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Alien’s Origins, Part 2

Posted by AlienCG on May 10, 2009

By early 1999, only about six months after getting online, I had tired of the constant problems with AOL. I joined a new company, a local ISP called Multiverse.  No longer did I get busy signals and the speed was incredible.  They also gave me the opportunity to learn something new.  Multiverse was really a high-end web and server hosting company, so they gave every Internet customer personal web space.  I was definitely going to take advantage of that and maybe even learn a new skill.  It would be around that time that I started working with The Buzz Band.  I was still learning how to build a web site.  So far, it looked liked a Geocities home page (how’s that for a reference?).

Later in 1999, I got my first digital camera, a Sony Mavica FD-73.  It used floppy disks to save the photos.  I started taking photos of The Buzz Band gigs.  I was also their roadie, I ran lights and, in some venues, played security.  This earned me my first Internet alias, The BUZZCrew.  I started out using my free Multiverse space to show off my photos, but because the address was too difficult to remember, I signed up for an Angelfire account.  I can’t remember which address I used, but it became part of a network of other sites.  I started taking pictures of other bands and posting them on my site.  I had a guestbook, photo pages, my personal biography and some silly games.  It was a gaudy looking site, but it was mine and I loved it.  It wouldn’t be until April 2001 that I got the domain name thebuzzcrew.com.  It would give me my first experience with a web hosting company, but that will have to wait.

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2 Responses to “Alien’s Origins, Part 2”

  1. churlita said

    Interesting history. My cousins are all professional photographers. I remember seeing a digital camera for the first time through them. I think that wasn’t until the year 2000.

  2. laura b. said

    I do remember GeoCities and Angelfire…and all the pop up ads!
    I think we still have one of those digital cameras with the floppy disks around here somewhere.
    Sounds like you were all in from the very beginning. Tres cool.

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