Works

This section is a hodgepodge of various things I have created. They range from large projects, to simple programs or scripts, to research papers, to interactive stories, and more.


Projects

These are projects that are either actively maintained or contain a lot of different elements and are larger in scope than a single file.

Starfinder Resources

This is a website I have put together to collect resources that I have created for the tabletop role-playing game Starfinder. I also link to other resources for Starfinder from around the web.



Scripts

Here you will find random web design/scripting/programming related things I have done.

Achtung!

This is a simple, pure CSS script that produces flashing text with background color. The source is included with a breakdown of what the CSS code does.


Mushi-ken

A web game programmed in PHP based off of the Japanese hand game of the same name, which is one of the inspirations for modern day "Rock, Paper, Scissors."


Windows 10 Quick Menu

Here is a basic batch script program that excutes command prompt and powershell commands to make running features easier that Windows 10 has made difficult.



Papers

These are a couple of my college research papers that I am proud of.

Violent Video Games are What We Make of Them: An Ideological Perspective

Here is a paper I wrote for a Communications and Linguistics class where the focus was about how we use language and what word choice means. The focus I took with this final paper was about how different review outlets would review a game based on their ideologies and the kind of language they used in the reviews.


Secure Your Fallout Shelter: Radiation from the Cold War Conscience is Closing in

This final paper was for my capstone course for my History degree. The focus of the class was Cold War culture in America. For the focus of this paper, I talked about Fallout Shelters and how they were perceived during the Cold War and what their lasting impact was on modern American culture.



Rehosted Sites

These are some websites that I am rehosting due to the original servers going down or being at-risk. Some of them may have been modified to update or streamline code/presentation. I have chosen to rehost these because I feel they have an interesting spot in the history of the web.

Half-Life Nostalgia Project

Back in 2002, Dave Johnston (creator of the famous de_dust and de_dust2 maps for Counter-Strike) created a website on the now defunct Planet Half-Life called the Half-Life Nostalgia Project. The goal was to gather screenshots, videos, artwork, and magazine clippings for Half-Life that showed off its early development. This was a time before the Source Engine was released and everyone had Half-Life fever. Due to GameSpy's and Planet Half-Life's demise, the Nostalgia Project along with many other great resources were lost to the nether regions of the Internet forever. BUT, thanks to the Way Back Machine, I have brought back as much of the website as I possibly could. There are dozens of screenshots and artwork I was unable to recover, along with most of the videos being lost. However, this is still an interesting trip into a time before. I essentially copied the website exactly as it was, modifying HTML here and there as it needed, so I take no credit for making this. Enjoy!


Underworld: Bloodline

Here is a mini site originally created by Sony Pictures for the release of a mod for Half-Life that ties in with the first Underworld movie. The mod is actually pretty fun (multiplayer only) but what makes it interesting is that this is the only example for the Half-Life engine of a free mod that was created to promote a commercial product. I have done some tweaking to the links in the minisite as the original links were mostly dead. All downloads now point to the ModDB page that was created by fans for the mod and the "upgrade" link references a Steam patch for the mod since this mod predates Half-Life's integration into Steam. The mod was created by the same team behind They Hunger, one of the most famous mods for the original Half-Life.