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My New Radio Schedule

I got a new schedule on the radio.
I think this is my third iteration. Changes in my life keep my schedule changing.

Check out tilderadio

I’m doing fixed sessions from 12:30 p.m. to 01:30 p.m UTC

Bonus sessions from 04:30 a.m to 07:30 a.m. UTC.

If you’re living in LA, that’s
Bonus session: 09:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. PDT
Fixed session: 05:30 a.m. – 06:30 a.m. PDT

If you’re living in NY, that’s
Bonus session: 12:30 a.m. – 03:30 a.m. EDT
Fixed session: 08:30 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. EDT

If you’re in Sao Paulo/Buenos Aires, that’s
Bonus session: 01:30 a.m. – 04:30 a.m.
Fixed session: 09:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

If you’re in London, that’s
Bonus session: 05:30 a.m. – 08:30 a.m. BST
Fixed session: 01:30 p.m. – 02:30 p.m. BST

If you’re in Paris/Berlin/Amsterdam, that’s
Bonus session: 06:30 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. CEST
Fixed session: 02:30 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. CEST

If you’re in Nairobi, that’s
Bonus session: 07:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. EAT
Fixed session: 03:30 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. EAT

If you’re in Cape Town/Joburg/Pretoria/Cairo/ Alexandria, that’s
Bonus session: 06:30 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. (EET/SAST)
Fixed session: 02:30 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. (EET/SAST)

If you’re in Dubai/Muscat, that’s
Bonus session: 08:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Fixed session: 04:30 p.m. – 05:30 p.m.

If you’re in New Dehli/Mumbai/Calcutta/Sri Lanka, that’s
Bonus session: 10:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m. IST
Fixed session: 06:00 p.m. – 07:00 p.m. IST

If you’re in Moscow/Saint Petersburg, that’s
Bonus session: 07:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. MSK
Fixed session: 03:30 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. MSK

If you’re in Tokyo/Kyoto, that’s
Bonus session: 01:30 p.m. – 04:30 p.m. JST
Fixed session: 09:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. JST

If you’re in Sydney/Melbourne, that’s
Bonus session: 02:30 p.m. – 05:30 p.m. AEDT
Fixed session: 10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. AEDT

Thank you

2021: Changes

It’s been a month since my last post.

I’ve been trying to reconcile with the fact that 2021 wasn’t going to be any better than 2020.
On the contrary, it could quite possibly get worse.

I stopped following my schedule and decided to go with the flow. I wanted to see how I spent my time and where I spent it. I wanted to stop doing the things that I didn’t like, continue doing the things that I loved, and find more things that I liked.

I stopped following the news.
A lot of my time was spent following the news for the latest Covid-19 updates and tech updates and events worldwide.
But I realized that news is only relevant for a short duration – as long as it gets publicity. With the clock ticking, passing time generated more events, more updates, more news. It was becoming mentally exhausting to keep up with things that would barely affect my personal life in any way.

Look at the Covid-19 news for example. What a bummer! It’s like a drug addiction with highs and lows. When does it stop?

I’ve been meaning to explore my creativity side for a while now. I wanted to create a work of art, something unique, something special. Constant rants on the latest events in the news wasn’t cutting it.

I had hoped I would get a camera at the beginning of this year. But with my meagre budge, I could only afford the laptop, which I went for, because I needed a serious upgrade.
So vlogging has taken a back seat in the list of things I wanted to pursue, once again.

With the news gone, Lemmy and Raddle had dropped down my frequented site list.

I had planned to resume my daily journal in February. That didn’t happen. And from a privacy perspective, I think it’d happened for the best. From a creative standpoint, I’d documented an entire year of my life. I don’t think another year was going to make it any better, particularly this one.

I had a run-in with some pricks on the internet. What can I say? Speaking facts comes at the price of not being popular.
I also had an encounter with a group of assholes who just didn’t like me. It wasn’t because of the facts for sure, because I hardly ever interacted with them. I think it’s because they were secretly jealous of me. Why? Because I was better than them, that’s why. Or perhaps they were racist. They definitely wouldn’t admit to that one because then they’d be the bad guys. One guy didn’t like me for my religion – clearly this dunderhead had a single interaction with me, formed his shitty opinion, and stopped following me. Now if he’d stop flapping his gums spitting lies about me, that’d be great! These hypocrites love to lie and kiss ass to appear favorable in popular opinion. And so they banded together to shun me, silence me, perhaps make me disappear? Only from their little bubbles folks. The moment they stepped out of their bubbles, reality in the form of my presence would smack them across their faces.

It’s occurred to me that I should stop socializing on the internet, just like in real life. Because most people are like assholes, they’re best kept hidden from my view.

My DJ schedule has been cut down to one session daily. That’s on me, because I missed a bunch of sessions on the schedule. It’s a pleasant change though, because it gave me a chance to explore, discover, and try new things.

And I think, streaming 3 hours of music everyday on a niche station is overkill anyway. I had very few listeners to begin with. So if I was going to do it, it was solely out of passion, and not for popularity.
I do love music, and a daily stream sounds right up my alley.

I’ve decided to cut down on news articles, because I needed some time to focus on myself. I have an opinion on a lot of events, and writing an article on each one would take up a lot of my time.
I will, however, continue writing articles, even about news from the past few months, if I consider them worthwhile. Just because an event occurred in the past doesn’t completely erase it’s significance. On the contrary, humans can learn a lot from the past, especially when history repeats itself.

I’m planning to spend more time writing in creative projects. I recently discovered midnight.pub which has expanded to Nightfall City, complete with the web, gopher and gemini. And there’s Geocities and Cosmic Voyage.

I’m a DJ

I recently started streaming on tilderadio

I’ve been on a regular schedule for about a week now.
You can check out tilderadio schedule to see what time I’m going live.

Now, here’s a breakdown of the time schedule:

Morning session: 03:00 a.m.- 04:00 .am. UTC
Afternoon session: 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. UTC
Evening session: 05:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. UTC

If you’re living in LA, that’s
1st session: 08:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m. PDT
2nd session: 05:00 a.m. – 06:00 a.m. PDT
3rd session: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT

If you’re living in NY, that’s
1st session: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. EDT
2nd session: 08:00 a.m. – 09:00 a.m. EDT
3rd session: 01:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. EDT

If you’re in Sao Paulo/Buenos Aires, that’s
1st session: 12:00 a.m. – 01:00 a.m.
2nd session: 09:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
3rd session: 02:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m.

If you’re in London, that’s
1st session: 04:00 a.m. – 05:00 a.m. BST
2nd session: 01:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. BST
3rd session: 06:00 p.m. – 07:00 p.m. BST

If you’re in Paris/Berlin/Amsterdam, that’s
1st session: 05:00 a.m. – 06:00 a.m. CEST
2nd session: 02:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. CEST
3rd session: 07:00 p.m. – 08:00 p.m. CEST

If you’re in Nairobi, that’s
1st session: 06:00 a.m. – 07:00 a.m. EAT
2nd session: 03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. EAT
3rd session: 08:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m. EAT

If you’re in Cape Town/Joburg/Pretoria/Cairo/ Alexandria, that’s
1st session: 05:00 a.m. – 06:00 a.m. (EET/SAST)
2nd session: 02:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. (EET/SAST)
3rd session: 07:00 p.m. – 08:00 p.m. (EET/SAST)

If you’re in Dubai/Muscat, that’s
1st session: 07:00 a.m. – 08:00 a.m.
2nd session: 04:00 p.m. – 05:00 p.m.
3rd session: 09:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

If you’re in New Dehli/Mumbai/Calcutta, that’s
1st session: 08:30 a.m. – 09:30 a.m. IST
2nd session: 05:30 p.m. – 06:30 p.m. IST
3rd session: 10:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. IST

If you’re in Moscow/Saint Petersburg, that’s
1st session: 06:00 a.m. – 07:00 a.m. MSK
2nd session: 03:00 p.m. – 04:00 p.m. MSK
3rd session: 08:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m. MSK

If you’re in Tokyo/Kyoto, that’s
1st session: 12:00 p.m. – 01:00 p.m. JST
2nd session: 09:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. JST
3rd session: 02:00 a.m. – 03:00 a.m. JST

If you’re in Sydney/Melbourne, that’s
1st session: 02:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. AEDT
2nd session: 11:00 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. AEDT
3rd session: 04:00 a.m. – 05:00 a.m. AEDT

Well, I think that covers the world.

Tildeverse, Gopherspace and Geminispace

It’s been a while since my last article.
I know I said I would post an article everyday for the month of July, but hey – I had a headache for a few days and then went exploring through the internet. And guess what I found?! It’s been totally worth the wait.

Let’s start with Tildeverse.
dun dun dunnnnn… boom! boom! Fireworks everywhere!
Haha.
Tildeverse is like the Fediverse but retro.
Tildeverse is what the Fediverse would’ve looked like if it had been invented in the late 90’s.
And I like it!
How would I define the Fediverse? Open source, decentralized, federated social networks hosting different services that are integrated together by one protocol – ActivityPub. Phew! Did I nail it or what?

Now the Tildeverse has some similarities with the Fediverse, and some differences.
First of all, there is no single unifying protocol; BUT, there is the Terminal! Oh yeah!
While exploring the Tildeverse, I discovered the use of SSH, SFTP, Gopher, Gemini, HTTP, IRC, Finger, SMTP, RSS, SIP, ActivityPub and even WebDAV! Is this cool or what?
I think it is!

Now, if I examine the Fediverse in a similar light, it also uses several different protocols, but the ActivityPub is the main unifying protocol.

So what is the tildeverse? It is a collection of communities just like the Fediverse. But they’re all centered around one thing – *nix. That is, Linux, Unix, and BSD.
Each community has a shared Linux system that users can log into via SSH and do various things like programming, creating web pages, play games, chat on IRC, read and send emails, browse and post on Bulletin Boards(Bulletin Butter & Jelly/BBJ), mailing lists, ttbp(tilde town blogging platform)/feels, ttrv(tilde town reddit viewer), use the finger protocol (for lack of better words), use git repositories and so on.
Each community offers a given number of services, so don’t expect a server to have all services.

Then there’s tilderadio, a really cool radio station.

I like it. Tildeverse is sort of like an underground network of communities free from corporate spying, marketing and advertising.

Okay. The Gopher protocol.
This is a protocol that preceded the www in the early 90’s when computer resources were still quite minimal. The approach is simple, minimalistic and very resource efficient.
Unfortunately due to corporate bureaucracy, the HTTP took off, and Gopher was slowly killed due to the lack of support by newer clients.

As a 90’s kid, I’d never heard of Gopher until I stumbled onto Tildeverse. Then I came across Tomasino’s YouTube video explaining the Gopher Protocol and a few minutes in, I had to go explore it myself and do my own research.

The Gopher protocol is mainly used for text based websites, though there are options for documents and images as well.

To my surprise, there are actually hundreds of Gopherspaces existing underground, with thousands of users scattered across the globe.

The Tildeverse refers to these sites as gopherholes while the rest of the Gopher community refer to them as gopherspaces. I like the sound of gopherspace. Gopherhole sounds like some garbage pit in the jungle.

If you want to search for gopher sites, there’s the Veronica search engine which has a HTTP proxy if you’re using a regular Browser. I checked it out and it works pretty well.

I spent two days setting up my own gopherspace.
And then I came across the Gemini protocol.

Now, the Gemini Protocol is a new protocol similar to the Gopher protocol that adds privacy and supports MIME and TLS.
Essentially, the Gemini Protocol brushes up the shortcomings of the Gopher Protocol.

Even though the protocol is new, there are already a few communities providing Gemini hosting. That’s nice.

If you want to search for gemini sites, there’s the Gus and Houston search engines, as well as aggregators that show recently updated sites.

I’ve yet to set up my own Geminispace, but I’m looking forward to it.

Okay. There’s a lot more that could be said that I can’t remember or have yet to discover.
But this article pretty much summarizes everything that I’ve learned so far.

Personally, this is my alternative to SSB. Ever since my terrible experience with Secure Scuttlebutt, I’ve constantly been on the lookout for a viable replacement.
This is it.

Gemini and Gopher are low-resource, minimalistic and quite private.
Anyway, as far as privacy is concerned, it’s quite a relative subject. How do you want your privacy to be implemented? Who do you want to access your information? Whom do you want to protect your information from?

Using Gopher, I don’t have to sync several Gigs of data in a span of a few weeks of casual usage. Neither do I have to worry about my slow CPU throttling and crapping itself because of one application.

I’ve downloaded and tested several gopher clients and all of them work flawlessly. Wish that could be said of the SSB clients.

The only drawback for Gopher and Gemini is that there are no mobile clients.
And I’m currently wondering if I could use a Terminal on Android to access gopher and gemini sites.
Well, that remains to be seen.
I’m not particularly worried about it though, as I’ve limited my use of phone to surf the web, browse 4chan, Reddit and HackerNews and set my alarm clock.