# RE: visiblink - I'm going thru your stuff
### Entered in vim on RPoJ via ssh/iPad/BT Keyboard
### While binging on classic Iron Maiden on shuffle
So, my recent 90 percent of gopher post generated
some conversation[^1],[^2],[^4]. I understand the
objection of Solderpunk in that seemingly the
phlogosphere[^5] is the most interesting and
engaging part of what is going on in gopherspace.
However, Visiblink summed up quite nicely in his
"I'm going to look through all your stuff when
you're not here." post[^3] what I was going for.
Well, in hindsight I'd like to believe so.
Actually he expressed so nicely another side
effect of surfing wider gopherspace. That we can
gain insider knowledge of the person who's
gopher hole it is, by essentially going thru
their stuff while they're not home. I like that
idea a lot. Also, it is so very true. Spartan or
cluttered. Hobbyist or workaholic. Politico,
philosopher, introvert or extrovert, tech savvy
or noob, what music they like, the facets are
"Yes, but you got that picture from the
individual's phlog." Some of it. Digging thru
their sock drawer adds depth to the picture.
Also, true, some gopherholes are very
antiseptic in their content. Your basic links
to floodgap, SDF and the other hubs. For a time
it seemed that that was the thing to do in your
gophermap. At least that was my impression when
I returned to gopherspace in 2017 -- based on
surfing! However, that is not the hard and fast
rule I mean, look a [Cat's gopherhole](gopher://baud.baby/1/),
now there is a spot with personality! Or even up
one level from the phlog on
-- come on now!
At this point in typing this, Iron Maiden's
"The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner"
started playing. In a melodramatic way it sums
up digging through gopher:
Run over stiles, across fields,
Turn to look at who's on your heels,
Way ahead of the field,
The line is getting nearer but do
You want the glory that goes
Yeah, the cringe worked so well on the last post
that I decided to bring it back...
The www is now fully on apache_mod_hoedown[^6],
instead of apache_mod_markdown[^7]. Specifically to
get footnotes on this post. It just has so many
more and nicer features!
I do have an open issue
on github for the fact that hoedown does not render
gopher links! I will wait a bit and see what
happens before I create a fork... so hopefully the
link disapearance on my www is temporary.
I added gopher URL scheme to hoedown/src/autolink.c
and this fixed the issue. Apparently, since I always
use git on my own shit and never in collaboration, I
have no idea how to send a pull request. *embarrassed*