Who is Manuel Revilla (i.e. Manny)?
This is a photograph of me at the age of two. I was born on St. Patrick's Day. Use your imagination to add thirty four years and you might get an idea of what I currently look like. I'm single, live in the USA, and have had a preoccupation with computers and electronics since 1983. There is additional information about me spread throughout this web site. Hopefully your curiosity about who I am is now satisfied!
Animated E-Mail Link: Write Manny! Send Manny Mail!!!
Penpals Welcome :o)
e-mail: manny@twilightrealms.com
Picture of Manny
Please Note: Portions of this web site originally appeared as Manny's Site in 1997.
It was renamed Twilight Realms and opened at  its new home on March 1st, 1999.

Payments for graphics services can be made with PayPal
-  it's not just for auctions anymore!

I accept PayPal, the #1 payment service worldwide!

PayPal is available in the United States of America
and the following countries:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

Communicate with Manny by using this ICQ Respond-Online Panel

This Site is Powered by the ICQ Respond-Online Panel

If you have a running ICQ client (you have ICQ)
you can Chat Me, ICQ-Me and/or Add Me to your contact list.
Netscape Users: If you are prompted to Pick App or Save File, select Pick App and browse to the location of your ICQ.EXE file (usually in C:\Program Files\ICQ\ICQ.EXE).
Internet Explorer Users: If you are prompted to Open or Save As select Open.

If you do not have an ICQ client
you can press the Page Me button to send me an ICQ message through my Personal Communication Center, the Zoom Me button to view my ICQ Whitepages details and the EmailNotify Me button to send me an e-mail and notify me by ICQ. If I am online, the message will popup on my screen, if I am offline it will be stored and forwarded to me as soon as I connect to the internet. Installing the ICQ client will enable you to know if your friends are online and communicate directly with them.

Use of the ICQ Respond-Online Panel is subject to the Terms and Conditions

What I specialize in is image manipulation, although I can accomplish substantially more. In an effort to head off some of the "what software/hardware/etc. do you have access to" and the "I'm looking to hire someone who has..." questions, here is an almost complete listing of the resources Twilight Realms has available as of January 2002.

Photography Equipment used by Twilight Realms:
Digital Cameras:
Olympus C-2020
Variety of gadgets (filters, flash, tripods, etc.)
35mm Cameras:
Olympus OM-1
Olympus OM-2S
Assortment of genuine Olympus Lenses in 28mm-200mm range
Variety of gadgets (view screens, filters, flash, tripods, etc.)

Software used by Twilight Realms:
FrontPage 2000 by Microsoft
Bryce 5 by Corel
Bryce 3D and Bryce 4 by Metacreations
Poser 3 and Poser 4 by Metacreations
Paint Shop Pro 7 by JASC
Image Maker by Polaroid
Mathcad 2000 Professional
Painter 3D by Metacreations
Image Composer 1.5 by Microsoft
ActiveShare by Adobe
SPG Web Tools Pro 4 (web graphic plug-ins)
Office 2000 Professional by Microsoft
                   (Outlook, Publisher, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Misc.)
Digimarc Batch Embedding Tool by Digimarc
and a few others...

Hardware used by Twilight Realms:
Computer system no. 1 - "Made by Manny" brand Windows ME PC
AMD 1.333GHz CPU
ASUS A7V133 motherboard
512MB PC133 RAM
PowerColor GeForce 3 Ultra (64MB RAM) video card
13GB Western Digital Caviar hard drive
Iomega Zip 100 drive
Creative Labs PC-DVD
Creative Labs Sound Blaster Live X-Gamer sound card
Logitech Marble Mouse (trackball)
Microsoft Precision Pro Joystick
Microsoft Sidewinder GameVoice
Polaroid PhotoMax photo scanner
CTX 17" color monitor
micronpc.com (Windows Enhanced) Keyboard

Computer system no. 2 - "Made by Manny" brand Windows 2000 PC
Intel Pentium III 800MHz CPU
ASUS P3B-F motherboard
512MB PC100 RAM
Diamond Viper 770 (TNT2) video card
30GB Western Digital Caviar hard drive
Iomega Zip 100 drive
TEAC 24x CD-ROM drive
Diamond Monster Sound MX400  sound card
Logitech Marble Mouse (trackball)
CTX 17" color monitor
micronpc.com (Windows Enhanced) Keyboard
Computer system no. 3 - "Made by Many" brand Test PC
AMD K6-2 400MHz CPU
FIC PT-2200 motherboard
STB Velocity 4400 (TNT) video card
4GB Western Digital Caviar hard drive
Iomega Zip 100 drive
TEAC 24x CD-ROM drive
Genius 3DX sound card (Yamaha chip)
Kensington Orbit trackball
CTX 17" color monitor
NMB (Windows Enhanced) Keyboard


Westell ADSL Modem (Upstream 32Kbps-800Kbps, Downsteam 32Kbps-8Mbps)
Current level of ADSL Service: Upstream 90Kbps, Downstream 0.64Mbps
Firewall (details purposely unavailable)
Network Interface Cards (NIC):
        3Com Fast Etherlink XL 10/100 TX Ethernet NIC
        SMC EtherPower II 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
Cabling is color coded CAT 5 manufactured by Ortronics

ADSL (Asynchronous Digital Subscriber Line) Tip:
Compare! This is new technology and as such the prices, capabilities, and availability vary more than I would have believed possible. There really is not much by way of a "universal" ADSL standard, so it really is buyer beware! You do have to have your phone line tested, and your distance from your computer to your servicing equipment will determine the maximum levels of ADSL capability (and availability) for your computer. Your download speed will normally be substantially higher than your upload speed. I was offered various choices, download speeds ranged from as low as 384KB/sec to as high as 7.1MB/sec, upload speeds ranged from as low as 90KB/sec to as high as 640KB/sec. Research your options carefully!

Twilight Realms is copyright 1999-2003 by Manuel Revilla, all rights reserved.