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05-09-2000, 03:42 PM
Edit: My life now consists of steading playing of Diablo 2.
Here's a description of my alternative life.
Sir BobNugget: USWest Server
Level 40 necromancer.
Wand with +2 to all necro skills.
Amulet +1 all necro skills
sigons shield +1 all skills (for any class) 65 blocking % (Means I'm resistant to 65% of all physical attacks)
Imbued anceient armor at 345 def.
Plate belt which turns 100% of damage into mana.
Fastest run/walk boots. +150 stamina (run forever)
5 perfect gems and 1 perfect skull
[This message has been edited by Bryan (edited 07-10-2000).]
05-10-2000, 07:05 AM
I'm 34, and have been working and playing with computers since 1981. My first computer was a Radio Shack TRS-80 Color Computer. A whopping 16K of RAM! We used to go BBS hopping on 300 baud modems, and used cassette decks to store files.
Right now I operate four sites, two of them on shared servers, and two on dedicated.
I am 22 and i am from Italy. I started playing with computers when i was 6. My first computer was an amstrad.
05-12-2000, 09:34 AM
there was an early thread like this as well http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
Well i am 23 yrs old, a Bachelor of Commerce grad who is doing a Government Honours degree next year (at the same uni - the University of Queensland www.uq.edu.au (http://www.uq.edu.au) ).
I was spoiled with my first computer in mid 1994 a AST 800N 486SX/33 notebook with 8 MB ram and a whopping 340 MB hard drive http://geekvillage.com/ubb/eek.gif
cost me AUD$4,995 as well back then http://geekvillage.com/ubb/eek.gif
didn't get online until 1995 with a 28.8k modem.
That notebook got me through my busiest first year at university with over 40 lengthy essays written in MS Works running Win 3.1 http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
Now armed with my new (3rd) desktop computer I am running and developing 5 web sites and related projects across 18 - 24 domains.. Paid hosting with Interland and Simplenet as well as a free hosting with Bla-bla...
have plans to move to a dedicated server (DigitalNation or Rackspace right now)
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05-25-2000, 10:27 AM
I'm a 18 (19 in july) year old guy in Sweden. I'll soon finish school and then I'm going to do "military service" for 10 month, eeewk.... really hope I can keep up with my websites during that time. After that I'll probably go to school another 3 year, Computer Engineering - Information- and Media-technique.
I got my first computer when I was about 8 year old, an Commodore 64 http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
Later I got an Amiga 600.
About 1995 my father bought a PC, Pentium 75 and about the same year I got online with my cool USR Sporster 28.8k modem (now boosted into 56.6k).
I bought my first domain about one year ago, CheatGuide.com (http://www.cheatguide.com) some months later I bough FunFiles.net (http://www.funfiles.net). For some months ago I registered PS2Gamers.com (no content yet... maybe somebody want to buy it?) and yesterday I registered RevenueTalk.com, not much there either, yet...
Well that's a little bit about me.
Michael Karlsson - "mellow"
05-25-2000, 07:39 PM
I'm 28, married and living in Tokyo, Japan (but from the UK)
I first got involved with computers in 1980 playing on a friend's ZX80. My own computer path went something like Spectrum > C64 > Amstrad PC > PC > PC > PC > PC > PC
My current machine is home-built PIII500 with 384MB of RAM and 4 HDDs (total 33GB)
I run a series of websites, must notably emailaddresses.com (which has proven to be v. popular) and have about 800 domain names (list at http://www.genkiproductions.com/ )
I also work for an internet startup company (Shhhh!) and have my finger in about half a dozen other pies too.
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I don't think there is a "typical" webmaster... as the nature of the internet allows a lot of diversity.
Anyway... I enjoy threads like this. I have some related thoughts that I'll post in a seperate thread.
I was a BBSer as well. I bought (or my parents bought) a 1200 baud modem at age 13... and I was big into BBSes until I went off to college (Columbia University in NYC). In college, there was, of course, the internet... and ethernet. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
Majored in ComputerScience, but went into Medical School out of college (Medical College of Va). I just graduated Medical School, and will be starting my residency in a month at UNC at Chapel Hill.
I'm 25 now... and run 3 active websites (contestclick.com, macrumors.com, weeno.com)... with a few other just random ones along with various domain names registered.
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06-26-2000, 11:09 PM
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06-27-2000, 12:05 AM
I like this social stuff! http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
I'm 26, and have been a web-geek full-time for around two and a half years. My goals now are to build an incredible company, as opposed to trying to make lots of money.
I got into computers somewhat late in life (17-18) compared to many, since my dad couldn't overcome his paranoia over viruses. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif Outside of geek stuff, I like languages and martial arts, movies and books.
One project I'd like to do is to hook up a webcam on a robot that people can drive around. I'd also love to make a wearable computer, but my hardware hacking skills still leave much to be desired.
06-27-2000, 01:45 AM
I'm 26 as well. I just got my masters in Geochemistry a few months ago.
Now I'm wandering around a little. I work a little, IT-support (really s..ks). I'm spending one day on webpages and 4 days on fun thinghs in life.
My first computer was the Commodore 64, I think it was around '84-'85. Once in a while I hook it up again with some friends, just for old sakes.
I probably should go to central France. Nice weather, nice people and they do not know anything about computers. I could make tons of money there. Just a pity that my french is that bad!
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06-27-2000, 03:24 AM
Hi everyone http://geekvillage.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
I just turned 16 (25th June!!!) and I started my first site in Sep 1999. I remembered that I first logged into the internet on 25th Sep 1998 and got my own pc (without having to share with my brother ^_^) on Nov 1998. I'm still studying, of course http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
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06-27-2000, 09:18 AM
Me, i'm a high school student in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where there's ABSOLUTELY nothing to do! My first computer was back in 92, an IBM XT compatible, and i learned everything about dos, assembly, etc when i was a wee one!
My summer life goes as follows:
9:00 AM - wake up, eat three bowls of lucky charms
9:30 AM - check stats/update web pages
4:30 PM - play basketball
7:00 PM - eat a bowl of ramen noodles
7:30 PM - check stats
9:30 PM - log off and watch conan o'bryan
Basically i just sit around and refresh my stats http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif
Oh and did i mention my girlfriend dumped me?
06-27-2000, 09:53 AM
I'm 30, and single. Girlfriend is trying to teach spelling/pronunciation of c..co..com-mit-ment. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/wink.gif
I'm from upstate South Carolina, US. For you fellow Americans, even though I do have a pickup (its a Mazda), and a 12 guage shotgun (can't remember ever firing), and I DO like Nascar, I DON'T chew tobacco, RARELY listen to Country music, and HATE "rasslin'"! Just to clear up any stereotype. http://geekvillage.com/ubb/biggrin.gif
My first computer was a Timex/Sinclair 1000 that I got when I was about 12. (It was an overgrown calculator with BASIC for $200.) I'm currently infatuated with trying to make a living online, even quit my day job to really give it a chance. :O
Tech stuff aside, I love music (favs - rock, metal, pop, some rap), cars (like my old, earth-shaking Camaro), and going out.
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06-27-2000, 09:58 PM
I'm 31 and live in Belgium. I'm married and I have a little daughter.
My first computer was a commodore 64. I spent days and nights on it.
I started to surf on the internet 2 years ago. A little bit too late in my opinion.
Now I do spend around 3 hours daily on the net.
I have 2 websites. The third one is nearly finished.
Apart from webmastering I also like to play videogames like halflife or quake.
That's why I've recently bought a pentium III 733 Mhz, 256 Mb SDRam, 30 GB HDD and a GeForce 2 GTS.
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06-30-2000, 10:33 AM
I'm female, 35, Married with 2 daughters.
My first computer was a TL1000 that I picked up at Radio Shack in 1989. Only had floppy drive and a 1200 baud modem. Got hooked on being online via pclink - which was aol before the name change.
Started doing web pages in 1996 and have 4 domains with only 2 active at the moment. Over the summer I plan on diversifying a bit more.
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well, i'm a 16 year old guy from idaho,,, i'm new to the board but have been using computers for several years, i spend most of my day reading stuff on the net and trying to figure out how to boost traffic to my page, i look at my stats a lot, in hopes of becoming rich all of a sudden http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif...
07-01-2000, 10:54 PM
Sheesh, I suddenly feel like the old guy on the block at 38! Just moved to Las Vegas, NV, from SoCal. Have 5 sites, and a few more in the works. Getting ready to install the new server and have a go at being out on our own.
First Computer was back in 1979.....A Texas Instrument slim line....then graduated to the Tandy TRS 80, with dual floppies! SInce then have built my own, and now running an 800mhz monster that is to fast for it's own good!
Jan 14th of this year, I went full time running websites, and absolutely love it! Lotsa work and a high learning curve that never ends, but thanks in large part to this board, which is a great resource that I truly am thankful for, the experiences and ideas from the fellow geeks here help immensely, the curve keeps getting straighter! But I don't think it will ever end, and that cures any chance of becoming bored or complacent.
That's about it. Now on to my new love, that Super Royal Flush machine that I just know is going to pay off anyday now! (btw, anyone know how to hack into a video poker machine??? LOL
I am a 19 yrs old college student who got involved with computers kind of late (around 15). My first computer was a NEC Ready computer back in 95. I was never really into computers. Don't laugh, but my first goal in life was to be a professional basketball player in the NBA. I stand only about 5'11 but i was a star player in high school. A couple colleges (LSU, University of Georgia, and University of Southern Cal) wanted me to play for them but i couldnt go for reasons i rather not say. Well, the NBA dream died. So, i decided to attend University of Florida where its close to home. I am still learning and hope to have a career one day in the computer industry.
07-03-2000, 06:49 AM
Well I am 26 years old, and what can I say. Time ticks on, one day your 16, the next 26.
The funny thing is that the things you always wanted to do when you were 16 but could never afford, come true when you get to 26, life really begins for most people I think, the money starts coming in, and well what can a local Cape Town boy say but ... Bungi ahhhhhh ..
07-03-2000, 08:20 AM
Another idaho guy! Sup man?
We should start a business or something... lol.
07-07-2000, 01:39 PM
Hi, I'm 36, have a wonderful husband and two cats. My first computer was the C-64 back in the mid 80's. I even splurged $300 for the hard drive (which was well worth the money back then).
The next addition to the C-64 was a 1200 baud modem...and it was better than sliced bread...or so we thought. We hooked up with a company called Q-Link and had pre-ICQ ICQ. Q-Link is now AOL. Who would have known?
Got ****** in by this website stuff about three years ago on a rainy afternoon when I had nothing else to do. I created a simple webpage for fun. Now this 'webpage stuff' has become a full blown business teasing me with enough money to spend all of my available free time in front of a monitor.
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07-09-2000, 06:12 AM
I'am 20 years old, however, unlike most of you lucky guys http://geekvillage.com/ubb/smile.gif, I've got my first computer when I was 15, years, wasted years! http://geekvillage.com/ubb/frown.gif
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