hmmm, strange. my server is usually pretty good. must be your side
ok, this is the technique:
you make a standard plane, and fractal subdivide a couple of times. set the plane to smooth.
now make another plane (small) and parent it to the first plane. press duplivert on the first plane. now assign a texture to the second plane. it should be a grass texture with a black or white blackground. set the settings so that the black/white background is see through (you know the procedure)
so now you have a bunch of planes representing Bunches of grass. much easier to render then strands of grass.