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Back around 2000, there was a PC shop near me that would have all the CRTs there cycle through a bunch of these early CG images, mostly Bryce3d-style landscapes, and it was wild watching them shift around you in the shop. Searching for examples, I was amazed to discover the site those PC shop images were from is still up: Digital Blasphemy. A site so old it never even bothered getting an HTTPS cert. Feels fuckin' weird seeing a Discord embed there though.

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Looking at these, I'm reminded that they always had this strange energy to them, some kind of unnamed emotion, like there was some sort of weird magic coming off them. Got a similar thing when I read Tolkien's books as a kid. Different emotion, but that same sensation of a strange, otherworldly flavor.

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OH MAN DON'T I HAVE THESE COOL A E S T H E T I C WALLPAPERS READY JUST FOR WHEN THIS OCCASION COME. :DDDD

Y2k c y b e r a e s t h e t i c is top.
 

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Some more y2k c y b e r a e s t h e t i c wallpapers for you!
 

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OH MAN DON'T I HAVE THESE COOL A E S T H E T I C WALLPAPERS READY JUST FOR WHEN THIS OCCASION COME. :DDDD

Y2k c y b e r a e s t h e t i c is top.
Man Bryce3D was a hell of a drug. That one with the chrome sea orbs is exactly the kind of inexplicable half-realistic-half-surreal stuff I love from this era.
 
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Back around 2000, there was a PC shop near me that would have all the CRTs there cycle through a bunch of these early CG images, mostly Bryce3d-style landscapes, and it was wild watching them shift around you in the shop. Searching for examples, I was amazed to discover the site those PC shop images were from is still up: Digital Blasphemy. A site so old it never even bothered getting an HTTPS cert. Feels fuckin' weird seeing a Discord embed there though.

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Looking at these, I'm reminded that they always had this strange energy to them, some kind of unnamed emotion, like there was some sort of weird magic coming off them. Got a similar thing when I read Tolkien's books as a kid. Different emotion, but that same sensation of a strange, otherworldly flavor.

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These are beautiful, thank you for giving me this dudes website.
 
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These are beautiful, thank you for giving me this dudes website.
No problem! I hate to see this stuff just fade away into nothing. A lot of trappings of the '00s I won't be sad to see go, but some are worth saving.
 
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Anime CGI y2k wallpapers are pretty cool too. I'm sure I have some more somewhere but for now I only have these in my pc.
 

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These ones are some great y2k c y b e r a e s t h e t i c phone wallpapers. Just look at them: makes you want to buy those phones!
 

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These ones are some great y2k c y b e r a e s t h e t i c phone wallpapers. Just look at them: makes you want to buy those phones!
From which country are those phones?
 
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Y2K linux wallpaper dump part 2:
 

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Y2K Linux Wallpaper Dump Final Part. If these don't make you feel like at the 2000s after rejecting windows xp and embracing linux I don't know what will.
 

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Anime CGI y2k wallpapers are pretty cool too. I'm sure I have some more somewhere but for now I only have these in my pc.
Man the DoA girls were AMAZING back in the day. And only half because of the sex appeal: it really was some of the prettiest CG that had happened up to that point, both pre-rendered and in-game.

I'm not a huge linux fan, but it was fun to mess around with back in that era, and like everything else there was so much more optimism and hope for the future. Year of the Linux Desktop, any day now! Now outside of Android and servers it's more or less become a joke, and "year of the Linux Desktop" is meaningless because most people just use their phones.
 
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I'm not a huge linux fan, but it was fun to mess around with back in that era, and like everything else there was so much more optimism and hope for the future. Year of the Linux Desktop, any day now! Now outside of Android and servers it's more or less become a joke, and "year of the Linux Desktop" is meaningless because most people just use their phones.
Man, Linux was always used by a minority, just like nowadays. As such the Linux community is stronger than before and there's cool stuff like dwm and all this new suckless software stuff that is appearing.
 
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I'm not a huge linux fan, but it was fun to mess around with back in that era, and like everything else there was so much more optimism and hope for the future. Year of the Linux Desktop, any day now! Now outside of Android and servers it's more or less become a joke, and "year of the Linux Desktop" is meaningless because most people just use their phones.
Linux is growing more, but year of a linux every time is tiring
 
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