How do I navigate this site?
Well, I think it's pretty obvious, but maybe I'm just bad at web
design. There's a navigation bar at the top of the site that you can
use to move around, and if you ever want to come back here, you can
just hit the big Mosh logo. You can also scroll down and find my blog/update posts.
I'm Mosh. I'm an eighteen year old from the Eastern United States. Some of my
hobbies include: making glitch art, datamoshing, web development,
other computer stuff, and sitting at home all day being a loser.
What is this website?
This is a website that I threw up to ramble about things and pretend that it's somehow productive, as well as share interesting things I find on the internet.
I'm also very passionate about different forms of creative expression and philosophy, so expect some of that to be here.
Will you please make this site look better?? It's hurting my eyes.
The site is still a work in progress, but I doubt it will ever look good. It's not meant to look good, it's meant to share information.
How can I contact you?
If you have any suggestions for the site or wish to contact me, you
can message me on discord @ Mosh#4504.
- Due to my discontent with the site, I've decided to make another site.
I still plan to post on and update this site, but for now most of my energy will be focused on the new one. I've also lost a lot of motivation and
spend most of my time in bed, so I don't know how fast updates will be coming to either site.
- I finally had the motivation to finish the theme selector which you can now find on the index page.
- Time to start working on more themes.
- Put most of the inline CSS into my external sheet in preparation of the theme changer.
- The cookie system for the theme changer is pretty much done. I just have to create the different themes now.
- Added a new landing page, I'll start work on different themes soon.
- Fixed some JS issues.
- Fixed a few typos I noticed; I can't be bothered to proofread my writing, so I'm sure there's still a lot of typos.
- Added a small site description, so my site properly embeds in discord now.
- Also, the new landing page broke the shit out of mobile, but I'll fix that another day.
- Moved all my JS to an external file.
- Cleaned up some of the spaghetti in my CSS file.
- I'll probably start work on a landing page with a theme selector today, but I'm not sure. All I really feel like doing is sleeping.
- Added some music to the index page (bottom right). I plan to add this to the other pages eventually as well with different songs.
- Added a background image to the Tutorials page.
- Added music to the Tutorials and Art Bin pages.
- Created a tutorials page for me to ramble in a semi‐productive way.
- Wrote up a Google dorking article for the tutorials page.
- Became a legal adult.
Burnout & Boredom
I made it a week, and I'm already bored. Over the past couple of days, I've just felt kind of worn out; I've felt tired pretty much 24/7,
I've had no motivation to improve upon my site, and it feels like time has sped up to about 10 times the normal speed. I've continued to update the
site because I feel like I have to do at least a little bit of work on it everyday, but most of my updates have just been simple design changes. I think
a major issue that's been weighing down my motivation is that I turn 18 tomorrow, and I was kind of hoping that I would be able to put together a somewhat
decent site by now. I plan on starting a career in web development after I graduate, but as of right now, it's still looking like it's gonna be a while before
that's gonna happen (as you can tell by the monstrocity you see before you). I know that I still have plenty of time in my life to learn and improve
my skills, but I'm still behind where I want to be, which is all that really matters to me. I've already wasted so much time, and as the days go on,
I waste more and more. There's people out there that have million dollar companies before they're my age. That could have been me if I had used my time
correctly. And then, when I think about how much time I've wasted, I mope around feeling depressed that I wasted so much time and, in turn, waste
even more time. It's just an endless cycle that I can clearly see I'm stuck in, yet I don't make any effort to get out of it. I know that if I just started
where my motivation is going. I don't have games as a distraction any more, I haven't played anything in probably a month. I know it's not Youtube, there's
literally nothing on there that makes me want to sit there and watch it for hours (even though I do). I don't know why I can't just sit down and
get the shit done; it's harder to find ways to procrastinate than it is to just do it. I think my issue is that I just need to write more; this is the only form
of creativity/brain dumping that I can do that doesn't take much time. A bonus to it is that I also don't have to ever see it again, because I can't be bothered
to read anything this long. That's one of the main issues that I find with any form of art that I do; I can tell that it's complete shit, and then I lose all motivation
to do it because I know that I'm complete shit at it. But when I write, I can just braindump and then if there's any parts that don't make sense or don't flow together,
I can just claim that it's my writing style. Big brain gang.
- Fixed the fade-in animation issue.
- Changed the primary site colors.
- Finally changed the damn font.
- Created some new backgrounds for some of the pages, changed some colors, and changed blog post margins again.
- Started work on a new index page that I might use.
- Added a fade-in animation for all the pages, but I might remove this later,
as I noticed it does some weird stuff with the background on chromium-based browsers.
- Changed the pages a little bit, lacking motivation to do much else.
- Fixed the bug where the nav links were displaying on the left for the weirdos not using Firefox.
- Fixed the Mosh nav logo and the banners that were stretching off the page on mobile.
- Changed around the page margins a little bit.
- Changed the background of the homepage, tomorrow I'll work on making these posts a bit less of an eyesore.
- Added more links to the link page and organized them a bit better.
- Created a Guestbook.
- Created a buttons wall page.
- Added buttons and banners to the wall.
Creativity in Web Design
Think of the last 10 non-neocities sites that you've been to. Have any of them had a background image?
Have any of them really stood out in any way creatively? I'm gonna guess you said no to those (though I'm probably wrong, as I usually am).
That's the issue with the web today, it's not creative. Take w3schools for example, it's literally
a site made to teach you about web development and programming, yet it's probably the most boring site I've ever seen. Not to mention the countless
other sites with no personality. Even people's personal sites are being plagued by this pandemic, mostly because they use shitty website builders
like wix instead of learning to code it themselves. What's so bad about learning how to do something yourself, without the help of some generic website
template? It's not even like web dev is hard, all you really need is a text editor, a browser, and a couple hours of your time. Not only do you get the
creative freedom to create something that is 100% your own, but you also don't have to fork out the money to pay for some shitty template site. It's not
like people are using these templates to create incredibly complicated sites anyways, they're usually just making some shitty black text on white background
landing page. But Neocities is different, when you go to just about any site on Neocities, you can see personality in the site. It isn't just some cookie
cutter, copy-pasted website, it's something that someone put time and effort into making their own. That's not something that you get to see very often
nowadays when you're browsing the web, and I think that's why I like the idea of Neocities so much. You have a free space to create something of your own,
and you have a way to share it with other people that can appreciate it the same as you. Here's a few buttons to some sites I find interesting:
- Gave headers to the link page.
- Organized the art section into groups, added descriptions of the experimentations, and made it look a little better.
- Put a temporary background image on all the webpages, so it isn't as horrible on the eyes.(I really need to change this font though)
- Somewhat fixed the mobile site, but it's still a little wonky.