🌐Relive the old internet, Amazon's Experimental Products, and Cyberpunk Vibes
Musical Netrunners Inbound
Hey everyone! Hope you’re doing well this week.
I have to make a retraction this week - the dark blend Coke with Coffee is surprisingly good when chilled sufficiently. I had a second can that I put in the fridge for a long time - and it tasted great!
Pretty sad about Daft Punk, am I right? I’m sad to see them go after so long . . .
Oh - If you’re in the mood for some found-footage horror, here’s two new suggestions.
Willow Creek is a fun film. There’s a long scene involving a tent and listening for outside noises that is surprisingly unsettling.
Frankenstein’s Army is a B grade campy WWII horror film that’s pretty hilarious. There’s some terrifying nightmare monsters WITHOUT horrible CGI - as many B movies tend to have these days.
Have you ever been to one of those “Bin” stores? There are dozens of bins with old Amazon items - ranging from old sports memorabilia to toys, grilling accessories, and lots of other random stuff. Everything is only $5 at this one. It’s a wild place!
Speaking of wild - let’s take a look at today’s topics, shall we?
Grab an espresso and let’s go!
🌐Relive The Old Internet
I miss the simplicity and creativity of the old internet, don’t you?
Fortunately, Webflow is leading the way with creative sites - a fact I’m very happy about.
I found this fun little site called “The Old Net” that makes a fun jump into the nostalgia of the ancient internet.
Here, you gotta check it out.
I think we often forget just how bare-bones the internet was back then - basically just HTML.
My favorite part of the site is the Guest Posts section. I honestly hope some of these are real. Windows XP on a 2006 Imac?
Heck, maybe I need to sign it from my old PSP . . .
You can also type in websites to see what they looked like in a particular year. Like Amazon in 2002! If you get a chance, check out Walmart too, Apple, or whatever you’d like to see!
Check out these ancient vibes.
If you’d like to recreate some old internet vibes, I’ve got a few recommendations for you.
You can make crazy sites with Hot Glue. Either make your own site or install it on your webserver. Check it out here.
If you have an Apple product, check out the E.gg app by Facebook. It’s a really neat free form site builder. Check it out here
This neat website builder is coming out soon too.
Wordpress User? Check out this epic theme
We’ve officially made it to a weird place with Amazon Alexa products.
Yeah, the Alexa drone is pretty out there. . . .
However, Amazon has decided to take it to the next level. They’ve decided to make YOU vote with your money on what sort of strange Alexa gadgets they should make.
From a 40,000 foot level I’m honestly wondering if some of their Alexa gadgets have flopped in terms of sales - so they’re trying to gauge consumer sentiment.
For example - how many people are buying Alexa microwaves? or the Echo Auto?
Asking consumers what they are interested in is often a good way to find out what they actually want - and will shell out money for.
Here’s the first three.
The one that makes the most sense to me is the nutrition scale. That’s actually kinda cool. The Cuckoo Clock and Sticky Note Printer are kinda weird. (Interestingly, the sticky note printer has already hit its goal).
What’s the target audience for a Smart Cuckoo Clock? I’m not sure.
I do know I’ll be skipping this first iteration of the Build it program - but I’m excited to see what they come up with next!
Check out the launch page!
And get your Sticky Note Machine?
I’m excited to finally share this awesome website with you. It’s called Night.fm, and it’s a really sick Cyberpunk Radio site.
Now - if you’re not familiar with Cyberpunk music - Think Tron - but usually darker. It can be described as industrial electronic music, like the stuff in the Matrix.
Think of it as dystopian lo-fi
Also - the design of night.fm is amazing. From the loading screen like some kind of Hacker OS to the music visualizer that beats in time with the music - it’s an awesome vibe.
The creator - Circuit - has a very good eye for creating a futuristic music player. Well done! We need more cool sites like this on the net.
I wish Soundcloud or Spotify released some kind of awesome Music Visualizer site creator or something. I really think it could take the current culture of lofi radio to the next level.
These days, we only have brave souls like Circuit or Marty from Poolside.FM figuring out the world of API’s to make music fun.
It works great on mobile - but the desktop is the best experience.
Check it out - and get listening!
Wearing all black with neon lights in the background is not required but heavily encouraged.
🐙The Land of Random
Random links from all over the place.
Feed Your Brain
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Satoshi’s Twitter Found?
This Substacker believes that he has found the ancient Twitter account of Satoshi Nakamoto. It’s an interesting read, and makes a great case for why digital archaeology is so useful.
Draw With Digital Silk
Have a few minutes to draw relaxing pattterns? Yes? Then this site is for you.
More than likely the bots will get all these shoes, but if you feel like throwing your digital hat in the ring - these Adidas shoes are really unique.
Thomas the Tonka Train?
I’m not sure how I feel about this
Late Night Vibes
Need an online digital whiteboard to collaborate with your team? This one looks pretty neat - AND it has a free tier!
Want to build a cool 3D experience for the web? Spline is a really neat 3D design tool. I haven’t gotten the chance to try this yet, but it’s on my list!
When The Electric Wires Revolt
Nooooooo don’t attack me. Fun fact. This YT video is from 2007.
🎶TikToks You Can’t Miss
Probably not healthy but now i want it
If you get this you probably watch too much tiktok like me
I swear, these balloon videos NEVER get old
Mad props to this young Entrepeneur. Very cool!
Play Slender Man alone in the actual real woods? NAH
If this is real, I want to know what happened
Five Nights at Freddys Flashbacks INTENSIFIES
Well, that’s all for this issue. I’ll see you next time!! If you’re able, please share The Land of Random with your friends and family.