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I set up an IRC channel for the site; join it if you wish: #lolwut @ irc.rizon.net
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koshka 3 years ago

Major props, once again, for promoting IRC instead of the proprietary discord spyware that gets trumpeted so much around these here parts. Discard discord!

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lolwut 3 years ago

Of course -- when the idea first came to me, the choice of IRC was obvious, and Discord did not even cross my mind.

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koshka 3 years ago

I feel that at some point, Microsoft developed a militant obsession with being as insipid and boring as possible. Nu-Office for instance, has no themes beyond "white, grey, black, and white with one dull colour tone". Outlook and nu-Windows look like they were designed by a pathologically unimaginative toddler. I miss the colourful Windows XP interface, and even moreso the creative and fun world of Windows 98 Plus!.

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koshka 3 years ago

The steady encroachment of Linux and Mac into a world that was once almost entirely dominated by Windows, is just a glaring symptom of how much the Windows OS has deteriorated since the glory days of Windows 98 and XP. Windows 10 is a disgrace in every way, and I do not blame anyone for moving to Linux (Chrome OS and Mac are still worse in my book.)

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frogesay 3 years ago

I remember discovering Desktop Destroyer through JayIsGames as a kid. Maybe if you make a $5 Patreon I can pay you to rant about it while you doxx your financial details. Now these types of novelty games are dead and all we can do is circle the drain with Flash game nostalgia compilations on YouTube. When new technologies grow old and we lose the novelty of getting to experience them, so too do we lose our sovl.

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lolwut 3 years ago

Koshka, sometimes I think that the entire flat design thing was conceived as a way for UI/graphics designers to get away with being lazy and/or unskilled in their work. The current Microsoft logo looks like it was put together in five minutes; even I could replicate it in less time using nothing but MS Paint. As for Windows 10, I would sooner jump ship to Linux, and this is coming from a life-long Windows user.

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lolwut 3 years ago

Froge, nearly everything I like and care about is growing old these days. I find that I can't feel much enthusiasm for many new things, so I turn to reminiscing about the old things; even if they no longer produce any feelings of novelty, at least I have my memories of those feelings of novelty I experienced in the past, and, for now, this is enough.

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frogesay 3 years ago

You could always jack off.

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koshka 3 years ago

lolwut, excellent observation. It would explain why so many programs and websites are adopting this sort of design. Probably helps that companies can save on hiring costs because even the bottom of the barrel of UI designers can create something in the style of nu-Windows. I completely relate to your feelings about everything good growing old. There's a plethora of video games from the 90s that I still adore,

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koshka 3 years ago

yet I'm lucky if I can find one new one that piques my interest for more than an hour. Even when something new comes out that genuinely enthralls me, it's inevitable an extension of an old childhood obsession of mine (Dragon Ball Super for instance.) I blame normiefication for the abysmal quality of the modern Web, modern games, and so on.

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koshka 3 years ago

Congratulations on your new Tor mirror! Good forward planning in this tumultuous era of censorship and cancellations. I'm also very happy to see that you finally have your own snazzy button, and I have updated the links on my own pages to reflect it.

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rbuchanan 3 years ago

Why won't you mirror your site here too?

lolwut 3 years ago

Robert, I considered this, but ultimately decided against it. One of the reasons I switched hosts was that the new one allows the use of PHP to construct Web pages, which greatly simplifies the task of maintaining the site, whereas Neocities does not allow it, even with the supporter plan. If I were to mirror a static version of the site here, it would defeat the whole time-saving purpose of using PHP.

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koshka 3 years ago

I appreciate that you'll still be updating your Neocities page and keeping your account around. Out of pure curiousity, do you mind elaborating on why you're moving away from Neocities?

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lolwut 3 years ago

It wasn't due to any fault on the part of Neocities, which overall is still an excellent Web host. The main reason was that the new service provider is actually run by a friend (who is also a veteran imageboard user) who had been gently urging me to switch over; other reasons included a more permissive content policy (though Neocities' ToS/AUP is also not bad) and not being limited to static Web pages only.

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lolwut 3 years ago

Also, as another small bonus: the new host's servers are based in Russia, the copyright laws of which, according to my friend (a Russian), are "non-existent". He even explictly wrote on his hosting service's copyright policy that "No DMCA takedown requests will be accepted". :^)

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koshka 3 years ago

Thank you for the detailed explanation!! I was honestly concerned that there was something sordid going on with Neocities that I wasn't aware of, so I'm glad that wasn't the case. That does sound like an excellent deal, and I may very well have chosen them over Neocities if I knew of them before I made this account.

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frogesay 3 years ago

YOU COULDN'T WAIT UNTIL I FUCKING LEFT YOU COWARD

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lolwut 3 years ago

Stop cyberbullying me, Froge :'(

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