This is what I looked like on September 19, 2008 during a vacation. Duluth is in the background.

What is your history like?

Last updated: Dec 14, 2005

1 Online forums

Before July 23, 2001, I almost never used the internet. Since July 23, 2001, I've actively used the internet, mainly for forums. I visit two forums nowadays, one of which about to die.

1.1 The Howstuffworks forums

Being highly obsessed with toilets, I did a website search for how toilets work and I found Because I found this site very interesting, and that I was curious to what a "forum" was, I visited the forums they had back then. I registered with the forums on August 2, 2001, 10 days later since I first found them (on July 23, 2001), and Iíve been with them since. The users here responded to a boatload of questions I had at the time within fifteen minutes, something Iíve never heard of before. I was an active member in those forums for quite some time. Those forums eventually died, but were saved and were moved to Howwhatwhy instead around July or August of 2003.

1.2 The howwhatwhy forums

Being a mere copy of the old howstuffworks forums, the howwhatwhy forums have the same basic system. I've been with them since, but these forums have lost activity a lot and only recently (since around September or October of 2005), some of the members haven't been nice to me decreasing my interest in staying there. If you're interested, you can visit the howwhatwhy forums (opens new window).

1.3 The Gamestudio forums

Since I got the A4 Standard engine of Gamestudio as a Christmas present in 1999, I've repeatedly gained and lost interest in making games for quite some time. I've had occasional bursts of motive, but it was programming that was the part affecting my motive strongly. I soon got involved with the forums around 2002. The exact date is uncertain, but I think it's mid-2002. I've been involved with the 3D Gamestudio (3DGS) forums since with my first post being of how to make hills. 3DGS is a game development tool for making 3D (and, to some extent, 2D) games with. I've been with the 3DGS forums since 2002. Since the howwhatwhy forums have died down a lot, the 3DGS forums are now the primary place I visit, nearly 30 times longer than the time I spend with howwhatwhy. You can visit the the Gamestudio forums (link opens a new window).

2 My website

2.1 Geocities - version 1

During August of 2001, I wanted a website so I can post a bunch of the information I use. I was referred to Geocities. I had nothing but trouble with them. Files weren't saving, I kept getting the "page cannot be displayed" notice which often caused files not to save. I abandoned them since.

2.2 Angelfire round 1 - version 2

Version 2 of my website was at angelfire. I've signed up with them and I've been with them since. For all of version 2, I've been with Angelfire. I've used my website as one big post-it note which constantly grows. You can see the oldest traces of my website here. This is version 2 of my website from back in September of 2002.

2.3 My own domain round 1 - version 3

Version 3 of my website is where I wanted my own domain. You can see version 3 of my website here. At first, I was updating quite often. Toward the end, I was going 3 to 4 months without even making a single edit. I felt as if I really didn't need my domain partially due to this reason.

2.4 Angelfire round 2 - version 4

Due to unexpected mishaps of the check used to pay for webhosting mysteriously not arriving there despite sending it, I no longer wanted my own domain and it was kind of expensive. I was reverted back to using my old Angelfire website.

2.5 Version 5

Version 5 is the start of my modernized version of my website. Only the home page is visible, but this is how the home page looked for version 5.0. My website is now going into version 6.0. Version 5.0 had sectionizing, but only one level. Version 5.0 was also the start of my blog. Since then, Angelfire has been giving me a lot of troubles with excessive popup ads and I had to get my domain back again. Angelfire's fees were excessively high for what was given. $5 a month or an itty bitty fraction of what my current webhost offers.

2.6 My own domain round 2 - version 6 (current version)

The changeover to version 6 involves subsectionizing (this is section 2.6, which wasn't in version 5 but as just section 2) and the use of SHTML for the effect of "copying and pasting" highly repetitive parts of my documents. This change has started since July of 2005 and has been extremely slow due to being too involved with the forums and game development. The main things on my website right now are my game design stuff, my blog, and especially my oversized dream journal having over 300 dreams listed (as of Dec 10, 2005). I've done some research into the best deals for webhosting and domain names. My webhost gives 100 gigabytes of bandwidth per month (which is so high, it seems unlimited), 2 gigabytes of disk space (this is so much that I can store nearly a million webpages, and it's only for $3.95 a month. It's the best webhost I've seen yet. Many of the others don't seem to come even one bit close.

2.7 The future of my website

As I see the future of my website, I'll soon have version 6 fully available. By probably version 8 or so, likely two years later, I'll learn some webscripting and create some dynamic content. I even have a silly way to make layers of PNG images into an animated graphic. Such future things would include custom styles (where you can choose a style to use, even make your own styles). It'll quite shortly contain a small ordering place where you can buy my 2D game when it is released for sale.

Later into the future, that I can't really say for sure. With my game development stuff, I may have mind game interactions involved where you can play a simulated version of my mind game with a multiplayer interface.

4.1 About me home - General overview and background
4.1-1 What this is
4.1-2 My current life
4.1-3 The future
4.2 Dream journal - My dreams I get while sleeping - contains over 500 dreams and grows rapidly
4.2-1 Introduction
4.2-2 Special notes
4.2-3 Dream stat descriptions
4.2-4 Dream statistics
4.2-5 The categories
4.3 Favorites - What I like and dislike most
4.4 Imaginary friends - Learn what my imaginary friends were like and their special abilities
4.4-1 History
4.4-2 In depth descriptions
4.4-3 The future
4.5 Video games - My history with video games and the many bad things they caused
4.5-1 The beginning
4.5-2 Too much video game playing
4.5-3 Making my own games
4.5-4 The future
4.6 School - Learn what school was like for me, how the classes went, and other events related to school
4.6-1 Elementary school
4.6-2 Middle school
4.6-3 High school
4.6-4 Filling my need for education
4.6-5 My education future
4.7 Special events - Learn about how YMCA camp, tours, and other special events went for me
4.7-1 Triangle YMCA camp
4.7-2 Touring my home state with my friend
4.7-3 Shakespearian play
4.7-4 The state fair
4.7-5 The antique car club
4.7-6 Trip into Canada
4.8 Math skills - I can work wonders with numbers and perform calculations in my head at a blazing fast speed
4.8-1 Well beyond most everyone else
4.8-2 I became unforunate
4.8-3 Super fast mental math
4.8-4 If object gets numbers, I get a formula
4.8-5 The future
4.9 Special abilities - The special capabilities I have outside mathematics
4.9-1 General
4.9-2 Hypercount
4.9-3 High-speed, high-accuracy mental math
4.9-4 High-res vision
4.10 Developed systems - Status System, Spell System and other systems I've developed
4.10-1 My Status System
4.10-2 My Spell System
4.10-3 Color system
4.11 Stories - The birth of my story-writing efforts
4.11-1 The "Wonderful Adventure" days
4.11-2 The "Rise of Atlantis" days
4.11-3 One other story
4.11-4 No more story writing
4.11-5 My sources of ideas
4.11-6 The future (general)
4.12 Online activities - The history of my website and the usage of online forums
4.12-1 Online forums
4.12-2 My website
4.13 Music - My history with music - learn the origins to why I listen to songs at different speeds for thousands of loops at a time
4.13-1 History
4.13-2 The present
4.13-3 The future
4.13-4 Music FAQs
4.14 Major fears - My list of fears, problems, and obsessions, both past and present
4.14-1 Introduction
4.14-2 Current fears
4.14-3 Old fears that have been overcome
4.14-4 Current problems
4.14-5 Old problems that have been overcome
4.14-6 Current obsessions
4.14-7 Old obsessions
4.15 Major issues - Major issues I have in my life at the moment
4.15-1 Fears, problems, and obsessions
4.15-2 Sleep-wake cycle
4.15-3 No transportation
4.15-4 Showers are rare
4.15-5 My annoying nose
4.15-6 Limited choice of foods
4.15-7 Getting a job
4.16 TV and movies - How I am with watching TV and movies, both past and present
4.16-1 History
4.16-2 The present
4.16-3 The future
4.16-4 FAQ
4.17 Food and drink - My history with food and drink, including past meals I made, as well as the present and future
4.17-1 History
4.17-2 The present
4.17-3 The future
4.18 Travel and vacations - Past vacations and travel, as well as the current case of 6+ years without a vacation, including places of interest
4.18-1 History
4.18-2 The present
4.18-3 The future
4.18-4 FAQ
4.19 My senses - Things involving my 5 main senses - strong, high-res vision, but very weak smell to name some
4.19- [document yet to be created]
4.20 Doctors and meds - My past involving doctor visits and meds to fixing my issues as well as the present
4.20- [document yet to be created]
4.21 Hobbies - My hobbies, including things I was involved with in the past not in any other category
4.21-1 History
4.21-2 Computer
4.21-3 Sports
4.21-4 Collecting
4.21-5 Television
4.21-6 The present
4.21-7 The future
4.22 Game design - My history of game design as well as the present and possible future
4.22-1 History
4.22-2 The present
4.22-3 The future
4.23 Noncomputer games - Backgrounds on various noncomputer games, such as throwing cards to play Hit-a-bump and other things, including past games not listed on my website, as well as general evolvements and what caused me to create them.
4.23- [document yet to be created]
4.24 Other memorable events - General events I recall unusually well, but not anything special
4.24- [document yet to be created]
4.25 Other things - Dates, marriage, having kids, friends, religion, holidays, and various other things
4.25- [document yet to be created]
4.26 Myself in the year 2050 - How I envision myself and a day in the year 2050
4.26- [document yet to be created]
4.27 My greatest wishes - Activities I would love to do

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