I wrote a Nintendo Game

About six months ago, I wrapped up my formal schooling and graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering. My final course was a Senior Project where I got to dictate the work that I wanted to do. Because it's been something I've wanted to do for a long time, I proposed to write a game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Yes - the [...]

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Weekend Project: Wireless outlet control

I mentioned briefly in my post about controlling LEDs with my Amazon Echo that I have some wireless outlet switches that I wanted to control. At the time I didn't have a [...]

Weekend Project: Amazon Echo LED Control

As I mentioned last week, I got an Amazon Echo for Christmas. The first time I heard about it I thought "Meh, I already have a phone that does that". Then I heard people [...]

HTTPS; Get yours today!

You've seen it before, that little lock next to the URL on a website. Typically, we associate it with banking, or online shopping, or something else that needs to be [...]

“It’s a Wonderful Life”

I love this movie. Hykel... less so. I mostly like the first half, everything up to uncle Billy losing the money. In my most recent viewing, I skipped everything after that [...]

Boxing day

Did you know the day after Christmas is boxing day? You probably did. I think most people know, but the celebration thereof is often limited to countries that belong to the [...]

Alexa, write a post on my blog

Today is Christmas, It was a wonderful day of exchanging gifts with my wife, playing with new toys, enjoying each other's company, and basically laying about. One of the [...]

Christmas Eve Party!

I am in my mid-thirties. In spite of this, Christmas brings out the 6-year-old in me, and I very often will wake up early on Christmas morning. We figured that if we could [...]

Adventures in Baking… erm, Frying?

I enjoy baking a lot. I have ever since I was a kid. In a lot of ways, I think baking is just another form of being a Maker: Creating something on your own, and being able [...]

Roomba-ing with a Raspberry Pi

We've owned a Roomba for years. I wanted one for a few years before that and the thing that has been most attractive about it to me has been the ability to hack it. When I [...]

Poor OpSec at the North Pole

Hykel and I watched Prep & Landing: Naughty vs Nice a couple of nights ago. Everything I'm going to talk about should be ignored mostly because this is a fun Christmas [...]