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You like wacky and weird websites? Like to learn? Want to find tools you didn't know you needed? Well, good, because here's a great big deal of pages it's important to know about.
(Also, if it's worth anything, my first website was a shitty collection of links on a Jimdo page because the soykaf browser on my old Nook 1st gen couldn't handle more than five bookmarks. So it's like we've come full circle.)
- Cyberadio: a constant stream of electronic and otherwise "cyberpunk" music.
- Lainchan Radio: like Cyberadio, but it actually gives you the metadata of the song currently playing. Also has a nice web player and playlist links so you can listen with whatever comfy music player you like.
- IN COLOR BALANCE: a website full of aesthetically pleasing color palletes. The entire website is in Spanish, though, so if that's not your thing...
- HTML Color Picker: give it a color, get a hexadecimal color code ready for CSS.
- ASCII Art Generator: turns pictures into monochrome art, like the one on the front page. If this one doesn't work, maybe this one is more up your alley.
- TELL.WTF: Draw a symbol, and it'll give you the matching ASCII icon. Useful for headers and separators and extra pizzazz worthy of your site's post-Geocities heritage.
Note: not to be confused with the Weirdiverse.
- /death/null: a digital graveyard for files. Gives you a colorful little gravestone in return. 25 MB size limit, though.
- JSLinux: a Linux/Windows emulator that runs in your browser.
(You're not a fictional character. Your soul from a past life is not from a place that is a fictional universe in this life. It's okay to pretend sometimes, whether for fun or as a temporary coping mechanism, but it's not okay to become so dislocated from reality that you lose your sense of self in the process. It may have been a past life, but you're living this life now, and you'll accomplish nothing if you're always pining for the past.)
- How To Stop Being Kin: a helpful guide to distance yourself away from "copinglinks" or characters you might have identified with in the past and don't want to anymore.
- Kin aesthetic board caption generator: You ever wonder why those "kin memory boards" always sounded like they were procedurally generated by an AI choked on MOGAI? Well, this is why.
Beyond Facebook, beyond social media. Where will you and I talk? Where will you and I meet, beyond the grave, in the place where there is no darkness?
- Other Tildes: a list of public tilde servers; in other words, public UNIX servers offering shell access and a community. Generally not worth the effort to join, since most of the current ones are hugboxes.
- ZeroNet: Have you ever gone to a popular website, found out the server was down, and wished you could have torrented it from all the visitors instead? Well, now you can! (If it's on the ZeroNet network, of course. No torrenting Facebook or Twitter anytime soon.)
Exactly what it says on the tin: places to get files. May or may not be legal in your area; be sure to use TOR or similar when downloading!
- Gentoomen Library: a massive collection of books on programming, math, and other computer science topics. A lot of the collection is outdated: I found several Windows XP for Dummies guides, along with "hacking" tutorials long since patched. I recommend you pick and choose instead of downloading the whole thing wholesale.
- Free Programming Books: a slightly more updated list of books. However, it's a list, not a collection, so you'll have to individually download what you want.
- The Crypto Paper: an extremely long, yet worthwhile paper about how to make your online life more secure, from everyday laymen to Snowden level.
Gopher is what many would consider the predecessor of the internet. An incredibly simple hypertext protocol centered around plain text content, despite being almost completely overtaken by HTTP, it has retained a small yet dedicated community over the decades. These are Gopher sites that are frequently updated. For the sake of leveling the difficulty curve, these have been linked to with tilde.team's Gopher-to-HTTP proxy.
- Circumlunar Space: a Gopher server gently themed around the novel Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Stirling. Take note that it is not a roleplay server!
- Bits & Bytes: a tiny phlog (the Gopher equivalent of a blog).
- gopher.black: the phlog of one James Tomasino, where he frequently blogs about technology, politics, and occasionally religion.
- FAX SEX: the phlog of the illustrious cat, renounced for their use of ASCII art text and formatting.
Cool programs! Not here for any other reason. Just because they're cool.
- pywal: Written in Python, it can turn an image of your choice into a terminal color scheme. It can also be used to generate CSS palettes, which I sometime use for this website.
- TerminalImageViewer: Written in C++, it uses Unicode blocks to print an image in your terminal. It doesn't work very well in a teletype, though, since the color range is extremely limited there.
- madonctl: a terminal client for Mastodon and Pleroma. It's only usable from the CLI, and it doesn't offer an ncurses interface, and you have to create a config file for every account and manually specify it every time you want to do something, which sucks for normal use, but it's great for scripting bots.