retro riffs

Boundless Video

March 29, 2020WebDev / Nostalgia 1 Min Read

Today I released boundless video player, a side project I've been tinkering on over the fast few months: https://github.com/joeycato…

Nostalgiflix

November 08, 2019Nostalgia 1 Min Read

Netflix Hack Day - Fall 2019 has now passed and I used this occasion to further my skills with ReactJS and CSS. I also wanted to take this…

Soundtrack Streamer

November 10, 2018WebDev / Hacks 1 Min Read

Netflix Hack Day - Fall 2018 recently passed and as always it was very fun to participate. I decided to use this occasion to build a ReactJS…

Road Trips Reenacted

June 01, 2018Hacks / Nostalgia 11 Min Read

Multi-Video Synchronization with FFmpeg Over the last winter break I spent time archiving an old collection of camcorder tapes to hard…

Altered Video Player

March 13, 2018Hacks / GameDev / WebDev 1 Min Read

Wow, time has flown! Yet another Netflix Hack Day has come to pass. For the Winter 2018 event, I decided to experiment with the combination…

Subtitle Reactions!

August 31, 2017WebDev / Hacks 1 Min Read

Netflix Hack Day has arrived again! For this experimental hack, we decided to add multiple visualizations to Netflix subtitles during…

Stranger Games

February 03, 2017Nostalgia / WebDev / Hacks 1 Min Read

For my recent Netflix Hack Day project, I had a strong desire to create something based on Stranger Things, a Netflix Original that debuted…

Netflix Zone (VR Prototype)

May 24, 2016Hacks 1 Min Read

A VR prototype created for the HTC Vive that lets you experience Netflix as if it were a vintage video rental store. Developing this VR demo…

SongBranch

March 08, 2016WebDev / Hacks / Nostalgia 1 Min Read

Just released my latest project, SongBranch. It's basically an interactive song lyric visualization app. The edges are colorized as a heat…

Paris, Texas in 1981

February 13, 2016WebDev / Nostalgia 1 Min Read

For my latest excursion in nostalgia, I decided to scan in an old (1981) city directory from my home town of Paris, Texas ( Special Thanks…

rxify

December 30, 2015WebDev 1 Min Read

An RxJS library wrapper that lets you execute Rx operators directly using marble-diagram ASCII string arguments. rxify was mainly created as…

PacPeeps

March 25, 2015GameDev / WebDev 1 Min Read

Spent some vacation time making a small game. To win, you must eat all the dots, but with an added twist: All four mazes are navigated…

Songs

March 15, 2015Legacy 1 Min Read

I love music, whether I'm writing it or playing it ( mainly keyboard and guitar ) I also enjoy singing it ( those who know me well are aware…

Say Whaaat!!!

March 09, 2015Hacks 1 Min Read

Say Whaaat!!! provides a more convenient way to to catch missed dialogue as you watch Netflix by displaying subtitles when you pause…

MyDecadeTV

August 01, 2014WebDev / Nostalgia 1 Min Read

Now that My70sTV.com is released, I decided it was time to put together a meta-site to combine all of the featured TV's into one portal…

My 70's TV

June 08, 2014WebDev 1 Min Read

Following the footsteps of My80sTV and My90sTV, My70sTV is now officially released. It was pretty fun assembling this as I got a chance to…

Electronic Arts

March 10, 2014GameDev 1 Min Read

After nine exciting years working at EA, I decided it was time for a career change. Here's a list of all the industry titles I directly…

My 90's TV

January 12, 2014WebDev / Nostalgia 1 Min Read

My80sTV was a very fun project and it received way more attention that I ever anticipated, so I naturally followed it up with a similar…

My 80's TV

September 15, 2013WebDev / Nostalgia 1 Min Read

I’ve always been a huge 80’s nostalgia nut, so I decided honor the decade with my newest web project: My 80’s TV! The basic goal of this…

Space Hex! (HTML5)

January 21, 2013GameDev / WebDev 1 Min Read

Space Hex! is another web game I created while playing around with HTML5 Canvas. This one is puzzle-based (no lightning-fast reflexes…

Space Cavern (HTML5)

December 20, 2012GameDev / WebDev 1 Min Read

The premise of the game is simple. Basically it's a retro-style 2D platformer where you must guide your rocket ship (using WASD or arrow…

Super Logic Grid! (Win32)

June 17, 2006GameDev / Legacy 1 Min Read

I've always been a fan of logic grid puzzles, but I never came across a video game that emulated it well. This was my attempt to do so, but…

Card Game Engine (Win32)

July 04, 2003Legacy 1 Min Read

Back in 2003, I had an idea for a strategy-based space-themed card game. I wanted to playtest it originally with a paper prototype, but due…

3D Donut Slicer (Win32)

August 17, 2002Legacy 1 Min Read

This project all started innocently enough with the following brain teaser: The goal is to find the maximum possible number of pieces…

Cube Slide Match (Win32)

July 10, 2001Legacy 1 Min Read

This is just a small Direct3D demo written as an experiment to see whether playing a 3D version of a sliding block puzzle would be fun.

G-Man (Win32)

April 01, 2001Legacy 1 Min Read

A tag-based note keeping utility I wrote to facilitate fast and easy data entry/retrieval. This was originally written as a simple command…

Seek N Show (Win32)

August 08, 2000Legacy / WebDev 1 Min Read

A multi-threaded intelligent agent app which simplifies the task of collecting public corporation information from the web. It…

Paper Rock Scissors 2000 (Win32)

July 15, 2000GameDev / Legacy 2 Min Read

I had a wonderful time making this game! The idea for Paper Rock Scissors 2000 came to me one day while I was trying to imagine a strategy…

Gorch's Quest (Win32)

June 09, 2000GameDev / Legacy 1 Min Read

Gorch’s Quest is a tile-based space adventure game inspired by Legend of Zelda. You are the young hero, Gorch, who must save his planet from…

Ocean95 (Win32)

July 01, 1998Legacy 1 Min Read

Ocean95 is a pseudo-life simulation app. The operator may customize an ocean and monitor the interaction between fish, sharks, and plankton…

A.S.I.M.O.V. (Win32)

May 11, 1998Legacy 1 Min Read

A.S.I.M.O.V. (Automated Stellar Image Mapping and Object Visualization) is a proof-of-concept expert system I created that imports bitmaps…

Galactic Gorch II

May 01, 1995GameDev / Legacy 1 Min Read

Your home planet Zardoff has been invaded by the evil overlord Vexx and your citizens depend on you to protect them. To win the game, you…

Jurassic Park: Text Adventure (BBS)

August 01, 1993GameDev / Legacy 1 Min Read

After reading Michael Crichton’s Jurassic Park novel, I felt inspired to try and capture the experience with my own game. To give you a bit…