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Fri, Mar. 25th, 2011, 10:33 am

Hey, it's been a while.

Um.


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.

Thu, Jan. 7th, 2010, 02:33 pm



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.

Thu, Nov. 19th, 2009, 12:11 am
Chumby

I bought a Chumby, since it was cheaper than usual if you built it yourself and supplied your own case. And then I did.



I'm planning on getting a better case before I leave this thing on overnight, but for now the box it came in is good enough to demo it on.

Tue, Sep. 29th, 2009, 02:05 am
It's a Reddit browser for the Palm Pre

Something I've been working on to get me used to WebOS development on the Pre.



So I got a Pre instead of an iPhone half because I'm stuck on Sprint and half because I thought it would be easier to get my stuff out there without Apple's famous App Store approval shenanigans. But it turns out no! Oh well.

Sun, Sep. 20th, 2009, 12:09 am
Pokédex for Mac OS X

Download
Unzip
Run Installer
Open Dictionary.app
Click 'Pokédex'
Search for a Pokémon

Sat, Jul. 4th, 2009, 05:06 am
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

THEY FINALLY PULLED THE PLUG ON COMPUSERVE!

YOU SONS OF BITCHES! YOU HORRIBLE SONS OF BITCHES!


GOD DAMN YOU, WORLD WIDE WEB!


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.

Sun, Jun. 14th, 2009, 07:13 pm
Hey guys!!!


(c/o this guy and ottietav)

Wed, Jun. 10th, 2009, 12:17 pm
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.

Sat, May. 30th, 2009, 03:34 pm
The Policeman's Beard is On Sale

One of my favorite books, The Policeman's Beard is Half-Constructed, is available cheap on eBay. This is like the fifth time the seller put it up, and the low bid has been getting lower every time.

A full PDF of it is available here, but if you want a copy that's probably the best price you'll get.

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