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No. 447

So recenty I been having a blast for what was like to surf the internet 10 years ago when things were not so centralized.
There was always something new and different right after the next corner and every new place had new people.
I haven't felt that feeling of novelty when you stumbled upon a new resource, flash game, webcomic and so on in a long time, it was always different.

The internet is no longer the wild frontier it used to be and all the pioneers have disappeared.

Years ago common forums were very active and lots of people had personal pages
Today not even google can take you somewhere new.


i feel you anon :( what were some of your favorite places?


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.


There's still a few places with forums that aren't dead. I find new cringe almost every day on obscure forums/sites that I won't remember the next day. The problem is finding a good one


Honestly I've abandoned all hope of the perfect forum and have stuck to having fun in IRC/chatrooms with my friends. Better way to meet new people too


You can reverse the trend by making your own website and by asking others what sorts of obscure sites they know.


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.
>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?


I recently discovered: https://fauux.neocities.org/


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.


I pose this question to everyone reading it: How do you find new sites?

I tried using randomwebsite.com but what I found wasn't as interesting as I had hoped. In any case, it seems that the site is down.


>How do you find new sites?
By asking people. Here's a list of sites of lainons.
Mine's there. It's also boring so I won't point you to it.


well that custom cursor isn't terrifying in the slightest



oh boy i'm the owner of suyu neocities


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.


small world, neat! how long has it been around?


That site has a new domain, https://rms.moe/lainons.html


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I like this update. I still don't feel well, but I feel better than I was


I have a VPS with a tiny personal site. I am only using about 2% of my allotted bandwidth a month. What do to make more use of it?


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?


Are you sure you're not thinking of co-location or some kind of physical server? That's definitely not what I got, nor did I intend to. When I was looking around, all the options I could afford had bandwidth limits. I say 'limits'; the company says it only steps in if you go massively over for a sustained period of time. So it's not a hard limit. In any case, it's apparently 1000GB/month. As I say, I only use 2% of this.


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.

Yep, definitely the way to go.


>Years ago common forums were very active and lots of people had personal pages
>they tamed the internet almost 20 years ago


Just in a couple of days this will be 20 years old. I get so many feels every time I watch it.


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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.



>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 - ????


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20 years old today.


happy birthday, anon! i turn 20 in a few months, too


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I was talking about the video in >>667
It was 20 years old yesterday. I'm almost 30. haha


One of the friendliest misunderstandings I've seen on an IB


Well happy almost 30th then!


I love this board!


Yes this board is very comfy. It's a shame it's not more active.


It’s comfy because of its inactivity isn’t it?


I guess I see what you mean, however it would be nice if there was a more regular flow of posting on here. Either way I still try to check in 3 - 4 times a week.


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>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 website

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.


>a philosophy forum
Can you give me a URL, I want to look it up on the Wayback machine.


dominated by major corporations and major search engines really did a toll on the internet


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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've been browsing wiby.me a lot lately. It's a search engine for 90's style websites. Recreates the experience of browsing the internet when every website was someone's personal project instead of clickbait garbage that exists to sell ad space.


this is great thanks anon!


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


neocities seems pretty cool. I'm considering hosting some of my writing on it. Need to get around to editing and stuff first though, make it presentable.


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i really love this, thanks for posting it.


I use https://wiby.me and the occasional AskReddit discussion.


This is adorable


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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I had a nostalgia boner over 10 miles long thanks to Cameron's World. I'm really glad to be lurking in this old thread.


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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…

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 dying

also a website that is a puzzle game that revolves around singer kelly clarkson


Does anyone else remember doodieman from the '90s, early '00s? Originally "doodie.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?


Erm, replying to myself… I just saw the dates. Has this thread really been up for 4 years? I don't think I've ever seen anything so slow. Maybe I've inadvertently stepped into an ent forest…


Yes, we've been posting on this website for four years. I'm 27, but imageboards aren't about defining personal characteristics, they're about stripping away those characteristics - or masking them - and letting you be you. It's a good format when you let it be, and play by its rules.


I've been coming here for 5 years now.
I'm 21.


Coming here for two years, 17.


That may be how imageboards are theoretically meant to work, but identity still trumps everything else.


There's a reason that imageboards are the way they are, and the virtue-signalling cancerous groupthink communities of reddit and facebook are the ways that they are. "Lurk more" is an idea as old as 4chan. Please consider it.


Take your own advice you pompous newfag. You have obviously not been on imageboards for long if you think identity is not extremely important.


>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.
Hi :)
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.


You are talking as if I'm the master of the internet and I decide if and how identity is handled here.


They're both dead, does anyone have the new link?


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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.

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