Introduction Playing DDR and other dance games at home is a fun and effective form of exergaming! With an endless music selection and skill ceiling, as well as a vibrant and helpful online community, it’s a fulfilling hobby with a rather low barrier to entry. This post answers some of the most common questions posed… Continue reading DDR at Home FAQs
Note: This guide adapts lots of info and verbatim passages from this archived guide. If you’ve recently bought — or are looking for — a DDR cabinet, you are likely interested in adding more songs to it. One of the most popular approaches is to connect it up to a PC so you can run… Continue reading How to Convert a DDR Cabinet for StepMania
I regularly check out a lot of sites and servers that provide me with helpful DDR information! This is not an exhaustive guide; it’s just the stuff that I use. News & General Info DDRCommunity – DDR-related news, guides, and more. Also has its own resources list Zenius -I- vanisher – BEMANI news, the most… Continue reading DDR Online Resources
The following is a list of types of DDR cabinets and PCBs. It’s probably not exhaustive but it should cover the majority of hardware you’ll find in the wild. Cabinets Generation 1 Generation 1 cabinets can be identified by their 29” CRT display and marquee that sits atop the base with two legs. While different… Continue reading Types of DDR Cabinets and PCBs
Update: my extension is no longer being maintained. Please use this one instead. I’m a big fan of Media Bias/Fact Check, a site that categorizes many popular news sources into categories across the political spectrum, as well as those that don’t fit into that spectrum. Thanks to Facebook and other social networks, people are constantly bombarded… Continue reading Check news bias with a simple browser icon
I’ve been getting a lot of questions from students recently about how I landed my sweet gig at Lab Zero, or, more generally, how I got into the industry in the first place. It’s really nothing out of the ordinary, but I thought I’d write it up here so I can cut down on repetition. (DRY… Continue reading How I Got Into the Web Development Industry
Within the past month, we: Bought a washer, dryer, and refrigerator Learned how to hack our security system Installed a mailbox Moved everything we own Pulled weeds around the house, a few times Changed our address everywhere Switched doctors Found a new vet Bought a grill Assembled a wardrobe and coffee table Bought curtains and rods… Continue reading Our new job
It seems like only a few blog posts ago (it was) that I announced that I was moving to San Francisco! Six years, two jobs, three apartments, countless bike rides, a few broken bones, one cat and one marriage later, Anna and I are headed to a house in Berkeley. That’s right – homeownership! In… Continue reading Last day in SF
Yesterday I decided to go ahead and draw a comic every hour! I haven’t regularly drawn comics in, uh, 7 years??? So here’s what it looks like when you don’t practice drawing for that long!
Letting go of my pride has been really beneficial toward improving my personality and relationships. It’s harder for me to feel offended or insulted, it’s made me less competitive, and made me happier about who I am and what I do. Let’s not get that last part twisted. I said “happier”. Not prouder. What is… Continue reading On "Proud Gamers" and "Proud Atheists"