Happy #Minecraft Birthday Wishes

How cool is this. Happy #birthday wishes from kids located all over the world who play on my #minecraft server/s

I am very pleased that I have been able to make such a positive influence in the lives of many kids located all over the world.  Though a video game that I started hosting as a safe location for my own kids to play.

I am thankful for the time they took out of their day to do this for me.

To all my players, some whom I have delegated to be staff running the servers; Thanks.

And to any of you who would like to join us anytime 24/7 come join us and say hello.  The server is small, and big on fun.

Server:  minecraft.jermsmit.com

Minecraft Chat Logs – Post for Parents

Minecraft is a awesome game and allows for so much good for kids. But with the good sometimes comes the bad elements. In this case I am referring to “chat”. In some cases there are incidents where chat can be a filled with hostility, profanity, etc..

As one who runs a server; I have times were I am asked by parents to confirm if their child was cursing on the server or if someone else was doing this.I have no problem giving this info but there are limitation I have which are the private messages between players.

There is a solution to this and that is obtaining the logs on the players computer itself.

So here are some steps you can take to acquire the logs

  • Type %appdata% into your windows search bar then press ENTER​
  • Double click on your “.minecraft” folder​
  • Double click on your “logs” folder​


You will find inside a file named latest.log which is the most recent log along with files that are dated with the extension of .gz archive of chat logs. You can use a program such as 7-zip to extract these.

Once you have a log file open, simple search the log for the items you are looking for.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me for assistance and thank you for being involved with your child’s online activity

– Jermal



Minecraft Skins

Originally Posted: http://minecraft.jermsmit.com/minecraft-skins-pc/

A skin refers to the texture that is placed onto a player model or mob.

The skin is divided into areas that act as the surface area of the character (For example, there’s the front head area, left leg area, etc.). A skin will only allow solid color; transparency is not allowed on the skin file except on the second layer, which is transparent by default; playing offline, pixels can be left free resulting in “holes” in the skin. The second layer can be used to give the character glasses, hats, or other accessories (even a bigger head).

A player can only change their character’s skin if they have purchased Minecraft. This is done on the Profile page by uploading a valid .png image file, which will then replace the default skin.

Skins also have the option of having 3 or 4 pixel wide arms, which can be changed

on the profile page as well

ref: http://minecraft.gamepedia.com/Skin

But where do I get them?

This is a good question.  You can make your own; awesome idea for those who are creative and wan’t to have something of their own.

Or you can simple download them. There are many sites online, but one must beware as some sites are there just to scam you and infect your computer with malware and worse acquire your account info.

Here are known sites I trust and would give my recommendation on using:

  1. Minecraft Skins – The Skindex – http://www.minecraftskins.com/
  2. Planet Minecraft – http://www.planetminecraft.com/resources/skins/

Welcome to minecraft.jermsmit.com Blog Site

Well its here the blog site that the community of players have been asking for. 

I spend some time setting it up, getting a theme and making some customization and we are online and ready.

That said come join us for some game discussions and event sharing over at http://minecraft.jermsmit.com/





A GoodReads review of my Minecraft Servers

There are times I search my domain name to see where my ranking are going.

Tonight I came across something unexpected. It was a review on the website goodreads where a player who visits my Minecraft Servers gave it a very friendly review and write up.  How awesome is that!

I am so happy that hosting a small Minecraft server as a project to see how my kids play online socially with others has taken off and enjoyed not only by myself, my kids and their friends but the new friends who join and play.

As the author or the post states; I the owner does play the game also. So if you are looking to come hangout on the server please stop on by and give me a hello.


Original Message 

Minecraft Server Address Info

Server A – minecraft.jermsmit.com (default port)

Server B – minecraft.jermsmit.com:25566

Pocket Server (when up): minecraft.jermsmit.com (default port)