jdd's Home Page
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Welcome to my personal web space.
New! My Fowl Place archive. 10 years of utterances all on one convenient web page.
I am now on Mastodon, @firstname.lastname@example.org
... or you can visit my Gemini capsule at
gemini://gem.sdf.org/jdd/. There's nothing much there either. (You may use a web proxy if you feel you must, but where's the fun in that? I recommend Lagrange or Emacs Elpher mode.) [What is gemini?]
Since you are visiting my home page, you must want to see a picture of my cat:
Or maybe you came here to play some Doom. Uses the webassembly version of DOSBox, not suitable for all browsers.
While I'm figuring out what else to put here, please enjoy this ...
List o' Links (Recent additions)
A curated list of old-school, non-commercial, hand-made websites in the 90s vernacular. Survivors of the Web As It Once Was, and sites that preserve the spirit of it.
A brief hypertext history of Digital Equipment Corporation, presenting multiple timelines tracing the development of its various products and services. Appears to date from 1998 and was originally distributed on CD ROM, from what I can glean from the legal notice. Now resident on Gordon Bell's personal site.
date added: 2023-02-05
Collection of Slide Rule replicas
date added: 2023-01-30
253: a Novel for the Internet in Seven Cars and a Crash
"This site is the original 1990s encoding of the prize-winning hypertext novel 253: A NOVEL FOR THE INTERNET IN SEVEN CARS AND A CRASH. The internet version and the book 253 THE PRINT REMIX went on to win the Philip K Dick Award for Best SF Novel not published in hardback." Add, may I add, this site is totally awesome and you should check it out for sure. A great use of hypertext as a literary medium.
date added: 2023-01-15
"This is the site of the ORF KUNSTRADIO from Vienna, Austria. Artworks for radio and WWW on air and on line - NEW every Sunday." Online since 1995. One of the two "cooperating hubs" for the annual celebrations of Art's Birthday in the imaginary city of Wiencouver.
date added: 2023-01-07
Stephan's Virtual Shack
Writings on music and audio electronics, shortwave radio and related matters, cameras and scanners, with a fairly technical bent. Also some interesting archival materials on Windows 3.1. The German version contains somewhat more and different content.
date added: 2023-01-02
See the full List o' Links here. Now with tags and descriptions!
The ten most recent additions are available in a handy RSS format.
Other People's Bookmark Lists, Etc.
- Low Tech Webring Directory
"This webring is for homepages of people who are interested in low tech, small game tools, and other forms of Web 1.0 inspired creativity"
The successor to/continuation of dmoz (see next entry) Curlie aspires to be the largest human-edited directory of the Web. It is run by volunteer editors.
- dmoz.org archive
An archive of the well-known community-sourced hierarchical web directory. Begun (as GnuHoo) in 1998, it ceased operation in 2017 after some years of fairly minimal maintenance. Although many (most?) of the links are broken, you can still find some interesting things here.
- Marginalia - Search the Internet
"This is an independent DIY search engine that focuses on non-commercial content, and attempts to show you sites you perhaps weren't aware of in favor of the sort of sites you probably already knew existed."
A bookmark list maintained by Carl Svensson: "Most of the links are to pages interesting to people who, like me, are fascinated by vintage computing and also probably a bit grumpy."
A wondrous collection of information relating to Emergency Preparedness, Radio, Internet protocols, gopher, software, games and links to offbeat and interesting sites. In operation since 1992.
So, pretty much the same idea as my "List o' Links" here but begun twelve years earlier and with a much nicer gallery style presentation. Interestingly, a number of the sites are the same as the ones I've stumbled across while looking for links to add to my list. I'll keep updating the "List o' Links" though as 404PageFound does not seem to be actively maintained anymore.