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Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.

Given reddit's situation and recent discussions of enshittification, especially with LLM nuking search results, I thought it'd be neat to have a curated directory of more indie websites, interesting little hobby places, timewasters, or even your own personal sites. I'll update the OP with stuff people post.

:greencube: The Directory
├ .
├ ..
├ Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide (https://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html)
├ Aquamentus (https://www.aquamentus.com/)
├ Algorithmic Botany: Publications (http://algorithmicbotany.org/papers/)
├ Anna's Archive (https://annas-archive.org/)
├ Are.na (https://www.are.na/)
├ Astronaut (https://astronaut.io/)
├ Atari - Best Electronics Home (https://www.best-electronics-ca.com/)
├ Attention K-Mart Shoppers : Free Audio : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming : Internet Archive (https://archive.org/details/attentionkmartshoppers)
├ Bartosz Ciechanowski (https://ciechanow.ski/archives/)
├ Blockbench (https://www.blockbench.net/)
├ Bread Scheduler: Bread recipes, planner and timer for better sourdough (https://www.breadscheduler.com/)
├ CalTopo - Backcountry Mapping Evolved (https://caltopo.com/map.html)
├ Calvin & Hobbes Search Engine - by Bing (https://michaelyingling.com/random/calvin_and_hobbes/)
├ Candlekeep (http://www.candlekeep.com/)
├ CARI | the Consumer Aesthetics Research Institute (https://cari.institute/)
├ Cookpad - Make everyday cooking fun! (https://cookpad.com/)
├ Climber.Org Home Page (https://climber.org/)
├ cr.yp.to/djb.html [ed: cryptography topics] (https://cr.yp.to/djb.html)
├ Curta.Org, Your Complete Curta Calculator Site(https://curta.org/)
├ Cutlist Optimizer - optiCutter (https://www.opticutter.com/cut-list-optimizer)
├ Decker by Internet Janitor (https://internet-janitor.itch.io/decker)
├ Defector | The last good website. (https://defector.com/)
├ Emergency and Disaster Information Service (https://rsoe-edis.org/)
├ Expanded Main Page - OSDev Wiki (https://wiki.osdev.org/Main_Page)
├ FilterLists | Subscriptions for uBlock Origin, Adblock Plus, AdGuard, ... (https://filterlists.com/)
├ Fixing FireWire (IEEE 1394) Problems [...] (https://www.studio1productions.com/Articles/Firewire-1.htm)
├ Frinkiac (https://frinkiac.com/)
├ Goatse.cx (https://goatse.cx/)
├ GoonsWithSpoons (https://goonswithspoons.com/Welcome_to_Goons_With_Spoons)
├ Government Surplus Auctions (https://www.govdeals.com/)
├ How To Identify Stanley Hand Plane Age And Type (Type Study Tool) | Wood And Shop (https://woodandshop.com/identify-stanley-hand-plane-age-type-study/)
├ Inigo Quilez :: computer graphics, methematics, shaders, fractals, demoscene and more (https://iquilezles.org/articles/)
├ kalleboo's retro tech blog (https://kalleboo.com/retrotech/)
├ Library of Juggling (https://libraryofjuggling.com/)
├ LOOPY: a tool for thinking in systems (https://ncase.me/loopy/)
├ LOW←TECH MAGAZINE (https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/) (https://solar.lowtechmagazine.com/)
├ Macintosh Garden - Celebrating Macintosh Abandonware! (https://macintoshgarden.org/)
├ MAHQ - Your source for mecha anime info (https://www.mahq.net/)
├ Marginalia Search (https://search.marginalia.nu/)
├ Materials in Traditional Ceramics (https://digitalfire.com/material/list)
├ Medieval Fantasy City Generator (https://watabou.itch.io/medieval-fantasy-city-generator)
├ Memory of the World Library (https://library.memoryoftheworld.org/)
├ Monoskop Log (https://monoskop.org/log/)
├ MSX Resource Center (https://www.msx.org/)
├ My 80's TV! (https://my80stv.com/)
├ Navigate the Journals | Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition (https://lewisandclarkjournals.unl.edu/journals)
├ noclip (https://noclip.website)
├ NO TECH MAGAZINE - We believe in progress and technology (https://www.notechmagazine.com/)
├ PIZZARITHMETIC DOT COM (https://www.pizzarithmetic.com/)
├ Rainy Mood #1 Rain Sounds Sleep & Study (https://rainymood.com/)
├ RESEARCH LIBRARY [A Plane Life] (https://aplanelife.us/research-library)
├ Round the Island | Walking round the coast of Mainland Britain (https://britishcoast.wordpress.com/)
├ SA Emoticons for IM Clients [ed: search for : to see all emoticons] (http://sae.tweek.us/)
├ Scan of the Month--you've never seen anything like this. (https://www.scanofthemonth.com/)
├ ScatID | Internet Center for Wildlife Damage Management (https://icwdm.org/identification/feces/scat-id/)
├ SearXNG instances (https://searx.space/)
├ Sheldon Brown-Bicycle Technical Information (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/)
├ Terebess Gbor: Zen osztlytallkoz az Interneten 34 v utn / Zen Reunion by the Web after 34 Years (https://terebess.hu/zen/)
├ textz.com (https://textz.com/)
├ The Cryptopals Crypto Challenges (https://cryptopals.com/)
├ The Ultimate Pizza Dough Calculator (perfect pizza) (https://pizza-calculator.the-bread-code.io/)
├ The Wood Database (https://www.wood-database.com/)
├ This to That (Glue Advice) (https://thistothat.com)
├ TimeTestedTools (https://www.timetestedtools.net/)
├ OS/2 Museum | OS/2, vintage PC computing, and random musings (https://www.os2museum.com/)
├ Website Design Inspiration | Httpster (https://httpster.net/)
├ WELCOME TO MR. SAUCEMAN (https://mr-sauceman.neocities.org/)
├ Welcome - ticalc.org (https://ticalc.org/)
├ WINDOWS93 (https://www.windows93.net/)
└ 下厨房 [go to the kitchen] (https://www.xiachufang.com/)

Armitag3 fucked around with this message at 11:33 on Oct 1, 2023

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Midjack
Dec 24, 2007



if you want to know anything about giant robots from japanese animation, mahq.net is your place:

https://www.mahq.net/

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.

Blockbench is a little low poly 3D model maker that you can use right on the browser if you want. It lets you pixel texture the mesh as well, it's cute

https://www.blockbench.net/

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

a medium-format picture of beeftweeter staring silently at the camera, a quizzical expression on his face

Armitag3 posted:

Blockbench is a little low poly 3D model maker that you can use right on the browser if you want. It lets you pixel texture the mesh as well, it's cute

https://www.blockbench.net/

this is pretty cool

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

a medium-format picture of beeftweeter staring silently at the camera, a quizzical expression on his face
i was just using this, its a good web 1.0 kinda bash scripting guide https://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html

echinopsis
Apr 13, 2004

old man rotor posted:

thistothat.com

Elder Postsman
Aug 30, 2000


i used hot bot to search for "teens"

this is a site about low tech solutions to things. it's very good.

https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005




[ASK] Me About OS/2 WARP
I'd like to request http://goatse.cx be added

dioxazine
Oct 14, 2004

https://cookpad.com/ and https://www.xiachufang.com these are recipe sites

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.

All added to the OP, good stuff everyone thanks

Elder Postsman posted:

this is a site about low tech solutions to things. it's very good.

https://www.lowtechmagazine.com/

apparently they're migrating the site to one hosted on a solar panel server, which seems kickass. I've added both URLs

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.

Was looking for this one, forgot its name at some point. This lets you play around with feedback loops in diagram form

https://ncase.me/loopy/

HamAdams
Jun 29, 2018

yospos
low tech magazine owns, they also have https://www.notechmagazine.com/

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007



anything you need to know about mechanical calculators featured in a gibson book from 20 years ago? curta.org is here for you: https://curta.org

InternetOfTwinks
Apr 2, 2011

Coming out of my cage and I've been doing just bad

Beeftweeter posted:

i was just using this, its a good web 1.0 kinda bash scripting guide https://tldp.org/LDP/abs/html/index.html

Ooh this is very my poo poo, thanks!

Truman Peyote
Oct 11, 2006



plz add my web site https://www.pizzarithmetic.com

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.

dir's been updated

AnimeIsTrash
Jun 30, 2018

This is a good one for calculating the ratios of pizza.

https://pizza-calculator.the-bread-code.io/

Vimm's Lair is also still around for emulation stuff.

https://vimm.net/

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.

AnimeIsTrash posted:

Vimm's Lair is also still around for emulation stuff.

https://vimm.net/

is this :filez:? Lol my ISP is blocking this one

OldAlias
Nov 2, 2013

🧿
https://monoskop.org/log/ has an interesting collection of texts that fall roughly under the umbrella of digital humanities

aaaaarg is now textz I suppose https://textz.com
https://library.memoryoftheworld.org

OldAlias
Nov 2, 2013

🧿

Armitag3 posted:

is this :filez:? Lol my ISP is blocking this one

yeah its filez. It has up to the ps3/360 gen.
slight preference for https://cdromance.com as it has a bunch of fan translations and rom hacks on it tho it stops at ps2 gen

MrQueasy
Nov 15, 2005

Probiot-ICK
When do we think Verizon is going to buy this thread?

trying to time the market

Captain Foo
May 11, 2004

we vibin'
we slidin'
we breathin'
we dyin'

https://defector.com/

Defector dot com, the actual successor to Deadspin. A sports sheen but is a bit of everything.

Sagebrush
Feb 26, 2012

Armitag3 posted:

is this :filez:? Lol my ISP is blocking this one

lol what poo poo isp do you have that blocks sites

Beeftweeter
Jun 28, 2005

a medium-format picture of beeftweeter staring silently at the camera, a quizzical expression on his face
yeah, do they block archive.org? you can find pretty much any rom there too, obscure hardware included

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.

They only block emulator / rom sites due to some mid 2000s kerfuffle

mediaphage
Mar 22, 2007

Excuse me, pardon me, sheer perfection coming through

OldAlias posted:

yeah its filez. It has up to the ps3/360 gen.
slight preference for https://cdromance.com as it has a bunch of fan translations and rom hacks on it tho it stops at ps2 gen

ra ra ah ah ahh
ro ma ro ma maa
ga ga ooh la laaa
want cd romance

AnimeIsTrash
Jun 30, 2018
https://annas-archive.org/

This website will search all the :filez: websites for books.

AnimeIsTrash
Jun 30, 2018

Armitag3 posted:

is this :filez:? Lol my ISP is blocking this one

Yes, and lol

DaTroof
Nov 16, 2000

CC LIMERICK CONTEST GRAND CHAMPION
There once was a poster named Troof
Who was getting quite long in the toof

Captain Foo posted:

https://defector.com/

Defector dot com, the actual successor to Deadspin. A sports sheen but is a bit of everything.

i'm not real into sports but i visit defector every now and then just because the writing is actually good

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.

Rainymood, rain soundscapes for your lofi study sessions or whatever

https://rainymood.com/

Gnossiennes
Jan 7, 2013


Loving chairs more every day!

https://cari.institute/
Consumer Aesthetics Research Institute
consumer aesthetics, mostly graphic design, mostly on the advertising side, some exhibit or retail design. little to no industrial design, unfortunately.

and relatedly, the CARI examples are pulled from are.na boards:
https://www.are.na/
are.na is kinda like pinterest but without the ads. i really love are.na and have been a premium member for many years.

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.

Gnossiennes posted:

https://www.are.na/
are.na is kinda like pinterest but without the ads. i really love are.na and have been a premium member for many years.

Oh poo poo this looks extremely a thing for me. I've bounced around note taking apps and knowledge diagrams like obsidian on and off, but this might look like it'll fit what I want, thanks

Gnossiennes
Jan 7, 2013


Loving chairs more every day!

Armitag3 posted:

Oh poo poo this looks extremely a thing for me. I've bounced around note taking apps and knowledge diagrams like obsidian on and off, but this might look like it'll fit what I want, thanks

it's good for bucketing stuff like that. you can also just write little text notes and stuff. i see people do that kind of thing a lot.

relatedly, here's the links from this thread in a channel: https://www.are.na/sage-s/yospos-wqifktntipu

matti
Mar 31, 2019


#1 PRESIDENT
JACKIE CHAN
FAN CLUB

ASK ME
ANYTHING

https://www.os2museum.com/

old Microsoft and IBM personal computer trivia

matti
Mar 31, 2019


#1 PRESIDENT
JACKIE CHAN
FAN CLUB

ASK ME
ANYTHING

https://terebess.hu/zen/

encyclopedic hungarian web site about zen buddhism

(maybe little too niche but I adore its style and usefulness)

Armitag3
Mar 15, 2020

Forget it Jake, it's cybertown.

matti posted:

https://terebess.hu/zen/

encyclopedic hungarian web site about zen buddhism

(maybe little too niche but I adore its style and usefulness)

It goes in, it looks cool

Buck Turgidson
Feb 6, 2011

𓀬𓀠𓀟𓀡𓀢𓀣𓀤𓀥𓀞𓀬
http://libraryofjuggling.com/

Learn how to juggle, with explanations and stickman gifs

Dijkstracula
Mar 18, 2003

You can't spell 'vector field' without me, Professor!

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/

basically everything you'd ever want to know about bicycle maintenance and culture

Midjack
Dec 24, 2007



everything you could possibly want to know and a bunch of stuff you probably don't about the msx computer family: https://www.msx.org/

glue advice: https://www.thistothat.com/

edit: this to that is already on there, nevermind.

Midjack fucked around with this message at 02:37 on Jun 18, 2023

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Elder Postsman
Aug 30, 2000


i used hot bot to search for "teens"

Dijkstracula posted:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/

basically everything you'd ever want to know about bicycle maintenance and culture

drat this site is great

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