here's some cool sites to check out
alright nothing against our site, it's great and all, but there's so much neat shit out there on the internet it'd be a crime to not spread the word about some of it. besides, the more there is to break the habit of sticking to one of the big """"""web applications"""""" all day, the better. the whole internet isn't just 5 URLs.
that's what this page is for. here you can find some fun or interesting websites recommended by members of the R squad.
click one of these buttons to get whisked to the matching link
|saltybet - http://saltybet.com/|
computer-powered MUGEN characters are pulled out a hat and pitted against each other, 2D and one-on-one. it's livestreamed and viewers bet fake money on which half of the computer's gonna win. it's a twitch.tv stream so there's a chat room. you have to sign up to bet but it's worth it for a good laugh.
there's a shitload of fighters. you get expected shit like street fighter vs mortal kombat, you get odd shit like all the giant-headed anime girls, then you get the crazy shit like david bell, who's flat-out just this son of a bitch in a car who drives into you. that's his attack. he drives into you with a car.
expect fun matches, boring matches, annoying matches, a cozy chatroom (when no one's starting shit), lots of crossovers and millions of precious cyberdollars pouring down the drain.
you might want to have it on a second screen while you're doing other shit though, or else you're just wasting your day betting fuck all on a pixellated mutant flower and goku. just like... i dunno, tab in and dump your full wallet on the mario recolour once in a while. see what happens.
i'm working on a page for all the sickest saltybet characters and stages i've seen. click here for it.
PROTIP: don't be a puss, all in or none in.
|neocities - http://neocities.org/|
free (unless you upgrade) and reliable web host. you can't do anything server-side, so no page templates, no php or mysql or nothing, but if you're happy to put the work into keeping up a good old-fashioned html website and you don't mind going without some of that server shit then you can't go wrong with neocities. comes with a text editor you can use to edit pages on the fly, some social networking community shit you can engage or ignore however you want and 1 gig of storage a site. for $5 a month you can up that to 50 gigs and get some neat extra features like custom domain support (if you've got one).
overall it's pretty neat, and perfect if you want just a personal website. like a gallery, or a journal, or a webcomic... anything you'll be able to manage by editing html files. if you want something fancier with a database and a comments section and a forum and weekly voting and dickpic submissions, and you're stinking rich, i'd shell out for a dedicated server or shared hosting. but anything static, neocities really is the best bet i think.
i remember looking at sites like youtube and twitter and how customizable they used to be with user pages, but slowly over time that bit of fun's melted away and these sites sunk into big-company control-freak bullshit and those brightly coloured flashy and personal profiles all mutated into the same white, gray and brand-colour professional cut-n-paste wix.com sleep therapy craphouse as the other five million-gazillion of them. it's fucking sad. i'm fucking sad now, god dammit.
i'd take a neocities site over a facebook page any day of the week. fuck that shit.