Resources

Here are collected learning resources and random factoids about my process and inspirations.

8-bit consoles and computers

Art and design

C

Crafts and DIY

Javascript

Microcontrollers and electronics

Python

My dev toolkit

  • For NES development, I use NESASM 3 (compiler), YY-CHR (graphics tool), FamiTracker (music tool), FCEUX (emulator), HxD (hex editor), and VS Code (IDE).
  • For Javascript and web development, I use npm (package manager), VS Code (IDE/debugger), and Chrome (browser).
  • I use Adobe Photoshop for prototyping, editing photos, and making animated GIFs. I use Adobe Illustrator for creating vector art and Adobe InDesign for page layout.
  • This website is built with DocPad (like Jekyll for Javascript) and is hosted on Azure.
  • I use git and GitHub for source control and sharing code.
  • I use Wakatime to track how much time I spend coding in various languages and on various projects.
  • For creating visual assets, I use Adobe Photoshop (photo editing), Illustrator (vector art), and InDesign (page layouts). I also sketch out ideas with Copic markers and Copic Multiliner pens.
  • I split my time between a PC (SurfaceBook) and a Mac (5K iMac).

Art+code friends

Other inspirations

  • Animation Jem and the Holograms, Kimagure Orange Road, Maison Ikkoku, My Little Pony, Sailor Moon, Touch
  • Arcades Babycastles, Hello Kitty Kawaii Paradise, Icchoume Playland, Musee Mecanique, Museum of Human Amusement
  • Artists/designers Aaron Douglas, Akemi Takada, April Greiman, the Atlas Group, Bruno Munari, Daniel Weil, John Pound, Marcel Duchamp, Michael Ray Charles, Paul Rand, Sadie Benning, Susan Kare, Stereo Tennis, Stuart Davis
  • Places Austin, Marfa, NYC, Seattle, Terlingua, Tokyo, Toronto
  • Comics Archie series, Barbie, Ghost World, Nancy, Video Girl Ai
  • Films Electric Dreams, The Fits, A Girl's Own Story, Space is the Place, Xanadu
  • Music Electric Light Orchestra, The Fiery Furnaces, Frank Ocean, Janelle Monae, Kero Kero Bonito, Neil Cicierega, Of Montreal, Omodaka, Perrey and Kingsley, Shonen Knife, Yellow Magic Orchestra
  • Video games and software After Dark, Animal Crossing, Herpit series, Katamari Damacy series, Kirby's Adventure, Otocky, Pico-8, Magical Shop, Sim City, Skate 3, Sonic Dreams Collection, Style Savvy series, Tomodachi Collection, Zero Zero