The Invisible Top Dot

Little UFO

Space Worker - left Mini-Verse² Space Worker - right

Galaxy 3

A MACJR Sample

More to come!


About My First Web Site

Note, the e-mail address, above, was discontinued many years ago, thus I lopped off the last part. That was my first e-mail address, that had ended with .net.

The large galaxy image above, titled Galaxy 3, is a remastered, Full-Size, replica of my first web page. I adjusted the bright and contrast levels of the image to make it look better on modern screens, and better approximate how it used to look on old CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) monitors that we used back in the late 1990s. Also, the font sizes and text positions are approximations. How modern web browsers display the original HTML for that first page may not be exactly the same as how it was displayed back in my 1997 web browsers (early versions of Netscape and Internet Explorer).

In addition, the original, ancient, HTML was replaced with modern HTML5 and CSS3, but I did strive to make this reproduction of my first web page look the same as the original page looked. However, the original page used to take up the full screen of an average monitor, back then, not just one section of a modern page. Modern screen resolutions are vastly higher than they were back in 1997, thus, reproductions of my old pages all look rather small on modern screens, or greatly distorted if not contained to a small area of a modern page.

The original version of the 640x480 image above, with the large galaxy and stars, was first created on , which is a little more than a year before I first logged on to the Internet as MACJR. The history of that galaxy and stars, though, goes back even farther. The first small version of that galaxy was made on , which is about two years after I bought my first computer. That galaxy and stars was just one small section of a larger space scene I was working on at the time, titled, Hyperspace.

As for the MACJR’S Mini-Verse² site name, it turns out that I came up with that title for my website on, or before, . Unfortunately, I did not save every change that I made to my sites back then. There are gaps in my archives of site backups, thus, the backup is the first, saved, appearance of MACJR’S Mini-Verse².

Interestingly, the saved HTML file, with the date, loads a page that says, Last Updated: . I can think of a few reasons for this date discrepancy. One, I forgot to update the Last Updated notice on July 08. Two, the original file’s date was change along the way (that can happen – burning disks and restoring files to a Windows formatted hard drive is often a half-hazard event). And three, I may have accidentally made a no-change save to the wrong file, overwriting the archived date by mistake. What I call, an Oops! event.

Whatever the original site name-change date may have been, the fact is that on , my first web site was titled, MACJR’S Mini-Verse².

Archive Dates and Site Titles:

‐ A MACJR Sample
‐ MACJR’S Computer Art
‐ MACJR’S Home Page
‐ MACJR’S Home Page
‐ MACJR’S Home Page
‐ MACJR’S Mini-Verse²

Michael A. Crane, Jr.