I can't remember the last really cool site
Mon Jul 24, 2023 6:52pm

I found. Well, it was probably priuschat.com Great for when you need information on the car, lots of discussion and minimal assorted junk. They saved me a few hundred dollars and weeks of down time by telling me which capacitors I needed to replace instead of having to take the car to the dealer for a replacement display. (It contained the odometer, it wasn't legal to drive without it.)

I think that's probably it. They're sticking with new, I bet a large number of people use old.reddit.com as their primary interface. The average reddit user doesn't want flash, they want meat. How do you monetize that? (Exploring the Internet without an ad-blocker is kinda like sex without a condom. You're gonna get nasty stuff you don't want... that sort of nasty. [I hope the admin doesn't shut us down, sorry Retna.])

Ah, those days when we just sorta set up a computer... Here I am with an old thinkpad while my wife does Yoga and the kids play. (Life Pro Tip: Join a gym that offers child care. You can go "work out" or something and just get an hour or so to yourself.)

  • Yeah it was great when you found something cool - Erik_, Sat Jul 22 2023 3:24pm
    Then spending the time checking out all the pages and usually saving the link somewhere to visit later again. Too bad a lot of times you end up finding a page and it was like 'wow I can't wait for this QB game to be released!' and then you see it hasn't been updated in a few years. Or worse, you find... more
    • I can't remember the last really cool site- Puckdropper, Mon Jul 24 2023 6:52pm
      • I'm worried old.reddit.com will go away soon. - Erik_, Wed Jul 26 2023 11:32pm
        They had the old flip phone mobile version of the site up and running up until they made the much hated API changes and silently killed it. It was pretty crap and I'm sure almost no one used it but it does seem to be completely dead now and redirects to the main site. Archive link as recent as 03/23:... more
        • That's my worry too, but I do still see a lot of momentum - Puckdropper, Fri Jul 28 2023 5:03pm
          on the old site. Is there a way to monetize things without ads or stupid gimmicks? Webapps do seem to be all the rage. I found one the other day that's a complete CAM program. (Takes a drawing and converts it to gcode.) Kiri:Moto. It was part of an open source package, so if I did really like... more
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