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I am Digital Warlock Bytemoth, the operator of this amazing domain. This portion of the subdomain is dedicated to me and how great I am. Linked above, you will find things I recommend, stuff I made, and words I've spewed.
My real name is not mentioned on this website because I assume a different persona online. Unlike in a real-time conversation, here I can be calculated and rehearsed, presenting a refined and accurate version of my thoughts without needing to concern myself with the pace or direction of the conversation. I am just Bytemoth, a web enthusiast and nostalgia chaser, and and that is all you get to know.
My favorite season is winter, because I enjoy colder weather and rainy days. I am an enthusiast of science fiction, obsolete hardware, and being amazing. My hobbies consist mainly of this website: scripting it, writing for it, and so on. My favorite soda was Vanilla Coke, but then I discovered the mighty Sprecher Root Beer. If you ever find yourself in Torrance, CA, you can visit my all-time favorite restaurants, Vince's Spaghetti and El Pollo Inka. A link to a list of my favorite websites is at the top of the page.
[Order Sprecher Root Beer]
I am a pragmatic agnostic who views religion the same way I view smoking, in that I don't personally care for it but realize some people [are convinced they] need it. Do what you want, as long as I can't smell it, but you should quit if you can find the willpower; you'll probably end up saving yourself a lot of money, stress, and health problems.
Similar to my name, I make no mention of my political affiliation and stances anywhere on the website. This is not because I am completely satisfied with the current state of affairs, but rather that anything I could publish would not be an improvement over what others have already written:
[Glory to the human race]
I was born in 1991 in LA County of California, and I mostly remained in that area until August of 2007, which is when I moved to east Texas. As my dad and I moved around a lot (until recently), I attended ten schools through K-12 and have lived in at least as many homes. But for me, from fourth grade onward, school was little more than a drama-filled stream of impractical knowledge and an unwarranted distraction from my hobbies.
Perhaps I latched onto the Web like I did as - aside from the presence of family and food - it was the one guaranteed constant in all the chaos, and also a very fascinating place to explore. For the most part, I am now an introverted asocial recluse. I am content to sit back and watch the parts of society that catch my interest from my isolated technology chamber, without participating much since they seem to be doing fine without my input. Some people might consider that sad or unhealthy; I tell those people to go be normal somewhere else. I'm perfectly fine with being unusual, so let me.
I have been online since 1999, and started making websites (with the help of WYSIWYG tools) in 2002. I learned HTML in 2006 and have been hand-coding since then, but kept using table-based layouts until 2009.
I got started on Geocities and Freewebs in 6th grade, with a few different small sites hosting whatever held my interest at the time. I later took up Flash animation, intending to join the Clock Crew, but focused my efforts on getting into the Glock Group after meeting MolotovGlock. The Glock Group forums went offline in late 2006, but I was contacted by some others who wanted to attempt a revival (until we decided to try something original). The Socom Squad was born, and it was a fun group that lasted 2½ years.
Following its demise, I withdrew from any participation in online communities to construct the Ultraverse. That is, very briefly, how things became what they are now. To get the full story, check the Internet History archive.
As for web browsers, I've been using Opera since 10.00, and was using Firefox
from 1.5 to 25. I then got tired of every new version having some minor yet
annoying UI change I had to look up how to reverse.
[Enhance your Web Browsing]
I got my start with console gaming in 1997(?), when my cousin gave me his old SNES for my birthday, as well as Super Mario All-Stars and NBA Jam. Growing up, I also had a PlayStation and the Crash Bandicoot, Spyro the Dragon, and Tomba games. In addition to these, there was a Nintendo 64 on which I only played Super Mario 64, and a Game Boy Color reserved for Pokémon Blue. At the time, I did not know anything of SEGA's hardware, but that has since been rectified thanks to the efforts of Classic Game Room.
From 2001 to 2010, I tended to emulate consoles and handhelds. Even though it is supremely expensive in comparison, I have since come to appreciate the authentic experience. It is not something I can recommend to everyone; if you are fine with emulation, do not start collecting actual hardware and games. A list of the consoles, handhelds, and peripherals I currently own is available here as a cautionary tale.
I'm also big on PC gaming, and have been for some time, with some of my earliest favorites being Hocus Pocus, Doom, and Warcraft II. Today I make use of Steam and GOG for their frequent sales where modern and old classics are all but given away. The specs of my previous and current PCs are listed on the Comparison Chart. You can also check out my favorite games for PC and consoles, and maybe pick up a few you've never played before.
These generalizations of everyday life were originally written when I was in high school, yet they seem to somehow remain relevant today:
With all that out of the way, I don't know what else to write about, so I'll just end things here. Thanks for reading, and remember to sign the guestbook. If there's anything else you would like to know, ask me on Tumblr.
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