Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Destination Omaha

It's official.  I'll be moving there at the end of April.

So, posts might be pretty sparse until i get set up again.  Still running off of a modded PS3.  Somehow that's still working!

Also, i'm an in-dash LCD screen away from having a computer/PS3/original Xbox/something in my car for a music system.  I got the 400W power inverter over the weekend.  Any suggestions as to what system i use?  Preferably something that can simultaneously browse the internet while playing music; i plan on using this thing for road maps, etc. too.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

In The Flesh?

"Is there something eluding you, sunshine?
Is this not what you expected to see?
If you want to find out what's behind these cold eyes,
you'll just have to claw your way through this disguise."

--Roger Waters

So, i've finally set up my travel rig.  It consists of a PS3 running Linux with a powered USB hub, using a mobile broadband card for network access.  Ideally, this thing would be using 3g, but i haven't been able to connect to it anywhere yet; it just defaults back to the 1xRTT slow-as-hell network.  Which i guess is tolerable, if that's what it comes down to.

So, i'm pretty much moving to Omaha at the end of April.  I'm gonna miss the hell out of this town, but it's time for me to see some of the rest of the world.  It's been long enough.  And it's not too far away to move back in case i change my mind once i get there!  This is partially what the travel rig is for.  I'm only about 1/2 paid off on my car, and i may have the previous owner hold on to my computer (and a handful of other things) as collateral, and to ensure that i'll return to this town some day.

I'm starting to miss this place already.  GDMF.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Still alive.

Been out of town, and now don't seem to have internet access.


More soon.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Currently Playing

Sonic and Knuckles/Sonic 3.  I've finished all levels and got all chaos and super emeralds with both Sonic and Knuckles, and am currently at about 50% done with Tails (who, strangely, can't transform like the other two with only a complete set of chaos emeralds, he needs the super ones too).

Also, i noticed that when Tails turns his back, his sprite has drawn-on tails, and the game doesn't quit animating the two flopping around behind him while he does so, making him appear to have a total of four.

I need to get a life.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Custom PS3 Boot Logo

Figured out how to do this.  Still not 100% sure how the transparency works, other than #000000 is always 100% transparent.  It's weird because the tutorials i followed online didn't mention anything about what color-mode to use when working with the image, and the PS3 (as of yet) only supports a greyscale image, but when i open the original .dds files in Photoshop it always opens them in RGB color...  And i'm too chickenshit to try a few things out and potentially brick my PS3.

Yes, that's Kefka from Final Fantasy 6.  It seems appropriate.  .dds files available upon request.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Alexander Ocias Makes Games.  And this one is awesome.  I've played through "Loved" a few times, and i'm planning on playing it a couple more, because i have a feeling there's more stuff hidden in it.