Technology & Programming @ 4-ch

Technology & Programming @ 4-ch

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What would you consider the best linux distro in a post-internet world? (7)

1 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-01-23 08:31 ID:olF+45bz

Also how would go about having everything stored and configurated in an emergency situation where you wanted to do offline computing? Consider other possible scenarios where you may need software to run windows software, etc; as well such as Wine?

2 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-01-26 04:41 ID:LIrKsdzG

the same one that i always use regardless of internet connection

3 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-01-28 08:33 ID:olF+45bz

Very lazy post from a lazy anon shitter.

4 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-01-29 09:09 ID:vaTB8lsr

Gentoo like a real man.

5 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-02-01 07:34 ID:vaTB8lsr

Have a mid-range PC to run Windows 7 and make sure to have the appropriate hardware to do a proper virtualization of Windows 9X OS's in case you need DOS or any older Windows software/games. Next I would also attempt to have a macbook with at least Snow Leopard on it. Then as far as Linux due to it's compatibility with almost anything. I would use Arch Linux with Wine on an average machine, maybe Artix or Devuan with something a bit more lightweight, and then perhaps antiX or bunsenlabs/archlabs depending on your knowledge and software needs. I would also have a bunch of prepackaged repositories set up for this locally on an external HDD or perhaps a machine just in case of this situational occurrence. You probably will need NET files and DLL files for Wine. Don't forget to back up builds properly for future use as well. Good luck, I'm on your side. Let's still attempt to have some computing in a shit hole dystopian cucked world.

6 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-02-01 07:36 ID:vaTB8lsr

Oh and don't forget a cheap laptop and single board computer. Something that could potentially be charged with solar would be highly recommended.

7 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-02-02 05:23 ID:LIrKsdzG

very lazy post from op not even describing his linux or his "emergency" situation. here ill spend some time enlightening you.

i use openbsd for everything that is not a game.
if i face times without internet i am fine since i like to make sure i own all my content which is stored on openbsd raid.
openbsd is stable unlike unstable linux like gentoo and arch where if you dont update for a week your system breaks so you can have openbsd offline for long time and be fine.
for extended periods of time you can easily mirror openbsd pub and just toss it on your lan server and use custom dns and boom you have rows of computers working fine with ability to install whatever packages you mirrored.

now for linux ive always had a problem with it.
its just a disaster by design. used to use slackware for a while but got tired of its flaws and switched and have been using enterprise linux now and found it more stable actually. only problem is enterprise linux has zero packages such as vlc so ive been just been writing my own rpm or just taking some from fedora src repo and compile myself. flatpak kind of helps.

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Computers should last a long time (6)

1 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-15 22:42 ID:XZH79cjx

The average computer should run for at least 25 years, just stop running bloated shit and it'll be fine. NetBSD/Alpine Linux, suckless-like programs, and making webdevs face the wall should do the trick. Heck, I'll argue technological progress should have ended with the Pentium 3, computers can just do the stuff we do today (just with less fancy graphics boohoo, don't need anymore than software rendering at 640x480) anyway.

2 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-17 06:39 ID:Heaven

Yes. Old computers are noisy bastards and eat much more electricity than they should, but at least they don't have backdoors built in right into hardware.

Modern youtube is a laggy piece of shit, but with yt-dlp and K-Lite Codec Pack it is a good enough source of entertainment.

3 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-22 15:10 ID:Heaven

Guys, do you remember how that command line downloader from mega was called? It saved my ass quite a few times. Something like mega utils, I forgot.

4 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-01-21 00:51 ID:T8fm0bqr

>don't need anymore than software rendering at 640x480

I like my 1280x1024 monitors, than you very much >v<.

>do you remember how that command line downloader from mega was called?

This is unrelated to the thread, but I'm pretty sure it was a verson of the mega program that ran from the terminal emulator, megacmd maybe. But maybe you're thinking of MegaBasterd

5 Name: sage : 2023-01-21 04:56 ID:Heaven

netbsd, alpine linux, and suckless programs suck ass

6 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-01-21 07:39 ID:Heaven

It is very fucking related to the thread, it is about how to have fun with outdated hardware.

I guess nes emulators is the best way for this. You can watch youtube even with shit hardware, thanks to youtube downscaling videos to 480p. The browser itself will lag, but if you use yt-dlp instead, it is pretty enjoyable.

Also irc clients and older sites like this are good for hardware like this. Email/news groups probably should work, but good luck finding email provider that doesn't ask for phone number these days, those motherfuckers.

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LUnix Shitware #1 Tumbler: (3)

1 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-01-15 23:55 ID:ororCAev

This shit slows HDD speed x100 and introduces
thousands of thumbnail files which violate your privacy and slow down
anything that read or writes on disks(e.g. file copying). Designers of this shitware are mentally
handicapped clowns who don't understand the word "latency" and should be
fed to dogs ASAP.

2 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-01-16 00:51 ID:Heaven


3 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2023-01-16 01:08 ID:ororCAev

gvfs-metadata also sucks ass

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Javascript and webdev (38)

1 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-11-18 16:58 ID:Heaven

I heard it's called "frontend". As opposed to "backend", everything that happens on the server side. But feel free to discuss both.

29 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-09-22 00:57 ID:Heaven

Maybe like this, also adding a linecounter so adding or removing newlines makes it add or remove more than if it's only a normal character.

30 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-09-23 17:43 ID:Heaven

I don't understand what that code does, but I'll try to merge it in, when I'll have time.

Originally I wanted to make it so that I can resize the textarea by dragging the upper right corner, but then gave up for some reason.

31 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-13 09:23 ID:Heaven

Tried moving my userscript from javascript and violentmonkey to typescript and tampermonkey,
but apparently I need to move from firefox to chrome/ungoogled chromium as well.
Because firefox version of tampermonkey doesn't allow you to reference local files.
Man, firefox sure is a hollow shell of what it once was. Once I figure out how to make chrome tabs behave the way firefox tabs do, I'll probably switch. I can't live without having million tabs open, and chrome/chromium makes it very very annoying to do by making shrinking every tab to a size of an ant.

32 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-13 10:13 ID:Heaven

Typing tsc myFile.ts every time I edit some typescript file quickly gets tiresome.

This page
recommends doing Execute Run Build Task (Ctrl+Shift+B) from the global Terminal menu, and then selecting tsc: watch.
TypeScript: Auto-Compile in Visual Studio Code
recommends pretty much same thing, but with more customization

visual studio code run command on save
he recommended using "Run on Save" extension

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33 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-13 10:25 ID:Heaven
This is a decent way to install typescript if you have internet access. It will install node.js (about 100 MB) and typescript itself (i don't know how much exactly, it doesn't s how).
VSCodium is VSCode with telemetry at least partially removed, read docs to learn how to remove more of it. VSCode (Visual Studio Code) is a text editor that tries to be an ide, a text editor that is a webbrowser under the hood, it seems to be based on Atom editor but isn't as laggy as that thing was. Still slightly less annoying to deal with than modern Visual Studio, which nowadays requires you to have a microsoft account for free versions and is a 30 GB download or so.

35 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-28 11:44 ID:Heaven
100 per site /month

I don't think being able to make only 100 posts a month would make a very good communication tool. Modern world is cucked hard.

36 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-28 15:36 ID:Heaven

They charge you $19 extra if you exceed it, but I think there's probably no limit. Pay what you use, except they make you pay for basic features that should be included for less than a dollar on the total cost.
There's nothing more comfy than selfhosting/cheap$5vps with PHP or equivalent and vanilla javascript. If your css or javascript requires compiling you've gone too far. Naturally anything heavy requiring speed (database/media manipulation) will not use a scripting language and rely on C either self-written or premade). Anything more than that is ridiculous bloat unless you're a corporation. Lots of companies do just fine on a cheap VPS anyways.

37 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-27 19:14 ID:A/3R8tzr

Updated Refresher
I changed my browser, and saw in action the issue >>28 was having. Fixed that, now text field wouldn't get bigger on every character input.

Maybe I need to get myself git already. It's so much clicking around whenever I want to upload a text file, it's pretty annoying.

Tried to move from Violentmonkey to Tampermonkey, but Violentmonkey just works better for me for some reason, and has built in code editor. I think Tampermonkey injects script a bit too fast for my code to handle, I need to add extra checks and do "run this a bit later if this element still wasn't loaded yet".

Tried to move from javascript to typescript, but firefox doesn't support loading scripts from hard drive, only chrome does. Is there a way to make chrome tabs behave the way firefox tabs do, that is, not shrink into nearly nothingness once there are too many of them?

Tried to get this script to run on mobile devices, but the only browser on android that supports userscripts is that weird kiwi browser, and I think that one shows ads, not worth it.

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38 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-27 22:24 ID:Heaven
Cool site to check the availability of some javascript / css feature in different browsers.

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Japanese PHP/CGI BBS script archive (9)

1 Name: hackpaint!3zuWXr6FZA : 2022-03-05 00:09 ID:F6shaOy+

Hello Channel4. I have amassed a collection of old CGI/PHP BBS scripts (about 7) from around the Internet and have decided to upload all of what I have.

Since starting my collection almost all of these websites that I've visited have gone under. Sadly they've been lost to time and I hope that someone with the interest and skills needed to set one of these up now can with the source code available. Happy hacking!


P.S sorry if this comes off like an advertisement for my Github, I just wanted to share the source code on something that's easy to setup.

2 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-03-07 10:51 ID:Heaven

Looks very very dated, but could be useful. Screenshots would be good for those. Thank you for posting.

archive from <>
A Perl CGI script that lets you write in the speech bubble of a SJIS Pikachu. This script dates back to 2002.

bean script from <>
Some perl site. Looks pretty big. Don't see any php here.

archive from <>
3 php scripts.

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3 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-07-01 02:41 ID:c+1EFnhk

Never seen that Yotsuba file before. Definitely based on Futaba or Futallaby, but looks much more advanced.
It's not in this thread and added only two months ago, a bit later than this thread was posted.
Where did you get it from?

4 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-07-09 07:48 ID:lQIlNwtK

it was me who asked usada to make the forest script available
i should have asked for nami too, but too late now
i wish jesus christ take care of usada's health
he is a good man and a good administrador

i will miss him

5 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-09-25 10:17 ID:RvcUTHbw

>i should have asked for nami too, but too late now

Nami as in namikare? I don't have usada's version of it (assuming that's the guy that ran all those forest-named BBSes that are now gone - RIP those), but you can find the original namikare scripts and associated toilet script here:

There also exists the original Ans.Q script that namikare was based on:

And in other ancient Japanese BBS script news, I managed to snag and archive the old zian (自アン; jidou enquete sakusei; 自動アンケート作成) script before the last surviving instance went down earlier this year (RIP that board also). Here's the archive for the script:

One thing to note is that the script needs a certain GIF for the vote bars, and there's also references to a ToS text file - neither of which are included in the original ZIP. Luckily I thought to grab them myself back when the site was still online, and I've reuploaded them here along with

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6 Name: jr : 2022-11-11 02:09 ID:Hm/nyerL

You got Yotsuba working? Fucking Crazy!!

7 Name: jr : 2022-11-11 02:14 ID:Hm/nyerL

Yeah, it's Futallaby but modified to hell. It's modified enough to not just be heavily modified Futallaby.

8 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-30 04:36 ID:EhDIC1ZI

nice thread
here's the robot9000.php to match your version of yotsuba. they rewrote r9k sometime in 2012 (along with a lot of yotsuba itself), but it's another missing piece of the full script

9 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-27 11:31 ID:7mhTi8vr

yes, it is namikare
and he is that guy
but sorry to say, everybody has these files
it is not a old rare thing

but okay

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I like AI (4)

1 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-22 14:46 ID:+AMl6GPD

I really like the text generation AIs. I've been toying around with for an entire day and it's been really fun. It's not perfect, of course, but it certainly has its uses.

I made up a fictional fantasy setting and had it write a story for me in that setting. I also fed it some characters I had in mind for a while, and it gave me tips on how to improve them, alternative names for them to better suit their personalities and even a basic outline for a story.

It's also fun having it write passages in certain styles. I asked it to write a 1950's noir fiction monologue from the perspective of an anime dweeb trying to buy a Miku figurine at a local convention, and it delivered.

On the other hand, it's pretty scary. The fact it can be as flexible as you ask to be means you can ask it to write a "casual forum post" about something and it is nearly indistinguishable from the real deal (minus all the swearing). I wonder how many AIs are already "posting" all over social media sites?

Anyway yeah. Go try it out. Really fun.

2 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-22 15:07 ID:Heaven

Yeah, I tried it, got "unavailable in your country". Got it AFTER i registered there. Assholes.

3 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-23 16:51 ID:Heaven

I like playing fake text adventure games with text generation AIs. They tend to forget minor details but are generally very good at responding to interesting choices and fleshing out a story. I had great fun in my last journey studying as a Witch Apprentice and learning all sorts of magic rituals (from shapeshifting to time travel).

4 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-24 12:28 ID:+AMl6GPD

Yeah. I had it write for me a detective story set in 1940's New York City. The murderer turned out to be the victim's wife, but she only did it because he was an abusive husband.

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Thoughts on Finishing Shiichan? (9)

1 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-11-03 20:37 ID:orq8G9iC

I am an average PHP programmer with a lot of free time. I am thinking about downloading the original Shiichan source code to update and standardize it so it is easier to actually use on a server. Has anything like this been done sucessfully and is there any interest in doing it in the first place?

2 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-11-04 19:34 ID:Heaven

Tell me more about Shiichan, what kind of software is it? Not a bad idea, but I'd personally rather not do things that don't bring me any money whatsoever.

3 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-11-07 17:21 ID:fEnARiop


You weren't around for world4ch ( were you eh? I'm not sure about the Shiichan vs Kareha timeline, but Kareha is a much much better implementation of the same concept. I want to say that may be closer to -- it has a paginated thread list -- but it has nice features that neither kareha nor shiichan has, like backlinking and an API.

4 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-11-26 08:57 ID:Heaven

I'm not using google, it's evil. Everything too centralized is evil.

5 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-12-07 00:42 ID:doAS4gJ4

Shiichan has a famously broken codebase and I am unsure if there's much to salvage from it. I'm also not sure if the publicly available versions of Shiichan are the ancient broken versions, or the slightly less broken version that MacVacBob cleaned up. But if you manage to get a couple people to work on it, it might be fun to see it working.

One thing of note, Kareha does not have backlinks, but you can see all replies to a post with >>q[number]. Check it out: >>q3!

6 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-12-08 20:31 ID:SPQYReJz

I think the shiichan doc is more interesting than the code but it’s there as well:
Code at first glance looks written for PHP4 and is simple enough, so I don’t think a large rewrite is needed to make it run on newer versions. I remember it one create boards and post in them and that’s about it.

7 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-12-09 17:39 ID:ynhcb5Xj

I think it would be interesting to see the results, but I really doubt that this can be made it because the original shiichan code is pretty broken like other anon said previously...

8 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-12 15:45 ID:Kmtj2Lwy

is that tanasinn zip the tanasinn source code? cool...

9 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-12 15:46 ID:Kmtj2Lwy

...wrong tanasinn

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Can someone create me a textboard that runs on Kareha called pworld? (15)

1 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-10-09 06:25 ID:Vy+Pe7WX

I'm looking for those who want to create me a textboard that runs on Kareha called pworld, The domain for pworld would be, Can anyone create one for me please?

6 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-10-12 07:33 ID:nPFPSf8G

how would a person create one for you?
and no, no one cares about kareha, 2ch-style, or any anonymous BBS anymore its all about those flashy new SNS platforms.

nice proxy by the way!

7 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-10-21 17:17 ID:Heaven

Only if you pay me enough.

8 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-10-21 22:31 ID:Zi6dMifW


9 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-10-21 22:55 ID:Heaven

zip created over a year ago, uploaded yesterday.
well this surely does not contain a bunch of viruses, surely whoever released all these hacking tools just wants me to become the greatest script kid of all time with no incentive for themselves!

10 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-10-22 23:28 ID:Heaven

If I'm bored enough I might write a tutorial, but what's the point when you won't read?

11 Name: jr : 2022-11-11 02:08 ID:BQMp7jDj

Why'd someone create it for you? Just get a webserver and follow the Kareha installation process. That's not too hard. ( ・__・ )

12 Name: jr : 2022-11-26 02:04 ID:BQMp7jDj


13 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-27 09:11 ID:Heaven

sagero, kuso

14 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-03 01:56 ID:Heaven

Obviously, the P stands for piss and it's gonna be called Pissworld.

15 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-12-08 08:56 ID:Heaven

Why was the thread deleted from general?
Too many P threads?

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2ch-style BBs (47)

1 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2006-06-15 20:34 ID:ySfwccWX This thread was merged from the former /code/ board. You can view the archive here.

Does anybody know of any PHP-based ones?

I did check out Kareha, but my hosts basically won't allow it and having to edit teh sauce to redirect out of the CGI-bin would be horrendously complex for me (I have no knowledge of Perl).

So, are there any? I thought I read that 2ch's boards were PHP-based.
Reason I ask is because I'm interested in setting one up for a college project; I've tried Vanilla (don't!), and while it looks pretty good, I'm not too keen on registration and overcomplication.

Cheers guys :3

38 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2006-07-08 19:34 ID:Heaven

>>36 !repairable

39 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2020-12-16 00:56 ID:dVtC/3Mt

What defines a 2ch-style board?

IDs based on IP address?
"no bump" feature?

40 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2020-12-16 14:57 ID:c40mcZvY


41 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2020-12-29 20:04 ID:wWO4hEDv

For me it's doing necromancy on 14 year olds

42 Name: #!/usr/bin/anonymous : 2020-12-31 02:54 ID:tUBQzr8y


43 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-03-18 06:01 ID:Heaven

Stop using PHP, please!

44 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2021-03-21 14:09 ID:VHGntl9k


45 Name: !TgfOVovqoo : 2022-11-25 02:22 ID:wUdcJO3+

^ this just goes to show why 4ch back in the day was just so much bettah bro

46 Name: !VA.nxpP7Ic : 2022-11-25 02:23 ID:wUdcJO3+


47 Name: /usr/bin/anonymous : 2022-11-25 02:23 ID:wUdcJO3+


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OS Wars Thread (15)

1 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-15 21:03 ID:Heaven

My os is better than yours.
Round 1, fight!

6 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-17 22:57 ID:Heaven

UNetbootin is good software. You could have just ignored it. Getting angry doesn't help keep the thread clean, posting more windows software to drown out noise would have.
Linux is fine. I have no problems using it as my desktop OS. I have no problems using it to run servers. I have no problems using it as my router.
Windows and MacOS is spyware. I will not make a single argument for or against anything beyond this because it all comes down to personal preferences. Spyware however should be illegal.

7 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-18 08:58 ID:Heaven

About linux not being a spyware.

8 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-18 09:22 ID:Heaven

In case that /img/ thread dies or something, I'll retype info on it:
2013 Sep 5, Theodore Ts'o:
I am so glad I resisted pressure from Intel engineers to let /dev/random rely only on the RDRAND instruction. To quote the article below:

"By this year, the Sigint Enabling Project had found ways inside some of the encryption chips that scramble information for businesses and governments, either by working with chipmakers to insert back doors..."

Relying solely on the hardware random number generator which is using an implementation sealed inside a chip which is impossible to audit is a BAD idea.

2018 Sep 20, Sage Sharp, @sagesharp, with a faggy looking haircut:
The new Code of Conduct explicitly says discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex or gender is not allowed.
One Linux Foundation Technical Advisory Board member who did not sign off on the patch is Ted Tso who is a rape apologist.

Somewhere on a mailing list somewhere:

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10 Name: : 2022-11-18 09:28 ID:Heaven

Oh no the linux spyware got me

11 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-19 09:41 ID:Heaven

by the way, I'm not angry, that's just how I talk. Calling somebody a nigger faggot cumrag is like saying hello for me. I do complain a whole lot, but actually getting angry is pretty rare for me.

12 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-22 15:38 ID:Heaven

This seems like a good place to ask if anyone has had experience with TempleOS. Though it seems mainly to have gathered notoriety due the interesting nature of its development, is there anything worthwhile about the system at all?

13 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-22 18:18 ID:Heaven

Heard it isn't actually compatible with modern hardware, and development happened in virtual machine after the death of bios. But I blame hardware and glowniggers on that.

Other than that, no, you have better chance by asking a random search engine.

14 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-23 12:49 ID:x0xADglt

FreeDOS >:)

15 Name: Anonymous Techie : 2022-11-26 03:07 ID:Heaven

its good, probably. Besides being barely useful, that is.

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