Frequently Asked Questions

Why did you make this site, and how is it hosted?

I was bored one day, and I wanted my own space on the massive superhighway of the internet, so why not :P.

The site launched on May 10, 2021 (technically May 9, but it was just a playground for testing at that point. The actual site launched on May 10). My boyfriend (nitrate92) was the original hoster, who allowed me to host it on his now non-existent secondary PC at the time. About a month later on June 26, I switched to GitHub pages.

A few months after that, I started self-hosting the site, which I did until April 20, 2023, and then dkay hosted it until June 25, 2023, and since then it runs on a VPS.

Why does it look all outdated? Why not use modern design?

Personally, I Hate modern web design with a capital H.

Many modern websites look like they were thrown together in Microsoft Paint in 30 seconds, and then turned the resource usage and thrashing up to 11.

Oh, and don't forget the absurd amount of pop-ups, ads, tracking, and data-mining/selling!

The old internet was when sites had personality, and the internet wasn't just yet another corpo money farm. I much prefer this era... despite me being born near the end of it.

So basically, I'm trying to relive the old days, when you could say, do, and find anything you want, and have fun exploring the internet, and without any ads, tracking, or none of that nasty stuff the modern web comes with.

Unlike nowadays where most people are relegated to 3 - 6 sites, most of those harvest your data and sell them for a profit (Looking at you, Facebook/Meta, TikTok, and Google), as well as bombard you with ads and other pop-ups, as well as having addictive algorithms (Twitter, TikTok, among others) and ruining attention spans (TikTok... again).

And they also have a tendency to promote misinformation, propaganda, et al for clicks and to incite harm, or because they're fucking idiots and genuinely believe that for some reason. Most recently Twitt-, I mean X (what a stupid fucking name) is an example of this, but there are others (i.e: Truth Social).

If you really want social media without all that bullshit, I suggest giving the Fediverse a shot.

Why does this site work like crap on mobile?

This site was never designed for mobile, nor do I likely ever intend for it to be.

What's your favorite OS?

Arch Linux (especially), NixOS, Void, Solus, and Debian.

In terms of Windows, either 2000 (especially), NT 4, or 7/Vista.

Now what's your least favorite OS?

Windows 11, ME, 1.01, and 2.03 in terms of Windows, Manjaro and Ubuntu (on desktop, it's okay on servers) in terms of Linux.

What web browser do you recommend?

LibreWolf. While it's default settings are a bit asinine, it's regardless an awesome browser. It's pretty much Firefox without all the garbage it's accrued over the last few years, plus a lot of nice stuff in regards of security and privacy.

What's your main machine?

GIGABYTE AORUS 5 KE4 laptop. i7-12700H, 64GB RAM, RTX 3060M, 1TB SSD, Arch Linux + Windows 10. More "in-depth" details can be found here.