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lolwut 7 months ago

The Neocities button on my site actually is not mine; I had also copied it from another site on here, but which one in particular I forget. I think it's generally understood that, unless otherwise stated, the 88x31 buttons on a site may be freely copied and used without attribution.

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koshka 7 months ago

I know about the button sharing and I do like the button that you have. I'm just being a little persnickety and trying to make sure that as many of the graphics on my site are my own. I don't mind at all if anyone else uses my buttons, etc.

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koshka 7 months ago

I preemptively apologise to @lolwut for the Microsoft bashing and Linux praising in this article.

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koshka 7 months ago

Also, I can't believe this turned out to be the 98th update to the website, according to Neocities. I swear to Bast that this wasn't intentional...

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lolwut 7 months ago

Very nice entry! For someone like me who appreciates (and sometimes prefers) older technology, it truly warms my heart to see that there are those who love Windows 95 and 98 enough to still use it as their primary OS. Even though, personally, 95 and 98 aren't my favorites, yet I can still understand the motivation for others to stick to them -- it is the same one that, even today, keeps me using Internet Explorer.

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lolwut 7 months ago

I still love Windows and Microsoft, but even I will admit that both have declined since the '90s and 2000s. I had hoped that Windows 8 was only an isolated blunder (and, in fact, 8.1 was fortunately a slight improvement), but 10, it is clear, turned out to be even worse, and truly is inexcusable for a company as respectable as Microsoft; I cannot ever see myself using it.

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lolwut 7 months ago

As for Linux, well, at least you're not using a Mac. (Probably the only Linux distro I would even look at is ReactOS, and then only because it tries to be Windows-like.) I wish you luck in your Windows 98 undertaking.

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koshka 7 months ago

Thank you for your kind praise, my friend. There are definitely many people who still like Windows 95 and 98 more than the subsequent versions, as I have witnessed over the years. They truly had a warm, free feeling that no other OS can compare to.

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koshka 7 months ago

I like Windows 8.1 for its improvements over 8, but with 10 being even more sordid, as you said, I find it impossible to keep enough faith to stay with the OS any longer. I may as well be enabling someone's crack addiction by continuing to support them. I have had ReactOS recommended to me and am considering that one as well for the aesthetics. I would certainly rather go computer-less than move to a Mac, or a phone.

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Just wanted to say that I LOVE your website's aesthetics and fully support your cause. I've had many conversations over the past 11 years about the declining state (normiefication) of the Internet and it's always nice to see others who acknowledge the problem. The old Web 1.0 web still exists in Neocities, Wiby, and random old school niche personal websites but it's like swimming through a mountain of garbage now...
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koshka 7 months ago

Just a little bit of interior decorating. That is all.

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lolwut 7 months ago

Fully agreed: conformity has made the Internet far less freewheeling, vibrant, and fun; we need more individuality. "He who lets the world, or his own portion of it, choose his plan of life for him, has no need of any other faculty than the ape-like one of imitation. He who chooses his plan for himself, employs all his faculties." -- J.S. Mill

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koshka 7 months ago

That's a wonderful quote! Normiefication, social media, and censorship/cancel "culture" have by-large destroyed the individuality and creativity of the old Internet. We still have the old Web 1.0 web but it's as if our country is under hostile occupation by NPC hordes...

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koshka 7 months ago

I've seen at least one person complain that Neocities doesn't have a "website-builder", and I'm quite thankful that it doesn't. The fact that people have to learn how to create their own website in order to participate does wonders to safeguard us from the lazy, simple-minded enemy swarms.

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grafovolaverunt 7 months ago

Loved Kami Tube!!

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lolwut 7 months ago

I commend you for using the old YouTube layout for KamiTube. You could have just as easily copied the current-day design for the page, but you are clearly a man of taste, and selected the superior 2006 layout. Well done!

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koshka 7 months ago

Thank you so much, Grafo Volaverunt! I'm glad you liked it.

koshka 7 months ago

Thank you very much, lolwut! I definitely, like you, find the old YouTube design to be far preferable to the modern one. Considering KamiTube was shown in-series as broadcasting on a CRT TV, I thought it'd make sense to use the old layout either way though.

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