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by Laz1985
Wed Apr 05, 2023 8:24 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Streaming or downloading?
Replies: 40
Views: 5543

Re: Streaming or downloading?

Physical media if I can get it, then rip it all to my computer/phone so I know that I own the copy.

Streaming music services have ads, and streaming TV/movie sites love to get rid of that one show/movie right before you're about to watch it.
by Laz1985
Wed Apr 05, 2023 8:23 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Past friends of the internet
Replies: 31
Views: 5146

Re: Past friends of the internet

I'm still friends with a person I met in 2002 on a Sonic forum. That is my oldest Internet Friend. Some old friends I haven't heard from in ages, but still miss: The aroace goth girl from Ohio that I last heard from in 2004 or thereabouts. The Darkwing Duck fan who was a casualty of LiveJournal's St...
by Laz1985
Wed Apr 05, 2023 8:15 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: How did you get into web design?
Replies: 49
Views: 7860

Re: How did you get into web design?

In 2001, I joined Neopets. And I discovered you could write webpages for your pets. That's what taught me about HTML. In 2003, I made my first attempt at my very own website. It is better left forgotten. I kinda stopped dealing with websites for a long time after that. Then in 2022, I learned about ...
by Laz1985
Tue Apr 04, 2023 9:55 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: The Permanence of Forums
Replies: 12
Views: 2758

Re: The Permanence of Forums

Absolutely. I've done Google searches, and if you know my pseudonym from 20 years ago, you can find all the stuff I made and posted on the Internet. (Well, most of it. One of the sites I used was the official Chao BBS by Sonic Team, which was taken down decades ago.) No, I am not telling you my pseu...
by Laz1985
Tue Apr 04, 2023 9:35 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: What are your thoughts on stuff like Roblox?
Replies: 15
Views: 2862

Re: What are your thoughts on stuff like Roblox?

Roblox is...a complicated topic. From what I understand, it's similar to Minecraft or Little Big Planet in that you create your own character and game worlds for others to use. That aspect of things is nice. I've played Minecraft and LBP and enjoyed creating my own world and playing other peoples' w...
by Laz1985
Tue Apr 04, 2023 9:29 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: should one accept A.I in some form right now?
Replies: 22
Views: 3836

Re: should one accept A.I in some form right now?

There's a problem here, and that's the assumption that so-called AI artists are artificial intelligence in the first place. A.I. learns. It develops an understanding. Most "AI art" is created by a simple algorithm that searches for the keywords you type in, then samples the most common inp...
by Laz1985
Tue Apr 04, 2023 7:36 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Angry Birds is being pulled from storefronts.
Replies: 15
Views: 2895

Re: Angry Birds is being pulled from storefronts.

I remember watching a video that explained arcade and classic console games and why they’re different from pay to win games today. (A video I have no hope of finding now.) That really sounds like ahistorical gamer copium. I’ll have to look for that video sometime if it makes a compelling argument. ...
by Laz1985
Tue Apr 04, 2023 7:30 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Navigating the new old web and finding peers
Replies: 4
Views: 1429

Re: Navigating the new old web and finding peers

TBH, most of the old-school webpages I find are either from doing a Neocities search at random, or getting links from here.
by Laz1985
Mon Apr 03, 2023 8:48 am
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Video Essays are probably doomed. Does anyone here make them?
Replies: 7
Views: 1720

Re: Video Essays are probably doomed. Does anyone here make them?

I checked my "small" subscription channels on YT and found that they all had 50K+ subscribers. Not that that's a bad thing necessarily, but I decided to hunt for some smaller channels. I looked through and found a couple under "trans gamer" that are good AND relatively small: Lyr...
by Laz1985
Mon Apr 03, 2023 8:12 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: First game you remember playing
Replies: 82
Views: 11287

Re: First game you remember playing

In my early childhood, my family had an NES in the living room (although, I believe the SNES had come out by this time) and I remember playing a number of games on it, whichever was technically first, IDK. But here's a list: Mega Man 2, Bug's Bunny's Birthday Blowout, some Tiny Toons game, a Carmen...
by Laz1985
Sat Mar 25, 2023 10:16 am
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Pixel Clique CSS Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Re: Pixel Clique CSS Help

Oh! I thought it would automatically go to the same folder. Thank you!
by Laz1985
Fri Mar 24, 2023 2:42 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Pixel Clique CSS Help
Replies: 3
Views: 1155

Pixel Clique CSS Help

I'm trying to add a Sticker Sheets Club page to my website, but the background color I want isn't showing up on the table. I want indigo (hex code: #4b0082) for the background around the stickers and it's just showing plain white. I got the header text of the sticker sheets to turn indigo, which I a...
by Laz1985
Fri Mar 24, 2023 1:15 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: how to help build a healthier internet?
Replies: 6
Views: 1739

Re: how to help build a healthier internet?

I think that, in addition to Netiquette, we need to teach kids how to curate their own Internet experience and be safe online: You don't have to read an entire webpage if it bothers you. You can click Back or go somewhere else. If you hate a certain website, that's okay. The Internet is for everybod...
by Laz1985
Fri Mar 24, 2023 1:03 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Shit thst makes me you mad: its a MAD WORLD!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3163

Re: Shit thst makes me you mad: its a MAD WORLD!!

My ADHD. I need to do the @#$! dishes. I know I need to do the dishes. I want to do the dishes. But it's sensory hell and I can't.
by Laz1985
Fri Mar 24, 2023 1:01 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Musician/band/Artist ABC (Forum Game)
Replies: 159
Views: 20314

Re: Musician/band/Artist ABC (Forum Game)

Rolling Stones
by Laz1985
Fri Mar 24, 2023 12:59 pm
Forum: 🏛️ The Gazebo 🏛️
Topic: Introductions!
Replies: 214
Views: 40564

Re: Introductions!

Name/alias: Laz Age (or range): Late 30s Interests/hobbies: Music, math, sewing, fiber arts, drawing What interests you about the Yesterweb? It's more creative and unique, like the Web when I was a kid What's your favorite thing to do online? Check out other people's sites, learn more about crafts ...
by Laz1985
Wed Mar 22, 2023 9:53 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: fiber arts & crafts!
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: fiber arts & crafts!

combining multiple passions into one multipassion, I was looking for free plushie patterns (that had more complex shapes and didn't follow the chibi-blob style that's popular now) as I try to increase my sewing skills, and I found a lot of doll/plushie makers have several "old style" web ...
by Laz1985
Wed Mar 22, 2023 9:51 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: fiber arts & crafts!
Replies: 5
Views: 1310

Re: fiber arts & crafts!

I've been knitting and crocheting on and off lately, but not as much as I used to. I'll have to take pictures of my WIPs. I recently used a gift card to get hold of 2 skeins of Caron Anniversary Cakes (1 in Teal Zeal and 1 in Cookie Parade), and am sloooowly knitting a full-sized blanket out of them...
by Laz1985
Wed Mar 22, 2023 9:40 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: First game you remember playing
Replies: 82
Views: 11287

Re: First game you remember playing

Sonic 2 for Genesis/Megadrive, followed closely by Mickey Mouse Castle of Illusion (the original, not the PS3 remake). Bro and I got the Genesis Model II as a gift "from Santa" back in 1993. It came with the game. I think at some point I might have tried someone else's video games (I know ...
by Laz1985
Wed Mar 22, 2023 9:37 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Thoughts on older music players?
Replies: 48
Views: 6811

Re: Thoughts on older music players?

I will always have a soft spot in my heart for Windows Media Player 9. Mostly nostalgia, sure, but also the fact that there were hundreds of customizable skins. Modern music players don't have that, and it's a crying shame.
by Laz1985
Wed Mar 22, 2023 8:53 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Latest "New Thing" You've Added to Your Site?
Replies: 42
Views: 6496

Re: Latest "New Thing" You've Added to Your Site?

I finally got my recipes section working right. I also wrote a coloring-book review, in which I get salty about uncredited images.