The Art of Darkness

Windows 95 Tips, Tricks, and Tweaks

November 20th, 2012 by Cobwebs

Windows 95 Tip

Rob at BoingBoing said, “I’m calling it already: Windows 95 Tips is Blog of the Year,” and I sort of have to agree.

The site is nothing but tips, alert boxes, and screenshots, presented entirely without comment. They present a view of an operating system that is somewhat more…sinister…than I remember Windows 95 being.*

The site is only a month old and thus still pretty sparse, but every entry is a gem that chronicles a slow descent into madness. I’m definitely looking forward to future updates.

(Incidentally, it’s not noted anywhere on the site–which I sort of like, as it adds to the general sense of dislocation–but the creator is Neil Cicierega, who is also responsible for the Potter Puppet Pals.)

*Don’t get me wrong; Windows 95 was sinister, but it was more of a “incompetence mixed with utter disdain for the end user” vibe rather than something Lovecraftian. Either way, your soul got eaten.

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