Weekly Website Wednesday: Plastic Living

You know how I like ancient websites that are still around? Well, Plastic Living started in 1998 and is still being updated today. It still has that early internet aesthetic, though, so I LOVE it.

Plastic Living is a website that catalogues the history of plastic products. I like plastic, because through plastic humans have achieved near-immortality. The pharaohs really should have filled their tombs with plastic. When I die, plasticize my organs before sticking them in the gaudiest canopic jars that money can buy.

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Weekly Website Wednesday: Mastodon

What is Mastodon? It’s a decentralized, open-source social network based on GNU Social. What does that mean? It’s confusing and it doesn’t work very well! Whatever! It’s the hip, new, disruptive technology that’s taking the Millennials by storm! It might even replace Twitter. (No it won’t.)

There are actually several Mastodon networks that interconnect. I’m at social.targaryen.house, but you could join shitposter.club, or memetastic.space, or even anitcapitalist.party, and we can all still talk to each other! Wouldn’t it be better and less confusing if everyone was on the same server? I don’t know. Maybe.

By the by, I’m not sure that I trust Mastodon’s security. I would suggest using a different password than your usual one, if you join.

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Weekly Website Wednesday: Vacuumland

This week’s website is a very strange community.

vacuumland link pictureVacuuland is a social network for lovers and collectors of vacuum cleaners.

It was through this website that I learned that my grandmother’s old vacuum cleaner was actually a highly sought-after collector’s item.

If you want to learn more about your vacuum cleaner, this is the place to go.