Weird Corners of the Internet

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Obscure search engine designed around surprising you more than finding existing popular sites.

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femicom: femme aesthetic electronics museum
From the [about page]( > FEMICOM Museum is a physical and digital museum and archive dedicated to the preservation and reimagination of femme aesthetics and girlhood within twentieth-century video games, computing, and electronic toys. There is so much energy in these photos! Is it just millennial nostalgia that makes me so jazzed about them?

a GIF collage of bubbles
Is there a name for this kind of thing? "GIF painting" captures something about how the GIFs are being layered and composited differently from ye olde Geocities, but maybe it should be "collage" to capture the aspects of reuse. Anyway, it's a genre that's taking off on Multiverse and on []( and I find it really interesting. Please feel free to comment with any you've come across and liked; the more artistic hubris evident, the better.

Did anyone else spend a lot of time listening to MIDIs back in the day? Past their proper heyday we still hadn't had internet fast enough to do much in the way of MP3s, so this is a very nostalgic sound for me. A nice pairing for this link is [MIDIjs](, which is now necessary to get a MIDI going on a webpage. H/t [Castle Cyberskull]( on that.

Ubuweb: resource for avant-garde art
This place is full of weird and wonderful art. I recommend just randomly clicking through some videos.

Wiby - Search Engine for the Classic Web
A search engine that's optimized for surfing/discovery rather than finding specific information. Focuses on simple, non-commercial, hobbyist sites reminicent of the "old web" without much CSS/JS.

It's a beautiful little webpage that does not try to be any more than it is. The sound is a big part of it so if you can't check it out with sound on, maybe save it for later.

I truly believe this has real utility if you have been designing Professional Looking Web Products for long enough that you can't look at the possibilities flexibly enough any more. (Is the metaphor coffee to cleanse the palate, or smelling salts?)

an online chord progression tool that doesn't suck
I can't tell you how annoying it is to start using one of these to run up against needing a cm7#9 and having it not have it. The paired drum machine is fun too.

this dithering tool has presets from Computer History
I was alive for a couple of them, but I never had a Game Boy. Try choosing a color palette with a range of values but unnatural colors and selecting the ordered dithering, 2x2 matrix. Isn't it nice? I wonder how hard it would be to do as a build step in a static site generator. (Oh, man, you could theme your image assets to match swappable site color schemes... has someone done this? Someone who cares more about swappable color schemes than I do should do this.)

Neat little search engine that lets you add sites to the list of websites it crawls
I like using this search engine, not because it gives a lot of results, but because it is good for finding indepent sites that are normally buried on the >1 pages of search engines.

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Weird Corners of the Internet

    SFW weird corners of the internet. See something amusingly specific? Could belong here. Remember the odd pages you’d come across on StumbleUpon? We can live those days again…

    Filed under Humor/Memes but it doesn’t have to be funny.

    note from kixiQu: I post a good amount of things from and marijn’s linkroll into this sub because I think they have a lot of fabulous examples. if anyone gets tired of it, DM me.

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