Hello there, welcome to my webpage, still under (perpetual) development.

This page will consist mostly of my hobbies and interests. This space serves a dual purpose: it's an avenue for others to explore these passions alongside me and a means for me to deepen my own understanding of these subjects.

My writings will often delve into the various thoughts and musings that captivate me. Furthermore, the content may oscillate between unrestrained streams of consciousness and detailed, technical insights into subjects that interest me.

About Myself

My name is Sam, I am a 23-year-old software engineer who recently graduated from the University of Arkansas with a degree in Computer Science.

My interest in early 2000s web design has inspired this project. The design intentionally mirrors the distinct styles and layouts from that era, blending nostalgia with functionality. As a result, this webpage is best viewed on a desktop, preferably on the Windows OS.

Latest Blog Post

May 30, 2024

Alright, now I really haven't posted here in a while. The last few months have been... a lot. I looked up at the ceiling for a solid minute trying to think of a word that could encapsulate the insanity of the past couple months, but none really came to mind, so that's all you get.

This is the first post I'm making where everything is starting to settle down and I'm starting to get in the groove of a somewhat new life. I've moved 1000 miles away from where I was previously living, started a new dev job, and live in a completely different type of area than I'm used to.

To say the least, it's a lot of change. But, contrary to the general populous, I actually like change. In some aspects, it gives us a fresh start in some ways. In other ways, it can leave us scatterbrained for a while, but that's okay. That's simply part of the human experience.

There isn't really anything specific I wanted to blog about, but I just wanted to get something out there. Plus, I like posting on here. I should do it more often, and I plan to now that I'm getting settled into this new area. I still have some boxes to unpack... in time.

I've been slacking on rock climbing/bouldering recently. I don't think I've bouldered seriously in the past three months outside of a couple chill sessions with friends. I need to find a nice bouldering gym around here, it would clear my head.

There is a project I've been wanting to start for a while and it's a page for an N64 game titled The New Tetris. It would have controller input combinations for several complex moves that one would find in high-level score replays. I have an idea of how I want to do it, but there is a lot of unique formatting that will have to go into it, and I'm not sure I possess all of the necessary skills to write it yet.

I still don't have a proper computer set-up yet, and I'm writing from the new laptop my new job gave me. So that will have to be done before the end of the week as well.

Writing is something I need to get more used to, usually I have a lot of my ideas or thoughts stored in my brain, when really I should be spilling them in here. It's nice to throw my thoughts into the void. I don't expect anyone to really read these blog entries, I simply do them for myself, but if you like reading them, then that makes me happy.

Latest Simfile

Digital Kecak No.5 / Download

In collaboration with bmah, this chart offers an engaging yet demanding experience. Capping out at 171 BPM, the one-handed minijack patterns interspersed with one-handed trills will be leaving you in anticipation of a break.

This chart utilizes X-mod, so it is recommended that the player does not use C-mod to ensure the intended experience. In addition to the sheer difficulty of the patterns, the chart also features color theory to enhance the visual experience.