On a boring Sunday afternoon at CMU in 1994, my dad did the most awesome thing ever. He logged me into a Sparcstation, launched Mosaic, and told me to take it for a spin. It was undeniably badass and got me hooked on hypertext.
My first webpage was your standard Model T: flat, all text, and unabashedly gray. Shortly thereafter, I took full advantage of HTML 3.2, adding gaudy neon backgrounds and tables.
Over caffeinated and 11 years old, I mainlined tacky web trinkets. Hit counters, marquees, Java applets, animated gifs — everything. And I didn't care how it affected my Page Rank, load time, or cross browser compatibility. I was too busy having a great time.
Setup is a breeze, just define the source mp4/ogg/webm videos and point the script at a div or body tag. There's also a static fallback for unsupported browsers & mobile.
So today, instead of stressing over API rate limits, unit tests, and 'not provided' search keywords — take a break and do something that makes you smile!
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