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Looking Through The Digital Attic - A Dump of Some of My Old Stuff

Arnox

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I've been collecting digital things for a very long time now. Sadly I don't have every single thing I collected over the past 15+ years, but I do have an awful lot. Maybe you all will get a kick out of this too along with a few moments of cringe. Don't judge me. I was a dumb teenager for a lot of this. And so, without further ado, we will head right into...

Images

Cool pictures were the first thing I began collecting along with music. Many people collect funny images (more on those later), but I also wanted to collect anything that looked awesome to me. That collection has now grown to 3,340 pictures totaled up to 2.26 GB.




















For these earlier images, I never reversed image searched to find the biggest versions of them or ones without watermarks. At about 2010 though I think, I started practicing much better image acquisition methods.

Images (Comedic)

Ye olde memes. Definitely some early 2000's material here. 3,544 pictures totaled up to 2.12 GB.


^ Yes, that picture is exactly what it looks like.






Text on the bottom right: "Nice. This is what we find when we search for "pirates" in our image library." Think this was originally from PC Gamer magazine.












Music

Unfortunately, while I have all my old music, the metadata for the dates have been messed up due to constant hard drive transfers and my own negligence in the past towards handling my digital stuff. Thankfully, I can still remember the first ones I used to listen to. Again, for some of these, don't judge too harshly. lol






^ Swear to fuck, this gets played WAY too much.

^ One of the songs I remember I first listened too when I was super young.




Text Files

I used to store bits of information that I'd find on the internet and other things. I'm gonna cherry pick this a little more than the other categories though as some of the information I'm sure is stuff you all are not exactly gonna find riveting.

https://pastebin.com/HHzMb6am <- Windows XP H4xx0r. (probably grossly out of date, and it's irrelevant anyway)

https://pastebin.com/RWkTQPzZ <- Barbie rod somehow successful for fishing

https://pastebin.com/SjW2bjh5 <- How to play on a WoW private server circa 2009

https://pastebin.com/Hk0znir6 <- More Windows XP h4xx0r, how to login as the SYSTEM user. (been patched since Vista I think)

https://pastebin.com/Ed3JsjHw <- A small essay on technology. Just me being a huge ass nerd.

https://pastebin.com/mDw8WDH6 <- Copypasta of a Cracked article entry on how a disabled man gets struck with lightning and is somehow healed.

https://pastebin.com/YLkEZK0g <- Irish joke. This is probably an old one. (no, this is not the one from Good Will Hunting)

https://pastebin.com/CdKxPNM8 <- Some old as hell Javascript code that I saved out of curiosity. Came from a black hat hacker, or at least, that's what he called himself back in the day. Probably just another 2edgy4me teenager in hindsight. I saved this though as the code was posted in a chat, and he didn't know I was there at the time. If anyone knows what this shit does, let me know. Has something to do with passwords. Probably something for vBulletin 4.2.x as I believe that's the forum software we were using at the time.

https://pastebin.com/z02AARhX <- Cringey essay about alter egos.

https://pastebin.com/k5G6wXZq <- Text file I save from totse. The "flaming form".

https://pastebin.com/xRN2DFwx <- Another one I saved from totse. The "smartass test".

Miscellaneous

I have a folder (sort of recent) that holds all my old save games. Not really for memories anymore so much as practicality. It's really nice to install a game and just drag and drop some files and continue EXACTLY where you left off. No fiddling required.

I also (for some reason) still have my old ass Visual Boy Advance emulator in here from like 2006. Version 1.8.0 (which, funnily enough, is still the latest version). Complete with a Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow ROM. I used to put that on a flash drive and run it on the high school toasters they called computers. I later graduated to Unreal Tournament on a flash drive, and then I just graduated and had no need for any of that any longer. The emulator though has been sitting in my folder ever since and still works perfectly.
 
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Vendor-Lazarus

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I think everyone does this thing to some degree..I know I still do the same.
Only, I've been doing it for 25 years. heh.

My images total 12GB.
My music total 20GB.
My text files are spread out, so I can't count them as easily.
Same with the save files.
My previous computers backup folders total 70GB..
 

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I think everyone does this thing to some degree..I know I still do the same.
I don't. I've had many computers over the years, and each time I format the disk and start from scratch. I don't save music, or images, or documents, or anything.

But it's interesting to see what people do keep.
 

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I don't. I've had many computers over the years, and each time I format the disk and start from scratch. I don't save music, or images, or documents, or anything.

But it's interesting to see what people do keep.
Wait, you have no digital music collection at all?
 

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Wait, you have no digital music collection at all?
No. I rarely ever listen to music. Sometimes I'll open up fillydelphia radio if I'm super bored at work.
I do have a few songs on my phone that I might plug into the aux and sing along with while I'm driving, if that counts.
 

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No. I rarely ever listen to music. Sometimes I'll open up fillydelphia radio if I'm super bored at work.
I do have a few songs on my phone that I might plug into the aux and sing along with while I'm driving, if that counts.
You are literally the very first person I have met that doesn't have a digital music collection of some kind.
 

gaijinkaiju

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I think everyone does this thing to some degree..I know I still do the same.
Only, I've been doing it for 25 years. heh.

My images total 12GB.
My music total 20GB.
My text files are spread out, so I can't count them as easily.
Same with the save files.
My previous computers backup folders total 70GB..
pfft, amateuer numbers.
I don't like deleting stuff, just beacuse I often think "what if I need that later?" so almost everything I've saved since getting my laptop is still around somewhere.
Music ~88gb
Images ~49gb
Text files are probably around 5gb, but I can't be exact. If I include ebooks, that'd bring up to nearly 40gb.
And that's not including my external backup drive, which has 1.4tb of stuff saved.
 
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