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.
February 26, 2023
I try to keep pieces on this site positive. Or at least that is something I recently commited to. I won't always succeed and I'm afraid this might be one of those times. In this article I look at the GTA Definitive Edition remakes and find some odd things. I also finally finish San Andreas nearly 20 years after it was released.
February 4, 2023
It's another rambling article where I try to figure out why some weird browser thing is happening. This time around I'm going to solve the mystery of why so many web pages are rendering with the Dummies font.
January 28, 2023
This is the second of three catalogs I recently acquired. Unfortunately this isn't in the best condition. If you can get past that you'll find some good things in here. The PlayStation 2 vs Xbox vs GameCube battle is in its 3rd year and there many important new game releases. There are also some amazing deals on previous-gen games.
January 16, 2023
Very recently I acquired some Electronics Boutique catalogs I haven't scanned yet. There are fewer of these left and I will eventually run out for real. Until then, here is the October 1993 catalog. In a time when Mortal Kombat was the hottest home game... this catalog does not mention it at all. That is one of the odd choices in this catalog, there are some others. It's still fun to look back at anyway.
December 17, 2022
2022 was a perfectly normal boring year and that's great. I couldn't have asked for anything more. Here's a look at this year's crop of ornaments and mini reviews of the games I played.
November 25, 2022
It's officially the start of the holiday season. Let's celebrate by traveling back to the late 90s and trying every Xmas sampler CD we can find.
June 11, 2022
Here's a beta of my second Sega Genesis game. It's called Speedrun Tower. As the name implies it's a game designed for speedrunning. It's set in a quirky office building with randomized floor connections. The first demo is a complete game with three endings. Think of it as being functionally complete but not fully skinned. The final version should be out later this year.
May 7, 2022
This is something like the 15th Midwest Gaming Classic gallery I've posted and maybe the 17th event I've attended. In that time my ability to take pictures has not improved. Neither has my ability to describe things at the show. These minor issues will not stop me from highlighting the things from the 2022 show that were new or interesting to me.
March 8, 2022
I'm rushing this catalog scan out since it turns 25 this month. This is the most 1990s catalog I've found yet. It looks like what would happen if you asked someone to create a 1990s video game catalog today.
March 6, 2022
This is likely the most boring thing I've posted on this site.. and that's after skipping the most boring pages in these catalogs.
February 21, 2022
In this installment I introduce a new cast of characters and take them on a journey through a completely absurd building.