1997 – 1999 Extended History

  • Ryan Eagle Twitter
  • Ryan Eagle Instagram
  • Ryan Eagle Facebook Profile
  • Ryan Eagle LinkedIn
  • Ryan Eagle CrunchBase
  • Ryan Eagle Tumblr
  • Ryan Eagle Blog
  • Contact Ryan Eagle

1997 – 1999 Extended History

WORK IN PROGRESS

PERSONAL

In 1997 I started 5th grade at middle school at Meridian Middle School with a new mentality. After dealing with the bullying in 4th grade, I made it my retaliate with force if I were to be disrespected. Within the first week of school someone tried to insult me and I immediately retaliated by starting a fight. It happened again later, and I retaliated in the same way and got the respect that I deserved. I began forming new friendships and finally got acclimated to a Chicago. My reputation grew and the bullying completely stopped, making my life far better. Every single year through high school I ended up geting into a fight with someone, just to prove I mean business and I’m not to be messed with. Slowly, I actually began to enjoy Illinois and the fast-paced ruthless nature of people in it. I believe it shaped who I am today.

I joined band and played the trumpet and was also involved with sports with tennis and soccer. Video games were still a big part of my life and in the 5th grade I was addicted to Pokemon, like every other 5th grader. In the 5th grade I was also briefly into watching anime, creating my first internet AOL screen name of “anime6590”. By the 6th grade I had grown out of anime and got into online computer games. When Starcraft came out in 1998, I was immediately hooked and spent hours playing it online. I was also a member of boy scouts and absolutely loved the experience, the camping trips, nature, and everything that was associated to it.

BUSINESS:

I created my first website in the 5th grade for a. Because I was so interested in making a website, in 1997 I decided to pick up a book from the library and learn HTML on my own. I hosted the website on GeoCities and I can’t even remember what it was about. You could say this was the start to a real empire.

WORK IN PROGRESS

PERSONAL

In 1999 I started at Aptakisic Junior High for 5th and 6th grade and to say this wasn’t a very eventful period of my life. I never really liked school much so I took every opportunity possible to try to skip school to spend time on the computer. In 2000, the game Diablo II was released and I learned what addiction really meant. I spent countless hours playing the game and began getting involved with various online hacking and disucussion forums that focused on the game.

BUSINESS:

Because of the popularity of Diablo II, the in-game virtual items actually had real value. Because I was involved with the hacking community and close to several skilled hackers I learned the technique of “duping” items. I started to duplicate high value items and sell them on eBay. The business started small, making hundreds of dollars a week which was pretty good for a 13 year old.