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Hi 馃憢, I’m Matthew Carlson

I'm a firmware engineer at Apple, writer for Hackaday, a woodworker , and a baker

Making an Automated Livestreamed Gaming Platform  [in progress]

I鈥檝e mentioned Padgames here on the blog before, but there鈥檚 a common theme of creating games that everyone can gather around a central screen and play. Jackbox games are a staple in my house for that reason. I also was in college when Twitch Plays Pokemon reached its zennith. Over the past few months a friend of mine and I had been talking about creating automated Youtube channels. All these ideas sort of landed in my head and while isolating at home with a fever, these ideas seemed to merge in my head....

August 21, 2022 路 11 min 路 Me

Finding The Best Homemade Vegan Ice Cream

Since I hate sites that make you read a whole story to get the recipes, out of the five different ice creams, here were the two highest ranking ones. I鈥檇 recommend reading more about these recipes Silk Ice Cream 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 tsp xantham gum 2 tbsp light corn syrup 1 1/3 cups + 1 tbsp of Silk Heavy Whipping Cream Alternative 1 cup - 1 tbsp of Oat Milk (you can substitute other milks, but do your math to recalculate the fat, see notes below) Combine sugar and xantham gum Put corn syrup in medium pot and stir in oat milk....

August 6, 2022 路 4 min 路 Me

Selectivity Rich

I have a friend who claims food delivery is too expensive and would just go and pick it up themselves. To me, if I鈥檓 hot and tired from working on some house thing, I love just hitting a button and hopping in the shower knowing some kind soul will deliver food to my door by the time I鈥檓 out. Ethical concerns about food delivery companies aside (I try to tip well), it鈥檚 something I value more than my friend does....

June 17, 2022 路 2 min 路 Me

Blanket Ladder

A custom ladder that stores blankets for our family room

April 17, 2022 路 4 min 路 Me

An Ode To Paper Todos

I love a todo list. It captures my goals and desires in a semi-succinct and concrete way. There are hundreds if not thousands of todo apps and methods. But to me personally, one stands out above all the others. A simple 3x5 notecard. This is a how-to or a help article. This is a love letter. A love letter to paper. The simple idea of writing down your list of things to do on a physical surface with your own hand is something I love....

April 10, 2022 路 2 min 路 Me

Plugin Hybrid Future

You might have heard the future of cars are electric. Here鈥檚 a shortlist from mashable that includes all the car manufacturers going electric only. Bentley - 2030 Jaguar - 2030 GM - 2035 Volvo - 2030 Ford - 2026 (EU only) Volkswagen - 2026 Toyota - 2040 Mercedes - 2035 This list means they are pledging to no longer produce cars that have combustion engines. Many other auto manufacturers are pledging to sell mostly electric vehicles and sell a small number traditional gas cars....

February 23, 2022 路 6 min 路 Me

Simple Passwordless User Authorization

I hate passwords. Not as a user as password management is basically solved with most modern browsers and password managers. What I hate is having to deal with them as a developer. Hashing, storing, authentication, etc. I did a small project recently using my socket.io synced vuex state and needed a system where users could easily login. I will put a huge disclaimer on this that this is just what I did for my personal project where security isn鈥檛 critical....

February 21, 2022 路 10 min 路 Me

Vuex Sync Part 1

This is the tale of how I wrote a state syncing framework based on vuex and rollback netcode . It took a few years and isn鈥檛 intended to be a 鈥渃opy and paste鈥 type of thing. I鈥檒l be including code fragments and I鈥檒l eventually post a cleaned up repo with only the relevant pieces. Who knows, if there鈥檚 enough interest, maybe I鈥檒l even post a NPM package. TL;DR This is a long article....

February 21, 2022 路 16 min 路 Me
The Great British Bake Off 2014 Final, BBC One

Great British Effect

You might remember the craze that was Great British Bakeoff in its heyday. There was discussion around the water cooler at work about each episode, parodies at SNL, and several spinoff series. While I personally feel that the hype has died down somewhat over the years as it鈥檚 been going for over 10 years. While watching the most recent season, I noticed something interesting. There were three finalists and they were all incredible bakers in their own right....

February 20, 2022 路 2 min 路 Me

Welcome to my blog

Welcome to my blog I鈥檓 hoping to start posting project logs here. The focus here will be: Programming/Web dev Woodworking Game development Occasionally embedded/firmware type stuff Blender Maybe even baking? It鈥檚 hard to say exactly what will be here. I鈥檝e brought over the medium articles I鈥檝e written. I鈥檝e included a link to the things I鈥檝e written on Hackaday, but I don鈥檛 think I鈥檒l bring the actual content over here.

November 8, 2021 路 1 min 路 Me