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How does YM2017 work?

If you keep up with my other thing, Catskull Electronics, you’ll know that we’ve been putting together a Sega Genesis/Megadrive compilation album-on-cart named “YM2017”. Basically, we had musicians from all over the world contribute songs. Due to size restrictions, we were only able to accept 9 tracks. Let me tell you, they’re the 9 best Sega Genesis tracks I’ve ever heard! Preorders are happening right now, and won’t continue beyond the end of this month. If you want a cart, the only way to get one is to preorder! Once preorders end, they’re gone forever. As you might be able to tell, there’s an 8x8 LED dot matrix display on the cart. It’s used as a real-time music visualizer, and can also display other graphics. I like to think of it as a 16-bit VMU (if you had a Dreamcast, you know what I’m talking about!). As far as I...

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Open West Slides

I recently spoke at Open West about selling open source hardware on a small scale. Here’s my slides:

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The Future

I launched catskull.net just over 2 years ago. At the time, I had been blogging on svtble but was frustrated at the limited control I had over layout and content. The purpose of my blogging was primarily documenting various development activities I was engaged in primarily for my own reference, but also for others that may find useful. When catskull.net was launched I wasn’t working full-time/professionally as a developer. Because of that, I didn’t have nearly as much to document. Instead I naturally shifted towards documenting various hardware projects I built, reviews of tech, and personal narrative general blog posts. In September 2015, I began selling products for what is now known as Catskull Electronics. At that time, I only intended on selling one product and it made logical sense to me to have the store live on my personal blog. Since then, it’s expanded to over 10 unique products,...

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Qualtrics 'Opportunity'

Early this afternoon I received an email out of the blue from a Qualtrics recruiter. This came as a surprise to me, not only because it was unsolicited, but because the last time I interacted with Qualtrics their smarmy cuss of a recruiter wouldn’t even look at my resume because I hadn’t taken a very specific computer science class. It’s also very uncommon for me to get hit up by recruiters, since I’m not that big of a deal, and I also don’t have a linkedIn profile. Keeping with the company’s apparent love for the “brogramming” culture, the email was equal parts hysterical, sad, and insulting. Going against my better judgment, I decided to post the full content of the email with comments explaining how I felt about it. Hi David, A colleague of mine passed your resume to me today as she thought that you could be a great...

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