Kirby Dezro, programming, comp

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Hey, it's been a while.


I made an iPhone app.

If you're a fan of Game Boys and Cameras and the intersection of the two, and you've got an iPhone, it's a pretty good way to blow a dollar. You can take pictures like you may once have before with your Game Boy Pocket, and share them online or don't. It'll even put them on little bits of paper like from the Game Boy Printer. There are a couple other apps on there that try to mimic the Game Boy Camera, but mine is pretty accurate to the original and the others apparently just do whatever the default iOS dithering is, which is dead wrong. I'm doing my best to recapture the magic, but I definitely won't get all the way there. Like, it'll probably never have anything like game face or the music synthesizer, and it's lacking a bunch of the fun touches like the run command, but most of the core photography stuff is in there and I'm going to be adding stamps and doodling next (at which point I'll jack up the price a dollar, mwa ha!)

It's got a few rough points at the moment but there's an update in review that'll smooth some out. EDIT: NOW IT'S OUT!

Anyway. As my LJ is kind of deceased, I'd like to say, "oh but now I'm all over such-and-such website so follow/friend me there instead!" but I'm not really doing much elsewhere, either. Closest thing is Twitter but I hardly ever use that. Maybe I should ask what you, the reader, has been doing with social media? Or in general? We hardly ever talk anymore, you and I.
Kirby Dezro, programming, comp

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Oh man I keep forgetting to mention here that I'm making this. This is going to drag your Apple II kicking and screaming into the late 90s. Or kill it in the process! One of those. Just have to wait for the parts so I can make a prototype.
Kirby Dezro, programming, comp





Now only the empty husk of America Online remains... But it is only a matter of time before AOL turns off its classic servers and becomes a standard ISP, killing the online service for good.

Damn, thirty freaking years (forty if you count their non-consumer services) and now they're gone for good.
Kirby Dezro, programming, comp

This is not really that amusing

So, I like to play some Team Fortress 2. I like the game so much that I bought some of the posters. Back in February I got the Sandvich and Flamethrower posters for my kitchen, and a couple days ago I received a Sentry poster for my office slash workshop. I put it in a cheap poster frame and held it up, looking for the exact right place to hang it. Right after I found that place, I accidentally dropped it. As it fell behind my desk, I had an instinctive reaction - I spontaneously imitated the engineer's signature line.

I didn't think I played all that much, but maybe I need to cut back a little.