Emacs: Pull Random Gemini Capsules (publ. 2024-03-22)

Ever since I was censored on Antenna and quit using it, exploring Geminispace for new feeds and capsules has become a lot more difficult. One trick I've used is the feature on Kennedy search engine that displays all known hosts. I will pull the links using gmni, sort them randomly, and then look at the first ten or so. This interactive Emacs function is a wrapper around the shell commands:

It takes care of pulling the data, filtering down to N number of random entries, and inserting them into a new temporary buffer. At that point, I will usually use a macro to quickly open each of the links in Lagrange.

The function could be extended to also handle opening the links, say by passing them to browse-url-xdg-open, but I'm not sure how soon I will get around to that.

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