Nightmode.fm

Story

Introduction

The year is 3019. Space travel is safe, slow. FTL travel exists with a caveat. FTL damages media drives. Without media, most crews die of boredom before completing their missions.

Tired of living in an endless universe that seemed more like an empty suburb, a coalition of human, alien, and robotic lifeforms have developed a way to shield media drives from FTL damage. With each drive costing as much as a Nebulon Starcrusher Deluxe III (with faux-plush seats AND anti-neutrino under coating), deployment would be a challenge.

Three carrier ships with media shielding technology have been built so far. Each ship home to a multitude of frequency mechs. Highly specialized mechs that provide much needed media and data services to areas of space frequented by FTL travelers.

You are the pilot of Nightmode.fm, a frequency mech with an eclectic collection of media and software from a millennium ago.

Continue reading below or proceed to the video tab.

Current Event

Purple smoke swirls into existence from the pilots view. Nostrils flaring from the unexpected infusion of toasted electronics and... shoyu ramen?

Pilot: *coughing and speaking unintelligibly*
Computer: Yes, the purple smoke is non-toxic and by obscuring the current situation, it increases the likelihood of your survival by 3%.
Pilot: *coughing* Three percent? *cough*
Computer: 15% normally but adjusted to 3% since you are now likely to worry about what is being obscured.

The pilot, taking a deep breath as if to speak, instantly regrets it with another round of coughing.

Computer: Since this is the fourth time we have had this conversation, I will skip ahead to the full status report before the vein in your forehead flares up again.

The pilot holds up a finger as to speak, mouth agape as the computer continues.

Computer: We have survived re-entry and even though this landing location is less than ideal, it is stable. There has been extensive damage to all systems, including the ramen dispenser which is completely out of shoyu flavor.
Pilot: *light cough* We ate nothing but tonkatsu ramen in survival training so no problem there. How about the media drives?
Computer: Yes... the... media drives.
Pilot: Yes, the whole reason we are out here. To share media with dangerously bored space crews. You know, the media drives?
Computer: Oh... you mean... those... media drives.

The pilot, feeling an intense throbbing growing in their forehead, scowls a bit in a random direction. Secretly hoping the computer is located in that direction.

Computer: Apologies, I have been using the time during your black outs to restore access. I have restored a small collection of videos and software in addition to a recreation of a popular bulletin board system called "the internet".
Pilot: By meckthar's nectar...
Computer: Yes, you are in danger of dying from boredom unless additional materials can be recovered.

Somewhere in the smoke, what sounds like a budget microwave dings to life.

Computer: If you are feeling up to it, a morale boosting bowl of tonkatsu ramen would pair rather nicely with watching any available videos.
Pilot: I... I can use a distraction. Thanks computer.

The pilot, carefully reaching around for a hot bowl of ramen, breathes out a sigh of relief. With any luck, they'll get out of this mess and get back to bringing entertainment to this sector of space.

Computer: One more, minor thing. Restored videos, software, and even the internet simulation may contain a small amount of inaccuracies due to the recovery algorithms used.
Pilot: With content from a millennium ago? I'm sure no one will notice.
Computer: Excellent. I will resume repairs and let you know when you can assist me.

Got your ramen? Proceed to the video tab.

Software

Feri
An easy to use build tool for web files. Incrementally clean, build, and watch with little to no configuration required.

Feri Extension
A web browser extension that connects to the Feri build tool and automatically reloads a browser tab when files change.

Logitech G29 and G27
Subscribe to wheel, shift, and pedal events. Activate force feedback effects, shift indicator lights, and more.

Sabisu
Zero dependency web server with let's encrypt, link protection, media streams, memory caching, multiple hosts, redirects, and more. Help this software go open source by supporting Nightmode on Patreon.

Sprucemarks
A web browser extension that automatically sorts your bookmarks.

Credits

This website is made possible by the biological creatures of Earth. Lifeforms that fought to survive for generations so that one day, one of their descendants would be able to use and create software to distribute absurd videos.

None of this would be possible without the inspiration, software, and support of other artists, makers, programmers, and writers. Those who give their all in the quest for perfection. Those who dare to share knowing that perfection is always one project away.

Patrons

Thank you past, present, and future Patrons! Your support means I can spend more time creating software, interactive art, and video, and less time worrying about the "real world", whatever that is!

Active Patrons

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Resources

Fonts from The League of Moveable Type » League Mono and League Spartan

Icons from Font Awesome

Music from Evan King » Dirt

Video from PremiumBeat » 4k Fog Overlays

Software

Code: Atom to Feri to Transmit

Encryption: Let's Encrypt

Hosting: DigitalOcean to Ubuntu to PM2 to Sabisu

Images: Affinity Designer and Photo to ImageOptim

Video: MakeMKV to Final Cut Pro to FFmpeg

Inspiration

Foxtrot T. Whiskey and Gazorra TNG Edits