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part-time artist/engineer, full-time
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the edge of the universe    Joined October 2021

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biko @bikobatanari · Oct 24, 2021

Welcome to BetterTwitter, or as I like to call it: Bitter. Because that's what everyone is on Twitter nowadays.

This is basically a microblog-esque thing with a Twitter template that I created myself, and it's kinda jank.

It has the following features:

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  • The follower count is linked to your Neocities site's unique visitor count (currently set to my site, obviously).
  • Likes and retweets on each of these tweets are a randomized number (and they might as well be on actual Twitter, all things considered).
  • You can choose a background image (neat).
  • A whopping character limit of ∞.
  • No algorithms (hooray!)
  • No socializing (hooray...?)
  • No distractions that may veer you off to nowhere
  • No stealing of data
  • Not mobile-friendly (the rest of my site outside of Pandora's Box is mobile-friendly anyway, so whatever).

I was planning to make this more of a globalized template so that anyone can take the HTML code and use it themselves, but right now at its current state it's very messy. I will try and comment my code as best as possible so other people can use it easily, but no guarantees that it'll work right out of the box.

biko @bikobatanari · Oct 25, 2021

apparently instagram got a new update where you can now upload files from your computer; an update that was a decade in the making.

does this feature make things a lot more convenient? definitely. is the platform still awful regardless? you bet it is.

I don't know why they're doing this now when they're clearly moving away from static images and moving towards what seems to be a TikTok bootleg

biko @bikobatanari · Oct 24, 2021

there's a huge storm passing through where I live. winds expected to go past 80km/h for the next two days. torrential rain

I can't wait for the power to go out in the middle of my online midterm

biko @bikobatanari · Oct 24, 2021

after around 3 hours of coding this page is finally done

now with this page all fully locked and loaded, time to make some hot takes that'll get me cancelled, start fixing other people's art, etc.; you know, the good stuff