About this website
The pages posted here, at this web site, contain (or will contain) samples of my art, poetry, prose, and web design skills. These samples of my work are not for sale. The contents of this website are here just for show.
I posted the first version of MACJR'S Mini-Verse² online on May 30, 1997. Those first simple pages were hosted by GTE (now Verizon). GTE was my first Internet Service Provider - from September 1996 to August 1997. Since then, I have moved this site from a few different hosting services and domains, and it has gone through several redesigns along the way. However, other than an occasional service outage, for one reason or another, this site has been online since May of 1997.
Along the way, this site became downgraded to just a set of gallery pages at macjr.com, back in June of 2000, right after I bought my first domain (macjr.com). My original plan had been to buy a domain to host the Mini-Verse, but at that time, the domain name I wanted was taken, so I created macjr.com instead. With the creation of macjr.com, I found myself going in a completely new direction, in a creative way and the Mini-Verse was, more or less, set aside to collect dust.
On December 31, 2014, I decided to make MACJR'S Mini-Verse² a sub domain of macjr.com. The plan was to give the Mini-Verse more independence from macjr.com. In effect, the Mini-Verse would finally become its own domain, making it an independent site again. I did start work on a new look and design for the Mini-Verse, but again, I had to set it aside to get other work done first.
On November 15, 2015, I looked again at available domain names. The domain I really wanted was still taken (but oddly, still not in use, even after all these years), but I found that I could settle on another domain name that was available. Welcome to mini-verse.com, the new site for MACJR'S Mini-Verse². Now, the Mini-Verse is completely independent from macjr.com, and free to evolve back into its own unique identity again. The Mini-Verse never truly fit in with the direction macjr.com took anyway.
It will take some time, but I plan to expand this site out in a few different directions, bringing back a lot of old (but reworked) content, and adding a lot of new stuff too.
Michael A. Crane, Jr.