Some News

Ellie Sunday, 12:10pm CDT

Hello. So basically, as much as I am a curmudgeon and will always hate "mainstream" web2.0 web design and stuff, I figure if what I want to do with the site is offer cool stuff to people, make it a thing people appreciate, and encourage some kind of "community" (ugh), I should make things more "engaging".

While I have had a lot of love and support that I appreciate on the various incarnations of the site, I also know the experience that many of us have: the phenomenon of thinking a site is cool but then never actually visiting it regularly or doing much on it. I can't begrudge anyone of it, because I do it to with some of my "favorite" websites.

It is partly because of bad internet habits on the part of visitors, but also equally a result of the website itself lacking anything to keep people coming back and kind of just existing as a weird little abandoned shrine. Shrines are cool, but not if nobody visits them to pay respects, you know?

Anyway, I will maybe post some more things here and there. Just feel like this makes the homepage a bit more presentable. I shall also let folks know to check out my personal site ↗️, and also to contact me (ellie@cybergrunge.net) if you have any ideas. For now, I think I'll just put some of the old stuff from "News&Resources" on the posts below.

Thanks for stopping by! - ellie

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Web Safety/privacy tools

Ellie Sunday, 9:17pm CDT
Invidious A blazing-fast, minimal, ad-free, no tracking, customizeable Youtube interface

Matrix.org Fully encrypted chat, video and audio call, FOSS messaging protocol. People groan when you compare it to Discord, but it is way better and safer than Discord. I encourage everyone to read Cadence's excellent post about the myriad problems with Discord.

Privacy Redirect Automatic redirect extension for LibReddit, Nitter, etc. Use these to view Twitter and Reddit without and account and without tracking.

FraidyCat fully private app/extension for your own personalized feed to follow: twitter, instagram, youtube, reddit, rss, twitch, soundcloud... almost EVERYTHING!

WaybackMachine Firefox Extension Awesome extension allowing you to use the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine easily and conveniently any time. If the site you're looking for doesn't exist anymore, find an old version. Also helps to bypass some paywalls

If you have yet to seriously consider switching to GNU/Linux, it is really crucial for safety, security and having control over your own computer, instead of letting Apple or Microsoft decide every little thing you can or can't do on the computer that you supposedly "own"...

Switching to GNU/Linux is not as hard as it seems, and you feel great logging onto your own computer each day, instead of merely getting to borrow your computer from digital landlords like Apple/Microsoft/Google. You can read my story of switching to GNU/Linux, and there are plenty of great tutorials around for how to do it.

Recommended sites

Ellie Ages ago
www.textfiles.com BBS Archives. includes .txt zines, vintage Shareware CDs, pdfs, early internet audio and artwork

GifCities Searchable archive of old web1.0 graphics! Awesome

plugins4free.com dope website offering freeware VST's

Language Is A Virus Tons of literary and creative prompts and tools / web apps.

HTML Edit A super convenient editor that lets you see your HTML/CSS in real time. Great for learning stuff

Neocities.org The free web host!!!

lhohq.info CW: Strobing/flashing, nudity. A very bizarre HTML art website full of conspiracy theory stuff.

Various Resources & Downloads

Ellie Ages ago

Sample Packs and other zips
DJ Samples Vol 2.7z
LxN_gabber_Kicks-01.zip sample pack by LickNand
tinypic-cg6.rar tinypic dump
tinypic Batch 01.rar tinypic dump
objects.7z 0carina 0f Time dumped objects & textures
Vintage_Soundfontz.rar
20k.txt wordlist of common search terms

pdf and info
Machine_Language_for_the_Absolute_Beginner_1984_Melbourne_House.pdf
1824-us-contingent-election.png
all-about-direct-digital-synthesis.pdf
GCCAVRInlAsmCB.pdf (self explanatory)
U. S. Aids City In Fight On Influenza.html
VIDEO SIGNALS.pdf


Evergreen Podcast Episodes
Trueanon213_NATO_GLADIO.mp3 Operation Gladio episode
211 - neoconned-001.mp3 TrueAnon episode
215 - marching into madness.mp3 TrueAnon episode

Various pages & experiments
31x88 Button Maker.html [fork of Sadness' button maker]
Random IMGUR Images may contain bad stuff
coloreditor.html HTML color picker using javascript
artGenCustom Image Glitcher

LickNand albums, midi's etc
free music from LickNand

Vintage_Digital_images.rar
recovered vintage ephemera ~117mb

2000_Vintage_Tracker_WAVs.rar
Various instruments ~58MB

Vintage_Soundfontz.rar
~100MB of random old school soundfonts

VST PLUGINS.rar
Various freewarez compiled by CGRU ~500MB

Tinypic Batch 01.rar
TINYPIC DATASET of (somewhat curated) images ~80mb

Tinypic Batch 02.rar
TINYPIC DATASET of (somewhat curated) images ~80mb
Reading artists directory...