Miscellanea

Miscellaneous other projects I've worked on and haven't categorized elsewhere.

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Tutorials:

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Add speech intros to your audio tracks:
A tutorial on how to add audible artist and title "tags" (and automating the process) to audio files using speech synthesis tools on Windows.
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Cube maps in Celestia:
A tutorial and script for creating cube maps from screenshot images in Celestia that can later be used as backgrounds in third-party photo panorama applications such as Pannellum. I have linked to an example on the left as well.

Reference:

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MD Recorder Comparison:
Comparison table of several Sony portable MiniDisc recorders circa the early 2000s. I never ended up owning any of these. The previous models featured stronger/faster electric motors and other features important to DJs at the time.
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Xconq CHM Manual v1.0.0:
The Xconq game manual converted to Microsoft HTML Help format.
(Download size: 580KB)
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NetHack CHM Manual v1.5.0:
NetHack manual and version 3.4.3 spoilers converted to Microsoft HTML Help format.
(Based on the game manual for Falcon's Eye. Download size: 1MB)
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Vega Strike HTML Manual:
An HTML version of the Vega Strike manual. Current as of Vega Strike version 0.4.3.
(Download size: 705KB)
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ToEE Hommlet Map:
A map of Hommlet with individually marked locations. Sorry about the hard-to-read blue font.
(Based on a map created earlier by another person.)
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ToEE CHM Manual v1.1.0:
The game manual for The Temple of Elemental Evil converted to Microsoft HTML Help format. An HTML-only version is also included.
(Download size: 600KB)
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Uncharted Waters Market Data v1.0.0:
Starting market data spreadsheet for Uncharted Waters for the SNES.
(Download size: 325KB)
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X-Tension Sector Map v2.1.0:
An very primitive and bare-bones interactive guide to the X-Tension universe, based on data compiled by Danfin and TicToc. More of an exercise in DHTML than a useful resource for players.
(Download size: 10KB)
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X-Tension Pocket Guide v1.0.0:
A guide to the X-Tension universe, formatted to fit mobile device screens. Based on data compiled by Danfin and TicToc.
(Download size: 135KB)
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MS-DOS 7 CHM Manual v1.0.0:
Bob Watson's excellent (and now defunct) MS-DOS 7 command reference converted to Microsoft HTML Help format. I'm not sure on what date I created this.
(Download size: 130KB)
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EnB JavaScript Map v0.9.8: An interactive JavaScript map of the Earth & Beyond community servers utilizing PHP and MySQL. The map is not current as it was built against a database dump from 2009.
(Note: I took the project down due to complaints over cheating. Download size: 2MB)

Gaming Projects:

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Vega Strike HUD Mockups:
Interactive user interface mockups for VegaStrike coded in HTML and JavaScript.
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Discussion
ToEE d20 Inspector:
This is a tool to check/verify NPC character stats in ToEE versus d20 RAW ("Rules as Written"). I came across a snag in said Rules preventing me from continuing development of the tool, and likely will never complete it.

Web Development:

Several Web coding projects done in HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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Evolution of a Website:
A screenshot "diary" of how my website has evolved over time.
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Document Object Model Viewer:
A navigable HTML chart listing a website's JavaScript DOM objects, properties and events. Can link to external pages. Based in part upon Angus Turnbull's Object Model Browser.
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Color Converter:
A simple Web form that converts colors between HSL, RGB, CMYK and hexadecimal formats.
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Forum Randomizer:
A Web form that applies random formatting to each inputted character and produces output suitable for copying and pasting into Internet discussion forums.
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Pete Hides Peekaboo Script:
A script that causes a photo of Pete Hines to appear and disappear along the right and left edges of the browser window. Only works with certain doctypes.

SVG Widgets:

A number of desktop widgets meant to be used with older operating systems.

Note: best results for viewing the SVG images can be achieved using a combination of Internet Explorer and the Adobe SVG plugin. Support for SVG is only preliminary in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox at this time.

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SVG Desktop v1.0.1:
An SVG document intended to be used as a desktop widget in earlier versions of Microsoft Windows. It cycles through a series of images over time, displaying one after another in sequence. Simply add images to the "backgrounds" and "images" folders, then update the arrays in "svg_desktop.js". Smaller images in the "images" folder will appear super-imposed on top of the background.
(Download size: 3KB)
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SVG Calendar:
A calendar coded in SVG. Intended to be used as a desktop widget.
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SVG Stop-Watch:
A stop-watch coded in SVG. Intended to be used as a desktop widget.

Other:

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The Night Land eBook v1.0.0:
William Hope Hodgson's (1877 - 1918) novel The Night Land converted to Microsoft Reader format.
(Download size: 400KB)
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Original version
CAPTCHA Image Generator:
A modified version of the CAPTCHA Image Generator by XtractPro magazine. Also the first Visual Studio application I ever worked on.
(Download size: 60KB)
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Readme
VencFrontend v1.0.0:
A Windows frontend program for the aoTuV audio encoder.
(Download size: 4KB)

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