Category: Writing

  • My Ludum Dare 47 Experience

    My Ludum Dare 47 Experience

    I had a wonderful weekend doing Ludum Dare 47, a 48 hour global game jam. I have been planning for this event for months, ever since I had an inspiring idea to create a combat spell casting game which involved Espers vs. Mages. It was back in July when I came up with this game […]

  • How to close Firefox from the Ubuntu command line

    How to close Firefox from the Ubuntu command line

    About five years ago I answered a question on — Can I close firefox browser tab or firefox browser from ubuntu terminal? My answer to this question was to use wmctrl, a CLI program to interact with an X Window Manager. For closing the browser gracefully, wmctrl should do the trick: you may need […]

  • How to do Mortars in Squad

    How to do Mortars in Squad

    This article was written in the spring of 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown. OWI Squad is at version beta 18. As of late, I’ve been taking up the Squad Leader position more often. I’ve noticed that the new commander artillery has caused the use of mortars and other player controlled indirect fire […]

  • Webapps for Social Distancing

    Webapps for Social Distancing

    We’re in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and our lives are being changed by the lockdowns, cancelled group meetings, and mandated social distancing. I’ve always been fascinated with screen sharing apps, video chat, and video sharing experiences which require no downloading and exist solely in a web browser, and now more than ever is […]

  • #Jamuary2020 Recap

    #Jamuary2020 Recap

    Jamuary is a month-long challenge created by TrueCuckoo. I took part in Jamuary this year, and commited to create one music jam for every day of the month. I learned a lot from Jamuary. I learned more about song structure, chord progression, vocoders and VOCALOID. I made some tracks that I’m very proud of, some […]

  • #Jamuary2020 Jam 21

    #Jamuary2020 Jam 21

    This one was admittedly low effort. Not every day can produce a good jam!

  • #Jamuary2020 Day 14

    #Jamuary2020 Day 14

    Cheat day! I’m releasing a previously unreleased track (or did I release it? can’t remember.) because there aren’t enough hours in the day!

  • #Jamuary2020 Jam 9

    #Jamuary2020 Jam 9

    Ambient tracks are difficult! I have a hard time coming up with progression and song structure. This one I copped out and just made into a loop. Enjoy the spacey feeling!

  • #Jamuary2020 Jam 05

    #Jamuary2020 Jam 05

    I put my frustration energies into this one. Do you pick up on that energy?

  • #JAMUARY2020


    This is just a quick announcement that I will be making and releasing one music track a day for the month of January. Hopefully @CUCKOOMUSIC will be taking part as well since he is in my mind the originator of this fun yearly event! All tracks produced during this event will be released under creative […]

  • Idea for a VOCALOID game

    Idea for a VOCALOID game

    approx 1500 words written on Wed Nov 13 @ 10:01 AM PST Ok so today’s the day! I have a 1PM interview with Hack Reactor to see if I am elligible for their program. Excitement! Nerves! Mystery! I did some practicing yesterday. Ran through the practice problem two times while recording myself. Figured out that […]