Last updated 2023-05-27
A/S/L? -- 35 / ?? / Kansas City
Hi! My name is Rachel. I live in the Kansas City metro area. I've been programming since I was 10, and have worked locally as a software/web developer since 2010. Currently, I'm a computer science teacher at a community college and I also make indie games (and other media) on the side.
|Favorite color:||Purple ^-^|
|Favorite food:||Ummm bibim bap or chicken 65 biriyani from Ruchi :F But I'll generally eat most stuff. Pizza is always appreciated.|
|Favorite programming language:||C++ (All my personal websites are written in PHP tho)|
|Favorite class:||I tend to play healers/support in whatever games. :T|
|Favorite coffee:||Vanilla latte|
|Favorite Operating System:||Linux Mint with Mate desktop environment|
|Favorite editors:||Geany for plaintext, Code::Blocks for C++|
|Things I boycott:||
Where am I online?
I saw some tweets about "Distributed Internet" the other day and I was excited until I realized they were talking about NFT bullshit instead of stuff like distributed social media and SOLID-style projects. :|
Why is it that I try to be as open and positive and encouraging of people, willing to help them learn
something "scary" like Linux or Mastodon or other FOSS software, and yet just for the sin of promoting
Linux I am regarded as some kind of asshole. I'm not even telling people to use Linux/Mastodon. I'm
not even offering unsolicited advice!
And then I get frustrated at people shitting on FOSS enthusiasts and now I'm an asshole for being frustrated. For fuck's sake.
Why store this data on someone else's page? -- Lists of books read, TV shows, etc.
Go to my photo gallery!
Archiving stuff digitally.
Rachel's Archive - Downloads of rare book scans, game CD rips
Moosader Forum GameDev Competitions - Screenshots and info on entries in the old Moosader message board gamedev competitions
ArtSader backup - Creative commons and public domain game art by myself and others
Also old Rachel stuff on the web?
I can't remember many of my old usernames, but here's what I do remember. (I'm mostly putting it here so I can find this information later lol.)
Screenshots of desktops / projects
Iterations of my webpages
If you are a friend and have some kind of non-social-media website, let me know!
FLOSS and Data Privacy
Just in case you wanted a peek at how the old internet looked.
I wish I could remember more of the websites I used to visit when I was younger.
One of the things that make it hard to look for old websites is that back in the day
a lot of us used random services to get free website hosting. For example,
my original Moosader webpage was on the Eccentrix service. Because of this,
the URLs weren't always as simple as "WebsiteName.com", making it hard to
find archives of them now.
When I was really young, I know I had fan sites about Digimon and Septerra Core back on Geocities. I don't remember their names. I do remember my Sum 41 fan site was "The Sum is 41", which I have linked above.
Need more nostalgia? How about some YouTube videos about the old web?
|Authentic Pikachu gif.||I don't even know where these were from but you used to see them everywhere.||I definitely remember this cat.|
|I stumbled across this in the gif searcher and I instantly remembered HOW COOL I THOUGHT THESE WERE they reminded me of the boards in Oddworld and I remember having some sort of maker for these. LEET INTERNET TIMES.||WinAmp was so freaking good.||My parents didn't want to get us a pet so they got me Catz instead. We did eventually get a real kitty and puppy though. (As an adult, we now have four cats. <3)|
|Rachel||I am testing my own guestbook!||2020-12-24T15:45:35-05:00|
|Erika||Erika was here||2020-12-24T15:56:49-05:00|
|Benedikt||Really like your page.||2020-12-24T16:55:06-05:00|
|Barflord||i like the old gif collection||2020-12-24T19:07:41-05:00|
|Brian||Via retpaĝo tre plaĉas al mi!||2020-12-24T21:21:19-05:00|
|Dan||Keep on keeping on! Happy New Year!!!||2020-12-31T15:12:10-05:00|
|Akira||Hi Rachel, I like your website.||2021-05-01T17:26:16-04:00|
|wasolili||mi olin e lipu sina. sitelen tawa li pona a. I love your website. The animated GIFs are very cool.||2021-10-18T00:42:44-04:00|
|PiP||it's been a while since I've seen one of these things! - Mike||2021-12-06T09:02:46-05:00|
|SkyLantern||Thank you for this. The early days of the internet was wild, wonderful, and weird. Just like the journey I took to finally land on this site, starting at a book you uploaded to the Internet Archive and ending up here, I'd spend hours surfing from one link to another, nowhere near where I started. I miss it for all it's randomness and quirkiness. Thanks for reloading those memories.||2021-12-23T23:48:09-05:00|
|Alarxon||Hi! I love your website 💜||2021-12-29T05:34:05-05:00|
|Darb||Wow! I am signing this guestbook from a smartphone! Feels weird considering when this site format ruled the world I was plugged into the internet through a landline telephone. Thanks for bringing me back.||2022-01-02T03:53:16-05:00|
|David||Discovered you today from your PinePhone stress test video (which super awesome, BTW!) And now finding this amazing retro site is the cherry on top! Awesome work! Take care!||2022-02-26T15:26:20-05:00|
|Rachel||Just checking that the functionality still works and that I didn't accidentally break it again.||2022-04-21T14:35:28-04:00|
|90sBaby||Digging the vibe of the retro design!||2022-06-01T08:27:20-04:00|
|Zylops||This is actually so incredibly cool. I grew up mostly with the modern web but this old style shit is still incredibly sweet.||2022-06-25T08:58:06-04:00|
|Rachel||I already tried testing script injection. Nice try. :P||2022-06-27T13:54:14-04:00|
|Dr. Frankenfurter||Chickens are delicious and nutritious.||2022-07-11T18:35:12-04:00|
|Brant||It's been a long time. Haven't browsed Moosader's stuff since the BBS. lol||2022-07-21T22:09:04-04:00|
|Ryan||I love websites that look like this! I stumbled on your YouTube channel many years back. But, didn't know how to code but I was fascinated none the less. I need to use SDL 1.x for a project so very thankful you have tutorials from back in the day on it :)||2022-08-18T08:42:22-04:00|
|Pranjal Shukla||Thank you for your snake game course in FreeCodeCamp I am currently doing the course||2022-11-14T23:57:59-05:00|
|Rachel||I've never made anything for freecodecamp before o_o my tutorials are on my website or YouTube lol.||2022-11-16T10:27:36-05:00|
|Joey||Wgen are you going to make more videos?||2022-11-22T19:42:42-05:00|
|Ash||alert(“come back to youtube rachel!”)||2022-11-22T19:45:05-05:00|
|Clarissa the Dogcow||Hey friend!! I agree! Personal webpages > social media! And yours is pretty rad!||2022-12-01T18:46:59-05:00|
|puxped||hi! love the look of your website!||2022-12-29T15:26:44-05:00|
|puxped||hi! love the look of your website!||2022-12-29T17:39:34-05:00|
|puxped||hi! love the look of your website!||2022-12-30T12:47:57-05:00|
|transmutrix||Your site is a breath of fresh air (and of nostalgia)!||2023-02-20T08:36:21-05:00|
|Potato||If you're reading this message, enjoy a nice tasty potato!||2023-03-28T19:29:10-04:00|
|Imran Ali||Hi Rachel, I am one of your oldest YouTube viewer from they good old days of Allegro when I started game programming after getting inspiration from you and bunch of other guys including Falco. I think its more that 15 years. Cheers!||2023-04-19T02:55:33-04:00|
|Punch||A.D. 2023 -- Technology is kings. One man still picking sticks. Thank you for your allegro stuff from way back, you were one of the people that showed me I could actually make games. My life would be decidedly more boring without this creative outlet.||2023-05-14T16:54:42-04:00|
|Rick||Dankon pro la ligo al mia paĝo. Ankaŭ mi inkluzivas vin en mia paĝo de ligoj.||2023-05-27T17:05:25-04:00|
More coming soon!