Friday, August 30, 2013

The SCUMM Diary: Stories behind one of the greatest game engines ever made

This is pretty awesome!  It's about the good old days of game designing, when people were figuring things out for the first time :)

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/196009/the_scumm_diary_stories_behind_.php


Thursday, May 23, 2013

Favorite Topics of Late

Chatting on the phone with friends sometimes results in many diverse links.

These are some of my favorites lately that we've shown each other while on the phone:

  • My favorite topic, the STM32F4 processor
  • The Taiwan-Phillipines story in English 
  • Taiwanese Tourism info prepared by the Tourism Bureau of the RoC
  • Smashing motorcycles with a hammer!  Taiwanese Performance Art ?



Saturday, May 18, 2013

I Have Been Concentrating on DIYDSP.com

The last few weeks, I have been spending a lot of time concentrating info on how to build electronic music instruments in one place: DIYDSP.com.

Since DIYDSP is becoming its own entity, it actually has its own blog where I select specific electronic items and talk about how and why they're useful when building your own electronic instruments. 

The purpose of spending all of this energy is to get more musicians building electronic instruments.  I would like to, in my lifetime, hear music played on electronic instruments which people have really designed to reflect their musical vision.  This may involve several more generations of instrument self-selection. 

To catalyze the whole operation, I'm teaching people how to build their own instruments through links to tutorials, my own material, and through an online store which makes it easy to find the most valuable electronic parts to electronic music instrument builders.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Shopping Via Bike

I pulled my bicycle out of the basement.  The tires were a bit low, but full enough to reach a nearby gas station.  So I did.  There, I paid 75 cents and filled the two tires to 60 psi, the low extent of the recommendation, b/c I wanted the ride to be a little bit softer than it used to be.

Surprisingly, the air pressure had dwindled to 26 psi over the winter!

Once they were full, I high-tailed it about 2.5 miles to Stop and Shop.  I bought a smaller load of groceries than I usually do, since I only had the space in my backpack for transportation.  I'm proud of myself for transporting six eggs.  I think I'll go see if they're unharmed during the trip.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

A simple recipe, but to the point:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Baby-Spinach-Omelet/

Gotta go now (doing some stuff for Monkeylectric )

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

It's all about the SEPIC!

  • What is this?  Efficient energy design stuff.  Inspired by that guy's walk across the cradle of civilization with a laptop.  Many people have suggested switching to a DC to DC converter.  This is one technology used for doing that:





And it's at 101.7FM in the Boston area...

Boston 101.7FM - "the first real EDM station in the country."


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WEDX

I was shocked when I heard this because at first I thought it was a pirate station.  it was a mixture of chiptune and seemed to performed nearly live.  Their rhythms were actually kind of energizing like some of the techno used to be in the old days!  I eventually had to look them up and here you go. 

I'm not saying I expect them to play drill and bass on a bent mattel drumset anytime soon, but some of the mixes are pretty glitchy!  Enjoy.