Konami’s VRC6 and Castlevania 3

I’m a big fan of chiptunes. You know, those bleeps and bloops that come from the older game consoles (C64, NES, etc.). Obviously, I have to be a fanatic if I’m building a MidiBox SID. But I digress, while browsing the MidiBox forums I ran across an interesting discussion about …

Diet Coke & Mentos. It works.

Yesterday I finally got to set off some Diet Coke & Mentos fountains. Corey and I were at Hobby Lobby a few weeks ago looking at things for Making Perfect Scents and I found a Diet Coke & Mentos kit hanging by the register. It came with the loading tube, …

New vote topic and more updates to PhotoDawg

So I should be sleeping right now, but, well, it’s been a crazy week and I haven’t been sleeping well. So, instead of tossing and turning, I thought I would do some work on the website. First up, a new vote topic! I figured I would make things reflect the …

Putting my camera to use

Been somewhat busy as of late snapping pictures and finally got around to posting some of them. It’s been fun getting back into photography. I haven’t done any serious stuff since high school (partly because it’s so damned expensive!) so it’s nice to have an avenue for creativity. Particularly when …

Standard PHP Library?

I’ve been using PHP for a long time. As a result, I have seen it grow and change over time. I like to think that I am up on the latest enhancement to the language, but while troubleshooting a PHP issue, I randomly ran the Standard PHP Library. Apparently it’s …

Woohoo! Gratuitous Shadows!

So while it’s only really used in the Gallery, I have added shadows to various elements on the site. I originally was trying to do this using standard CSS and images, but that ended up being fairly complex. As it turns out, WebKit supports CSS extensions which can easily render …

Gumbo, Movies, and Cars (UPDATED)

I have to admit, it’s not even over (though almost) but I’ll go ahead and flag this weekend as pretty awesome. On Saturday I got called in the morning for a work related issue (I’m the guy on call this week). That took a good 4 hours and, while it …

Warhammer’s EULA makes me not want to play

You would think EA would have learned something with Spore, but I’m going to go out on a limb and say they didn’t learn a damn thing. Warhammer Online was launched a few weeks ago and while there are the usual bumps that one sees with a new MMO, there’s …