Retail Clerk '90

Retail Clerk '90 - Version 1.0

June 9, 2024
I'm feeling pretty done with this demo. It works and I implemented some new engine features along the way. I'm happy with that. The game isn't especially fun or interesting. This demo was always about building the engine & code generation tools though. With those goals accomplished it's time to move on.


Midwest Gaming Classic 2024

April 13, 2024
Alright, so 20 years of the Midwest Gaming Classic for me. I mean sort of since there weren't shows in 2005 or 2020. Like most of the previous 20 years here are some bad photos and light commentary from my trip.

Midwest Gaming Classic 2024

Hacking Cosmic Fantasy 2 save RAM out of spite

Hacking Cosmic Fantasy 2 save RAM out of spite

January 20, 2024
Cosmic Fantasy 2 is a game with an excessive number of random battles. It's probably the worst I played in that regard. Let's see if we can make it just a tiny bit more bearable by boosting levels & statistics at the start.


Electronics Boutique December 1994 Catalog

December 2, 2023
December 1994 was the twilight of the 16-bit era. The Saturn, PlayStation, and Windows 95 were just months away. The 16-bit to 32-bit shift seemed to happen over just one week in 1995. These are the last days of the 16-bit era and we didn't even know it. This is it, the last xmas of the great 16-bit console war.

Electronics Boutique December 1994 Catalog

Electronics Boutique November 2003 Catalog

Electronics Boutique November 2003 Catalog

November 24, 2023
Exactly 20 years ago three consoles were battling it out to win the holiday season. Meanwhile the last survivor of the previous generation was somehow still kicking and the Game Boy Advance was hitting its stride.


Electronics Boutique May 1993 Catalog

July 15, 2023
I didn't plan to do a "summer of scans" but here we are. This catalog turned 30 recently and has the first preview of Street Fighter II for the Sega Genesis. It is also the first catalog to list the Turbo Duo which is exciting for a small number of people.

Electronics Boutique May 1993 Catalog

Electronics Boutique January 1993 Catalog

Electronics Boutique January 1993 Catalog

July 15, 2023
Well this is embarrassing. I scanned this all the way back in August 2012 and forgot to post it for almost 11 years. Better late than never I guess.


Electronics Boutique Fall(?) 1987 Catalog

July 8, 2023
There was a period of time around 2013-2018 when I posted these catalog scans to Tumblr instead of this page. It was simply a matter of bandwidth and storage. Once I fixed those issues I moved all these catalog scans back here. Except for this one because I confused it with a very similar catalog. Here it is again.

Electronics Boutique Fall(?) 1987 Catalog

I try The X-Files DVD games so you don't have to

I try The X-Files DVD games so you don't have to

July 3, 2023
The first 8 collector's edition X-Files DVD sets included a bonus game playable on PC & Mac. These appear to have been lost to time. I can't find any pages about them but maybe I'm bad at searching for stuff. So I'm restoring an old virtual machine and trying them. Not all of them worked but the ones that did offer some interesting ways to recreate fan favorite episodes.


Let's track down those paintings that keep appearing in Falcom games

May 27, 2023
Despite having no background in art, or anything even close to it, I try to determine the paintings used in Falcom games from the Vita to PlayStation 4 era.

Let's track down those paintings that keep appearing in Falcom games

Midwest Gaming Classic 2023

Midwest Gaming Classic 2023

April 8, 2023
The annual Midwest Gaming Classic was last weekend. Here are 80 or so pictures of things I felt like mentioning. Along the way let's see how the show has evolved over nearly 20 years.


Cloudfront + Athena + Pi + Java mini monitoring thing

March 18, 2023
For no real reason I'm going to write a Java program to read AWS Cloudfront logs (via AWS Athena) and display the results on a small screen connected to a Raspberry Pi.

Cloudfront+Athena+Pi+Java mini monitoring thing