Illustration of my character, Ginji, by CandidCoyote
Who am I?
Me after working on restoring my Nintendo Super System. PS2 Development kit in the background ;)
Hi! My name is Chris and I am a HUGE video-gaming hyena, Nintendo fan, & proponent of accessibility, preservation, and showmanship! Everything I've learned, I've learned so that I can help games reach more audiences and preserve their amazing history! My living room is a dedication of love to the craft.
A small segment of my living room
Me (left) prior to the weight loss with some friends speaking with Walter Day on game preservation.
What do I do?
I am all over the map in skills I’ve learned to help me accomplish my goals, and luckily many of these skills align with some pretty neat territory. A lot has to do with security, systems engineering, creative writing, and low level coding. I can speak several variants of assembly language; program USB drivers; help localize puns, jokes, and dialects; program firmware; create dynamic RGB lighting; run with both secops and devops engineers; analyze network and communication protocols; exploit properties of 802.11; and more! My specialty resides in looking at a problem and being able to functionally decompose it into workable tasks and take on each one. This has given me a wide breadth of skills and experience from taking so many projects from concept to reality.
A HD Dance Dance Revolution cabinet that I restored, and both wrote drivers & created replacement microcontrollers for.
I love bringing smiles to people's faces and giving them something truely magical and unique. My projects generally focus on a sense enveloping immersion and bringing back that feeling childhood whimsy. I love to re-purpose old technology and give it new life, and I am adamant that things are preserved to the highest degree feasible. When I can merge everything together to create an extraordinary spectical that is truely one of a kind, it's something I want to let everyone have a chance to experience for themselves. I'm not above having fun with it, and sharing in the enjoyment if anyone else wants to participate.
Wtf is a Menchi??
Menchi is my dog! He is a Shiba Inu and I wouldn't be where I am today without him! He too lives the gaming life and is famous for cosplaying! Be sure to check out how adorable he is when he was featured on Kotaku! Click here to see him in costume!
Menchi being dapper