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This website serves primarily as a place for me (Erin, hi) and my beloved partner (Mandy!) to mess around. That's it. Around the start of 2020, just before lockdown, I found a really cool tutorial on how to set up your own custom TV station. I was already interested in messing with VCRs and CRT TVs, so it felt like a fun extra thing to do. From then on, it became a source of comfort for me, a strange little art project that has ballooned to five (more if you count program lineups individually) in-home TV channels, a general appreciation for analogue media and VHS releases, and a rotating lineup of shows, movies, and ads. It's an aesthetic project, a mechanical project, and now a web project, and I just wanted to have a place to put all my disconnected thoughts and rambles about it.

Along the way I thought it'd be fun to have a place to slam down some articles as well. I've always been inspired by places like i-Mockery, and hey, if nothing else this is my public-private little diary area. There's no real theme going here outside of the EMN database, so whenever I think of something fun to write about, I'll do that.

At some point I also realized I could use my web space to archive a few classic sites that meant something to me or to others. It started with the Pied Piper translation and ballooned a little. I don't pretend to be some kind of master archivist, and to be honest I don't see it becoming a big part of why I built this website, but hopefully they'll be a fun little peek into earlier internet history.

I want to extend some serious thank-yous to chaoslace, who created the original Zarathustra website that I lifted most of the design elements and ideas from when putting this place together, and to Marina Kittaka, creator of the amazing Zonelets, a blogging template that taught me all about arrays, and to Renkon for their wonderful Eleventy migration tutorial. You're the skeleton of this place.

All in all I want to thank you for stopping in, however you may have found this place. Hopefully you can enjoy my little playground as much as I do.

Love, Erin.


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