[June 3, 2024]

I built a home-made Sega Genesis controller from scratch. No OEM controllers or components were harvested in the process! It's a rough prototype, but it works. I intend to repurpose it for an arcade stick at some point in the future. You can read about my construction process and more in my blogpost.

To make up for my lack of blogposts in May, I have more posts that I intend to write and release sometime soon.

I went to the Flamingosis concert in Bend (OR) a couple of weeks ago, so I will be probably writing about that trip and I will put together a highlights video of the concert on Bitview for your listening and viewing pleasure.

My next post will most likely be about my floppy disk camera from 1999, the Sony Mavica. I finally feel like I've taken enough pictures with it to share and talk about.





[May 19, 2024]

I acquired a Sega Pico a couple of days ago, so I documented it in the collection page and gave it it's own platform page. The Sega Pico is a very odd piece of Sega history that I'm very happy to have in the collection.





[May 14, 2024]

I made a small update to the blog page. The only thing that you'll notice is that I colored in some table cells to make the tables appear more pleasing to the eye.

I wrote some javascript that counts the number of blog posts within specific topics, as well as providing the total amount of blog posts. The sums provided by this script now populate the cells in the "posts" column within the "Browse by topic" table. Before this, I was updating the table by hand every time I posted something to the blog.

While this isn't a notable change to anyone viewing the blog page, posting to the blog will be slightly simpler and more efficient with this addition.





[April 23, 2024]

I recently purchased an intriguing piece of Xbox memorabilia from a collector in my area. It's a promotional pendant from the console's 2001 launch. It even lights up! It's pretty nifty and I've hardly found anything about it online. I wrote a collection-page diving into its details, which you can check out by clicking here.





[April 8, 2024]

New blogpost! I replaced the battery in my copy of Pokemon Crystal, the details of how I did is in the post!





[April 5, 2024]

I'm up late midnight-posting to say that I've written another game collection page for an odd Gameboy Advance accessory I have. It's called the "Game FM Radio", by Intec. Yup, a radio for the GBA SP. Technology has gone too far.

Goodnight! Er, good morning? I'm going to bed.





[March 29, 2024]

Today I've written up a page on Metroid Fusion, a badass Metroid entry on the Gameboy advance. I've also written a page on the Sega Genesis "Arcade Power Stick" accessory. Check em' out!

I've also updated the game and accessory pages to include a "last updated" date. Not sure why I didn't have that before, but it felt necessary to implement. I'm not 100% when I wrote my previous collection entries, so I've based the date on when the html file was created (which is probably close enough).





[March 21, 2024]

I'm sick with a cold at home this morning, and I want to give a bit of a site update.

I've been AWOL for the last couple of weeks, my most recent update to the featured page was on March 3. I've been busier in real life these days. I've been spending more time at work and as a result I've had less free time. I've decided to spend most of my free time prioritizing activities with my friends and doing other hobbies. I don't want to crank out half-assed weekly features in the lesser amount of time I've set aside for site stuff.

What I'm trying to get at is that I'm going to place the featured page in cryo-stasis for the time being, to be thawed out someday in the future. I'd rather spend the time that I've set aside for noobscape to be towards blogposts that come out here and there as opposed to talking about a video and an image every week. I do enjoy doing that, so it will make a return someday. I enjoy talking about stuff that I find to be cool and interesting in some way. Although, I don't know if I'll continue to update the features on a weekly basis when the featured page does return. I might even just do a feature whenever I feel the need to, which might feel more natural than having a scheduled deadline for a forced feature. Point is, when the features do return, it likely won't be the same as it was.

I hope that you all have a wonderful day, peace be with ye!





[March 4, 2024] (2)

Site fix: the "feeling lucky" button on the blog page would sometimes direct to an undefined page, which should be corrected now. I don't know how long this has been an issue, but it's probably been an issue for a while.





[March 4, 2024] (1)

Made it home yesterday on the 3rd, despite the weather. I had a great time, but it's nice to be back home. I updated the weekly features and I've put together a blog post containing some sweet pics that I've taken over the last month with an old Sony Cybershot digital camera.





[March 1, 2024]

Hello again!

I'm heading off on a trip today, and I won't be back until sometime later on Sunday. I should still be able to post the weekly features later on Sunday, but it might end up on Monday depending on when I return.

I'm taking my Sony Cybershot with me so I can take some dope ass pictures while I'm out, so I should have some awesome pics to share sometime next week. Peace!





[February 18, 2024]

Howdy!

Briefly logging on to say that I want to focus on the real world for minute, so there won't be weekly features or any site changes this week. I should be back by next week, so I'll see you then!





[January 19, 2024]

Some changes have been made to the homepage!

I've revised the text a bit, adding new things while also attempting to sort of condense it.

I'm also trying out a couple of new boxes at the bottom of the page. One box shows the current features of the week. The other box shows the latest blog post. I think that these will be nice additions. You'll still have to visit their respective pages for more details, though.





[January 3, 2024]

Wow, 3 days in a row?

I felt like updating the site banner again, which is now 100 pixels less tall. I felt that the old height of 250 pixels took up too much space. Making the banner shorter allows for more of a page's contents to be visible without having to scroll. It's a minor change, and I prefer it.

The artwork is also new. I don't really have much to say about it, so I don't want to make a blog post on it like I did the previous time I changed it.

In short, I travelled to random places in Hokkaido on google maps, and sampled the screenshots below to piece together the new art. I played around with some effects and colors in paint.net, which resulted in something that I think is cool looking. I also threw in a palm tree from Sonic 1 with inverted colors for good measure.

My favorite change is the little box around the date and time, which I think makes it much easier to read.

If nothing looks different to you, try refreshing the page!





[January 2, 2024]

The gallery is now live! It's in a functional state, but I feel that it can be better. I'll definitely be playing with it more in the future, but as of now I'm happy enough with it. It's better than that navigation button leading nowhere. The images are all organized in a list alphabetically. This list can be navigated via the "next" and "previous" buttons.

Eventually I want the images to also have corresponding text with links to where they are used on the site.

Maybe I should look into doing some kind of search feature?

Just like the blog, a "Feeling Lucky?" button is present on the gallery page so that you can view a random image.

That's all I have to say for now. Until we meet again!





[January 1, 2024]

Welcome to the year 2024!

Man, that number's going to be weird to look at for the next week or so. I absolutely cannot wait to accidently write 2023 dates for the next month.

I had a good time last night. De-sobered myself and shot fireworks, as is tradition.

Oh yeah, I've archived last year's news feed. The archive can be accessed by clicking the "2023" button beneath the news feed window. The "reset" button will refresh the window with the newest news.

I hope that your first day in 2024 is a good one :)