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This is a web page on the internet. It is nothing but basic, static HTML. It's the simplest thing that could possibly work and I think it's beautiful. (thanks to Paul Ford for this whole tilde.club thing.)
Why I (Still) Love Tech: In Defense of a Difficult Industry:
Something about the interior life of a computer remains infinitely interesting to me; it’s not romantic, but it is a romance. You flip a bunch of microscopic switches really fast and culture pours out.In it he talks a little about this server right here at tilde.club.
Thank you, Paul!
The server is still up. Amazon sends a bill. I wish the party could have kept going.
But briefly I had made a tiny pirate kingdom, run at a small loss, where people were kind. It was the opposite of loneliness. And that is what I wish for the whole industry. Eternal September is not to be hated, but accepted as the natural order of success. We should invite everyone in. We should say, We’re all new here.
I'm also experimenting with a TiddlyWiki wiki at rudimentarylathe.org
Seeing a few posts about how The Web Is Headed The Wrong Direction and whatnot. Reminds me to drop in here at tilde.club for a breath of fresh air.
Today gio pointed out the similarity in feel between Tilde.club and Micro.blog. Shortly thereafter, a few more Micro.blog users chimed to say they'd loved Tilde.club and that Micro.blog did indeed feel much like it. How fun!
Hey, look who's confused again about what to use to publish his website. WordPress is a Typewriter
Having fun playing with twtxt, a "Decentralised, minimalist microblogging service for hackers". I don't imagine it'll get used much, but I like the idea. Mine is at tilde.club/~jbaty/twtxt.txt.
I edit the pages on this site with Emacs also, although volunteer helpers install the political notes and urgent notes. I have no experience with other ways of maintaining web sites. In principle I would be glad to know about other ways, but learning about them is low priority for me and I have other things to do.Stallman edits his page the same way I edit this tilde.club page. This is about the only thing we have in common. I love re-reading his process notes every once in a while.
This ~tilde document is as good a place as any to test the new Transmit 5.
1997: Let’s make a website!— Thomas Fuchs (@thomasfuchs) February 22, 2017
*fires up vi*
2007: Let’s make a website!
*fires up vi*
2017: Let’s make a website!
It reminded me of this little hand-made, simple, static tilde.club page.
I've been thinking a lot about the fate of things and the "independent web". The recent article from The Awl by Charles Thaxton struck a chord: Wither the Webpage
So to what extent does the way a site looks impact what a site is? This question might have to be re-legislated again. What seems certain is that fewer discrete pages means fewer discrete voices, and further ensures that the internet becomes primarily a vehicle for reaction (and all the ugliness of a purely reactionary culture) rather than creation.
I wanted to link to our generous tilde.club host's article in New Republic and thought it fitting to do so here. So...
Reboot the World
But brutalism remains one of those things where you know it when you see it. And lately, you see it a lot.Finally: The hottest trend in Web design is making intentionally ugly, difficult sites
(wapost may need a login, sorry)
It feels like this shouldn't be a blog. Maybe a single-page summary of who-knows-what. I'll think about it.
We're coming up on a year of this tilde.club thing, no?
I've decided to move the snippets blog over to my own domain. It's now at snippets.baty.net.
I'll do something with this page at some point. Probably as a way to test some new static blogging engine or another.
In the meantime, I'm still at...
Older stuff here