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Wednesday, January 31, 2018
 20th Anniversary of Website (Permalink)
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: La Luna - When The Morning Comes
Topic: Miscellaneous

Geez, is it already 2018? Hard to believe that I created this webpage during the chat and personal homepage craze back then. These days it's all social media!


 (Steve Bennett/KarmaStorm)

I'm surprised Tripod is still going when other sites have shut down. I don't know. I'm impressed.

I thought I'd have something more impressive to say for a 20th anniversary...

Posted by Blue Green Gem at 12:01 AM EST
Updated: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 10:47 PM EST
Saturday, February 2, 2013
 15 Year Anniversary (Permalink)
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Katie Melua - Nine Million Bicycles
Topic: Miscellaneous

Looks like I missed the anniversary by two days.

 1998 - 2013

15 years. 15 years. And this site is still sitting around in some shape or form even though no one visits it anymore.

I'm also surprised this blog feature hasn't been shut down. It seems everything else is gone, even the HTMLgear guestbook I used to have.

Ah, well. Here's to 15 more years...

Posted by Blue Green Gem at 11:58 AM EST
Thursday, February 24, 2011
 Tripod locks down. (Permalink)

Tripod made an announcement today. Free members can no longer use FTP or File Manager. In order to keep building your site, you have to use their Webon feature.


EDIT: Ah, looks like they added a new sentence to the bottom explaining that this affects only new members that signed up after the 23rd. Earlier members get to keep their FTP/FM. That's good news!

Posted by Blue Green Gem at 11:19 AM EST
Updated: Friday, February 25, 2011 11:51 AM EST
Friday, December 31, 2010
 Activeworlds One Day Sale (Permalink)
Topic: Active Worlds
Posted by Flagg: One Day Sale! December 31st
Activeworlds is having a one day sale from 8am to 8pm EST. Existing citizens can renew for one year at $30 while people can register a new cit for one year at $40. It also includes a new P5/5 world with it.

All citizenships have been renewed til January 4th so you can still renew your existing cit for $30 if you hurry!

Posted by Blue Green Gem at 12:12 PM EST
Thursday, December 30, 2010
 EBTS4 - Progress (Permalink)
Now Playing: Zoë Badwis - Freefallin'
Topic: Active Worlds

I realized the world didn't have a default groundcover so I was able to go down a bit below ground. After thinking about it, I figured it'd be neat to have a little waterfall come down and have some buildings around it. It's the details that's going to be a pain, I'm sure.

I have to break up the one room houses with walls, toss in furniture to make each room, etc... What I'm currently unhappy with is how 'unnaturesy' it is. I was hoping to weasel in more trees and plants. I guess I just gotta stick more around the area.

Posted by Blue Green Gem at 3:40 PM EST
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
 The Extreme Builder Talent Show IV (Permalink)


EBTS4 started yesterday and runs til January 31st. I snagged up a lot but as you can see, it's pretty empty right now. Taking a few minutes to adjust to the new world. It's a 6x6 lot and anything goes!

The prizes don't really interest me this time around (I don't win anything at these events anyways so...). They're worlds of various sizes given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners.

I most likely will end up doing one of my PDL Builds. "Pure Dumb Luck" where I just tinker and tinker and something forms out of the mess. hehe.

Posted by Blue Green Gem at 5:15 PM EST
Friday, December 10, 2010
 2010 Holiday Village in Winter - Bakery (Permalink)
Mood:  caffeinated
Now Playing: Lucky Star by Prima Donna (Tim Dawes remix)
Topic: Active Worlds
A couple days ago, I decided to finally take up one of the contest lots. I didn't want to do the train station and I was split between the toy store and bakery. I finally decided to do the bakery. I did lots of searching on Google's image search to find various bakeries.





I don't think I'm done with it. I keep walking around because it feels like I've missed something. Contest doesn't end for a while so I can just keep tinkering with it when ideas come.

Posted by Blue Green Gem at 6:44 AM EST
Monday, December 6, 2010
 Activeworlds - Holiday village in Winter (Permalink)
I guess it's that time of year again. There's a Holiday Village contest in Winter world on Activeworlds. I built on a lot but I don't think it's one of the lots that would win a prize. I had fun tinkering with it though. Not sure if I'm done but I think I got everything as I possibly can.


 A Quick Glimpse

It's all fun and games till someone loses an arm.
Don't they look lovely?
Glimpse of bedroom

That's what I slapped together. I am incredibly thankful that the 'scale' feature exists. That makes it tons easy to resize objects to make everything fit and to create new stuff.


Ah, and a quick glimpse of when I started - and almost ready to call it quits because they were horribly pieced together!


Posted by Blue Green Gem at 12:14 AM EST
Saturday, August 21, 2010
 Active Worlds (Permalink)
Active Worlds

I took a quick break from landscaping and started working on a building. Even though I get ideas, they really don't flesh out well when I'm building. Sometimes something new pops up or I take a different path... It's just all like playing with clay. I have no set goal. I just have a little idea and hope it comes out okay. hehe.



The guild has been quiet for a few weeks now. Sort of. Either that or I'm coming on at the wrong times. Some members keep saying that the leaders rarely pop on anymore and that they're off playing other games. I know they played Battle of Immortals and all but eh... All I have done lately is go in to do the daily Crazy Stone quest and now I'm pretty much running out of money so I won't be surprised if I forget to log in eventually. Just like last year... hehe.


Posted by Blue Green Gem at 7:27 PM EDT
Monday, August 9, 2010
 Old Tripod Message Boards (Permalink)
Mood:  surprised
Topic: Tripod
I was looking through disks for screenshots when I came across a folder that contained old copies of the message boards that Tripod used to host! It was a huge surprise because I've looked for these message boards quite a few times over the years but my searches came up empty.

To come across them was like... wow. I thought they were just gone or that I had them on a disk that disappeared. I uploaded the messages to FG Archives.

Fantasy Gathering on Tripod Messageboards


1999... What a blast from the past.

Posted by Blue Green Gem at 3:30 PM EDT
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