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Craig O'D's Cheap Pages A profoundly personal website, this is "A pre-blog blog" around the interests of the eponymous Craig O'D. It covers a variety of topics including: cheap guitars, Chinese Lugsails, plywood boats, tube amps, and Wanda the Cat. Check it out. boats, personal, diy, retroweb Added by reed

2bit A personal site all about 2-bit graphics. The kind of fun retro site that's just about someone's personal interests, with no ulterior motives or inventives (though there is a web store selling their designs {which are really cool!}). There are lots of little easter eggs all over the site, so it's quite fun to explore. personal, design, retroweb Added by reed

tildeverse The homepage for tildeverse, a loose association of tildes. Tildes are public unix systems, like sdf.org below, though the tilde movement is much more recent. They have an irc network and a mumble server, and links to many other tilde communities, as well as a many other services and projects that are tilde-related. retroweb, tilde, culture, open source Added by reed

The SDF Public Access Unix System Established 1987, this is the homepage of a community of people who all share accounts on the same Unix system. There is email, a minecraft server, web hosting, gopher hosting, chat, and countless other activities. It's essentially a tildetown from long before the tilde movement. retroweb, web, communication Added by reed

WWWTXT An archival project that mines the records of the internet from 1980 to 1994, picking out insightful excerpts of 140 or fewer characters. art, retroweb, virtual desktop, culture, media, web, archaeology Added by reed

Cern's World Wide Web A web-based port of Tim Berners-Lee's original web browser and WYSIWYG editor. An awesome sight into what started the web, and inspires us to think about what might have been and could still come to be. virtual desktop, retroweb, web Added by reed

Nightwave Plaza A virtual desktop radio, much like Poolside.FM. Not as many desktop features, but a sweet Windows 95 aesthetic and cool video backgrounds, typically taken from anime. web, virtual desktop, music, retroweb Added by reed

MySpace A clone of early myspace web, social, retroweb Added by uelen

Mx. van Hoorn's Cabinet of Hypertext Curiosities Much like Terra, this is a web directory of neat links. Some stuff I've seen before, but nothing too popular or obvious, and everything is high quality. Still updated, so check back! personal, web, retroweb, discovery Added by reed

Broider A small lo-fi tool for making 9-patch borders. Draw that you want, and then copy the CSS to your own page for neat retro style. art, design, web, retroweb Added by reed

Orb Farm A beautiful little game (or maybe art piece?) designed around the experience of building a small aquarium ecosystem. Styled like those old 'falling sand' games, this is surprisingly peaceful, and you'll be surprised at how sad you feel when the page reloads and your fish are gone. It's ok though - you can rebuild. web, retroweb, design, virtual desktop, art Added by reed

Cameron's World Cameron's World is a collage made up in the style of an old geocities site. The page is full of gifs arranged by color and style, some leading to geocities pages and some opening fun trinkets. The whole page has a great layout and is fun to explore geocities, retroweb, discovery, web Added by uelen

ZineOS A whimsical online desktop complete with zines, accessories, and games virtual desktop, emulation, retroweb, design, web, art Added by uelen

href.cool A web directory, run by Kicks Condor (see below for their website.) A beautifully simple site tracking things that appeal to Kicks Condor's peculiar and wonderful style. web, culture, art, hackers, tech, personal, media, design, retroweb, directory Added by reed

~Dennis Havlena This page covers a really wide variety of DIY musical instruments and instrument modifications. There are tons of short articles on all kinds of instruments including the bagpipes, banjos, guitars, bazoukis, fiddles, hurdy gurdies, drums, a variety of African instruments, and more. Really a wealth of knowledge and inspiration. personal, music, retroweb, diy Added by reed

Peelo Paalu A massive web directory listing mostly 90s and 2000s sites web, retroweb, directory, discovery Added by uelen

wiby A search engine that only searches static web sites. These are all 2000s-era sites or sites built in the same style web, retroweb, discovery Added by uelen

GifCities A collection of gifs sourced straight from geocities gifs, retroweb Added by uelen

Wayne's Animated Gif Collection A collection of 2000's era animated gifs gifs, retroweb Added by uelen

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