A couple of weeks back, I don't know when exactly, I think it was by that time I learned of this interesting search engine ... and checking reddit ... it was exactly sixteen days ago. So it was about that time that I started to fiddle about with creating a website using CSS. One of the comments in that thread where that search engine was mentioned talked about how good neocities is, being a sort of nostalgia/advocacy/movement for an 'indie' internet, a kind of counter to the prevailing centralization and oligopolization which has been the trend online for a couple of years, maybe even a couple of decades now. The general feeling in that reddit thread is that the internet during the 90s and early 2000s was way freer and more exciting. There was a feeling of freedom and possibilities, even with how slow the internet speed was. Now the internet is fast, and content and originality is down, way down. Neocities was created as a counter to this trend, and so I looked at it, fiddled about, and so this is how this website came to be. radioactivelizard.neocities.org. This is nothing serious. Just some itch I'm scratching to satisfy that desire to learn something new and interesting. Oh, almost forgot: that search engine that motivated me to start learning CSS is https://search.marginalia.nu/ This search engine prioritizes text-heavy as opposed to image-heavy webpages. It is actually pretty good in bringing up old internet articles regarding specific philosophical and academic topics. Just be creative with your search terms/keywords.
03 NOV 2022
"And artificial intelligences will surely become more intelligent in the future. They will possess a historical consciousness far superior to ours. They will make better, faster, and more varied history than we ever did. History will become unimaginably more dynamic: more will happen; events will overtake one another and become more diverse. As far as we are concerned, all history can be confidently left to automated machines [Flusser, Vilem. Does Writing Have a Future? Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2011. p.8.]