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by manpaint
Thu Oct 20, 2022 2:00 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Past friends of the internet
Replies: 31
Views: 4184

Re: Past friends of the internet

I have met plenty of people on RuneScape and Discord that just stopped logging on one day. There something quite sad about seeing an empty friend list. This especially sad in RuneScape as after a certain period of time, their name are unbound to their account (so other players may claim their name),...
by manpaint
Thu Oct 20, 2022 1:58 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Streaming or downloading?
Replies: 40
Views: 3994

Re: Streaming or downloading?

ooooh i used to do this! the DAC on that first gen DS didn't have the best bit depth, but there's something about that fuzz that appears around quiet sounds that is just soo comfortable. eitherway, that was one of my better portable players i must say, as iirc you could browse images and maybe vide...
by manpaint
Tue Oct 18, 2022 2:58 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Streaming or downloading?
Replies: 40
Views: 3994

Re: Streaming or downloading?

I tend to listen to my music on my Nintendo DS using a homebrew application called Moonshell2.

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That being said, I still have a mirror of all my downloaded music on my PC and external HDDs.
by manpaint
Wed Oct 12, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: website hosting
Replies: 11
Views: 1510

Re: website hosting

I recently found a website that seems to give a lot of info about web hosting (along plenty of other stuff): https://landchad.net/
by manpaint
Fri Oct 07, 2022 2:53 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: lost media
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: lost media

Its interesting how the modern definition of lost media is "media which isn't readily available online". I know you have said other things after this that contextualize it a bit more, buuuuuuuuut this alone raises a valid discussion about copyright / IP laws and data preservation. I think...
by manpaint
Fri Oct 07, 2022 2:47 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Streaming or downloading?
Replies: 40
Views: 3994

Re: Streaming or downloading?

Neither. I like to own things physically, I get movies on VHS, Laserdisc and Blu-Ray, games on disc/cart and albums on CD, Vinyl and Cassette. If there's a song I like that I can only download or stream, I record onto cassette. :P Damn, that's some dedication! Congrats on living by your values Cobr...
by manpaint
Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Older versions of Linux distros or newer versions of Linux distros?
Replies: 5
Views: 1062

Re: Older versions of Linux distros or newer versions of Linux distros?

I am still very new to Linux world, but I have so far preffered my time with older and "retro themed" distro. Modern Linux distro are generally pretty souless and are a memory hog. That being aid, I will give Linux Mint an honourable mention for letting me revert back to an UI that actuall...
by manpaint
Thu Oct 06, 2022 2:20 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Streaming or downloading?
Replies: 40
Views: 3994

Re: Streaming or downloading?

[...] I think OP meant stuff like Netflix a Spotify. [...] ehehe 😅 in that case i AM paying for spotify since launch and i'm hating myself for it. it's incredibly convenient most of the time, but i've noticed that it has profoundly changed what music i listen to. a lot of mashup stuff, home-grown j...
by manpaint
Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Streaming or downloading?
Replies: 40
Views: 3994

Re: Streaming or downloading?

when people talk about "streaming" like this, is it from those weird shady 123movies dot whatnot, or is there some serene option i'm missing? i get heavy "i'm to old for this shit"-feelings with how these things like kisscartoon etc would just blast you with weird ads, javascrip...
by manpaint
Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:24 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: What issues are likely to arise with the focus on software preservation over hardware preservation?
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: What issues are likely to arise with the focus on software preservation over hardware preservation?

I don't actually know if there will be a demand for x86 emulation. Cloud computing and more specifically WebApps gives a lot of flexibility in this space. I can foresee that a lot of software in the future will be running in a browser or some kind of WebApp version. It will be interesting none the ...
by manpaint
Sat Sep 17, 2022 1:21 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Discord is overwhelming.
Replies: 46
Views: 5494

Re: Discord is overwhelming.

Yeah, big Discord server are definitively quite something. I personally think Discord is best used with small and non-public servers - like small friends groups. I also pretty much mute anything aside for two low-activity servers (since I mod them). My opinion on this is probably biased sinced I use...
by manpaint
Tue Sep 13, 2022 1:18 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: If you played RuneScape in 2001-2012, you might have lost media
Replies: 0
Views: 1473

If you played RuneScape in 2001-2012, you might have lost media

Hi all, If you're not aware, RuneScape was an online java game created in 2001. The game was being continually updated with over 400 different versions existing, but the developers didn't implement any full version control until 2012 (aside from a single tape backup they found of 2007). Therefore we...
by manpaint
Sat Sep 10, 2022 1:20 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: lost media
Replies: 9
Views: 1393

Re: lost media

It is nice that media preservation is starting to get more attention. More eyes means more chances of finding something. As my signature indicates, I am a RuneScape Archivist. We seek to find old versions of RuneScape - something people might have on their old computers without realizing it. So natu...
by manpaint
Thu Sep 08, 2022 12:19 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: What issues are likely to arise with the focus on software preservation over hardware preservation?
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: What issues are likely to arise with the focus on software preservation over hardware preservation?

Yeah, the change of hardware architecture is certainly going to cause some issues in the future. I am unusure how realistic this is, but I would think that if there is sufficient demand, 3rd party compagnies might specialize in the making of old computers architecture for businesses. That being said...
by manpaint
Thu Sep 01, 2022 1:27 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: how many email accounts do you have?
Replies: 37
Views: 4179

Re: how many email accounts do you have?

I have three email addresses:

-One that I used in the old days that I no longer use.
-A main email address that I use for most stuff.
-A "comfy" email address that I use for things like the Yesterweb.
by manpaint
Tue Aug 23, 2022 4:11 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: How did you get into web design?
Replies: 49
Views: 5822

Re: How did you get into web design?

When I was young, I really was into making WordPress websites. While it was more limited than a pure HTML website, you coul still make a lot of customizations. This (alongside other factors) eventually led me to becoming a professional graphic designer wich then led me into "real" web desi...
by manpaint
Tue Aug 23, 2022 4:08 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: your favorite aesthetic?
Replies: 10
Views: 1464

Re: your favorite aesthetic?

yequari wrote: Mon Aug 22, 2022 7:08 pm I also think Frutiger Aero is really cool, basically what 2005 thought the future would look like. The skeuomorphism with glass look scratches an itch in my brain.
That's my favorite aesthetic. The UIs that used it were so good. Nowadays everything feel so flat and sterile...
by manpaint
Mon Aug 22, 2022 6:57 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Losing technology to technology
Replies: 21
Views: 2330

Re: Losing technology to technology

Retro computer stuff is really hard to find in my area. That's a shame as I would like to thinker with older hardware, but sadly this appear to not be an option. At this point my only hope are in flea markets. Yeah, I used to encourage people to play on real hardware whenever they can, but given the...
by manpaint
Sat Aug 20, 2022 1:49 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: What did you find last time you cleaned your room?
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: What did you find last time you cleaned your room?

I found a lot of old music cassette. I think I briefly used to listen to them during my childhood using some kind of audio recording device.
by manpaint
Thu Aug 11, 2022 1:28 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Alienation
Replies: 20
Views: 2511

Re: Alienation

On topic, at my workplace i'm vocal about liking older tech and trying to get hold of a c64 for example. For sure there's those that disregard me completely because of this, but there's also a few people who make fun of me a little, and then offer me their old stuff ^^ gotten decent macs and power ...
by manpaint
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:03 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: The future of the internet
Replies: 22
Views: 2779

Re: The future of the internet

I think it would be more of the same thing we see today. I do expect one major changes regarding the Yesterweb. I think it is currently under most people's radar. As an admin of the RuneScape Archive and a person who like making RPG Maker games, I have met with a lot of people that have the values o...
by manpaint
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Alienation
Replies: 20
Views: 2511

Re: Alienation

I can't help but feel people are farther away on the Internet now than they've been before. Not in the physical sense, but you get a lot of drive-by engagements and an oppressive sense of loneliness. It's strange because the web has never been more "social", there are comment fields and l...
by manpaint
Wed Aug 10, 2022 1:00 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: The (perceived?) degradation of audio quality
Replies: 0
Views: 1347

The (perceived?) degradation of audio quality

Disclaimer: I have a disorder that make me hear more sound/decibels than I should. This might have an affect on what I am about to describe, so bear that in mind. I am experiencing something that I have never seen anyone talk about. In recent year I started to realize that the sound quality of some...
by manpaint
Wed Aug 10, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: 🏛️ The Gazebo 🏛️
Topic: Introductions!
Replies: 214
Views: 32563

Re: Introductions!

Name/alias: Manpaint
Age (or range): 22
Interests/hobbies: Graphic design, archivism, game making
What interests you about the Yesterweb? The astetics and deliverance from modern social media.
What's your favorite thing to do online? Browse the Yesterweb.