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by Starfia
Fri Apr 21, 2023 8:08 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Neocities Website Sandbox Collaboration
Replies: 4
Views: 1276

GitHub basics

GitHub came to my mind before I reached your last paragraph. I'm just a beginner there, but I know the unit of GitHub is a "repository," which is essentially just a shared collection of code files, analogous to a project folder on your hard drive. (So a web site is no problem.) Collaborato...
by Starfia
Wed Apr 19, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Nice online spaces for socializing
Replies: 40
Views: 9321

Blue Dwarf

Two forums I've looked forward to visiting daily for the past few months. One is the Yesterweb Forum, and the other is " Blue Dwarf ". A little about it: It's written entirely from scratch by the host and sole moderator, who continues to develop and upgrade it over a year after they starte...
by Starfia
Mon Apr 17, 2023 9:19 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Neocities Dark Mode Stylus theme i made
Replies: 1
Views: 1019

Re: Neocities Dark Mode

Oh, I'm glad someone took a shot at one. I remember hearing Neocities' lighter default style was a purposeful design choice to keep it welcoming and "not just for tech people," but I think native support for a dark mode is way overdue.
by Starfia
Fri Apr 14, 2023 5:02 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The forum is shutting down
Replies: 135
Views: 90792

What's beneath and what's next

From the Manifesto on the site, none of this is made clear. In fact, in the "about" section, the first "Objective/Mission" you list still is To advocate for a no (or low) cost self-expressive and creative hobby (building websites). I understand that stance has been revised, but ...
by Starfia
Thu Apr 13, 2023 8:12 am
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The forum is shutting down
Replies: 135
Views: 90792

Until soon. 🥮

Poignant to hear so soon after the Discord server was discontinued. First of all, thank you to Sadness and the moderation team, who have always offered transparency around your evolving perspectives and methods. Conjuring the empathy to maintain a desirable environment for diverse participants must ...
by Starfia
Mon Apr 10, 2023 11:50 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Do animals have a concept of gender?
Replies: 9
Views: 1904

Re: Do animals have a concept of gender?

That sounds similar to asking whether any particular species of animal has a concept of Zodiac signs. If some few members of animal species have grasped something about the difference between, say, a Taurus and a Libra specifically, I imagine they'll have to have succeeded in picking it up from huma...
by Starfia
Sat Apr 08, 2023 7:41 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The forum is shutting down
Replies: 135
Views: 90792

Re: Fearless

madness wrote: Sat Apr 08, 2023 7:14 pm would you prefer that we were reckless?
No preference – your choice is yours, regardless of rationale. I was just commenting on the juxtaposition of two remarks you'd made, not on remarks you hadn't made. And I can appreciate a distinction between paranoia and caution.
by Starfia
Sat Apr 08, 2023 6:50 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The forum is shutting down
Replies: 135
Views: 90792

Re: Fearless

madness wrote: Sat Apr 08, 2023 9:26 am … but it's better to be fearless than paranoid
(Interesting to see "it's better to be fearless than paranoid" immediately following a flat insistence on pseudonymy.)
by Starfia
Sat Apr 01, 2023 2:01 am
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: More categories/forums?
Replies: 5
Views: 1968

Re: More categories

Good little poll to take. I'm no mod and have no say, but I'd say… When creating subcategories which aren't abstract, there's that the problem of gauging which categories to create and what to do when they prove to have disproportionate weightednesses and outliers. And I don't think there's an overf...
by Starfia
Thu Mar 30, 2023 5:53 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: RESTRICT Act
Replies: 10
Views: 2404

Re: RESTRICT Act

Genuinely sorry, but could you rephrase that? :o I'm not a native speaker and am not sure I got your point correctly! Ray –  I'll try to rephrase: even if you can't control which concerning laws are made, it's still a good habit to be aware of such laws than unaware. What is your native language? I...
by Starfia
Thu Mar 30, 2023 3:50 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: RESTRICT Act
Replies: 10
Views: 2404

Re: RESTRICT Act

SolidStateSurvivor – Thank you for trying to raise awareness about the potential consequences of some considered legislation. Vice News did a column on it (good show), and I saw a neighbour at Blue Dwarf had posted about it when you had. Paranoia and alarmism can be tempting when there's only so muc...
by Starfia
Wed Mar 29, 2023 4:50 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: good ways to learn javascript, tutorials?
Replies: 3
Views: 1331

Small projects are good for beginners.

One of my trustiest methods, in any creative area, is essentially to… 1. Think of a small project I want to do 2. Look up whatever I need to look up to do it Emphasis on small, because beginners have to start by learning one or two concepts at a time, whether they're broad (like what a program is) o...
by Starfia
Sat Mar 25, 2023 8:16 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Issues with motivation
Replies: 6
Views: 1740

Something more fundamental

I don't know whether I've personally suffered from it, but I'm pretty confident it's not just you and that acknowledging it is more productive than denying it. (It's a cool site, by the way – I peeked and realized I'd previously browsed it.) I've taken the whole journey where I started a site in the...
by Starfia
Mon Mar 20, 2023 9:42 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: let's talk about the tech industry
Replies: 38
Views: 5702

Re: Personal viewpoints on working in tech

As someone who lives in a third-world country that suffered heavily from COVID… I chose tech because I was lucky enough to have had experience with computers as a child… I am a student who worked little jobs in tech during my studies… Lovely and even somewhat moving to hear a few varied personal st...
by Starfia
Mon Mar 20, 2023 5:04 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: how to help build a healthier internet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1728

Re: Analyzing social problems / local organizations

instead what we have done is switched to something a little more methodical that is applicable both online and offline, and this is the summary of it… I think I perceived this approach to determining a course of action the first time I even found Sadness' site, let alone the Yesterweb. It's good to...
by Starfia
Sat Mar 18, 2023 8:16 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: let's talk about the tech industry
Replies: 38
Views: 5702

The value of precision

… Which is why, I think, your comment… might have been recieved as pedantic, because it felt like poking fun at the phrasing rather than talking about the issue at hand. Ray – I think your way (and Cobra's way, if they match) are respectable enough, and amount to a difference in style of responding...
by Starfia
Sat Mar 18, 2023 5:13 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: let's talk about the tech industry
Replies: 38
Views: 5702

Re: Exaggerations

To be honest, I do agree with you that the original post is an exaggeration, a generalization, and probably even a bit inflammatory. I still think your reply is a bit on the nose, though. Thank you for the comments, Ray. ^ ^ I'm not sure what in people's minds directs them to concede the existence ...
by Starfia
Sat Mar 18, 2023 12:47 am
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Navigating the new old web and finding peers
Replies: 4
Views: 1428

Re: Navigating the new old web

Hi, Lyonid – lovely and original site motif. ^ ^ That is a great question for the moment, isn't it? I remember feeling that search engines once searched "whatever was on the Web" and returned results based on matching words and phrases, which used to reveal plenty of personal sites. Now, t...
by Starfia
Sat Mar 18, 2023 12:34 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: let's talk about the tech industry
Replies: 38
Views: 5702

Re: Pedantic

Cobra! wrote: Sat Mar 18, 2023 12:07 am To me, your reply came off as pedantic.
Thank you for the compliment. ^ ^

And more substantially, I'm glad we turned out to agree on the truth of both the "exaggeration" and your more relaxed interpretation of it.
by Starfia
Fri Mar 17, 2023 10:00 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: let's talk about the tech industry
Replies: 38
Views: 5702

Re: Hooray!

Cobra! wrote: Fri Mar 17, 2023 9:34 pm I think the claim that "no one likes the tech industry" is an exaggeration.
An even more succinct version of my original reply, thank you.
by Starfia
Fri Mar 17, 2023 9:13 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: let's talk about the tech industry
Replies: 38
Views: 5702

Re: Hooray!

But of course I recognised Bill Gates right away. I'd say we have our home planet in common, then. Always heartening. (I also prefer the British spelling.) ^ ^ Craig Federighi is a vice president of Apple, and an ethical company Apple is not. Yet another avenue for enjoyable tangential discussion, ...
by Starfia
Fri Mar 17, 2023 8:55 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: let's talk about the tech industry
Replies: 38
Views: 5702

Re: "Weird"

This is largely a deflection of the main point they were making for pedantry. Choosing Craig Federighi, Bill Gates, and Ken Kocienda as your examples is still kinda weird. I was responding to mrwillhorlen's characterization that no one likes working in the tech industry – seemingly the main point –...
by Starfia
Fri Mar 17, 2023 5:50 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: let's talk about the tech industry
Replies: 38
Views: 5702

Re: Hooray!

Cobra – Well, at least this more closely resembles a discussion. ^ ^ I mean, half of those people, from what I can tell, are CEOs who exploit the companies they work for, and it's workers, to better themselves. I disagree about the character assessment, and we can have fun speculating about that at ...
by Starfia
Fri Mar 17, 2023 4:38 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: let's talk about the tech industry
Replies: 38
Views: 5702

Hooray!

Ever thought of doing a podcast, mrwillhorlen? > _ >

I suppose you could interview Craig Federighi, John Gruber, Bill Gates, Ken Kocienda, RJ Mical, Lea Verou, Max Howell, Jen Simmons, Kyle Drake, Victoria Wang, or Brent Simmons, just off the top of my head. Bunch of disillusioned quitters.
by Starfia
Thu Mar 16, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Survey About the Personal Web
Replies: 4
Views: 1495

Re: Survey About the Personal Web

Excellent, done. (And hello and welcome – lovely site.) ^ ^
by Starfia
Thu Mar 16, 2023 3:12 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Am I In Over My Head || Search Filters without CSM on Neocities
Replies: 9
Views: 1830

Re: Neocities search filters

Hey, Ackasi, I'm super-late to responding and I'm sure you've found a good answer for you, but I wanted to say I thought about the problem, and I don't think you're too ambitious for striving to solve it even if it can't be optimized within those constraints, since that's the kind of force that has ...
by Starfia
Thu Mar 16, 2023 2:40 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Layoffs at Meta Inc
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: "Anti-capitalist"

It's an educated quick analysis even if it turns out not to be accurate, but I wouldn't say it's anti-capitalist so much as anti-nefariousness or anti-shortsightedness.
by Starfia
Mon Mar 13, 2023 4:56 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: First game you remember playing
Replies: 82
Views: 11272

Re: Myst / The Journeyman Project / Super Mario Bros.

First computer game I can recall playing, that I can still identify, is probably Myst, the very original. Would have been like 1994? I think. I did not get very far. XD First computer game that I really got into, though, would be The Journeyman Project! I still love the soundtrack to this game, it'...
by Starfia
Thu Mar 09, 2023 10:02 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: The Best Alternative Search Engines
Replies: 32
Views: 5646

Yeah!

Wondrous list, thank you. It's difficult enough to surf today's "personal web," and the main way a lot of people are going to find ways to broadly search it is still by sharing those ways on forums like this.
by Starfia
Wed Mar 08, 2023 4:26 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: My Social Media Concept
Replies: 14
Views: 2557

Re: Government-funded social networks

Hey, GrassyTrams – I think that helps clarify what aspects of a platform you envision. It sounds like perhaps you care more about a strictly accurate representation on social media within a particular nation of the real people and their real lives in that nation than exactly how it's managed or who ...
by Starfia
Sun Mar 05, 2023 11:56 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: My Social Media Concept
Replies: 14
Views: 2557

Re: Government-funded social networks

Im not saying that New Zealanders have to ditch all other social media for this one… I'm glad you're not suggesting an enforced restriction on New Zealanders' use of the Internet – that sounds plainly horrific. … but to use it as a tool with communicating with other people from the same place and o...
by Starfia
Sat Mar 04, 2023 10:23 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: My Social Media Concept
Replies: 14
Views: 2557

Re: Government-funded social networks

GrassyTrams – kia ora; lovely to meet someone here from New Zealand. Thinking about successful and responsible social network designs is an enjoyable and complicated subject, and this is certainly and appropriate year to think about it. While I can't predict how yours would turn out, I would say it ...
by Starfia
Mon Feb 27, 2023 6:40 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: personal websites outside the revival movement
Replies: 4
Views: 1594

"Yester" as in "future."

Instead of emulating the classic web aesthetic, where the infrastructure available were limited, why not use the current innovations where you can utilize and showcase your creativity to its fullest? We have HTML5 now, we can make better and more fun websites than ever before. Well put, and too sel...
by Starfia
Fri Feb 24, 2023 11:02 pm
Forum: 🏛️ The Gazebo 🏛️
Topic: Science Week 2023!
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: Science Week 2023!

Happy Science Week, everyone! Llallume – thank you for joining me! Writing alongside someone was so cool, but I loved reading and indulging in your almost poetic depth and tone each day, which often went beyond my brief links. I've linked all of your posts on my main page and I suggest anyone who f...
by Starfia
Tue Feb 21, 2023 5:30 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Website Always Pauses Loading at Specific Point
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Re: Website Always Pauses Loading at Specific Point

I've just tried to load it (from my Wi-Fi network) with no problems. If you can test enough to determine that loading over cellular always works well from your end while Wi-Fi networks around you sometimes don't, then I can't think of any reason to suspect the issue lies with your site or its server...
by Starfia
Tue Feb 21, 2023 5:08 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The Subject field
Replies: 7
Views: 2185

Re: The Subject field

sixeyes wrote: Tue Feb 21, 2023 9:11 am Might be modeled on emails?
That's what I'd gathered – "posts" are like e-mail messages in having their own subjects and bodies, apparently.
by Starfia
Wed Feb 15, 2023 6:45 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: anyone here into gamedev/design?
Replies: 7
Views: 1704

Solo game developers

Hi, Rekanochi – I don't know whether I can recommend any game developer groups or communities since I'm also very soloistically-minded when it comes to that and have seldom sought them, but I'd say I'm of a similar mind. So, hello and greetings. Soloistic game developers chart their own paths and I'...
by Starfia
Mon Feb 13, 2023 10:55 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: What is/are your favorite documentary/ies?
Replies: 12
Views: 2594

BBC Planet Earth / General Magic

The original BBC Planet Earth series is still one of my favourite TV shows, period.

More recently, I've watched and listened through General Magic more times than I'd probably guess, for reasons I doubt would baffle anyone who reads this.
by Starfia
Mon Feb 13, 2023 6:27 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The Subject field
Replies: 7
Views: 2185

Re: Each post has its own subject field.

sixeyes wrote: Mon Feb 13, 2023 5:23 pm I noticed that if i just replied to the thread in general, it pre-filled the thread subject (OP subject?) - but when quoting a post it picked the subject of that particular post instead.
Yeah, that's the kind of thing I'm talkin' about. There's at least some conscious intent behind this stuff.
by Starfia
Mon Feb 13, 2023 4:19 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: The Subject field
Replies: 7
Views: 2185

Each post has its own subject field.

I was about to start my own thread on the subject field even before noticing I was the example. ^ ^ My remark was simply that the interface is unambiguous that the subject field is available per post, not per topic, and that each reply is a "post." And that even so, I've observed almost no...
by Starfia
Sat Feb 11, 2023 8:35 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Twitter predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 11582

Few platforms truly disappear.

I don't think twitter is ever gonna disappear. At least, not for a while. …I'm predicting a myspace style death. Agreed. Even MySpace, LiveJournal, Yahoo, Tumblr and others are still around, even though their choices cost them their high-profile positionings and "no one" uses them anymore...
by Starfia
Fri Feb 10, 2023 5:26 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: What's the latest video game you bought?
Replies: 39
Views: 5420

The Dig

I'm… actually not sure. It was months ago. (And I've play games almost every day since my first NES.) ^ ^ It might be the cinematic sci-fi point-and-click game "The Dig" by Sean Clark. I completely missed it when it came out in 1995, and finally playing it on Twitch last fall was a lovely ...
by Starfia
Fri Feb 10, 2023 5:05 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Icon url invalid
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Re: Gravatar

Hey, we have a profile image. (And the phpBB feature knew how to generate the hash to retrieve it and everything.) Merci beaucoup for trying that. That solves for the one case of Gravatar's API, but I'll remain curious about the more general question of the conditions for "validity" of an ...
by Starfia
Fri Feb 10, 2023 4:49 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Icon url invalid
Replies: 6
Views: 1961

Re: Gravatar

Sadness wrote: Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:45 pm Good news is that I noticed there was an option for "Allow Gravatar avatars". I'm not entirely familiar with this option but I enabled it to check it out.
I'll give it a go.
by Starfia
Fri Feb 10, 2023 7:28 am
Forum: 🏛️ The Gazebo 🏛️
Topic: Science Week 2023!
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Science Week 2023!

A few years ago, I started an online tradition to celebrate science, as well as the related topics of reason, awe at the natural world and the universe, human ingenuity, and so on. Essentially, I write one brief post per day on such topics and share it, starting on February 12. I started doing this ...
by Starfia
Fri Feb 10, 2023 1:36 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: nintendo direct discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Re: Yasunori Mitsuda

realachao wrote: Thu Feb 09, 2023 11:31 pm It's said to be inspired by Chrono Trigger and they even got Yasunori Mitsuda do work on some of the music; Chrono Trigger is one of my favorite games of all time, so I'm stoked to see an indie team I like create their take on that style.
Yeah! The mention of Mitsuda jumped right out at me.
by Starfia
Thu Feb 09, 2023 10:31 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Dynamic Small ("smol") Web
Replies: 19
Views: 3245

Re: Dynamic Small ("smol") Web

i'm realizing "dynamic" is a loaded term, all it means is non-static HTML and serverside pre-processing holy smokes! That's what I was thinking about "dynamic" as a word choice – I'd say web sites that use appreciable JavaScript or even CSS animations are reasonably, and typical...
by Starfia
Thu Feb 09, 2023 10:05 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Things you would like for the future of the web
Replies: 31
Views: 5273

Re: Return the Web to the People

My desire for the future of the web can be summed up as simply returning the web to the people. It's ludicrous that the modern internet is basically controlled by five companies. Some extra diversity would go a long, long ways towards fixing many of the issues we see. Even better would be a return ...
by Starfia
Thu Feb 09, 2023 8:01 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: nintendo direct discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Re: Metroid Prime Trilogy

i had honestly entirely forgotten about the trilogy collection! it's definitely gonna be one that i have to keep a look out for, since it seems to be a bit pricey/harder to come by. (Right, I remember it got super-hard to find and used prices rose a lot. I don't know whether you have one, but it lo...
by Starfia
Thu Feb 09, 2023 6:06 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: nintendo direct discussion
Replies: 11
Views: 2225

Re: Miis, Metroid Prime, Etrian Odyssey

Ooh, Tomodachi Life. I played the demo and the game seemed pretty cool, but I wasn't tipped all the way in at the time. I think Nintendo almost understands the kind of "personal life" game I'd personally want, but never quite gets it. For example, Animal Crossing: City Folk allowed you to ...