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living life as /retro/ as possible Fellow Time Traveler 09/22/2021 (Wed) 03:47:35 No.1985
Anyone else here /retro/maxxing? I've realized there is no point in denying myself happiness and gigacoziness and I may as well go all in on my retro obsessions even if it's a bit weird. I could list a bunch of things I'm doing but I'll start with just a couple here >film photography I have never bought a digital camera and I have stopped being a NEET lately. I have a small comfy job so I have some money and I buy rolls of film on occasion and I carry a late '90s point and shoot camera with me almost everywhere I go. It's fun and super comfy. I also started developing black and white film myself, at home. >computer I have set up my windows machine to look like windows 98 (not completely accurate but I've changed over the icons and use a classic theme, etc. And on my linux machine I have set it up to look like some versions of UNIX from the late 80s to early 90s. And for my browser I use Pale Moon and I have it set to look like Netscape. >music I go to the record store sometimes and browse around and I have a collection of tapes, CDs, and records which I listen to. I have a lot of fun fixing cassette decks too. I could go on but what have you guys been doing? You ARE living it, aren't you anons??
>>2172 >A whole roll in a couple hours, huh? I go through a roll in like, a whole year sometimes. I was shooting on a toy camera that had a high chance of wasting film on dud shots, so I would take several pictures of the same subject. On top of that, I was shooting on 120 film and so wasn't dealing with many exposures in the first place. I haven't shot anything in years and have forgotten pretty much everything I knew about photography.
>>2177 Oh, that makes sense. Probably one of those Holgas or something. >I haven't shot anything in years and have forgotten pretty much everything I knew about photography. you should start shooting film again in my opinion.
>>2179 >Probably one of those Holgas or something Exactly right. I have a Lomo LC-A too, but I've only used that one once. I prefer the square format. I also have a few Smenas, but one of them doesn't work. >you should start shooting film again in my opinion. I don't see any point anymore. I have some negatives locked up that I still never got around to getting decent prints made from.
>>2182 I guess that's understandable. I just like it when people do /retro/ kind of things, you know? I got a friend of mine to start shooting film and he likes it. it's nice.
>>2183 Not in the discussion but some stuff is tougher to do, i recall going to an old store i used to go and the film area is now filled with TVs, very few places process film so one has to DIY which is fairly easy until you get to use colour and then getting the chems is also tough without having to resort to mailing it, which is extra taxes due to being chems themselves. Also some old film equipment is getting scalped hard but at least 135 stuff is still cheap and many good lenses are still relatively accessible.
>>2184 Sales are picking up lately. My local camera store has a small but expanding film section and last time I went, they told me stock was selling as fast as they could get it in. Unfortunately there aren't any more 1 hour photo kind of places, which is unfortunate. Actual photo labs are few and far between, but there are a lot of labs that do mail-in processing which for me has been pretty simple. If you live near one you can drop your film off, too. But I just mail them in. It works fine and I get my stuff back in about a week. I develop B&W at home but doing color is for the most part too expensive and inconvenient to do at home compared to sending it out.
>>2183 I ideally want to develop and print my stuff someday, but I don't have space and have other priorities right now. Film is way more satisfying than digital. I used to shoot digital and edit the crap out of my pictures, but digital just feels soulless to me now in comparison even with editing. >>2185 >Sales are picking up lately. My local camera store has a small but expanding film section and last time I went, they told me stock was selling as fast as they could get it in. I'm glad to hear that. Call me a snob, but I think film should be the standard for photography that isn't just intended for utilitarian purposes.
>>2187 >I ideally want to develop and print my stuff someday, I'd love it if you were able to do that. I develop a bit, but don't have space to make prints. >Film is way more satisfying than digital. Yeah, it really is. Even people I know who aren't like us tend to agree. I've personally never had any interest in digital photography. >I'm glad to hear that. Call me a snob, but I think film should be the standard for photography that isn't just intended for utilitarian purposes. Yep, exactly how I feel. I don't take digital photos except in rare cases when I need to document something and send it to someone. By the way, can I ask what those "other priorities" are right now for you?
>>2187 >Yeah, it really is. Even people I know who aren't like us tend to agree. I've personally never had any interest in digital photography. I think it's pretty sad how much time and money people have been wasted on digital photography when film just feels like the real thing. Even old, amateurish family photos shot on the spur of the moment had charm to them in a way that professional digital photography doesn't. I feel like film is able to capture the way you picture a fond memory, whereas digital is clinical and can be downright harsh. This topic got me thinking about this blog post that I read years ago that helped push me into shooting on film: http://akinokure.blogspot.com/2013/11/in-digital-age-will-we-have-memorable.html I got into digital as a teenager just because it was easier and I liked messing around with programs like Photoshop. I regret not taking film photography classes in school, but at least the digital photography class I took taught me basic composition skills. >By the way, can I ask what those "other priorities" are right now for you? I'm trying to focus on musical interests while working a split shift and dealing with fatigue problems I've had since I was a teenager but have never been able to treat. It's an uphill battle. When I come home from work, I'm not in the mood for doing anything that requires active creativity on my part.
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What about home sound equipment? any recommendations? Ever since the 00's it has gotten more and more common for people to use headphones. Listening to music without it being specifically directed towards you is getting rarer.
>>2215 i have a shitty Sony stereo from 2004 that still works great. it's a behemoth of a unit and not practical in the slightest, but it would probably look great in the corner of some teenager's room next to his britney speers pinup and stack of PS2 games.
>>2215 If only boomers would follow the trend and stop blasting The Dark Side of the Moon on maximum volume daily.
Ive been wanting to locally buy a small crt monitor, currently setting up a win98 vm
>>1985 You sound like a fucking attention whore hipster poser
>>2251 Is it really attentionwhoring if nobody sees him doing the things he likes?
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I finally fulfilled my teenage dream and bought a PSP. Besides playing the games i always wanted to try I'm thinking about putting some movies on the memory card, and not just any movies but actual UMD rips. I know it makes no sense but there is just something comfy about it, PSP was such a cool thing before smart phones (which i absolutely hate).
>>2293 The PSP blew away pretty much any other handheld out there with all it could do. It was great how active the homebrew scene was with creating new software for it.
>>2293 Don't forget to put emulators on it. The PSP was emulation heaven, you could easily run everything up to 5th gen consoles on it, not to mention source ports.
>>2293 There were PDAs too, butt smartphones integrated a cellular modem into them.
>>2294 >>2295 I know, after downloading some PSP and PS1 games I added a GBA emulator and a few homebrew games. Now I want to see if I can turn it into a multimedia machine, a cute little 2000s replacement to my smartphone. I found an archive of UMD movies and its possible to play UMD isos for that authentic experience with menus and shit, pretty comfy. Obviously it can play music too so it's not worth mentioning, but the old PSP internet radios still work which is awesome. And there are homebrew pdf and comic book readers, I'm gonna try out those next. I went down the PSP rabbit hole and found out about TV tuners, shame I'm 15 years late to the party. Now if only there was an up to date homebrew browser to use the internet... >>2297 I know but PDAs sucked, they were only good for businessmen.
>>2298 >if only there was an up to date homebrew browser to use the internet The PSP has no chance trying to run a current day browser, porting a text based browser (Lynx, Links, w3m) would be feasible but they support very few web standards so most of the modern internet simply wouldn't work.
>>2251 this is actually the first post on this board I've seen with this attitude. Do you feel proud for being the first asshole to grace this board?
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>>2314 cuckchan go home
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>>2316 But I need those (You)s
you're not getting any. go back.
>>2319 I am back
>>2298 Would you mind posting the UMD movie archive? I also got out my psp again recently and found it especially enjoyable playing visual novels on the thing, which I didn't play back in the days. I much of a weeb back then... There is an english patch of Air, Saya No Uta and Steins Gate and many others
>>2321 Sure: https://1fichier.com/dir/t45XhGGL This is the most complete one I've found, but honestly I didn't really expect to find any rips online, I'm sure the vast majority of people just played mp4s on it.
>>2323 Thanks a lot!
>>2324 Gotta download them all before it's taken down
>>2325 It's been up for almost two years now, I doubt anyone cares.
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>>2344 >cuckchan go home you asked for it
>>2323 >>2326 Still sucks that they have a download limit. But a surprising variety of movies, especially the anime. Did you try some Visual Novels as well? It's peak escapism
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>>2346 >>2326 puzzle games are also comfy
>>2347 I really like tile-matching games like Columns and Puyo-Puyo. As far as the PSP goes, I remember Lumines being seen as a big thing when it came out but don't remember what I thought of it when I got around to playing it.
>>2349 >lumines Cool. just downloading it. What's your favourite site for isos? Mine is CDromance That brings back memories of early middle school. I remember trying out all kinds of homebrews and hoarding tons of isos stuff. I also used the PSP as a media player and did pretty much everything on it since I didn't have a proper smartphone back then, for which I'm quite thankful in retroperspect. Nowadays youngfags will rot their brains with endless content pools of redundant 5 second long algorithm created tiktox videos and meaningless instant messaging. Back then there was at least some substance to media like this. But now the attention span of those faggots is drained beyond repair. There are no decent mobile games. It's trash without exeption. But maybe that's true for pretty much all contemporary entertainment.
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>>2349 >>2321 btw Steins;Gate is peak /retro/
>>2350 I can't remember the last time I downloaded an .iso outside of a torrent. >I also used the PSP as a media player and did pretty much everything on it since I didn't have a proper smartphone back then, for which I'm quite thankful in retroperspect. I was exactly the same in middle school. I remember how I'd put YouTube videos and music on it and how great it felt being able to fill up with emulators and games. I loved just being able to play Doom on a mobile device (outside of having to pay for the Game Boy Advance versions, that is). It was actually my younger brother who puts the software on there for me at the time, since I was too lazy to learn all that stuff back then. Now that I think about it, I should probably see if I can find a torrent of PSP games. I just looked through what I have, and there are only like ten games in my folder. >Nowadays youngfags will rot their brains with endless content pools of redundant 5 second long algorithm created tiktox videos and meaningless instant messaging. Back then there was at least some substance to media like this. But now the attention span of those faggots is drained beyond repair. I've always hated millennials, but zoomers are even worse. I feel bad for the zoomers who have their heads on straight. >There are no decent mobile games. It's trash without exeption. But maybe that's true for pretty much all contemporary entertainment. Yeah, I just avoid pretty much all new media outside of interesting stuff I can find online. It's hard to find anything good out there nowadays.
>>2350 >>2353 Sony still hosts all the PSP digital downloads even though the store is gone, if you have the link to a game you can download over plain http.
>>2150 >>2153 >>2327 Check out nsCDE. The developer describes it as a "heavyweight fvwm". It takes a lot of elements from 90s CDE but makes it usable for modern desktop experience. Using fvwm as base, you also have all the possiblities of that window manager. The theme engine is especially impressive, unifying look between different gui toolkits.
>>1994 >Win2K Windows 2000 doesn't get the love it deserves. It has all the stability of being built on the NT kernel packaged in a refined Windows classic theme. It's so nice.
>>2356 I just installed it. It is confusing to figure out but overall has that very nice ugly 90's look.
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>>2363 >very nice ugly 90's look But it's beautiful. It has S O V L Also you can also exclusively use keybindings.
>>2368 I wasn't criticizing it when I said it was a very nice ugly 90's look. I absolutely love it.
>>2368 That looks pretty sharp with that monitor and keyboard.

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