SITE UPDATES + RAMBLING

08 juni

Re-did the resources page again. I keep going back-and-forth between squishing all my archive-related links into a larger Mkdocs-made site that functions as a linkroll, e.g. along with all of the content in 'resources' there's a ton of links to other computer-y things, like Emacs and Linux. Keeping the linkroll seperate from the archival project is still something I'm wrestling with, but we'll see. I did remove links to my clique collection from Neocities because quite a few of the cliques have some rather upsetting themes, so I'll just self-host that project for now. I might end up moving all of the triggering cliques and webrings into their own quarantine zone. I need to think on this more.

I'm also not super happy with the content management system I'm using for the images involved in the archival project and will probably end up switching the URLs around yet again. For now I have to go do some reading about race and technology.

I spent a lot of time compiling the links on the resources page and I hope people enjoy lurking through the archive if they choose to do so. I will write a short 'how-to navigate the archive' tutoral and post it soon-ish on the resources page.






05 juni

Here is a very cursed monkey/ape-themed page I made in 15 minutes. For reasons. I also found some ancient graphics I made in 2006 and they are VERY 2006.

I'm pretty anxious because of all the recent earthquake activity that could be preshocks to a larger main shock but uhhh let's not think about that right now. Just listen to and watch the ducks :) Yes.






30 mai

A few things:
I added some blank blinkies to the graphics page and added this blinkie too.

Am re-doing parts of the resources page; I've decided to move most of the image-related topics to my personal archive of images I've gathered from the Web over the past 20 years. The links just seem more appropriate and useful on this site, which I'll post soon. I really want to upload and sort all of the images first (and there are thousands, but I can do this prett fast).

I also want to work on some art for the neocities' splash page but honestly I'm really tired. Bad excuse, I know. But still.






27 mai

update, 8 May: go here for the resources page, as I'm still conflicted about how to organize it.
The resources page is now live! isn't hosted on Neocities but is hosted on one of the domains I own, so it's safe to visit. I did want to have a mirror of the resources page here on Neocities but the unpaid account does not allow for the very important .toml file Mdbook requires, so no dice. I've added content to most of the graphic-related pages but everything else still needs attention. This project will be ongoing.

Next up is a WP-related project which I'm going to go start right now!






25 mai

I have had a massive headache all day but I figured out how to add SSL to one of my domains without having to shell out big bucks for it. This has been my current white whale that's been driving me up a wall and I'm just glad it's done now... for at least one domain.

Some of you may have noticed the links page getting updated a lot. Well. Part of this neocities project is to live out the Web of 2000s and do the things I never did then, one of which was join fanlistings. I was too cool as a teenager, you see. Sadly TFL and the interest with fanlistings in general has waned considerably so there's not fanlistings for important things like clogs or the Pokemon Archeops. I've made some fanlistings buttons that link to nowhere and have smooshed them in with the real fanlistings just because my interests feel incomplete without screaming to the world via a 50x50 image that I listen to King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizard.

You may ask, 'why not just make your own fanlistings then?' Well, because I need to get through the to-do list first without taking on more work and more rabbit holes quite frankly. Without further ado, the current to-do list!

This website:
-- Splash page (duh!!)
-- There was something else... um.
-- Oh!! It was to post the essays explaining the methodology and purpose of this site. Right. Yes.
-- Edit: oh, I forgot I made an earlier to-do list. I sure do like making these things! Ok, so:
playlist page -- haven't started
kawaii pet megu page -- started, can prob finish pretty fast.
vdex page -- ditto the above
an faq (maybe) -- not a ton of work tbh.
more stuff for the free graphics page -- uhhh yeah, I'm SO picky about my artwork it's sort of challenge to make stuff, but I'm trying :)
-- edit 2: the SUPER SECRET THING that may not come to fruition. I need to poke around with the code a bit more... I don't want to say too much in case it doesn't happen, but it is participatory in nature and deals with the Old Web.

Other domains:
-- Transfer resources info from Gitbook to Mdbook.
-- Maybe set up Mkdocs. Maybe.
-- The database... kinda still leaning towards Dokuwiki but might go back to Wagtail or even WP.

School:
-- Work more on [the project]
-- conference?
-- copyedit
-- convert [site] into static website

Computer stuff:
-- Organize programming folder. It's out-of-control again.
-- Organize desktop. I just can't keep it from being chaotic but I'm working on it.
-- Re-set up Doom Emacs. Put this to-do list there. C'mon.






14 mai

Technically it's the 15h buuuut it's like 12:30 AM and still the 14th to me. Okay, let's see what I've updated and what I still need to do:

Updated: the free graphics page, the about me page, links (mostly fanlistings), uhhh what else... oh, the cursed pokemon snap page.
To do: THE SPLASH PAGE, the resources page, playlist page, kawaii pet megu page, vdex page, site map, an faq (maybe). And I need to make more stuff for the free graphics page.
stuff I messed up: the resources page, like 1000 times. it's ok. you live and learn. I think I may just slither back to Wordpress as the content management system for this collection of links and graphics... idk. We will see.

I have to edit over an hour's worth audio and finish a different website-related thing, so I maaaaaay not be able to get around to anything Neocities-related this weekend. But I might sneak on.


11 mai



This is me/my brain right now and yes, I have only exaggerated the amount of things I need to do slightly.

I did add an about me page and a bunch of fanlistings to this website in order to celebrate one essay being completed.






09 mai

It is Mother's Day in the US, so let's celebrate with Tangerine Dream's 'The Mother of All Sources.' (YT link)

Okay, time to go write this essay and then hopefully tweak around with some backend stuff for my other website. I really need to redo my emacs set up and add a schedule and-to list.






02 mai

I am slightly weirded out it's May and essentially halfway to Halloween. In archive world: I found some interesting archived tidbits and now am not sure if I want to write about the new group (which will remain unnamed for now) versus the group I was formerely going to write about. It's 1:30 AM and that's apparently a great time to rewrite a part of this essay.








01 mai

Happy May Day, and happy 30th to a very old and dear friend.

In Web stuff: just when I think I've got nearly all of the Web 2.0 detritus covered, a new piece comes bubbling up from the ether. I completely forgot about the 'is love' banners that I mostly only saw on Livejournal. The one below I have pasted the code as it appeared in 2002, so the links and images are broken.

Sod marriage.
Get a Tamagotchi!







30 april

The second shot absolutely wrecked me last afternoon with the aches and massive headache. I'm not sure if I had a fever considering it was 94 yesterday and 101 today (that's about 800C) and my lair gets very hot in the late afternoon. I have a lot to write and upload and my Internet connection keeps going out because my ISP is just incredible. I dropped two Zoom calls today that I needed to be on which was just great.

I have 19 gigs out of 500 left on one of my laptops right now due to a chaotic amount of downloaded podcasts sitting in their to-listen queue, so I may as well get through that backlog while I clean and wait for the Internet to come back online.

(I'm typing this out in emacs in ancticipation of publishing it eventually, so I recogize my frustrated seething sounds weird when you'd be reading this post while online and all...)

Also -- the new Pokemon Snap game is GREAT so far. It's hitting the nostalgia in all the right way.





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