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REAL NAME: Jim Karras

AGE: 42 I'm 42 and no longer have prematurely gray hair!

LOCATION: Orange, CA





SOME OF MY FAVORITE THINGS:

  • MOVIE: Godfather 1, 2, & 3! Not sure why, it sure wasn't the music!
  • MUSIC: Rock. Like the cool music your hearin' right now!
  • FOODS: Pizza & Ice Cream. Usually not at the same time!
  • SPORT: Swimming. Well once in a great while anyway!
  • TV SHOWS: The West Wing, Law and Order, and ER. NBC is still the one!


MY PICTURE:

Check out My Photo! you may think its a scary sight...but its really me!


HOBBIES & INTERESTS:

Computers, Camping and the Outdoors, Music, Politics, Radio Communications, Railroads, Trivia, Woodworking, oh yeah, and People too!


GENERAL INFO:

I was born in Monterey Park, California and currently live in Orange County, CA. I am employed as a General Manager for a Southern California Ambulance Service.


RACKSTER'S CYBER STORY:

My first computer was a IBM XT clone that I bought from a computer show in 1986. In 1993, I bought my current computer - a Packard Bell 486. Shortly thereafter, I visited my brother (Rat) in Tacoma, Washington, where he introduced me to a really cool on-line service -- the ImagiNation! Network. After returning home, I decided to sign up to the ImagiNation Network, (INN) myself. That is where the picture above is from.


A NEW HOME:

I spent many hours online playing the various games found on the ImagiNation Network. My brother introduced me to the place where he spent almost all of his online time on INN, a real cool host called "Trivia Haven". The people of the "Haven" were some of the most friendliest people ever found in cyberspace. The theme of the host was on-line "live" trivia games. This form of online entertainment was quite unique as was INN, and along with interesting questions, came interesting answers, and some of the funniest "cross talk" ever found in any online triva game!


THE END OF AN ERA:

Well, like many great things in life, INN fell way to bigger and "better" ways of delivering online entertainment. It was sold to AT&T in 1995, and re-sold to AOL in 1996. Because it was a MS-Dos based system, the INN folks were eager to replace it with a newly developed Windows '95 online system. So, on August 31, 1996, that really cool online service suddenly went "away". We are still waiting for AOL to launch the new service. We're told INN's "replacement"is gunna be called "CyberPark". They promised it would be up and running by the Fall of 1996......well, we're still waiting!


RACKSTER'S NEW ONLINE HANGOUTS:

These days, You can find me in cyberspace as TheRack123 on Yahoo! Messenger, and America Online, or as whoever when I am lurkin' around the web!


AN INVITATION!:

So look me up on either AOL or Yahoo! Messenger sometime. Oh by the way, in case you were wondering, I finally scraped enough pennies to buy a new computer. In 1998 I bought a new PowerSpec PII 333 computer from Micro Center. I just recently bought my newest toy, a PowerSpec P4 3.2GHz computer from Micro Center for Christmas 2003. Along with a SBC Yahoo! DSL connection It's a much better way to spend time online.


WHERE TO GO FROM HERE:

Check out Rack's pages below or scroll down for more interesting places!

Rackster's "Bio" Page
Who is this Rackster fella anyway?
Rackster's "EMS" Page
Lots of EMS links!
Rackster's "Trivial Pursuits" Page
Trivia related links!
Rackster's "Law Library" Page
Legal reference links!
Rackster's "Rack's Treks" Page
Rack's favorite links!
Rackster's "Reference Library" Page
Research links!
Rackster's "Internet Tool Box" Page
Lots of free software links!
Rackster's "Super Sleuth" Page
Investigative links!
Rackster's "California Connections"
Local web sites!
Rackster's "Credits" Page
Where Rack's says his "Thank Yous"!
Rackster's "Political Pundants" Page
A ton of political links!
Rackster's "Net Search" Page
Search the net with one of 20 search engines!
Post in Rackster's Guest Book
Say somethin' nice now!
Send Rackster a Private Message
Where you can write whatever ya want!
Read Rackster's Guest book
If your really bored!
Return to Rackster's "Welcome" Page
Back to the begining!


You can send Email to: TheRack123@aol.com
if you'd like say hello, have questions, comments, or
would like a link to your Home Page placed here.


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