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by Serah
Thu Jan 26, 2023 7:56 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Streaming or downloading?
Replies: 40
Views: 6313

Re: Streaming or downloading?

I found I just didn't really pay any attention to music when I had Spotify. It was just on in the background and what was actually playing was kind of irrelevant. I've since gone back to mostly purchasing music on Bandcamp and from my local record stores. For movies and TV shows I don't tend to watc...
by Serah
Sun Jan 22, 2023 9:20 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: What's the latest video game you bought?
Replies: 39
Views: 6219

Re: What's the latest video game you bought?

I remember when Ambermoon became freeware (abandonware?), I downloaded the DOS version! :D I haven't played it yet but I bet I'll love it! It's one of those games that really need the player to read the manual, right? I remember the download came with it as to not get immediately stuck, hehe! (Edit...
by Serah
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:16 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: What's the latest video game you bought?
Replies: 39
Views: 6219

Re: What's the latest video game you bought?

I bought a whole Commodore Amiga 1200! It came with a few games but I've mostly been playing this fantastic German RPG called Ambermoon. It just has the most incredible vibes, it combines everything I love about late 80s/early 90s JRPGs with everything I love about that same era's CRPGs. The Amiga d...
by Serah
Sun Jan 22, 2023 6:00 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Any tapeheads here?
Replies: 46
Views: 6681

Re: Any fellow tapeheads here?

Apparently you can make Commodore 64s and ZX Spectrums using only new, aftermarket parts. So maybe that's the route I'll go. Oooh I'll have to look into that, I'd never considered it. Could be a fun project! And yeah, I kinda love the idea of recording software to tape to run it on the original har...
by Serah
Sun Jan 22, 2023 1:31 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Any tapeheads here?
Replies: 46
Views: 6681

Re: Any fellow tapeheads here?

Hey, do you guys know where I can go to discover new music to put onto tape? Bandcamp is my main go-to! Tape is a fun medium. I have fond memories of the mailtrading and bootlegging cultures surrounding it getting me access to media I would have had no other way of viewing as a kid. Especially fan ...
by Serah
Mon Jan 16, 2023 11:18 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Has anybody tried BSD Distros, Amiga and Haiku OS
Replies: 13
Views: 2555

Re: Has anybody tried BSD Distros, Amiga and Haiku OS

Well, I own an Amiga 1200 and use that quite regularly :p I know that's not what you mean, though. But I have considered grabbing a PPC machine with Amiga OS 4 just for the novelty of it. It's a very enjoyable looking OS and has all the software support you would need to make it your daily driver un...
by Serah
Mon Jan 16, 2023 5:58 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Greetings from Windows 98!
Replies: 8
Views: 1556

Re: Greetings from Windows 98!

Oh hell yeah! My first Windows machine was a 98 one, very nostalgic for the look and feel of that OS. Loving the Sonic graphics too :p I got myself an Amiga 1200 recently and I've been considering getting it networked. Web access is probably not practical for the most part but I know for a fact that...
by Serah
Sun Jan 15, 2023 5:59 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: when was your first exposure to the internet?
Replies: 14
Views: 2346

Re: when was your first exposure to the internet?

Gosh, sometime in the mid-late 90s seeing Usenet on my Uncle's PC. He also showed me some dial-up bulletin board systems on (I think) his Commodore Amiga which were not the internet but were still telecomputing so fuck it :p IIRC he was also active on Compunet in the 80s, which was this pre-home int...
by Serah
Thu Jan 12, 2023 12:16 pm
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Add a shoutbox to yesterweb.org
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: Add a shoutbox to yesterweb.org

Yeah, they weren't constantly active in the forums I was on but the forums I was on were also nowhere near as big as the Yesterweb Discord! A couple of hundred members with a few dozen who were truly active.

Still, I think it's a good idea: certainly worth trying at least.
by Serah
Thu Jan 12, 2023 11:55 am
Forum: 💿 The Yesterweb 💿
Topic: Add a shoutbox to yesterweb.org
Replies: 4
Views: 1709

Re: Add a shoutbox to yesterweb.org

Could be fun! A forum I helped run in the late 2000s had a real-time chat embedded at the bottom of the page and it was definitely a great way for the community to have more casual real-time conversations. A few other forums I frequented had links to real-time chatrooms, too. The only issue I can se...
by Serah
Wed Jan 11, 2023 9:07 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Obligatory Desktop thread!
Replies: 79
Views: 14024

Re: Obligatory Desktop thread!

I forgot to get my Linux screenshots and don't have those machines set up currently, but I've done some taskbar customisation on my Windows machine since.

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by Serah
Mon Jan 09, 2023 11:38 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Looking for inspiration... What is your favorite non digital hobby?
Replies: 43
Views: 6720

Re: Looking for inspiration... What is your favorite non digital hobby?

I really love stargazing, tabletop roleplaying, playing music, reading, writing in my notebook, lots of stuff really. It's very easy to fall into the trap of mindless browsing with the ubiquity of the internet now, though.
by Serah
Sat Nov 26, 2022 10:35 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: whats your favorite kind of media being archived?
Replies: 2
Views: 1006

Re: whats your favorite kind of media being archived?

I really love that diskmags are being archived. Diskmags were these digital magazines distributed on floppy disk (or cassette!) for old home computer platforms and often featured the best looking user interfaces you've ever seen. Mags for machines like the C64, Amiga, and post-Sounblaster PCs tended...
by Serah
Mon Nov 21, 2022 5:47 am
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: (Other) Forums
Replies: 14
Views: 3400

Re: (Other) Forums

I am on or lurk at:

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php
For tabletop role-playing games.

https://www.lemonamiga.com/forum/
For Amiga shit.

https://shmups.system11.org
For shmup stuff
by Serah
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:11 am
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Thoughts on older music players?
Replies: 48
Views: 7620

Re: Thoughts on older music players?

BIG fan of WACUP. It's all about the skins, baby, gimme that personalisation.
by Serah
Fri Nov 18, 2022 3:10 am
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Twitter predictions
Replies: 81
Views: 12882

Re: Twitter predictions

Well with all the chaos happening tonight it really may not have long! At the very least its monopoly on its market (I would regard Facebook as serving a different purpose thanks to the Friends system and groups keeping things more closed off) is going to wane considerably. Sites like Tumblr and Coh...
by Serah
Thu Aug 11, 2022 11:04 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: anybody use a music tracker?
Replies: 16
Views: 2490

Re: anybody use a music tracker?

I'm mostly a DAW girl but I love trackers! I've been messing around with DefleMask (for OG hardware compatible chiptunes for old consoles and computers), OpenMPT and Renoise a lot lately but nothing can replace Protracker on the Amiga for me. I love that thing, and floppies full of mods is what got ...
by Serah
Tue Aug 02, 2022 12:38 am
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: fandoms you missed being active in?
Replies: 36
Views: 5602

Re: fandoms you missed being active in?

Sonic the Hedgehog. The fandom that I grew up with doesn't really exist anymore. I grew up with the 90s and early 2000s scene, reading the fanfic and poetry hosted on SonicHQ and The Mobian Central Library, lurking on the alt.fan.sonic-hedgehog newsgroup, posting on The Mobius Forum, etc. That scene...
by Serah
Sun Jul 31, 2022 4:03 am
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: thoughts on drama commentary channels?
Replies: 33
Views: 5202

Re: thoughts on commentary channels?

Er... could I get an example? Coming into this thread I thought it was going to be about Let's Plays or reaction videos but that doesn't seem to be what you're talking about. Am I old? im talking more specifically about commentary channels that report on drama on content creators whether on youtube...
by Serah
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:22 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Music you're listening to
Replies: 114
Views: 18111

Re: Music you're listening to



Takes me back to the Usenet days, feeling like a little hacker.
by Serah
Sun Jul 31, 2022 12:19 am
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: thoughts on drama commentary channels?
Replies: 33
Views: 5202

Re: thoughts on commentary channels?

Er... could I get an example? Coming into this thread I thought it was going to be about Let's Plays or reaction videos but that doesn't seem to be what you're talking about.

Am I old?
by Serah
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Music you're listening to
Replies: 114
Views: 18111

Re: Music you're listening to



Atmospheric drum & bass is GOATed
by Serah
Fri Jul 08, 2022 9:35 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: talk about your hobbies / special interests
Replies: 12
Views: 2222

Re: talk about your hobbies / special interests

The big one is music which I fell back in love with in a big way once it stopped being one of my jobs. I play a whole bunch of instruments but I mostly play guitar, keys/synths, bass, drums, and sing. A lot of the music I make is virtual orchestra soundtrack sorta stuff but I love making ambient, ju...
by Serah
Wed Jun 29, 2022 12:48 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: on mobile phones and accessibility
Replies: 26
Views: 4260

Re: on mobile phones and accessibility

idrk i got my laptop for like. 300-400€ or so six years ago. it was brand new but even when i bought it it already kind of sucked. now i cant even use discord on it because its so slow..... its good enough for building my website but sometimes even browsing others' websites becomes a pain. on the o...
by Serah
Wed Jun 29, 2022 4:14 am
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: on mobile phones and accessibility
Replies: 26
Views: 4260

Re: on mobile phones and accessibility

The idea that you require an expensive desktop computer to browse the internet or even be a webmaster is a total myth. Virtually any cheap laptop from the last ten years is likely to be good enough, even a Raspberry Pi 4 is good enough. Where in the old-web zeitgeist is this propagated? If anything...
by Serah
Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:39 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: on mobile phones and accessibility
Replies: 26
Views: 4260

Re: on mobile phones and accessibility

There's a lot going on in your post and I'm not really sure what you are trying to say. You will always see computer enthusiasts overrepresented in these circles just due to the nature of the technical knowledge required to even participate in web design and administration. Even more to the fact en...
by Serah
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:31 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Artists, how do you feel about being open about your inspirations?
Replies: 15
Views: 2731

Re: Artists, how do you feel about being open about your inspirations?

I really like inserting an inspirational roadmap into my stuff. Little references to things I love. Nothing overt, not like lifted dialogue or anything like that. Things like a street being named after an author I love, a couple of notes quoted from a song I love, that kind of thing. Sometimes I'll ...
by Serah
Tue Jun 28, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: on mobile phones and accessibility
Replies: 26
Views: 4260

Re: on mobile phones and accessibility

I just wanna address a tangent in the thread first: I'm not sure the relative decline PC users is so much a cost thing as a social thing. Here in the UK a usable computer is far cheaper than a usable smartphone. You can still use the internet just fine on a laptop from 12 years ago (I would know bec...
by Serah
Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: I created a survey about labor!
Replies: 3
Views: 1228

Re: I created a survey about labor!

Done! Hope it's useful to you.
by Serah
Mon Jun 20, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: What are your thoughts on reading nonfiction?
Replies: 33
Views: 4572

Re: What are your thoughts on reading nonfiction?

i seriously suck at reading books unless im like hardcore focusing on it, but i like comics ^^ obviously it makes pretty much zero sense to illustrate a nonfiction book that way... unless the subject is about comics XD so i rlly like scott mccloud's stuff about the creation of comics! other than th...
by Serah
Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Music you're listening to
Replies: 114
Views: 18111

Re: Music you're listening to



I fucking love city pop
by Serah
Tue Jun 14, 2022 4:20 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Music you're listening to
Replies: 114
Views: 18111

Re: Music you're listening to

lol i've been listening to touhou game soundtracks almost exclusively for like 3 weeks with the occasional silent hill 2 ost to break it up, but this song in particular https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFTRfDkyIr4&t=135s Touhou soundtracks absolutely rip. I really like this arrangement of that t...
by Serah
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:44 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: The Internet Is Smaller Than You Think (a story)
Replies: 6
Views: 1603

Re: The Internet Is Smaller Than You Think (a story)

I've mentioned this elsewhere on the forum, but a lady who wrote this Sonic fanfic in the 90s that traumatised me as a wee bab ran this Megaman Legends (or Rockman Dash) fansite and forum that I used to lurk on. Yeeeaaars later I'd find her work again and now she's been the artist on a cool indie ga...
by Serah
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:39 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Music you're listening to
Replies: 114
Views: 18111

Re: Music you're listening to

I'm not sure how I would feel about this song had I not loved it when I was 15, but nostalgia is powerful.

by Serah
Fri Jun 10, 2022 9:38 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Notable Public Domain Character thread
Replies: 7
Views: 1783

Re: Notable Public Domain Character thread

The ur-lesbian vampire Carmila (who predates Dracula, even) is public domain as is Guinevere of Arthurian myth if anybody would like to do anything with this information.
by Serah
Tue Jun 07, 2022 5:23 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Berserk being revived by Miura's close friend and assistants
Replies: 1
Views: 738

Berserk being revived by Miura's close friend and assistants

It looks like Berserk is getting the Wheel of Time treatment. https://www.hakusensha.co.jp/information/63802/ This is probably the best possible outcome for a continuation. I actually feel like the last Kentaro Miura chapter offered a strong sense of thematic resolution and will always be the last &...
by Serah
Sat Jun 04, 2022 5:13 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Music you're listening to
Replies: 114
Views: 18111

Re: Music you're listening to



Euphoric, melancholic, iconic
by Serah
Wed Jun 01, 2022 2:16 am
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: The internet as an extention of American Culture
Replies: 20
Views: 3392

Re: The internet as an extention of American Culture

One thing that's happened due to the influence of the states on the English speaking internet has been how certain subcultures view their history. For example: here in the UK - and most of Europe really - the NES really wasn't such a big deal, people mostly gamed on home computers like the ZX Spectr...
by Serah
Mon May 30, 2022 6:03 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: First game you remember playing
Replies: 82
Views: 12809

Re: First game you remember playing

I grew up with it as Gateway to Glimmer as well! It's funny how often game names were changed for the European market. I remember Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles being change to Hero Turtles and Ninja Gaiden being changed to Shadow Warriors because the word "ninja" was considered too violent ...
by Serah
Mon May 30, 2022 6:00 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: What's something that never fails to crack you up?
Replies: 20
Views: 3496

Re: What's something that never fails to crack you up?

The cover for Prodigy's Fat of the Land looks like a modern day shitpost.

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Absolutely fucking wonderful, best album cover of the 90s and of all time.
by Serah
Wed May 25, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Books, libraries, reading!
Replies: 22
Views: 3693

Re: Books, libraries, reading!

Atm I'm reading a manga (though the author would prefer "gekiga" in the way many western writers prefer "graphic novel" for more literary/adult-targeted works) called A Drifting Life by Yoshihiro Tatsumi. It's a fictionalised autobiography with the names changed basically. An ill...
by Serah
Wed May 25, 2022 12:27 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Your favourite places around town!
Replies: 18
Views: 2819

Re: Your favourite places around town!

Stock standard answer but I love my local library. Lovely staff and an incredible wealth of books and resources (including a 3D printer!). My favourite research spot by far. It's gone now, but the local game store where I played TTRPGs prior to the pandemic was wonderful. Spacious, bright, with free...
by Serah
Wed May 25, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: What are your favorite video games?
Replies: 37
Views: 4831

Re: What are your favorite video games?

However! Can anyone recommend me something in the vein of like. LSD dream emulator or yume nikki? I want to explore weird strange open alien places and if possible i want to be scared while doing so. Bonus for things that emphasize vibes over realism. I think basically anything by Kitty Horrorshow ...
by Serah
Fri May 20, 2022 10:59 pm
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Gemini Protocol ♊️
Replies: 11
Views: 2273

Re: Gemini Protocol ♊️

Been having a ton of fun browsing Gemini. No capsule yet, I'm writing content for it and for my website though!

The internet beyond the web has always fascinated me as someone who is about the same age as the latter. I really wanna check out more Gopher too.
by Serah
Fri May 20, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Music you're listening to
Replies: 114
Views: 18111

Re: Music you're listening to

RIP Vangelis

by Serah
Thu May 19, 2022 4:21 am
Forum: ☕ Internet Café ☕
Topic: Opinions on E-commerce?
Replies: 6
Views: 1397

Re: Opinions on E-commerce?

I don't think there's anything wrong with creating a website for a business through which they can sell goods. While I have problems with the overall economic system the world runs on right now, we still have to participate in it to survive and I would much rather buy directly from a small business ...
by Serah
Wed May 18, 2022 10:52 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Quotes, poems, and general phrases that you like
Replies: 18
Views: 2667

Re: Quotes, poems, and general phrases that you like

Absurdism owns. Those in particular kinda remind me of this one by a young kid for an anthology of children's poems:
Nael, age 6, from They're Singing a Song in Their Rocket wrote: The tiger
He destroyed his cage
Yes
YES
The tiger is out
(I sincerely think it's Just Good)
by Serah
Wed May 18, 2022 10:43 pm
Forum: 💽 Computer Lab 💽
Topic: Obligatory Desktop thread!
Replies: 79
Views: 14024

Re: Obligatory Desktop thread!

https://i.postimg.cc/c1zQLKp2/image-2022-05-18-234020574.png I'm at work right now so I only have my Windows 10 laptop to show. Will show off my Manjaro, Mint, and Raspbian desktops when I'm finally home! my wallpaper shifts a lot, too, got dozens it shuffles between xD I did make my laptop look pr...
by Serah
Wed May 18, 2022 10:34 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: Quotes, poems, and general phrases that you like
Replies: 18
Views: 2667

Re: Quotes, poems, and general phrases that you like

There Will Come Soft Rains by Sara Teasdale is one of my all time favourite poems. Simple but heart-breaking. All of her work is fantastic. (War Time) There will come soft rains and the smell of the ground, And swallows circling with their shimmering sound; And frogs in the pools singing at night, ...
by Serah
Wed May 18, 2022 10:24 pm
Forum: 🌼 The Garden 🌼
Topic: TTRPGs! Table stories and what you're playing
Replies: 11
Views: 2018

Re: TTRPGs! Table stories and what you're playing

Lancer is a ton of fun! I'm in a campaign right now that's coming up to the end and it's been a blast. It's pretty similar to 4th edition D&D, imo, but fixes a few of the issues of that system and has much better out-of-combat rules. Oooh, sounds like World of Darkness, juette. Werewolf: the Apo...