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Dice Roller Pro for Palm OS

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Hi, everyone! When I was in middle school (and this blog was still fairly new), I created several Palm OS apps. Two of these were a simple dice roller and an even simpler random number generator. Neither of these apps was terribly useful, but they did pave the way for my newest Palm app. Introducing Dice Roller Pro! This is a much more sophisticated dice roller app, featuring the ability to roll multiple dice at once with up to 9 of each. I've also introduced the option to add a custom die (2-999 sides) if you're not content with the 7 included presets.  I've included an upgraded random number generator in the package, too! Simply click on the "Rand Num Gen" option in the app menu, and you're good to go! If you're playing D&D or need to make that big decision based on a random number, Dice Roller Pro might just be the app for you! You can check it out here .

Quick TuneSmith Update

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Yesterday, I released TuneSmith, a new Palm OS app that I made. I woke up this morning feeling inspired, so I decided to make a pretty major update to it. The result is version 1.1, which adds notes to keys for a more intuitive experience and updates sounds to be closer to a real instrument. It’s pretty neat, and you can download it over on GitHub if you’re interested. Enjoy!

Revisiting Palm Development!

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Greetings, everyone! I've become very interested in Palm OS devices again, and I've felt the urge to start developing some new apps for them. So, I finally found time to write the first Palm app I've made in years! I had to get reacquainted with NSBasic, my IDE of choice, but it didn't take too long. After I got back into the swing of things, I had the app ready in no time! This nifty little application is called TuneSmith. It's a musical keyboard app that lets you make simple tunes on your Palm OS device. You can change the duration, volume, and tone of the keys. It's really fun, and it works on pretty much any Palm out there. You can go ahead and grab TuneSmith from its GitHub  page. Have fun, but not too much fun!

My '09 Accord Upgrades

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Greetings, everyone! I've mentioned my car before on this blog, but I've never written a whole post about it. For some background, I am the proud owner of a 2009 Honda Accord EX-L (2.4L i-VTEC). Since I got it in late 2022, I've done several tweaks and upgrades to make it my own. Here are some of them! Awesome Window Decal & Spoiler This decal is the ultimate way of showing off how sick my 15-year-old economy car is. It's a HONDA, baby! I also stuck on a spoiler for good measure. Backup Camera & CarPlay Unit Not much to say here. LEDs and Lighting I swapped out the dome lights for blue LEDs and put some LED strips on the driver and passenger sides for that sweet blue aesthetic. Walkman Mount I saved the best for last! My buddy James installed a couple of metal brackets that clip to a Walkman by the driver's seat. I simply plug in the AUX cable, and I can listen to all my mixtapes! It protrudes a bit but doesn't get in the way. It's also super easy to

A day in my life, as seen through a Sony Mavica!

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Hey, everyone! Yesterday, I did something incredible: I recorded a 7-minute video on a Sony Mavica. For those unaware, the Mavica is a series of digital cameras produced by Sony that saved the photos they took to 3.5-inch floppy disks. If you want to learn more, I wrote a whole post about these things (and included some truly awful photos). Anyway, it turns out that my Mavica FD88 can record videos with a duration of up to 15 seconds. It's not a whole lot to work with, but each disk can hold 4 videos at a resolution of 160x112 pixels. Alternatively, you could fit 2 videos per disk at a slightly higher resolution of 320x240. I chose to record at a lower resolution so I wouldn't risk running out of floppies. I'd like to think that adds to the charm! Recording videos definitely drained the battery fairly quickly, so I had to charge it up once or twice throughout the day. The Mavica also got a little warm when recording. Otherwise, recording the videos was pretty painless! At

Meet Flaura!

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Hey, everyone! I’m excited to announce that I have finally released another iOS app. This one is called Flaura, and it lets you take better notes on books! It offers a unique chapter-based note-taking experience that allows for better organization than the alternatives. It’s on the App Store, so go ahead and check it out ! It’s also worth noting that Flaura offers a Premium version (USD 0.99) that lets you add unlimited books to your library. It’s not a necessary upgrade for most people, but it’s a great way for you to show your support for my work! This app may appear to be fairly simple, but it was definitely challenging and time-consuming to develop. It’s hardly my most ambitious project, but I really enjoyed making it. Thanks for reading, and I hope that you like Flaura.

End of 2023 Update

Hey, everyone! I'm not dead, I've just been super busy. End-of-semester obligations and holidays resulted in a jam-packed schedule that only allowed a little writing time. So, here are some updates listed in no particular order... I'm officially part of a theater production for my school. It's essentially a parody of Saturday Night Live. Scripting has been somewhat of a process, but I think I'm making progress. I'm hopeful that this will be a fun change of pace. This Christmas, I was fortunate enough to receive a 14-inch M3 MacBook Pro. This thing is an absolute beast, and it reminds me a lot of my beloved 2012 Pro. I've only had it for a day, but I'm already in love. I recently picked up a Motorola E2 smartphone from 2015 for $2. It's actually pretty nice! It can run Spotify, so it might just be my next portable music player of choice. Finally, I've been taking lots of photos as usual. Expect to see more photo dumps here soon! That's about i