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Archive for December, 2012

Blogging about Blogging Part ?

Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Just realized this weekend that I have another reader on my site.
To be honest, I have no idea how many people read my content other than me and my girlfriend.

I think there are some people who check it on a consistent basis – on average once a day.

I know there are some people of whom I send certain posts to, to read. They usually read my posts (and like them) but I don’t think they come back :'(

I know there have been someone consistent people that go to my site – but that they eventually stop…

I’m starting to question the value of this site.

While I still like to write occasionally, it’s getting harder and harder to write about interesting things. Let’s face it, my life is pretty mediocre :S

I don’t really use my accomplishments’ “What I hope to accomplish this month” portion anymore as my TO DO list. It was really important at some point, measuring the work I do…but I seem to have slowly lost some motivation…

I’m wondering if I should revamp the site a bit – put a stronger focus on some topics, but not others? But then…I’ll post even less. And I like posting a lot lol.

Oddly, I frequently check my own site to see if I’ve updated anything (which doesn’t make sense, I know). Generally, when I do that, I check when my last post is. If my last post is 3-6 days ago, I try to think of something interesting to write.

I’m losing interest in some of my projects……………………………………
want to do something new.

I wonder if blogging has increased…word…range….um, vocabulary. That’s it.
I haven’t played scrabble or words with friends in years. But I wonder if I got better at it, through my writing?

/that’s it for now, Happy New Year :D

USB SNES Controller

Friday, December 28th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

I purchased an SNES USB controller recently off eBay (around $10) for 2 reasons:
1. I can play SNES games on my emulator on my PC
2. I can play SNES games on my Samsung Galaxy SIII phone, as it has a microUSB port (so I need a microUSB to USB adapter).

Anyways, I got my USB controller last night and to my disappointment, it sucked. The buttons felt weird, the controller looked ugly, etc etc. See the pic below (the real controller is on the left)

I was disappointed. So I decided to transfer the circuit board on my USB SNES controller to the shell of my legit SNES controller.

It took me a few hours, some of the things didn’t line up well/properly. Had 2 break 2-3 plastic peices on my SNES controller to fit the USB circuit board. I had to use a mix of pieces from both controllers to make it work. But a few hours later, and I got it to work very well. :D

I need to buy another vintage SNES controller though. On the hunt for that right now.

It’s good though as the SNES controller I used for the USB thing already had a couple problems with it. But now it’s a USB SNES controller, which is cool.

That was a few of my hours last night…. :)

NES! The old is new again!

Thursday, December 27th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Just beat The Legend of Zelda on the NES. Man, is that game hard.
I had to kind of cheat through, using the 3DS’ save/load state ability. Pretty sure that thing is new, I don’t remember seeing it before. They must have realized that NES games aren’t THAT fun as they are cuz they’re so friggin hard.

Zelda was tough but there are still some things I remember, as a child. The navigation took some getting used to as well, but I was able to play as I liked eventually.

I just noticed that Mega Man was released on the 3DS virtual console on Dec 27. I might buy it…but what I really want to buy/play is Mega Man 2, which comes out Feb 7, 2013. I’m definitely buying that as I want/wanted to play that game.

While I wait, I’ve started a new Ocarina of Time file. Last time I played it was June/July 2011.

That Nintendo Power totally made me want to play all these games again, it’s been a lot of fun! :)

Alright, off to get lunch and continue watching Back to the Future. And after eating, gonna play Zelda. Oh yeah, btw…this is at work :) I love the holiday season, get paid…for just chilling :D

Accomplishments – December.742 2012 Edition

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Oh man, forgot about this post this month…

Shows / Movies
House S1E01-S1E22, S2E01-S2E24, S3E01-S3E24, S4E01-S4E16, S5E01-S5E24, S6E01-S6E12 (122 eps) – In Progress
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Cartoon – S1E1-S1E5, S2E1-S2E13, S3E1-S3E47, S4E1-S4E41, S5E1-S5E20, S6E1-S6E16, S7E1-S7E27, S8E1-S8E8, S9E1-S9E8 – Complete
Currently watching: Walking Dead S3, Initial D Fifth Stage, How I Met Your Mother, Big Bang Theory

Books & Manga & Comics / / – updated experience section for 2013

Super Mario Bros. Wii U – Complete
Contra III: Alien Wars [Replay] – Complete
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles IV: Turtles in Time [Replay] – Complete
World of Warcraft – 80-85 – Annataz
World of Warcraft – 80-82 – Aldino
World of Warcraft – 80-83 – Sheaman
World of Warcraft – 80-82 – Black Canary
World of Warcraft – 80-81 – Sudoku
World of Warcraft – 80-81 – Grimlock

Web Development and Design


Was sick for most of this month…but was able to watch a lot :S

It’s been a tough work week

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012 at 5:15 pm

I missed Monday, and went back to work after missing 9 out of 11 days of going to work cuz I was sick.

Brought my Wii in on Tuesday…

Bomberman ’93
Super Mario Kart
Mario Kart 64
Final Fight
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
throughout the time at work, between Tuesday and Wednesday.

On Thursday and Friday though, we played the Wii U (one of my co-workers brought it in). Played Super Mario Bros. Wii U and after 2 days, beat the game.
It doesn’t sound like a big feat, but to do it at work…and with 3 other players, some (not all) of whom kinda sucked, it was tough.
One of the coolest things about the Wii U is the support role/controller. That roles plays on that Wii U pad, creating platforms for players and blocking enemies. I think playing that role is more fun than playing the game…and it’s funny to see who’s good support and who’s bad. And who wants to screw you over :)

For next week, I think we’ll play a little more Mario Kart 64 and Bomberman ’93 :) That game is SO FUN! :D

/wondering what else i can play that’s multiplayer and fun…