Thank you for your patience, I don't like disappearing for months at a time but sometimes I have to.
Like I mentioned on the splash page, I have a new job and am trying to finish a paper so my activity here will become more sporadic. I'll be updating here-and-there as much as I can.
I have a few scary stamps I want to make when I get the chance.
I hope you are doing well, happy scary month!
I have updated a few pages including the Animal Crossing site. I am
now co-teaching a class so my time is going to be even more limited, but I'll still be around. I have a few projects ready to present to the world
like a hoarde of mutant debutantes. I just need to decide on an organizational structure for the files server-side -- I'm not moving these files yet again,
as I am apt to do.
Anyway. I want to re-do the resources section and repost it here, and probably link to my wiki project eventually. It's a major WIP that will take years to complete and I will most likely end up having to pay volunteers to help with the site because there is so much data.
Links have been updated. I will update my Animal Crossing site too since my Switch needs the screenshots removed so I can free up space there. I also added more stamps to my 'About' page.
Summer is almost over! Isn't that sad? We are approaching my least favorite time of the year, winter. Ughh.
But at least that means we are closer to spring again, right?
I also think I will remake this updates page (and its archive) in the style of old personal blogs, like the two column ones, then take this old code and put it into the upcoming [top secret not really thing].
I also want to reorgnaize my personal collection of web images, such as adoptables, stamps, blinkies, etc. I have collected over the years into an offsite collection. Originally I wanted to create a much larger database of scrapped material, e.g. material I may not otherwise have collected but have downloaded simply for completion's sake, but there really is no completing the Web archive. My solution is to simply exhibit graphics I have collected for a myraid of reasons (and examine those reasons!) while providing other people with the means to create their own personal collections.
- I will probably combine the resources links with the image collection as the two are related to eachother. I will either do this in dokuwiki or mkdocs.
anyway, these are the things i've been working on. I do want to do some graphic-related work later this week and continue making the increasingly more powerful splash page for omfg.
have mostly been working on a backlog of non-neocities things. i have assembled all of my old sketchbooks dating all the way back to when i was 6 and used to draw stories about birds. am going to work on digitizing these next.
i forgot that yesterday was mega epic crungo democracy day, and in belated 'celebration' i urge you to vote on these very important matters. i still haven't made up my mind about the grilled cheese v. macaroni war yet but i'm actually beginning to lean macaroni.
In other news I just put the deposit down on a second pair of earlobe piercings 👀 👀 👀 nice.
oh, and happy summer/winter!!
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.
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.
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.
Next up is a WP-related project which I'm going to go start right now!
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!
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- Work more on [the project]
-- convert [site] into static website
-- 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.
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.
I did add an about me page and a bunch of fanlistings to this website in order to celebrate one essay being completed.
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.
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.
Get a Tamagotchi!
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.