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I can't really say, I'm not a person of favorites.
I recall the first comunity I joined was a philosophy forum back when forums were not graveyards so even if it was small it still had lots of people to argue with.
Oh, I'd have never seen this thread without that bump.
I myself have a website. It just has a blog of me. I also host my photography on it.>>558>You can reverse the trend by making your own website
Absolutely. If everyone bought a cheap or FREE old computer, they could run a webserver from home. Handwriting HTML is easy too!
I've done stuff with making webpages but never had a clue about hosting things.
Could you by any chance tell me a good resource to start looking into it?
Oh yeah, neocities is definitely the place to discover neat sites nowadays. Some of it's kind of lame (personal sites that have only gone as far as putting "under construction" gifs everywhere), but you can definitely find some cool stuff. https://rainstormsinjuly.co/
has some stories. I recommend the short story "Tuesday, July 7th".https://suyu.neocities.org/
is kinda neat if you like Eva and/or the music in the tracklist.https://momoirotrick.neocities.org/
has cute drawings by a japanese girl (probably), but hasn't been updated in a while.https://castlecyberskull.neocities.org/
is from another time, and cool to look at.
>>566>How do you find new sites?
By asking people. Here's a list of sites of lainons.https://crashoverride.ml/lainons.html
Mine's there. It's also boring so I won't point you to it.
I recognize the Mike Morasky track in there.
If you haven't heard Rain Lily White's Yume Nikki albums you may also enjoy them. I am on a binge of it, recently.
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I like this update. I still don't feel well, but I feel better than I was
That kind of sucks, usually one of the benefits of a VPS is that you don't have a bandwidth cap. I'd do some investigation and make sure you haven't been duped with directory level access to a shared server.
What is the allotment?
Perhaps I was thinking a VPS these days was more akin to what AWS would give you. I understand now. It doesn't seem like you're limited much.
Why not make a personal media server out of it? It could support image/video types and maybe display them in a neat way.
I know your feel…it saddens me. I can't relate to most of the people I talk with IRL because all they do is Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat. It's terrible. Then most of the people my age that I even communicate with didn't really use computers growing up so they're just as bad as the people in their younger 20s I know.>>451
Yep, definitely the way to go.
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This represents my experience almost perfectly. IRC, Netscape, Winamp, ICQ (far right on the systray), MIDI music. Only real difference is I hadn't discovered anime yet.
Twenty years ago it wasn't just the web that was different, but how we used it. With dialup, we spent most of our time offline and the web was something we went out of our way to connect to temporarily.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsNaR6FRuO0
>>668>With dialup, we spent most of our time offline and the web was something we went out of our way to connect to temporarily
That's the truth. I spent roughly 1 - 2 hours at a time when I was online back then. It didn't have to be every single day either. Now I did know about anime during that time and even used to get on some of geocities sites as well as other anime blogs, forums, websites, etc.
Also the way we felt online back then was something of magic as well. I miss it everyday. Seems like things really started taking a major change a little after 2005.
I personally like to class each era of my own experiences online with these year sets.
1995 - 1998
1998 - 2002
2002 - 2006
2006 - 2009
2010 - 2013
2013 - 2016
2017 - ????
I was talking about the video in >>667
It was 20 years old yesterday. I'm almost 30. haha
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>>563>lrn2 linux The Linux Command Line is a pretty good book for this, but nothing beats experience>buy an orangepi or some other cheap SBC>install armbian or some other linux distro for your sbc >$ sudo apt-get install nginx>$ man nginx
And there you go,
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this is my websitehttps://jojo-website.neocities.org/
it has a section of random website and blogs i
find across the internet if anyone is interested
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I came, I saw, I garfunkeled.
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I used to post on a forum dedicated to Boxxy, as well as a Youtube gamer's metal music forum. This was easily 10 years ago, the metal forum was probably even longer. There was a forum for everything and people really posted on them regularly. People got to know each other. That's what I miss most. I hate discord.
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>And then, one day, I think in 2013, Twitter and Facebook were not really very fun anymore. And worse, the fun things they had supplanted were never coming back. Forums were depopulated; blogs were shut down. Twitter, one agent of their death, became completely worthless: a water-drop-torture feed of performative outrage, self-promotion, and discussion of Twitter itself. Facebook had become, well… you've been on Facebook.
>In the decade since I took that computer class, the web browser has taken over the entire computing experience. There is nothing to “learn” about computers, really, except how to use a browser; everything you might want to do is done from that stupid empty address bar. Today, through that web browser, there are movies and TV shows and every song ever recorded; it's where I do my writing and chatting and messaging; it's where my notes and calendars and social networks live. It's everything except fun.
>There is an argument that this my fault. I followed the wrong people; I am too nostalgic about bad blogs; I am in my 30s and what I used to think was fun time-killing is now deadly. But I don't think so. What happened is that the internet stopped being something you went to in order to separate from the real world – from your job and your work and your obligations and responsibilities. It's not the place you seek to waste time, but the place you go to so that you'll someday have time to waste. The internet is a utility world for me now. It is efficient and all-encompassing. It is not very much fun.
I was using it this weekend. Searched for anime and found a Cardcaptor Sakura fansite from 2001 that was still being updated in 2018 (the sequel aired recently). It mainly made me sad because I knew nobody was visiting it. When I looked at the guestbook I think page 1 out of 12 was 7 years worth of posts.https://millionshort.com/
is supposed to let you filter out the top 100 - 1,000,000 sites from search results, but even with the million top results removed searching for anime yields nothing but pirate streaming sites.
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Found this pretty neat site because of >>565
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i really love this, thanks for posting it.
I use https://wiby.me
and the occasional AskReddit discussion.
I use Wikipedia as a search engine.
. Think of what you want to find.
… If you can't think of anything you can always have a "wiki-walk" until something piques your interest.
. Find a topic related to it on Wikipedia.
. Scroll to the bottom sections called external links, references or citations.
… Scan linked pages for anything interesting.
… A lot of the pages you find with this method will have even more links at the bottom of the page.
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Not sure if it really belongs in a nostalgia thread, but: http://www.adriancole.org/index.html
It's a memorial website for a young baby, Adrian, who died of meningitis. The mother, 18 at the time, shut the biological father, Matt, out of her life and was raising the baby with her (even younger) new boyfriend. The father only saw his son, he claims, when the baby was in intensive care at the hospital before his death.
It was suspected that the boyfriend, Josh, had shaken the baby and contributed to its death with abuse and neglect. It went to trial but the boyfriend was found innocent and acquitted. The father, Matt, set up the website and blogged about the trial. Here is the last entry, from 2003:>The End of court…>by matt>>Josh was found inocent and every charge, he some how got completly out of every thing. I don't know what to say.. Right now I really don't wanna talk i'll leave one last update tomarrow and leave more on my update about what happened, I don't fully understand it, the DA said they will call us tomarrow morning let us know why he was found inocent on all charges… well i'll be back when I understand better…>>-Matt
As for the website as a whole:>Updated on: 12/03/2006
this website is a webpage about a guy that got cheated on while his mother was dyinghttp://girllookslikeabitch.com/
also a website that is a puzzle game that revolves around singer kelly clarksonhttp://kellyclarksonriddle.com/
Hi everyone. That wiby.me is awesome. My standard search for good old 90s internet, "Sailor Moon" returns very appropriate results!
One question: what's the average age here? I'm 50. From the other forums here I gess people are no more than 25-30. Is this also true here?
I've been coming here for 5 years now.
>>999>letting you be you
It's frankly the best type of internet. It's how it used to be in the beginning, when it was a technical extension of the BBS scene that existed in the 80s. The internet, as its name suggests, made it easy to connect all networks together; in fact it gobbled them up, never to be seen again. People organised themselves by interest, not by identity. Interest is a good way to create connection, while "identity" is often self-defeating.>>1000>>1001
Define "identity" and then we can talk. If your definition includes random characteristics, like place of birth, then it's limiting and I'm not interested.
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Looking through the archives of both lain and arisu, I can't find it.
I'm sure if you asked you could find it.
For the topic of this thread, a lot of people consider Lainchan dead and a dumb idea for the WWW. https://cyberpunk-life.neocities.org/
there's a bunch of good links and info about cyberpunk and lain here.