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Kugee
Kugee
Feb 16, 2020

So, yesterday, something happened to Vlare, I don't know what the cause was. Their Discord server basically has a paywall now, and their reason for this is that the server has made a bad influence on the community. As a result, people are flipping out, and some have even decided to leave Vlare as a result.


Now, why are so many people hinging on a Discord server, which is technically outside of the website, to be involved in Vlare's community? Discord is literally synonymous with drama, why else would it be called that? Whatever happened over there which I didn't pay attention to, it's a given that running a public Discord server will ruin everything. It happened with me, it happened with Druaga1, and it's going to happen with many more communities. Incentivizing memes and having tirades over things people on the outside don't even understand are just begging for trouble, and I'm glad Vlare's server is paywalled now. In theory, it should allow more resources to be devoted to growing the site itself.

The collective outrage over said paywall and the bailouts following it have me worried about the future of the website. It could either turn into another VidLii zombie or shut down completely, and if that happens... well, let's just say that there will be no videos coming from me AT ALL. I will not return to posting on YouTube, as that site has already hurt me enough. In the meantime, I will try to make whatever I can come up with for Vlare, and grapple onto the hope that this site will survive the debacle with all I've got. The future of content creation depends on it. Do you want a future where creators are actually treated with dignity, or do you want to fall back down to the hell that is YouTube, where you will continue to be betrayed in so many new ways beyond anything you could imagine?

Please don't blow this chance, for there might not be another if Vlare collapses.

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Kugee
Kugee
Jan 01, 2020

Now that we've moved into a new era where Vlare will hopefully prosper as YouTube somehow manages to continue sinking lower, I'd like to mention a few creators who have made (and/or will make) some really cool retro tech-related videos you can expect to see on Vlare.

TheOneGoofAli: A friend of mine who's already done some very cool things with Windows NT 4.0 Server in a series called "Windows NT Shenanigans". He's getting a new capture card soon, so you'll get to see crystal clear recordings of whatever he plans to do next on real hardware!

Blue Horizon: While this person hasn't made any tech videos yet, he has done A LOT behind the scenes to document many prerelease builds of Windows. His most recent review project happens to cover Memphis (the Windows 98 beta), and had it not been for his discovery of gradient title bars in build 1387, Windows 95D would've never been made. He plans to make a video of the Dell Dimension XPS D300 I'm sending to him later this month, and I plan to bring his documentation efforts along with my own to a much more publicly accessible outlet; a Vlare subchannel, so to speak.

3Dfx_Aslinger: Currently, this channel is only a visitor because Vlare REALLY needs to implement 60fps video support soon, but he has a bountiful of videos on YouTube displaying a wide range of 3dfx Voodoo accelerators in action on old hardware, including the mythical Voodoo5 6000. For the 3dfx enthusiast, this is the channel to go to, and I really look forward to seeing more 3dfx videos on Vlare.

Tonko301: Posts a variety of videos, including recordings of old computers. He has a large hoarding of old hardware like I do, and makes old-style VHS tapes here and there using real VCRs, including one that dates back to the late 70's. Some of the ways he creates organic VHS grain and distortion are insanely creative; his most recent one made use of a freezer to gradually drown the entire video output!

ktg5: Recently, this guy started his own spinoff of the Hardcore Windows videos I've made over the years, covering the often overlooked Windows NT Terminal Server Edition. It's not "a complete copy" of my series as he says it is; for one, it has actual voice commentary as opposed to annotations which I used to provide silent commentary. Running TSE on a newer system certainly is an intriguing adventure, and I'd like to see where it goes next.

The technology community on Vlare is still very small, so keep bringing everyone you can over here to help this site grow with a more balanced variety of content. I'm hoping Vlare will become the place to go for people who struggle to find good tech videos or get their own out there.

As for me, I'm still waiting around for that 60fps support as always, and renewed my premium subscription last month in the hopes of expediting it. Once it becomes available, I plan to gradually reupload the rest of the videos from my YouTube channel over here, and already have a new idea for an ambitious project that makes use of 37 different hardware configurations. I don't know when that will be finished, but you'll see what it's about as soon as it's released - mind you, on Vlare FIRST!

Also, Vlare staff: please allow more email domains for those who are diametrically opposed to Google and other large tech companies.

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Kugee
Kugee
Dec 17, 2019

HIERMA is a set of Bash scripts I've been writing over the past few months which aim to provide greater control over the installation of Windows 9x by preloading your own supplied files and configuration to a hard disk or other directory. Just a couple hours ago, I released beta 1.2, which has some new bugfixes and features that should make the scripts more useful. Read the announcement here: https://www.vogons.org/viewtopic.php?f=61&t=68875&p=809620#p80962


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Trey Bowen
Trey Bowen·
Hey Kugee, Renember Me? It's me, Trey Bowen, One of your subscribers from YouTube!
I decided to make a vlare account and hang around here. So now, I will post Videos to Both YouTube, and Vlare.
(I won't make Vlare Videos Yet, because I haven't told my YouTube fans yet! XD)
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Tonko301
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can i get a free shout out
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Tonko301
Tonko301·
@SamP's Friend i will shut the hell up when you will like and subscribe and favorite : )
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@Tonko301 fine
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Sam Phille
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congats kugee u reched 200 folowers
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Tonko301
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can i get a free follow and like and favorite on my new video : )
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Kugee
Kugee ·
Windows 95 Chlorine Storage
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can i get a free shout out
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We are afraid that the shout out machine has suffered a critical error, please try again later.
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Kugee
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stop shakeing the camera and beateing the computere >:(
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can i get a free shout out
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Sam Phille
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They never stop @Kugee. They never stop.
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Tonko301
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@Sam Phille kugee is a property which i plan on buying
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can i get a free shoutout
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Sam Phille
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Kugee always says "no" to this question.
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he will say yes i know it
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Do you like seafood? I remembered that you had a fish named bass but what happened to him?
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can i get a free shout out
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then the screen does the blue thing.
funniest shit i've ever seen.
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I love how everyone has taken this inside joke to heart and are now asking for shoutouts lol.
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