Let's Make A DnD Character: Part 2

Turns Out Pretty Hard

I found an awesome sprite sheet collection that included a bunch of stuff I could use for generating some animated sprites for my generated DnD character I made in Part 1. My swagger spec shows that this endpoint will take in a CharacterInfo, and based on those choices I can walk the sprite sheet folder and pick the appropriate body, weapons, and armor. Now the tricky part is how to easily define which images to select given some condition in the provided CharacterInfo. [Read More]

Let's Make A DnD Character

How Hard Can It Be?

The programming language I am most familiar with is Java. Until recently, I have enjoyed working in Java quite a bit, it clicks with my brain very well. It was the first language I learned, so it is the most natural for me to use. However, after working on multiple other projects using other languages, I am forced to come to terms with some severe limitations of Java. No language is perfect, and Java is still an incredibly popular and powerful language, but it is showing its age. [Read More]

DIY Remote Controlled Lights (Part 1)

Lights, RF24, Arduino

I’ve been in a tinkering mood lately but couldn’t settle on a good project. Finally one came to mind that I have been wanting to do for a while but never had the motivation for. My night vision is freaking awful, and we keep our bedroom incredibly dark to help my fiancee sleep, so when I wake up in the morning I usually end up bashing my knee into a few things and stepping on one of the various animals in the room. [Read More]
arduino  led 

Tabletop Simulator

Lua Have Mercy

I’ve been playing a ton of Tabletop Simulator lately thanks to that jerk COVID-19. The game is awesome, you should go buy it. Playing all the awesome games on there made me even more excited about my fiancĂ©e wanting to make a board game. With Tabletop Simulator, that actually wouldn’t be too hard. It would be time consuming to add all the assets, but I would love to script the game to make setup easier. [Read More]

Pods and Services and Deployments Oh My.

Experimenting with Kubernetes

I have been getting more and more involved in devopsy stuff. Mostly against my will, but it seems like any good programmer should keep up with the latest trends in this field. I wanted to start playing around with Kubernetes, so I thought I would try and launch my chat application using it. Installation Minikube I decided to go with Minikube since it is light weight and seems well suited to little POC demo stuff. [Read More]