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Vintage Internet! Anonymous 10/19/2019 (Sat) 15:42:40 No. 177
Post pre-2007 internet pages here. I'll start -



Some site where you can order VHS repro copies of 90's anime. Surprised me, since the last time he updated was December 2015. He's probably still selling them.


Some random guys homepage. I tried to find him and see what he was up to today, but no dice. Kind of a mystery.


An old Sailor Moon fansite that tried to get a proper english release. Kinda funny how that shit don't even matter anymore, what with fansubbing and all.




Buncha Japanese sites. I don't know what these are. Some of them have porn, though.

You are now overcome by a sense of deja vu, like you've seen this thread before.
the jap websites seem lost to time with how broken they are. Looks like it's some weird kind of myspace thing with how the profiles have age, sex, sexual preference etc.
I'm almost at a loss for words here, but this is pure awesome!

I mentioned it back on 8 some years ago, but this site has a shmup called Cho Ren Sha 68k that I recommend playing, even if you're not that big on the genre.
1 tip, use https://wiby.me to search very old (looking) websites.
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A lot of newer websites consciously use the web 1.0 aesthetic. A whole bunch of 'em here:
A couple old BBSes. The ones I used to frequent have been dead for a long time.
The style of administration in this one is quaint these days. The rules include a line about not embarrassing yourself on the internet, since prospective employers might see. Gotta have a clean post history and good forum rep to go with that firm handshake. https://osdev.org

People talking about hacking a 25 year old videogame. https://www.ff6hacking.com
Does not disappoint.
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Samefagging because I remembered a lot of the stuff I'd stay up all night reading in high school.


There was also Gaijin Smash, a blog about a black guy teaching English in Japan. Tucker Max was a proto-chad doing chad things like getting sued for... rape or whatever it was. And Maddox, who was a bloviating faggot then as now. Colin Firth (the "Salad Fingers" guy) had a website back in the day, which is still around and probably stored in wayback: http://www.fat-pie.com/

TOTSE was my first hangout. Had a lot of libertarian and anarchist content that would slot pretty neatly into k, pol, x, etc. Being a retarded teenager, I was only there for the bbs to talk about MUHFUGGIN PSIBALLS. https://web.archive.org/web/20050204020039/http://www.totse.com/

I hear rotten.com is still alive and twitching, but I don't have a long enough stick to poke it with.

I wouldn't even mention Mr. T ate my balls, but I guess it's my responsibility to inflict this nonsense upon the younger generation. http://members.tripod.com/~krazy_keith/Ballz.html
yeah I posted this stuff in the 8chan thread, I don't care


They were a group of artists, made webcomics, flash movies, stories, even a couple games. If you remember Arfenhouse, these were the guys that made it. I'm still kind of curious as to where everyone's went, not a single one of them has an active account on any major website. I did find some people who were friends with them, but considering that Disaster Labs was mostly furries, so were their friends. It's no surprise how these friends are now. a polite way of saying "half of them have become trannies"


One major part of the site is a gallery of operating system GUIs, it's pretty comprehensive but I wish he would have touched on more *nix window managers. The other big part is more famous, his "Internet Explorer is Evil" section that details the whole controversy with IE in the late 90s. The latter section used to be even more old-internet before the late 00s, with Doom MIDIs playing on half the pages. I guess he took it down because it was tacky, but still kept similar features like GIFs and tiled backgrounds.


Another tech site, this one doesn't seem to have been updated since the early 00s. "Counterexploitation" refers to exploiting those who exploit you, which in this case meant stuff like removing ads from free webhosts like Geocities, or hacking a free barcode scanner so that you can't be tracked while using it. He also had a personal section where he just dumped stuff that was on his mind.
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Here's an interesting one:
This is (a rehost of?) the homepage of the russian virus producer z0mbie, featuring a bunch of articles on asm programming and virus design.
Most of the website is in russian, but there's a couple dozen ones that are written in english too. z0mbie is best known for writing the metamorphic Mistfall virus engine, which you can actually download from there.
>useful information as some Web sites treat their guests more and more like cattle
If only they knew.
I have become engrossed in the stinky-meat saga. It's entertaning for some odd reason, vintage or not. Early 2000s nostalgia is a weird feeling though.
Alex Chiu is still peddling his immortality rings: https://alexchiu.com

Despite the site being old enough to drink and crustier than the Timecube site, he's also got some very timely advice about just the flu, bro.

The lulz will never get old, even if chiu turns into gollum.

>Wonderful reviews from Amazon customers concerning Alex Chiu's Neodymium Rings.
>Customer reviews 3.7 out of 5 stars

>It can c*re many d*seases and hand*caps.

>I was arrested in 2010 because of my Immortality Rings.

>(Our lawyer told us to use the word "believe")
help I can hear the We Drink Ritalin music in my head aaaa
I hadn't heard it, but holy shit. First thing that came up was a flash video with Colin Mochrie and mondegreen subtitles.



I'll toss in another: https://youtu.be/TDwsiqQa1pw
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I remember this site being my favorite from when I was 8 to about 12.
It's about constructing planets, and some of the planets featured are well thought-out. A lot of planets (Disco especially) were abandoned right away.
I really wish that this kept going, because I loved this site and still do.
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Also, my favorite part is how some of these drawings and graphics are just terrible. Look at Spirit's star system, for example. it's both very poorly drawn and compressed to hell and back.
>Updated March 16, 2006
This actually seems useful for scifi purposes.
Thank you for this. I've been trying to find the name of that interface, Microsoft Bob. I messed around with it as a kid on the computers my mum would bring home from work that they were throwing out. Really comfy stuff, though I can see why it failed as a product, not very practical.
This fits the bill nicely.
>>177 Bob Dole's site from '96 is still up. http://www.dolekemp96.org/main.htm
>>813 It really shits me off that this site disappeared sometime between when this post was made and now. I intended to look through it eventually.
>>1642 Sooner or later, /late/ and with it this thread will be gone. Archive early, archive often!
comfy AF
>>1642 Same. You get it into your head that a site that hasn't disappeared for decades won't disappear any time soon, either. Last legit archive was in Feb: https://web.archive.org/web/20200217090750/http://www.world-builders.org/ It has contact info. This might also be interesting, if less ancient: https://conworld.fandom.com/wiki/Other_worldbuilding_sites_and_resources
>>1642 I wouldn't be surprised if suddenly seeing there's some visitors actually reminds the owners that their site is still up and most likely still being paid for, thus they close it.


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