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Last updated 2022-08-13

Why don't we own our own data, maaan? Personal webpages > social media.


 

About

A/S/L? -- 34 / ?? / 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 text editor:Geany

Where am I online?


 

Projects

Teaching stuff

Creative Commons / Public Domain stuff


 

Blog

Blog posts

Smol thoughts

I'm lucky that my husband is a lot more social than I am. I get nervous about things like "having to talk to an insurance adjustor", but he's fine handling it himself and he's very personable. Meanwhile I'm sitting in my home office drawing monsters from Commander Keen to manage my anxiety.

2022-06-15

Even as I'm worn out from this semester I'm looking forward to the next, because I always have ideas for ways to improve my classes the next time around based on my experiences from the current.
It's almost like playing a city planning video game and the city gets messy the first playthrough, so then you have more experience and new ideas for the second playthrough.
... Hmm, I want to play Cities Skylines now...

2022-04-28

The place I work at uses Canvas LMS. I've already lived through the purge from D2L to Canvas, and now Canvas is removing "classic quizzes" in favor of "new quizzes", except new quizzes has fewer features and the conversion tool mangles my programming tests. :| I ended up writing my own quiz system. IDGAF.

2022-01-02

I've been trying to search for my old websites and other websites I used to go to when I was younger, but since a lot of us used free hosting we didn't just have "WebsiteName.com" as URLs. This makes it really hard to find stuff made by us as kids/teens with no money. :(

2022-01-02

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. :|

2021-12-28


 

Media log

Why store this data on someone else's page? -- Lists of books read, TV shows, etc.

Media logs


 

Archive

Archiving stuff digitally.

Archiving others' works

Rachel's Archive - Downloads of rare book scans, game CD rips

Rachel on the Old Web

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


Gifs that remind me of the old internet/computers

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)

 

Guestbook

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Name Message Date
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
Alexa HIiiiiiiiii! 2021-01-14T22:20:18-05:00
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
Questella Hellooooooooo❤ 2022-02-22T19:12:04-05:00
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
Angel Hello :) 2022-03-07T11:09:31-05:00
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
alert("LMAO") alert("LMAO") 2022-06-25T09:30:33-04:00
alert("LMAO") alert("LMAO") 2022-06-25T09:30:42-04:00
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



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