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What Nez Tech Is

Nez Tech is a community hub, source of download collections, and personal website, all rolled into one.

The name Nez Tech is a portmanteau of 2 different things:

The Nez part comes from my nickname Nez Man. The Tech part comes from the word technology.

I combined my nickname and one of my favourite interests together to create my website's name.

Community

The Community section is comprised of 3 sub-sections.

Chat Chambers

The Chat Chambers are a place for guests and members to talk live with one another about various topics. Currently, there are 5 different themed chambers:


C1: The Spectrum - General discussion, with no specific focal topics.

C2: Madness Combat - Discussion about the Madness Combat series by Matt "Krinkels" Jolly.

C3: Grand Theft Auto - Discussion about the Grand Theft Auto series by Rockstar Games.

C4: General Gaming - Discussion about video games and gaming in general.

C5: Art - Discussion about creative media, from audio, visuals, and all other things artsy.

Chat services are provided courtesy of Chatango, with many thanks from Nez Tech.

Member Mansion

The Member Mansion is a central source to access all things member related.


From this area, members are able to:

View their profile.

Edit their profile.

Edit their account settings.

View their inbox, sent and deleted messages, as well as compose messages.

Check for incoming friend requests.

Search for other members in the database.


Additionally,
this section provides instructions on how a guest can create a member account, as well as a link for account recovery in the event of a lost or forgotten password.

Nez News

Nez News is a place where you can find details about Nez Tech changes and updates, planned future features, and so on.


It will also be used to share information about my more personal endeavours, such as new art additions to Nez Tech.

Downloadables

The Downloadables section is comprised of 3 sub-sections.

Avast Soundpacks

This is a periodically updated collection of soundpacks for the very popular anti-malware software Avast, by author AVAST Software.

I have created .avastsounds files here which contain an array of various existing sounds from a variety of sources, put together and assigned to play when different Avast alerts and notifications occur.

I have made these soundpacks to give those of you who use Avast products a chance to spice up the software, utilising some different audio that you might like!

Madness Combat Resources

This is a periodically updated collection of graphics (Commonly referred to in the community as "sprites".) and audio, from the very popular Madness Combat series, by author Matt "Krinkels" Jolly.

The .fla files here contain all kinds of characters, weapons, backgrounds, objects and so much more, that many Madness Combat fans have retrieved from the original .swf animation files.

By making these files available to the public, this allows many people with Adobe Flash and/or Adobe Animate to try their hand at creating their own Madness Combat animations, without the need to create graphics themselves.

Of course, it's also great to design your own graphics. However, Madness Combat Resources is particularly useful for those without an artistic touch but with strong animating skills, as well as those who simply prefer using official graphics.

Simple Trainer Creations

This is a periodically updated collection of constructions built using the Simple Trainer modification by author sjaak327, in conjunction with objects in the very popular game Grand Theft Auto IV by author Rockstar Games.

Construction data is stored in files with a Configuration Settings (.ini) format. My files here load all kinds of additional objects including blue containers, big half pipes, gigantic oil tanks and various different ramps, in a variety of areas around Liberty City's map.

The goal of Simple Trainer Creations is for me to provide constructions that add fun and new experiences for players to roam around and explore, ranging from blazing speed sky-high ramps to slower paced parkour-esque platforming!

Personal Endeavours

My Projects

Some of the stuff that I do online (Such as the Downloadables sections on this website, and my ResourcesMaterial YouTube Channel.) are considered by me to be projects.

These are also listed on Nez Tech within a Projects page, along with their links, statistics, and other information.

My Art

My art portfolio exhibits my various digital and traditional art in slide shows and image galleries.


My art portfolio gives you an overview of my work, spotlights my latest art upload, and allows you to browse all of my art by collection.

History Of Nez Tech

A timeline which gives an overview of changes and additions to Nez Tech over the years, with key milestone events.

2008

  • The website's general visual theme, overall structure, and its name Nez Tech, are all set in stone.
  • Nez Tech is published publicly online, and cemented as my long term website.
  • Chat rooms and a member system are set up, and are grouped under an overarching Community section.

2010

2011

  • The Avast Soundpacks downloads collection section is launched, which provides alternate soundpacks that I have put together for use with Avast P.C. security software.
  • Madness Combat Resources and Avast Soundpacks are grouped together as sub-sections under the new overarching Downloadables section.

2012

  • The Simple Trainer Creations downloads collection section is launched, which in conjunction with a modification, provides added objects to interact with in the P.C. versions of Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City video games.
  • Simple Trainer Creations is added as a sub-section under the overarching Downloadables section.

2013

  • Nez Tech has its domain changed from nezman.webs.com, and its more professional domain www.neztech.org is registered.

2016

  • All of my projects online are brought together and listed on a new Projects section.
  • Nez Tech begins undergoing an overhaul in some design aspects, and some functionality alterations are also implemented.
  • Different styles of horizontal dividers are implemented on pages to help better separate sections and sub-sections from one another.

    Previously, only variations in blank spaces were used. This made it not as clear and immediately apparent where sections and sub-sections start and end.
  • In order to bring all 3 Community sections together with a consistent theme of 2 word alliteration, Chat Rooms is renamed to Chat Chambers, and Blog is renamed to Nez News. The Website Map section is also renamed to Tech Traverser, which in turn takes Nez Tech's words and splits them across 2 different sections. This was done to satisfy my obsession with balance, and also to have "a nice touch" of sorts.

    The Member Mansion name remains unchanged, as it already meets the 2 word alliteration criteria.

2017

  • This About section is created to house information about Nez Tech, and also to give information about myself as well as provide links to my content across the internet.
  • The sidebars are removed from pages in order to expand space for text, tables and images. This allows for less squashed layouts and gives more space for headers/footers.
  • Banners and buttons are re-designed to have more collectively uniform aesthetics, as well as adjusted to fit properly into pages without sidebars.
  • Sharing functions are added to the bottom of many pages.
  • Linked location paths are added to the top of many pages.

    This is inspired by how the Windows Explorer address bar looks and functions in the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.
  • Disqus and Facebook commenting functions are added to Nez News articles, Sonic The Hedgehog 5 Blog articles, and the 3 Downloadables sections.
  • The website map section, Tech Traverser, is updated in line with the new page names and other page changes.
  • Nez Tech concludes its re-design process, with the last remaining alterations and little touches completed.

Who Naean Is

Hi, it's Naean Howlett-Foster here! I'm the owner and editor of Nez Tech, and I hope that you like using my website.
My forename, Naean, is pronounced as "nayun". Think of the name Nathan, except replace the "th" sound with a "y" sound, but without too much emphasis on the "y" sound.

Throughout my life, many people have asked if Naean is an Irish or Gaelic name. Naean is not a non-English or pre-existing word; it was a name put together by my parents.

My parents wanted to choose an original forename for me, but weren't sure where to start. They decided to take letters from the surnames of artists who passed away close to my birth month and day (30 April.), placed them into a hat and jumbled them up.

Letters were picked out randomly, and the first sequence of letters which produced something pronounceable was Naean.

Additionally, my forename is a palindrome, so it is pronounced and spelled (Sans the upper case letter n.) the same forwards and backwards.


I'm also known by my nickname Nez Man. This nickname was given to me by someone many years ago while I was at secondary school, and it stuck with me ever since.
I am a 25 year old individual who is currently trying to become self employed. I'm attempting to make a living via working from home, by selling my art through online stores.

My main interests are: society trends, community collaboration, being open minded, challenging certain perspectives, game development, general technology, art and design.

I possess a qualification in Art And Design/Graphic Design, and have a massive passion for drawing. I create paper based and digital pieces, although paper based pieces are more commonly my shtick. My favourite kind of art creation is using biro pen to draw intricate details, but I also like to experiment sometimes with various colour mediums.

At the moment, I am in the process of getting my merchandise online with CafePress, DeviantArt and Redbubble stores. My selection of art for sale is in its infancy right now.

Naean's Links Around The Internet

Accounts

My accounts across various different community and social media websites.

Stores

My stores where I sell my art as prints, as well as on items including cups, clothing, stationery and mobile phone cases.

The purchase of my merchandise is warmly welcomed, but never mandatory. Please do not feel pressured whatsoever to purchase anything from me if you don't want to.

To all of you who buy my merchandise, thank you so much! It means a lot to me.

Your custom is greatly appreciated, and I hope that you like the item(s) you have purchased!

Naean's Contact Information

E.mail

The best way to contact me is via my website E.mail address [email protected], or via my personal E.mail address [email protected].

Other Methods

You can also contact me via my accounts on community and social media websites. Please see the Accounts section above for links to these.

Acknowledgements

Website Infrastructure

Nez Tech would not be possible if it were not for the generous hosting, domain and editing services and capabilities of Webs, a Vistaprint company.


I send them so many thanks for giving me the opportunity to create and manage my own website, without possessing programming skills.

Thank you so much for continuously supporting and maintaining your website platform. It is always greatly appreciated!