History of my Internet Life and this SiteI became a newbie to the Internet when I was 12 in 1997. I didn't surf a lot; I just went into the chat rooms on AOL and spent hours in there. Back then, email was the most amazing concept for me. You could send a message to just about anyone in the world in just seconds. Just like in real life, I had friends and enemies on the Internet (luckily just one enemy). But about a year into my Internet life, I begun surfing different sites more than chatting in rooms.
During my journey through the information superhighway, I found many Mario-related sites. I enjoyed looking through all of them because I was always a big Mario fan. Then my friend, Matt, told me that he built a website of his own, and wanted me to check it out. So I did and I was really amazed. It kind of got me thinking, "Hey, I would like to do that someday. But of course I could NEVER find the time or knowledge to do anything like that!" So the idea of building my own website stuck with me for quite awhile, and at the time I had bought a digital camera and a photo-editing program. It also came with a website-making program, but at the time I thought I could never learn how to use it.
But one day when I was playing Mega Man X, I was having such a hard
time that I went to the Mega Man Homepage
and tried to find help there. Not only did I find help, but
that site gave me the boost of inspiration that caused me to
act on my impulse of building my own website. So I finally got
started on IXLA Digital Camera Suite, and started placing text
and pictures onto blank pages and finally built my first website,
Mario 64 Mania! I wanted to be as helpful to others as the Mega
Man Homepage was, so I put up game tips for Mario Party, Yoshi's Story,
and Super Smash Bros. Now that I was finished with that site,
I needed a counter. So I went to 123Counter.com
and got one. But not knowing anything about HTML or even what
it was, I had no idea how to put the counter onto my site. But after
a long process of trial and error, I finally opened up my site
in Notepad and copy and pasted the counter code there, and it worked! I wanted
to expand my site, but unfortunately, I was out of FTP space. "No
problem," I thought, "I'll just put extra information onto another
domain." So I tried out Maxpages
and put up game tips for Super Mario 64. Since I didn't intend
it to be its own site, just a part of Mario 64 Mania!, I called
Super Mario 64 Section. To this day it hasn't even been
completed! Anyway, still not over my website-building craze,
I added another section to Mario 64 Mania!, made just for
game screenshots. It is the same site that you are looking at
right now and I deemed it Mario Nostalgia Mania (MNM)! But back in '98, it was nothing but a black front page
and subpages containing screenshots for only three games. After
adding so many screenshots I got tired and left this site alone
for a year.
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