David McMackins' Personal Plot of the Interwebs
This is my personal project. It's mostly for storing personal files and sharing anecdotes about what's going on in my life.
More retro goodness (August 6, 2018)
I've been trying on-and-off since 2016 to get my late 90s laptop running FreeDOS connected to the Internet, and I've finally done it. In this article, I show off my setup and give the steps on how it's done.
My first math paper (October 3, 2017)
I recently encountered a scenario in a class I'm taking where there was a big argument about what should be done with unfair questions on an exam. The discussion appeared to be entirely centered on intuition and emotions, so I decided to settle the matter with mathematics. I think this information could be useful to teachers in a similar predicament.
An update (April 29, 2017)
I finally wrote something again!
Decoding PowerPaint's custom image format (August 20, 2016)
I've been playing with FreeDOS for a little while now, and I installed a little paint program from the 90s on it. One image just belonged on the Internet, so I decided to convert it to an image format used by today's image-viewing software.
Retro awesomeness (June 8, 2016)
I've been writing a standard C library for the Nintendo Game Boy system over at
Delwink, and now I've got a working Pong prototype game. It still needs some
more features yet to be added to the library, but it's a playable game! Check
it out on GitHub, or clone