Making an Automated Livestreamed Gaming Platform  [in progress]

I’ve mentioned Padgames here on the blog before, but there’s 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....

November 5, 2022 · 11 min · 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’d 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 · 4 min · Me

Blanket Ladder

A custom ladder that stores blankets for our family room

April 17, 2022 · 4 min · 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’t critical....

February 18, 2022 · 10 min · 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’t intended to be a “copy and paste” type of thing. I’ll be including code fragments and I’ll eventually post a cleaned up repo with only the relevant pieces. Who knows, if there’s enough interest, maybe I’ll even post a NPM package. TL;DR This is a long article....

November 25, 2021 · 16 min · Me