Living With USB-C

I’ve had my MacBook Pro for a little over 6 months now. It’s the one with the touchbar and only USB-C ports. I was worried that those ports — no “conventional” USB ports nor an SD card slot — would be the most difficult part of the laptop. (It turns out that the most difficult … Continue reading Living With USB-C

Classic games on the Apple TV with Provenance

I recently learned about a classic game emulator for the Apple TV called Provenance. I’ve toyed around with emulators attached to the TV before, for instance see my post on the RetroPie. One thing that particularly interested me about Provenance was its ease-of-access. Instead of hooking up the RetroPie, flipping the TV over to its input, waiting for … Continue reading Classic games on the Apple TV with Provenance

RetroPie Key Remapping

In the last blog post, I showed you how to make a Raspberry Pi emulator using the Open Source project RetroPie. In this post, I will share with you some interesting tricks involving keyboard mapping and save states. There are many games that provide some sort of save-game functionality. Maybe that happens through a battery … Continue reading RetroPie Key Remapping

Building a RetroPie console emulator

A few weeks ago I put together a RetroPie. A RetroPie is a small — smaller than a pack of cigarettes, smaller than a game controller — gaming system that emulates all of the classic consoles. There are no cartridges, only files on disk. There are disk images of each and every cartridge, with a … Continue reading Building a RetroPie console emulator

My work, on display at NAB

It’s not unusual for a product or service that I played some small part in designing and building to appear at an industry trade show, whether that’s CES or NAB or whathaveyou. But this year, a device in which I was a lot more integral in the hands-on design and manufacture appeared. I not only designed a … Continue reading My work, on display at NAB

Cake jugglers and balloon manimals

I started (and finished!) Strongbad’s Cool Game for Attractive People today. It was pretty short, but quite fun! Although I completed the story, I still haven’t found all of the extras yet: three trophies, a Teen Girl Squad thinger, and the last page of the Snake Boxer 5 manual. And hey, that bizarro drive-through whale … Continue reading Cake jugglers and balloon manimals

New Apps!

The new Delicious Library is out! This one includes pretty easy website publishing. You can check out my library of books and DVDs right here. I am still confused by the sort order on the web export–it does not appear to be by alphabetical order by title or author–so I’m not sure how you’re supposed … Continue reading New Apps!

Balance Board

I picked up the Wii Balance Board yesterday and got to play with it a bit last night. While my first impression of it, upon hearing about it months ago, was that it was gimmicky and dumb, the reviews I have read in the past week or so have reversed that opinion. I do have … Continue reading Balance Board

Professor Layton

I picked up Professor Layton and the Curious Village the other day for the Nintendo DS. It is a great game that I am really enjoying. I almost hate to admit it, but Penny Arcade’s comic commentary on the game is pretty darn accurate. As much as I love puzzles, a good majority of them … Continue reading Professor Layton