I don't have the exact dates handy for older items, but I'll give a rough idea of how this site came to be:
- In mid-1995, this site was originally born on Lookup!, one of the free homepage providers of the day.
It was originally created on an Atari Mega STE computer. The design tools available were crude; I could view the graphic images I coded into the site, but not the backgrounds, or colors. Those were put together through sheer luck, and the ocassional visit to a friend with a PC or Mac for viewing.
- By mid-1996, Lookup! had been purchased by another company, and would soon be ending their free page programs. Now, users had to pay for the priviledge of a half-meg of storage space.
As a starving writer, I couldn't afford that. I'd heard of Geocities, and decided to try it out...
- The Wild World of Jeff moved to Geocities shortly thereafter. For free, they gave users 1 meg of space for Web Pages. I have yet to reach that storage need yet, but the value was definitely there - and the price just right!
- By early 1997, I was offered Featured Homesteader status. That gave me 5 megs to play with. Still haven't reached the 1 meg of use... but Geocities keeps upping the available space anyways.
1998: Quite a few things have been happening so far...
- First off, I became a SoHo Community Leader in March. A chance to help to shape this Community over time!
- Homesteader space increased, first to 6 MB, then 11. As a CL and Feature, my available diskspace moved to 14 MB. I broke the 1 MB limit, and I'm halfway to using 2... by the time I actually use my available space, I expect basic accounts will be up to 100 MB! :)
- 1999: Another dramatic space increase: I now am a GeoPlus member. With all the extras for former Featured status (the program has ended) and CL priviledges, I now have 28 megs of space. I now have over 3 MB used, but I won't need to skimp anytime soon...
- October 2001: Geocities has cut costs by taking away the GeoPlus program, and eliminating the Geoguides without notice. As as result, all pages suffer ad-banner popups now. As a result, I've moved this site, now to envy.nu.
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2001e-mail comments and suggestions to Jeff (Webmaster)