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Comfy Blogs Anonymous 02/18/2020 (Tue) 23:43:19 No. 619
I've been looking through blog archives recently and I've starrted to run thin. I think blogs are peobaly the last vestages of the weird internet. Post some links to comfy/wierd blogs, bonus points if they're still active.
this is something i spend way too much time doing. I can't tell you how many hours of classtime i've wasted on diaryland.com reading randos diary entries from the early, early 2000s.

here's a fav blog that isn't on diaryland: http://roadsideweirdness.blogspot.com/
also http://unusualkentucky.blogspot.com/search/label/cemeteries

both havent updated in quite a while, unfortunately :(

Fray is lovely. It was less of a "blog" and more of short stories with comment sections full of similar stories. Fun to read and from the early 2000s when the internet was fresh and blogs were peaking.
(here's the "Hope" section: http://fray.com/hope/. here's two of my favorite stories: http://fray.com/drugs/scar/01.html & http://fray.com/hope/blackout/)

This guy's blog isn't anything special, but it's fun to read entries from '98-'04. https://kottke.org/98/03/
also he still updates.

somewhat unrelated, but here's a fun, timewaster site, as well: https://asdf.com/index.html
All my blogs I have bookmarked all of a sociopolitical nature so distinctly uncomfy.
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I'll post a few.
Northwest Audio Video Guy. This guy developed a cheap audio DAC that way undercut and overperformed commercial products. The specs are free so you can make your own if you're good with electronics. A few small companies put them together for a decent price too. Not long after releasing it he mysteriously stopped posting.
Neat programming blog by a guy who posted on /tech/ a few times.
The Mad Monarchist. He stopped posting a couple years ago, still hoping he comes back.
Site that goes into depth about the musical languages created for the Ar Tonelico and Ar Nosurge games. They even made fonts.
Another programming blog. I recommend the posts on TempleOS and Jak and Daxter.
Orthodox Christian blog with a focus on John Bekkos, a Patriarch of Constantinople who wrote a lot about reconciliation of the Great Schism.

not related but holy moly dude.. i was watching a video on the story of TempleOS and its creator while your attached image kept on popping up in my mind, but i can't point my finger as to where i saw it.
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Just found this one:
It's a french dollmaker's blog; hasn't been updated since 2014 though.
> mfw sad
> masturbate (2nd time already)
> smoke
> eat a cookie
> try to go to sleep
Who /coping mechanisms/ here?
How pleasant that I found my website mentioned here. I'll share a few now. This is a nice programming website, and he also goes into detail on hardware X-rays and other things: http://www.loper-os.org This one is fairly well-known, I'd figure, but still worth a mention; it concerns itself with criticizing Mozilla and like things: https://digdeeper.neocities.org This man doesn't post much, but he runs a CHIP-8 game jam using his own implementation, and other neat stuff: http://beyondloom.com
https://voyager.neocities.org/ https://cloverbell.neocities.org/ these two are not really blogs, but they have diary entries that are lots of fun to read I have tons of blogs bookmarked but none of them are very comfy or weird. https://golem.ph.utexas.edu/category/ might fit, since it's stylized as a late night cafe
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>>619 Its not a blog website, but I think my site is comfy. http://ps6qiwrdfj73vuoqg5pkllpblfadi34mwkvjeybhi7qsbxqggz4uwlid.onion:5556 I post old books.
https://agoranomic.org/ At 28 years old, Agora is the longest running nomic. It has also seen around 200 players come and go, with an average of 15-20 at any given time. Some players have been playing for more than a decade. Agora has been around for a long time, and plans to stay. Despite this age, there is no fundamental difference between new and experienced players. Long participation and notable achievement is rewarded with official recognition, not special privilege. Players can participate as soon as they join, experienced players will help you learn, and all voices are appreciated in all conversations.
>>619 there's lots of strange stuff hosted on subdomains of neocities, i think they even have an overboard to browse them all on too iirc. one of my favorites https://botany4u.neocities.org/readings/
Does anyone else feel a weird sense of nostalgia from reading old blogs? I search up on livejournal "I miss 2002" or "I love 2002" etc, and then feel nostalgic when reading peoples posts. I like to think about where these people are now. I feel nostalgic for years, and times that I have barely experienced, or have not experienced at all
>>6648 I'm pretty sure that's just a side effect of getting older. There's over 4000 years of written history of people living their lives. The only difference between reading the notes and opinions of a Roman citizen from 200AD and an American citizen at the turn of the millennia is that the early 2000's are close enough to your youth to feel an innate familiarity.
>>6648 For me, it kind of hurts knowing those times are gone, and not even so long ago. Guess that's a drawback to living through a transitional period in history.
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This wasn't really a blog, because the author posted regularly to Usenet in the mid 90's. Then he archived his stuff to these websites. If one doesn't work, try the other (should be the same stuff basically). http://www.oocities.org/southbeach/lights/5427/virgin1.html http://losernet.tripod.com/virgin5.html
>>627 Interesting, they have forums that have been slow but active for years. https://asdfforums.com/ It's honestly crazy to see old forums stick around when so many die off, or move the communities to discord/reddit.
>>6672 I got curious poking around this site, and it turns out that this guy is actually still blogging to this day: https://exodusfootnotes.blogspot.com/
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>>7508 Cool! Nice to see this dude is still around.
Not so much blogs, but I used to enjoy stumbling across old small name review sites, where a handful of people there (maybe four or five) still managed to rack up a hundred or more game pages over the course of some years between the 90s and mid/early-late 2000s. Unfortunately, even just reading those seems to make the people that once ran them realize their site is still up and are thus being charged for domain and hosting, and they go offline pretty soon afterward.
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>>7518 Yeah that's very unfortunate. But you can often retrieve some of it through web.archive.org, although the wayback engine sucks at archiving images and ZIP files (but the text of the reviews should be there at least).
>>6571 Eh, used to be nice many years ago but it looks like Tumblr-lite now. I never managed to really get in touch with anyone there, it's supposed to be more tight-knit but it feels even more isolated than mainstream social media sometimes.
>>7541 I've noticed this elsewhere. "Gemini" protocol was meant to revive the "old internet" in some sense, but seems only to have the subset you never wanted to look at.
>>619 Try this out for a weird internet.
>>7566 Can someone from late.city tell me why your IP did not get found by this website?
>>7553 Gemini is all programmers developing Gemini servers while circlejerking about how good Gemini is (it just needs more content, but someone will take care of that eventually).
>>7569 And gopher? Anything cool there?
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>>7574 gopher://khzae.net/1/chan
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>>7519 It would probably help if I could even remember the names of the ones I've found to be able to search for them. But yeah, archival services are nice to have for digging around in. A while back, I found an artist whose work I liked, and while a source had been provided on the images to the artist's website, it was long since dead. Thankfully most of his or her stuff was still accessible via wayback machine. There were still some holes in what was saved, but it was better than there only being six or seven images on boorus.
>>7519 wayback isn't reliable as they are prone to memory-holing content whenever it doesn't fit a current narrative There used to be a terminator site that's got terminator fanfiction about the future war which was hands down better than anything that came after the second movie. goingfaster.com, the author still was updating it early this year but then the domain just died. It hurts how cool stuff like this just disappears, never to be seen again. That said, that one is actually on the wayback machine and I also have a local archive.
>>7574 I'll turn it into a game. One of the domains listed in this post has a gopher hole underneath it: >>855 >>7569 Fuck Gemini. It's worthless, unlike gopher.


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