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Taking You Down to Tilde Town (thedorkweb.substack.com)
53 points by simonpure 13 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 9 comments

I remember back in the early days of the web, when half the pages had a tilde in the URL, there was a site, worst of the web, which trawled through personal pages to find the comically awful or embarrassing. It was notable enough that it has its own wikipedia page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirsky%27s_Worst_of_the_Web

Tilde: think Geocities but more modern.

Another provider doing exactly the same, wonderful thing: https://neocities.org/

EDIT: Since I like Neocities so much, I just made a small demo GitLab repo to show you how you can deploy your repo to Neocities using GitLab CI:


Can confirm, I met the creator of neocities at a Defcon afterparty. Great guy, he really cares about the integrity and creative potential of the web. Gave me a free lifelong pro account :)

Also Stavros, don't be a stranger. -AR

Oh man, I'm not sure which IM software we have in common now! I messaged you on Signal but it doesn't seem to work, where can I talk to you?

Can I recommend the tilde irc network?


I thought the modern equivalent of a Geocities page is a Medium blog post with spurious motivational unsplash images, meme gifs and random youtube videos...

When young I use to ask myself while coding "how would the Borg do this?" This blog post [for me] maps our boring world on similar interesting visuals. I cant remember subscribing by email to anything. I had almost forgotten how not caring for clicks combines with self promotion.

This is so great. Read, subscribed, paused for a moment of nostalgia and gratitude. THANK YOU.

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