Author: bluestarultor

  • Branding and post length

    This is something off the cuff, but in trying to get a decent auto-post format, I realized after the fact I was really "branding" my posts. I am not a brand. I don’t really want to BE a brand. I’m just me. But this blog has gotten me behaving a little differently and wanting people […]

  • Square Enix studio sales

    This is like super ice cold at this point, but Square Enix has announced the sale of three of its Western studios, at least some of their most desirable IP, and 50+ games from the back catalog, essentially reducing its Eidos arm to managing indie games via Square Enix Collective and Square Enix London Mobile, […]

  • Retro Authenticity

    This goes hand-in-hand with my previous rant, but when doing retro graphics and sound, authenticity is something very important to me. I won’t say that everything I do is 100% authentic. Far from it. But everything I do is done intentionally with the best understanding of the limitations I have at the time and tested […]

  • Retro Graphics

    Retro graphics are something I’ve adamantly defended since long before it was cool, and indeed essentially ever since LCD replaced CRT. First, it was "but what we have now is BETTER." Then, it became a matter of a flood of thinly-masked laziness that no one seemed to care about. Later, it became a matter of […]

  • Buffers Evolution

    The game I got a WonderSwan for, based on a random YouTube video on the WonderSwan. It’s an original WonderSwan game owned by Bandai and outsourced to Koto Laboratory, releasing near the end of 1999, which means it’s purely in monochrome. Still, the off mention of it on YouTube caught my attention because it certainly […]

  • WonderSwan

    I got a WonderSwan basically because of my interest in Buffers Evolution and because I saw a choice: a) I could watch a longplay, or b) I could get the full experience, hold this stuff in my hands, and THEN watch a longplay if I sucked too hard. YouTube is nice, but the promise of […]

  • WordPress and ActivityPub

    Honestly, this whole thing has been a royal pain, but also to be honest, I can’t see how trying to set up something else would have been any easier. I’m really just hoping this works at this point and if it doesn’t I’m probably going to need to make a Github account to file a […]

  • Biscuits and Gravy

    You know what burns my biscuits? Bicuits and gravy. Or rather bad biscuits and gravy. I have a process when I visit a new restaurant: if biscuits and gravy is on the menu, that’s my order. It is the measure of any restaurant that serves it because it tells me everything I need to know […]

  • Hello world!

    Well, this is take 2 on this because I ended up buying HTTPS to try to get this blog federated and doing that moved my whole site to a new server, which broke my database connection, so it was easiest to blow the whole thing away and start over. If you saw my first attempt, […]