This has been many years coming, and I’m so excited to finally be able to share this with y’all. Years ago, I met a brilliant engineer and guitar builder, who later started MaCo guitars. Many years before thats, my co-founder Mark and I had built a cigar-box guitar together based on the Make magazine cover article. I never forgot how much fun it was, or how much skill goes into even the most basic of guitar builds. I knew, one day I would commission a professional shop to build my dream guitar.
It’s 2022. Strange as it is to write this, that means we’ve been living in a Covid-19 world for two years. For many of us that has meant a shift into remote work and remote leadership. Looking back on these past two years of fully remote leadership, I’ve observed that the stress of Covid-19 has only exacerbated the struggles that many new leaders go through. With that in mind, here are four struggles new leaders commonly face, and coaching lines I tend to employ for each.
Conway’s Law. The idea that your organizational structure will be mirrored in your design (software) structure. Simple in concept and true to my experience, it’s a principle that drives many an organizational planning session.
I’ve been enjoying and porting Johnny Castaway to new systems for many years now. Today though, is the first time I’ve actually added a fundamentally new feature to Johnny.
I’m going to come out and say it. The Oculus Go is my favorite VR headset of 2021, maybe ever. Yes, that Oculus go, the cheap one they don’t sell anymore. I’m currently playing through Magnesium 173 via Steam Streaming to my PC, emulating light gun games in retroarch, and playing Switch games directly through HDMI!
I was working on a follow-up to the previous article on my x86 handheld, when I stumbled upon a technology that totally superseded it.
Y’all probably know, I love games. I’m also way into handheld gaming, portable consoles, processors, embedded systems and retro gaming in a major way. I pick up every cheap chinese handheld I can find, love my switch, and am just a major portable and retro gaming enthusiast. So you can imagine my excitement when the Steam deck was announced. Of course I preordered, hell I’ve bought everything GPD has ever released.
While I was in the process of porting Johnny Castaway over to RetroFW devices, I got to know a bit more about the firmware, and these devices. I realized it would be possible to bridge the static usb debugging networks generated by each device. I show here that even a Raspberry Pi Zero is more than capable of acting as a bridge host for multiple systems.
Johnny Castaway for RetroFW devices is now released! This is the firmware that you’ll find running on all your favorite Chinese handheld devices. Things like the LDK game, RG-300, RS97, etc. It is based on my SDL 1.2 port of the engine, and generally works very well.
Johnny Castaway for the Dreamcast is now released! I like to call it Johnny Dreamcastaway, and it didn’t take me too long to port. It’s working splendidly! A glorious internal 640x480 screen resolution and a rock-solid 60 FPS carry you forward to your private island with “Johnny Dreamcastaway.” Read on for more info and downloads!