Gyukatsu is a delicious Japanese dish not many may have heard of. It is similar to tonkatsu, a fried pork cutlet dish. The difference is that gyukatsu uses beef, and is prepared in a unique way. Here’s my take on the experience.

Simple webapp built with Crystal and Kemal

Browsing through Kickstarter, I saw a lot of great ideas but also many silly ones. So I built a webapp to help people come up with more great ideas!

Hacking the Gracker is a hacking game with a progressive difficulty curve that aims to teach others about vulnerability exploitation.

Gaming Highlight: Celeste

Developers creating games that have any semblance of plot or story must often make a decision. Gameplay tends to either be the focus with the plot serving as a vehicle to facilitate that gameplay, or takes a backseat and allows the story to be the reason for playing the game. It isn’t often that a game like Celeste - developed by indie publisher Matt Makes Games - combines both story and gameplay so effortlessly.

The Dangers of Side Projects

I think many content creators will understand where I’m coming from. It starts with some grandiose idea. Maybe I can make something on the side and who knows it might grow into something big. Then there’s the initial burst of energy and effort. Working on a new platform and building up the foundations to make everything perfect. The excitement over this new venture quickly dies out when I realize how much work it would actually require. Like climbing a mountain only to find out that the peak is much further than you originally though. At this point my interest fades until I’m inspired by something else and the whole cycle repeats.