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[–]Vigte 5 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 1 fun6 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Ahh nostalgia of old internet... You're the man now, dog

(hopefully someone else knows this site...)

[–]VantaFount 4 insightful - 3 fun4 insightful - 2 fun5 insightful - 3 fun -  (10 children)

Even if this website doesn't have a sound playing....I can still hear it......and it's a midi file......
The 90s internet was fucking awful, and I miss it so much.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WpMlwVwydo

[–]sodasplash 3 insightful - 5 fun3 insightful - 4 fun4 insightful - 5 fun -  (7 children)

I remember downloading naked photos of Cindy Crawford in 1996 on dial up. Every photo took soooo long to come through.

[–]VantaFount 1 insightful - 4 fun1 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 4 fun -  (6 children)

And you cherished those pictures, dedicating 1/2 of a 3.5 floppy to save it!

[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (5 children)

Actually I’m pretty sure I still have them burned on a CD somewhere ;-)

[–]VantaFount 2 insightful - 4 fun2 insightful - 3 fun3 insightful - 4 fun -  (4 children)

Ooh, CDs, look at this fancy schmancy fucker here! Those optical disks are surely just a fad. Durable data storage is what people really want. Like the ZIP drive!

[–]redacted 3 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

ZIP DRIVE!

100 megabytes of storage POWEEERR!

Absolutely the last backup solution you will ever ever need.

[–]FormosaOolong 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

on a SCSI connection!

[–]magnora7 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I had a Jaz drive at one point, the 1GB zip drive that never caught on

[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

lol. My ex gf wanted to get a bunch of stuff off her old laptop but was concerned that it might be too much memory. I handed her a Zip drive that was 3 times larger than her laptop’s capacity.

But yes, CD’s do have nice staying power — if you can find something to play them...

[–]bobbobbybob 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

the 90's internet was amazeballs. It even had graphics. Big step up from text only

[–]sodasplash 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I dunno, man. Lynx was pretty cool. It had different colors and stuff without graphics to slow you down, man.

[–]34679 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Jesus

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

Does anyone know if the archives of suck.com are still out there anywhere? It's kind of crazy that stuff just goes away and you can't like go to the library to look it up.

[–]bobbobbybob 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Pretty gutted that my geocities site vanished while I was off travelling. Lost an album of music and a whole bunch of artworks that I'd kept there for good luck / backup

[–]sodasplash 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That sucks. I lost a bunch out of one online account a couple years ago and I honestly don’t even know what I lost. I’m trucking around personal art and writings, some of which I’d backed up on SpiderOak but I’m pretty sure I let my SpiderOak account lapse and I’m concerned about the long term viability of that of maintaining all these physical files as well.

[–]Snow 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I feel this site is very old now...