Projects & Works

Collected on this page are several projects and creative works I've done throughout the years.

Playstation 2 Game Inventory

For all of the Playstation and Playstation 2 stored on my network share, I have created a visual database to view all box art and metadata associated with all games available.

You can view games by platform or by genre, and you can switch views between box art and metadata.

Pokemon Go Raid Counters (updated)

Which Pokemon are the best raid counters in Pokemon GO? This page displays the best megas, shadows, and regular counters for every possible raid boss and displays individual DPS and TDO information.

All data was calculated using the raw data from Pokemon Go on the backend.

Analogue Pocket - Curated Games

This a visual database of all the games I have curated for the Analogue Pocket. This data was intended to be used to create Playlists, but it can still serve its intended purpose as a webpage.

Sort by platform and genre to view all of the games that I think are worth playing on all classic hardware available for the Analogue Pocket.

Video Game Collection

This is a visual database of all the games I have purchased and collected over the years of gaming. I've done this most of my life, so I've amassed quite a collection.

I've always wanted a way to keep track of everything I own, and I recently had the inspiration to my ideas into life.

Arrival - Dual Language Subtitles

In order to show one of my favorite movies to a class at school, I made some dual language subtitles for Arrival. There is English at the bottom and Japanese on top.

The subtitles are timed to show each quote with the same information during the same time frame.

Analogue Pocket Extras

This is a collection of files and instructions to add more games and capabilities to some cores that are available on the Analogue Pocket.

This doesn't include any actual core code. Files included in the release should be applied to cores you have already downloaded. MRAs are included for games, but games themselves can be acquired from using updaters.

Analogue Pocket Platform Images

This is a complete set of Images and Overrides that covers all currently released cores for the Analogue Pocket.

Images for arcade games are inspired by the original marquee images used for the arcade cabinet. Images for consoles, handhelds, and computers are show the shape and contours of the console. If you like what you see, download and install them on your Pocket today!

Analogue Pocket Utils

This is a collection of Java programs and shell scripts that I've written to help me manage, organize, and create games and data for the Analogue Pocket.

This includes creating Arcade Roms, organizing Platform information, creating Library Images, and organizing core and game information in a database. Eventually that data could be used to create Library data and playlists.

Shiny Pokemon Inventory

I have caught many Shiny Pokemon while streaming Let's Go Eevee and Pokemon Legends Arceus on Twitch. I've also caught many Shiny Pokemon in Pokemon Go. I made visual checklists for Let's Go and Legends to use on Twitch, but now I've also made a checklist for Pokemon Go.

With these Checklists combined, I created an overall shiny checklist across all Pokemon games to see which Pokemon I have yet to catch Shiny. You can see my progress here.

Pokemon Go Unown Availability

This page lists out all of the events where Unown had been available in Pokemon Go. It shows which Letters are the rarest and which events you could find them in.

It also shows which Unown I have left to catch since I use this page to figure out how I can obtain them.

Schlock Bot

Everyone in stuck indoors thanks to the pandemic, so why not try playing some video games on the Internet? I've started streaming games on Twitch, and every good Twitch channel needs some robots to help them out.

Schlock Bot is a program that runs chats commands on Twitch and Discord while I'm streaming with games for guessing Pokemon and taking bets on my Shiny Hunts!

Rom Hack Custom Box Art

With the release of the Super Nintendo Mini and hakchi updated to add your own ROMs, there are a number of great Translations, Rom Hacks, and other games for the Super Nintendo that I've been playing lately. Since the Super Nintendo Mini displays everything in a visual way, every game needs a box art. So, I've made custom graphics for these games.

Micro-aggressions in Japan

This year, at our second Skills Development Conference in Gifu, I gave a quick talk and presentation about micro-aggressions. I quickly talked about what they are, what's the problem, and how to deal with them.

This was part of a session of "micro-panels" which consisted of 4 shorter talks about various subjects. So, I budgeted this at 10-12 minutes.

The following is the intended transcript I wrote for my talk. I also included most slides from the powerpoint, and the time-stamps from when I timed myself speaking.

Writing Lesson Plans

The following is a talk I gave at the Gifu Work Orientation for new ALTs starting this year in our prefecture.

My presentation was about lesson planning, how I plan for lessons, and execute them. To prepare for this, I wrote out the entire transcript of what I planned to say. I changed a few things to read better, but this is what I was working off of during my talk.

This talk assumes the reader (or listener) has no knowledge of lesson planning, or classroom experience at all.

Gifu Kendo Exam Question Workbook

In Gifu prefecture 岐阜県 when taking a dan level examination for kendo 剣道, one of the components is a written test. The Gifu Kendo Federation provides a book which details all the questions and answers they use for this test.

I will take the test in November, and unfortunately for me, it's all in Japanese. So, I translated the book into English, and then made a few edits with a kendo dictionary after.

Currently, this is a work in progress. I've completely translated the first 3 parts. But for the 4th part of the book, I only translated the shodan 初段 level questions for now. I'll do the rest after November.

The Secret of Crystania

The Secret of Crystania is a full-length feature fandub project that I, Tony, Zach, Niehaus, and overall 25 members of SPAMM, our college anime club, created and finished almost 8 years ago, now. We completely stripped the audio from the movie, and rewrote it from the ground up with a written script, voice acting, sound effects recording, new music, and a DVD release.

Production started in late 2004, and was completed in Spring 2006. Recently in December 2013, Zach and Tony completed the "Donut of Power Edition" DVD, so feel free to take a look.

TEFL Certified

A couple weeks ago, I completed my online course for TEFL certification. The final assignment for the course was to write an essay about one of many different subjects available.

I choose to write about The Role of a Teacher.

Oktoberfest Label Magnets

My absolutely favorite kind of beer is Oktoberfest. Last year, I got the idea from my brother to remove the labels and create refrigerator magnets.

This year, I doubled my efforts searching for new beers in Minnesota and Chicago. As such, I've doubled my collection of beer magnets to 52.

SPAMM T-Shirt 2012

I drew a new design for this year's SPAMM t-shirt. The theme, as always, was to incorporate the annually elected mascot into the design somehow. The 2012 mascot were two cats from some anime I've never heard of, or care about.

This is the first design I've done since 2006, so take a look!

DJ Promo #3

Last year, I DJed at a friend's party and made a couple of DJ Promos to commemorate and practice for the occassion.

With 2 months spacing my two previous mixes apart, I figured that I would continue to make a new promo every 2 months. That fell through when I didn't have internet for 3 months and wanted to download and use some new favorites, rather than the stuff I already had downloaded. And then I got a new laptop, and had to reinstall and transfer things over to that. And I was playing Skyrim every day for 6 hours in the month of December, too.

So, I skipped December, and here we are in February :)

DJ Promos

I've been a fan of electronic music for well over a decade. And I continue to listen to the music, both new and old, almost all day long. I'm always finding some new tracks, or great new artists I hadn't heard of before. The Internet continues to bring the world of music together, and people can easily display their works, get feedback, and evolve fast.

I have always had the fascination of putting together DJ mixes, and performing in front of a crowd, and for friends. It was too cost prohibitive back in the day. But my friends finally convinced me to give it a go. I already had collected a bunch of my favorite tracks I've heard over the years, and a whole bunch of new ones. I downloaded Traktor, and started mixing them together.

I made two DJ promos leading up to my friends annual end of summer party, where I was in charge of the music.

I love Ramen!

Out of all the foods in the world, Ramen stands as one of my top 5 favorites. I love the stuff. It's an entire full meal in itself. The noodle are the main "meaty" course. The broth provides an excellent complementary base for the noodles. And there's little bits of veggies, eggs or meat for variety.

Here are two things I created to pay my respects to the amazing food. One is a collage made from my experimenting with the many kinds of instant ramen available at my local asian foods store. The second is a rhyming peom I made for my Japanese history class I took while studying abroad.

Cardano's Solution

This is a term paper I wrote for my Math History class in college, which was an optional course offered once every 2 or 3 years. I felt lucky to take it, and it was very interesting going through the building blocks of modern day mathematics from a "math class" point of view, rather than the point of view of a "history class".

The paper answers the question, "Is Cardano's Solution a great theorem?"