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I was thinking it would be nice if we had a thread for sharing our own websites/homepages. Woah, here's one now! Show me your netspace sushi!

Here's mine. It's a complete mess, but I like it. It's kind of new well, technically it's existed for a little while, but I only started working on it recently, so it's missing a lot of things, and there are a few links that 404. Though it's hosted on neocities, it's only slighty Lain themed.
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I have a few websites, but no offense, but I wouldn't want them associated with image boards


here's a version that's still up, no archive needed


theres alot of aspects i want to change, although i haven't had time b/c of college
plus ive grown attached with my shitty index thats its gonna be hard to get rid of
css styles are all over the place b/c i made them while i learned


This is my site I use to promote my art, it kind of loads a bit slow. Probably need to use tinyjpg or something.


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I changed the purpose of the website. Now it is my own internet archive.

I plan to add some *features* to it ie. every html file gets an associated png fullheight screenshot


Any wiki needs out there? I just set up a MediaWiki instance and I’m having a lot of fun. I will post a link if anyone is interested in sand boxing around.
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Would you consider using the wiki as a suhsi version of what the installgentoo wiki is for 4ch/g? I'd be interested in submitting if that's what it was


That's an intriguing idea. What kind of articles would we have? I know there would be a bit of sushichan history, but anything apart from that?


>What kind of articles would we have
Not sure, we could have a history section, as you said, but we could also have sections specific to each board, and maybe sushi style ricing/config guides?


I setup pmwiki two weeks ago nice using it so far


i remember this thing called tiddlywiki that was very simple to use

link: https://tiddlywiki.com/

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I'm currently in the process of trying to merge my active directories into my backup folders, but it's not going that well. Active folders have grown differently than the backup tree, without neither being more "correct".
E.g. sorting images based on why they were saved (aesthetically pleasing, lewd, funny, etc) or the contents.

How do you manage your folders of saved things? Any tips?
How do you deal with things that could belong in multiple places at once and no particular one is more correct?
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I've given that some thought before, but figured it'd be kinda messy since I need to be able to access it from both windows and linux. Gave it a search now though, and apparently linux symlinks should work OOTB on windows too as long as it's on NTFS.
It'd still be a lot of effort though, as it's not as simple as just a folder fitting somewhere else, but more on a file by file basis. Seems like it'd be hell to keep it from being dangle city if you wanted to delete some stuff you no longer wanted.

I got curious about tag stuff though and searched a bit, seems like quite a bunch have been thinking the same thing. TMSU seems promising.
Damn, data loss is a friendly lady. I had all my saved stuff on a 1TB external drive in my teens, was so bummed out when it crapped out with no warning. Felt like my whole life had been reset, so much unreplacable stuff on there. Back up your data kids.


I don't like using links because then if I copy a directory branch somewhere that doesn't include the link address it fails.


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I'm unsure about the quality of this post but i'll try my best.

I share the same opinions and tastes as you.

The way i organize my files depend on the type of media.

For education i divide everything by subject with the classes i'm currently in on the "front page" of the folder, while old classes in a old classes folder.
One folder for books that don't fit exactly a class, one for "others" which can be temporary things or whatever doesn't fit well.

For images the division is by purpose, for example one folder is for (fashion) inspiration while another is for wall papers, those don't have subfolders but "random" and "images" do, those are orgainzed by either source or topic.

Books are organized by author, music by band.

Movies and series by language, if they are multilingual the language will be the one from the coutry it is set, if set on various countries by what i feel is more memorable.
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over the years iv'e amassed 5-6 TB of storage space. I usually take time to sort out my main drive first, and then start moving things to corresponding folders on other drives. I generally try to avoid duplicates of files, especially when I go on a info hoarding spree, and categorized when needed. That's it really.


Sometimes I just choose the directory that's visually more similar to the rest. So if I had, say, a drawing of a datacenter in a traditional japanese art style, I go for the traditional japanese directory.
I also keep an directory named "unsorted" where I put everything I can't yet categorize as well as everything new and every now and then I go through it and sometimes I do find that a bunch of them seem to have a common theme I can use for a new directory

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Resurrecting the desktop thread. Post desktops, you get bonus points for a more comfy and homelike desktop, and whoever has the most points wins (1)snug smug hugbug(pictured)
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Great games on an old system.


ah, i remember playing a lot of those


Pretty cool. I've been using my iMac G3 a lot lately for old games.


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Did a full re-rice of my system the other day, going for a comfy look over functionality (used to be no gaps or padding) this time around.

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Do any of you know PHP? If so, do you have any recommendations for learning it? I'm not new to programming or web development in general, but I started learning Node instead of older shit like LAMP.
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I'm learning it for security reasons, not for development. As in: if you want to learn about pen testing/hacking sites with PHP, you have to know PHP (unless you just want to be a skid who only knows basic RFI stuff).

Only for legal security stuff, of course.

PHP being terrible is bad only from a developer's or blue teamer's perspective. It's amazing from a red team perspective.


That's a meme I haven't seen in a long time.


I'm too old for keeping up with gen Z's memes so I'm reverting back to ancient ones.


yes, dont. use Ruby


With Sinatra.


Planned obsolescence – devices intentionally designed to break over time – has been getting really bad in recent years. Everything is disposable. Even when hardware works, you no longer get software updates, which can make a device useless because it'll no longer get security fixes or support for modern apps.

And haven't you noticed how, when a tech company comes out with a new product, they shit all over their old ones? Like "our new device is so awesome and fast, and our old one was so clunky and shitty by comparison!" But then a year later, they do the same process over again. And you're thinking… you bought it because people said it was good. But then the company that made it said it sucks. They do it to get you to buy the same thing over and over again.

When will this stop? Do you think everything will be disposable forever, or will there be enough backlash to planned obsolescence that will reverse this trend so that electronics in the future are made to last longer? People talk about "the invisible hand" of "the free market" but maybe government regulation is required to stop it.

An example of this is how my friend's phone battery wouldn't last very long, so he bought an entirely new phone, even though I told him I could replace the battery if he bought one on Amazon (and they were really cheap).
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To add to this, a lot of things people call "planned obsolescence" are actually from improvements in reliability engineering; we can now accurately predict when a component will fail given the conditions it's used in, meaning there's no need to pay for a component rated for a 20 year lifespan if it's only going to be used for 5 years. This pulls down the price a lot. As such, you design for the expected lifetime - this is pulled from surveys, but for a mobile phone sits around 3 years. (this is where The Marketing comes in though - they want to sell it every year, so don't care about anything >2 years.)

This is especially true of anything with silicon junctions in it; we now know any silicon device has a lifetime inversely proportional to the temperature it's used at. You either use a component that's significantly overrated/underclocked for the purpose and a much higher price, or use a much cheaper one that has a higher R_DS(ON) or whatever and tolerate the shorter lifespan in the hotter environment it creates.

There's definitely planned obsolescence around, but the vast majority of cases people point to are just a by-product of trying to meet price expectations in the market. If you want something designed for a long life, buy industrial or milsurp hardware; the performance will be crap for the same price, but the lifespan will be great.


i like this post sushi, thanks for telling me about it!


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Design for the expected lifetime, but set the lifetime at a few years by slowing down the phone with software updates and then discontinue updates and pretend that a new phone is needed to keep up with new software. And you can't install a new OS, or can't install one easily, because they're going out of their way to prevent it. And you can't replace the battery, or it's not economical to do so. Apple even tries to prevent people from repairing their devices. We're wasting enormous amounts of raw materials just to keep selling people new facetwatter machines that they don't need.

Imagine if all industries worked this way and people would constantly be replacing their microwave ovens, fridges, washing machines, televisions, stereos and electric toothbrushes because of made up software update reasons. But somehow the companies that manufacture these products have managed to stay in business.


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Absolutely, not defending the software work - just reliability design. Software Disenchantment by Nikita Prokopov is a good essay on this topic.
There's still a long way to go on hardware maintainability for consumer stuff.

>because of made up software update reasons

I think a lot of the push for IoT appliances is exactly this; it obsoletes itself a lot faster.


>I think a lot of the push for IoT appliances is exactly this; it obsoletes itself a lot faster.
I never even thought about that, but it makes sense.

Software is so half-assed today that Notepad++ starts badly chugging if the document contains non-ASCII characters, and the Playstation store can't scroll down a list of text without visible slowdown. Yet these same systems run games like GTA 5.

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the virgin cable management vs. the chad spaghetti


There are these little twist tie things I found at the hardware store for pretty cheap. They’ve got a wire inside them which holds its shape when bent and a rubbery outer coating. They’re pretty great. I use them to keep my wires in my backpack organized.

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Hello guys i need help im trying to make my own imageboard. but i am very new to this. i once installed vichan through gui years back but i get this issue when i try to install the program through putty.
[code]:~/vichan# php install.php
The program 'php' can be found in the following packages:
* php7.0-cli
* hhvm
Try: apt install <selected package>
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>Node is not like PHP where stuff turn into shit because of a bad foundation.
but Node is like that.


But you are not forced to use npm, you can use yarn or just copy libraries wherever you want. And you can always check the whole dependency tree, not to mention that is not hard to go by without pulling a million dependencies. What you are confusing here is a community issue with a technology issue. The technology is fine, the community is just bad. Which is not at all surprising, ANY popular technology manages to turn like that. Java and PHP are two other examples that no matter what the technology would offer, you would still have masses of inept developers using it.


I'm not confusing it at all. They're both related. As a user, I don't want to use good technology that end up ruined by the community. Another package manager isn't going to fix the lameness of language specific package managers. If they do use a package manager, it should not ever install to /usr or /usr/local (the former belongs to the package manager, the latter belongs the the make install guy). a subdirectory under /opt is fine. I would prefer if they made it very clear to never run their package managers as root as well.

I think it is overall much easier to deal with software in perl than most of these newer languages, mostly due to the culture around them. perl software is rarely an issue to deal with. Clearly defined dependencies, easy to work with without their specified package manager. Many other languages like python, ruby, node end up very annoying to deal with in my opinion. They might be fine languages, but software by other people is a chore to deal with.


If you're a beginner, use Vichan. Lynxchan has some nice features and it's fast and it's still actively developed, but you have to be an expert to install and use it. I tried experimenting with it a while back and it was pretty awful to get working and to modify, though I cobbled it together eventually. You also probably aren't going to be able to run it without shell access to your server, which means you need a VPS instead of a shared host, and you have to be good at using Linux on top of knowing node.js. Beginners should stay away from Lynxchan. It will be an incredibly frustrating experience.


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Has anyone seen/used the Pyra yet?

It looks comfy but it is pricy.
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I was thinking of trying to make one of these super portable and cheap from-scratch handhelds at some point.



That is certainly interesting, although I think I need to get a real laptop from this decade before I go about getting something like this.


Looks awesome but the price point isn't the greatest and realistically I know I wouldn't use it enough to justify buying it. Still interested to see how it is when it actually comes out though, the pandora was pretty good.
That would make a pretty fun project.


Why not hack together your own for much much less?


Pocket chip died :(
You can't officially buy it anymore

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Welp, everybody's claiming First in all the other boards and I don't want to be left behind. Thankfully the nerd board is still avaiblable.
What are you girls working on?
Me: chip-8 VM in ruby
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This sushi roll is correct. With a help desk job you still have to deal with people but it's nowhere near the same level as a call centre job, especially if you work for a small company.


Ok, I was confused. In my language, the English term "help desk" is also used for call center tech support.

University help desks can be pretty comfy.


i'm making a game in bash


Please, share


i will when it's finished.

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