Putting Photos on My Wall

I'm moving this month and I figured it was time to be an adult and put some photos up on the wall. I'm sure I'll have photos of all your typical stuff either it be family or photos of my dog, but I figured I'd show some pride in my…

Creating Weekly Video Series

Back when I was at Zombie Studios we would release updates for Blacklight: Retribution. Anyone that has worked on or played a live multiplayer game sees release notes and patch updates, but I wanted to take it a step further, thus the creation of Blacklight: Retribution Patch Minute, which later…

Seattle Building Craze Will Kill The City

The last couple years Seattle has gone on a huge building boom in South Lake Union, Ballard, and Capitol Hill. Majority of these buildings are Mixed-use development so we can live upstairs from Starbucks or Top Pot. While I am excited about these areas growing and development happening majority of…

Road to the Show. It is an RPG.

MLB The Show is PlayStation to me. The first game I bought for my PS3 was MLB The Show, and recently MLB The Show is the first game I bought for my PS4. Baseball is a sport that doesn't sit well with everyone. Either it is too slow, it lasts…

Goodbye Google Analytics. Hello Piwik.

I have been using more and more open source software since moving to DigitalOcean and starting my new blog here on shinyidol.us. So far I have been very happy with the price and performance. Really can't go unmatched. Sadly the one area that has been a little disappointing is…

Out of the Ashes of Irrational Games

Back in February Irrational Games announced that it will be closing its doors. The news was sad on two levels for me just being a fan of the games Irrational has made over the years and being a former employee, I had many friends who were still working there upon…

Start of the Great Juicing Experiment of 2014

Since I started working out in Redmond it has become harder to keep my weight down. The building I work at doesn't have a cafeiera like other buildings on campus, so healthier options are difficult to come by. Over the last couple months this has started to catch up with…

Quick Look at NodeBB

In my search to find forums using modern technology I stumbled onto NodeBB, a new open source forum build on the Node.js framework. I figure I'd write down some of my thoughts and impressions. Install Installation of Node.js and NodeBB is pretty straight forward. NodeBB offers a great…