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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby rikkikow » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:19 pm

http://morningmusu.me
What I did was high lighted the above and right click to open in a new tab (using firefox).
I closed the Jpop.com tab and found out I was not logged on in the morningmusu.me site.
So I used my bookmark and got back to the original. :P :D
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Moh » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:21 pm

boinsie wrote:Second?!?

First is TweetDeck, naturally. XD

Most sites I can type the first two or three letters and they come up. Most of my bookmarks are recipes. :fear:
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby erilaz » Wed Jan 04, 2017 3:37 pm

I just have www.jplop.com set as my homepage, so I'm here as soon as I open Safari. If I've been farting around elsewhere on the Web, I just hit JPLOP in my Favorites bar to get back here.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Starra » Wed Jan 04, 2017 7:26 pm

^Same, except instead of my homepage I just constantly have a tab open that I refresh every so often. It's also in my bookmarks bar.

For reference, my most visited pages:
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby CaptainBerryzGiraffe » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:50 am

uhhhhh
to go to my websites i have it down:
i type in "y" and youtube pops up
"f" - facebook
"j"- jplop
"m" = mlssoccer.com
"gm" - gmail
and that's about all i really use lol
but i don't like bookmarks and that stuff
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby TotallyUncool » Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:01 pm

I have a huge collection of bookmarks going back at least to the days of Netscape - it includes torrent sites, uploaders, forums, and blogs that disappeared ten or fifteen years ago. When I install a new system, I transfer them wholesale to the new installation of Firefox. My bookmark list still includes plenty of useful links, but it's also a semi-random/semi-organized archive of Asian pop music/culture links.
On an everyday basis, I generally use the Firefox New Tab page, which I set to display 30 of my more-or-less most-used links (five rows of six thumbnails each; when I want to keep a link, I pin it in place). And sometimes I just type part of a URL and let Firefox find the link.
(I'm much more casual with links on my phone - I have Jplop and my office e-mail bookmarked, but I rely on voice-based Google searches for most other links. XD )
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby erilaz » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:27 pm

I've accumulated a lot of bookmarks, too, but every year or two I export the list and delete most of the bookmarks from the browser. That way I don't have such a long list to scroll through, but I still have access to the old bookmarks if I need them. My oldest exported bookmark list is from 2008.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Zunu » Thu Jan 05, 2017 1:33 pm

^ Mine too, coincidentally.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby TotallyUncool » Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:54 pm

I just did a quick check in a couple of obvious directories - the oldest bookmark.htm file (Netscape format!) I found offhand was from 06-08-2002, and the second oldest was from December 2004.

Here's a list of the music links (titles only) from the 2002 bookmarks, which in a way serve as a rough history of my musical interests from the early 90s up through mid-2002 (in reverse order, of course, with newest at the top, and the oldest at the bottom): XD
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Rock of Japan
Joel's Favorite Japanese Bands
eX-Girl
J~E: An English language guide to Japanese rock and pop music
The Official Home Page of Grateful Dead
N o r t h S i d e - Nordic Roots Music
The Official V?ttin?Website
The Ectophiles' Guide to Good Music
TVfolk.net - BredbandsTV f? folkmusik
Nancy Sinatra | h o m e
Rhino Handmade -- Collectible Music And Video Creations
Knitting Factory Los Angeles: KF Hollywood
CD Online Station CDJapan
Shonen Knife Discography
Joeru in Japan
april's shonen knife page!
Shonen Knife HOME PAGE
SisterRecords&BENTEN ON-LINE
worldwide love
RECORD STORES in LOS ANGELES & the Internet
Bonsai's Jpop Pages & Jpop Search Engine
Ailanto: Shonen Knife On My Mind
knifecut.html
CDBanzai - English
RollingStone.com - Desperation Squad Main
ANOTHER UNOFFICIAL MUDHONEY HOME PAGE
JPOP MP3 SEARCHER
EMusic.com: Bomp! Records
Rhino Records -- Your One Stop Pop Culture Shop!
Rhino Handmade: Individually Numbered Limited Edition Digital Wonders
Yankee Dollar
SEARCH & DESTROY! - Early Punk Rock : Scene Reports
early eighties punk rock survivors
Billy the Kid--Gunfighter Ballads
The L.A. Punk Scene - Los Angeles Bands, Stores, Clothes, Shows, Venues, and more!
House of the Rising Punk
Alternative Sixties Jukebox - 60's music Real Audio archive
The History of Rock and Roll
"Songs in the Key of Z" by Irwin Chusid | The Curious Universe of Outsider Music
Deep Freeze Mice,Ruth's Refrigerator, The Creams & The Chrysanthemums Home
The Insect Trust- Tribute/Interviews- Perfect Sound Forever
Bomp's Favorite Web Sites
'60s Garage Links
Bill Evans Music Page
Geza X - Producer
Punk Rock USA
penelope houston's official site
Penelope Houston/Avengers Site
13th FLOOR ELEVATORS VILLAGE
Rhino Records
Legacy Links-The Sixties Rock And Roll Index
Sweetwater Band Home Page
The Monks Official Website
Nico: t | h | e . m | a | r | b | l | e . i | n | d | e | x
Bonsai's Jpop Pages & Jpop Search Engine
Totally Damned Main Page
Gaye Bykers On Acid Information
Welcome to the P. F. Sloan Website
World Wide Punk: Punk Bands - Directory of Punk/Hardcore bands on The Net


The 2004 bookmarks include these links... (some of which still exist! :o )
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jpopsuki BitTorrent Tracker
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby erilaz » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:02 pm

TotallyUncool wrote:Joeru in Japan

Since that was nestled among the Shonen Knife sites, that must have been Joel Boucher. I used to see him up in front at every San Francisco Shonen Knife show back in the mid '90s, but I never saw him again after Michie left the band. I saw him at Nina Hagen shows, too.

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Penelope Houston/Avengers Site

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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby TotallyUncool » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:58 pm

I think that 90s Shonen Knife fans were always a weird subset of Jpop/Jrock fandom, along with fans of eXgirl and early Puffy. It felt kind of like being a fan of something so obscure that it wasn't even underground -- it was just too weird to actually exist. I remember trying to download a Shonen Knife PV on WinMX in 2001 or 2002, and being simultaneously amazed that there even was such a thing, and frustrated because I could only get a partial download. XD
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby Starra » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:26 pm

I only have 19 bookmarks + a folder of Pixiv tags I'm looking through but haven't finished with yet (and sometimes works, since I open like 20+ Pixiv tabs at once sometimes and don't always end up looking at everything before I get too tired to Japanese)...

My bookmarks from 2004 would've been two forums, maybe. Back then I was only 11/12 and I didn't visit many websites.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby SaebaRyo » Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:12 am

Just found out the creator of Old Master Q passed away on New Year. :(

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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby erilaz » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:03 am

TotallyUncool wrote:I remember trying to download a Shonen Knife PV on WinMX in 2001 or 2002, and being simultaneously amazed that there even was such a thing, and frustrated because I could only get a partial download. XD

I found promotional VHS tapes of a couple of their PVs from the '90s, when they were on Virgin in the U.S., but the real surprise for me was when I discovered their early '80s vintage PVs on YouTube:

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Postby esm » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:30 am

I went to the optometrist today because I want new glasses, and I thought it'd be good to have a routine checkup anyway, since I haven't had one since early 2013 or late 2012. My current glasses are overall fine, but I just wanted an update because I've had these ones for at least 4-5 years now.

Because this is the first time I'm paying for myself with my own insurance and all, I didn't realize how expensive it is to get glasses for such crappy eyes. :fear:

My pupils are still dilated. It's annoying.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby TotallyUncool » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:19 am

That reminds me -- I have to get the right-side hinge-spring on my current glasses fixed. And then arrange to get cataract surgery. And after that, get new glasses.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby boinsie » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:14 pm

I imagine optometry would be a really awesome field for a person that actually needs to wear glasses fulltime. It would help to get around the high cost of multiple pair of quality glasses. As it is, working here for going on four years (wait, WHAT?) I've ended up with a ton of pairs of glasses, but I have such a low prescription I really don't wear them too often.
Prescription polarized sunglasses are an absolutely must for me now, though. SO good. :heart:
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby esm » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:40 pm

The optometrist I saw today said her eyes are about as bad as mine. :lol:

I want new prescription sunglasses, since the prescription on my old pair is already quite off -- my eyes can sort of adjust to them within a minute or so, but I don't know if switching back and forth between those and my regular glasses is good.

But I don't wear sunglasses very often, especially not when it's not summer, so I don't want to pay for a new pair at this point. I might eventually just replace the lenses on the old pair. Still, it's the lenses that are expensive.
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby TotallyUncool » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:07 pm

I used to have glasses with photosensitive lenses, back in the days when they used glass. According to my optometrist (about two years ago), though, the plastic photosensitive lenses that are currently available aren't that good, so I figured that I'd stick with plain lenses, and get prescription sunglasses at some point. But the other day, a friend was wearing prescription glasses from Japan with very good (i.e., quite dark in the sunlight) plastic photosensitive lenses, so maybe there are good plastic-lens photosensitive glasses on the market now (at least in Japan XD ).

erilaz wrote:I found promotional VHS tapes of a couple of their PVs from the '90s, when they were on Virgin in the U.S., but the real surprise for me was when I discovered their early '80s vintage PVs on YouTube:

Sometimes I think that YouTube has (almost) taken the challenge out of looking for old videos and music -- things that I never thought I'd see or hear are just a click away. In most ways, it's good, but I'm almost glad to know that there are still a few obscurities left to search for.
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  • A hypothetical live video (or at least high-res audio) version of ZONE's ultra-obscure "You Can Give Song" (the song itself, and not the Miyu history clip with the same title), which appears to exist only in the thoroughly low-res audio version, which is itself hard to find (here on niconico, and on nicozon.net).
  • The full video versions of Runtime's early 2000s Crystal Live shows with ZONE and other Runtimers (some footage of the 2003 Crystal Live is available on a couple of episodes of Potajyu, and there's a low-res bootleg audio version of Tomoka singing "Marble" from that same show, but not much else).
  • The full movie that this awesome clip of Josephine Siao FongFong singing "Shakin' All Over" is from (a lot of old HK movies seem to exist only in versions reconstructed from damaged prints, and some have not turned up in any form).
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Re: Random Thread ~The Duck Saga Pt. 17~

Postby erilaz » Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:08 pm

TotallyUncool wrote:Sometimes I think that YouTube has (almost) taken the challenge out of looking for old videos and music -- things that I never thought I'd see or hear are just a click away. In most ways, it's good, but I'm almost glad to know that there are still a few obscurities left to search for.

For nearly 30 years, I've been trying to see everything on the "Favorite Films" list in RE/Search #10: Incredibly Strange Films. Even now, about 60 of those 265 films continue to elude me. That number would certainly be higher if it weren't for YouTube.
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