get that data to them, usually as a CSV or Excel spreadsheet that they have to run through a convoluted pipeline to get into their system. Maybe after this is all over, that will get some attention. Giant corporations shouldn't be able to control health records and drive up costs for patients and hospital

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the below does not explain what Gemini is, but this does

This is pretty inline with my own thinking on #Gemini. It's only going to be populated by technical or more advantaged people. I don't begrudge anyone their hobbies or passions, but I wonder what could be accomplished if everyone building gemini software tried to improve the web instead.

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Thanks to Victoria Drake, I discovered the color-scheme #CSS declaration and added it to my site. It's still a draft, but it's a way to tell browsers what themes your site has available. If the user has set a preference that would trigger the @prefers-color-scheme media query, browsers that implement it should adjust their chrome to match that theme.

I already have Firefox set to dark mode and have extensions customizing other theming, so I don't know if it affected anything on my site. But it's one line and its good to future proof and give more priority to user choice.

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Working out of my living room means anyone on a video call with me can see that the Christmas tree is still up. If someone mentions it, I ask if they’re with the Christmas Police (because if they are, they have to tell me—that’s the law).

Lol! I just took mine down this past weekend. One year I left it up until March 😅

How to build your own newsletter list with DynamoDB and SES email sign up confirmations.

I really like the look of your site in dark mode. The code blocks are my favorite part. Nice job!

What's this declaration do?

:root {
    color-scheme: light dark;
}

Searching for color-scheme on MDN just points me to the @prefers-color-scheme declaration. Is it manually specifying the default color scheme that should be applied if the user doesn't have a preference set?

I'm working on a #design update of my site based on new.css. It's available as an alternate stylesheet, so if you want to check it out and you're using a browser that supports it, you can apply the New.css Styles stylesheet. When I'm happy with where it's at, I'll probably just switch the two stylesheets, so the current one sill still be available as an alternate.

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How to spice up your blog posts with minimal effort.

I don't have a static site, but I'm going to try using some of these tips. I'd love to play around with art direction and animations on my site. I always love the look of sites like this, but don't know how to go about it on my own site. I'm working on a small design update of my site already and the CSS custom properties tip was already something I was thinking about. So, I'll start there and see how having those variables allows me to modify different posts.

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