This is the official Internet domain of the one-man developer Lameguy64
of Meido-Tek Productions, probably most known for his works in the PlayStation
scene. Here, you can find and read about various things and potentially
useful resources I've made over the years, as well as reading about updates
from me in the News Blog as I can't be bothered to participate in mainstream
Social Crapdia, as fun as it may sound to others (trust me, I'm not exactly
nice around people, or that's what I think).
Feel free to browse around or abuse my site to your heart's content.
Originally, my website used to be hosted on a piddy Raspberry Pi Model B hooked
up to my home router, but thanks to shitty changes with my ISP preventing me
from receiving incoming connections (forced NAT I'm told), I could no longer
host my website that way. Fortunately, Raion of the IRIX Network kindly offered
to host my site with no strings attached and has been hosted there since
December 3, 2019.
If you're not a sort who's cowardly of the idea of connecting an old computer
to the Internet, you can actually browse this website on really old browsers
without issue! Expect to see some formatting issues on things I've not yet
adapted for older browsers but I've done my best to make things at least
presentable on them, which is much to be be said about many "retro" websites
where they don't even load at all due to stupid mandatory https... Retro my
Site now plays ball with old browsers
Posted January 29, 2021 1:00AM MST
I've just finished implementing a bunch of long overdue changes that allows my website to be navigable on really old web browsers, namely the navigation bar falls back to a simpler and more compatible table arranged list of links on IE 5.5 and older, as well as simplifying the format of the news blog for even older browsers. This is contrary to those other 'retro' community sites that usually don't even load at all on said browsers... You definitely can't do this level of compatibility with Wordpress that's for sure. I've also fixed incorrect timestamps as my stupid news blog thing expects the default MySQL timezone to be Asia/Manila. Fortunately, because the dates set on the posts are UTC, all posts since the first one have correct dates once it's been adjusted to my timezone as it gets displayed.
Personally, I think a true old computing website must be fully usable on very old browsers, if you fail that then its ain't a true old computing website in my book. The only thing I've yet to fix is to implement on-the-fly image resizing and conversion for browsers that don't support newer image formats such as PNG, or run/appear like crap when made to display high resolution images. I'll get around to fixing this at some point, as well as updating my hardware collection and about pages... Part of me is tempted to make a simple message board system from scratch for this site that would actually be accessible to browsers as old as IE3 all the way up to your modern day smartazz phone, with a BBS style telnet interface for even older systems with modem emulators. This may or may not actually happen, depending on how much I want to constraint myself from building my own community, as I've been told not to.
First post for 2021
Posted January 15, 2021 5:49AM MST
Well, not much has changed as the stupid Made in China flu is still on-going. Been doing a bit of music stuff trying to get that 'Raspberry Unwise' theme I started work on in one of my livestreams done as of late. I plan to aim for getting the musical side of the magical girl project done early this year, namely the FartMaker music system which has been showing some promise after I fixed the wiered stack and memory corruption issues I had when trying to implement timer routines into it (hint: make sure you compile with SS != DS) as well as figured out the correct logic for running the tick counter regardless of the system timer rate for playing back musical sequences using MIDI terms for controlling the playback speed.
I've also looked further into what would be the best way to distribute PSn00bSDK in a pre-built, ready to use package and settled with using .deb packages for Debian based systems and pacman packages for Windows systems with Msys2 installed. The package would not only include PSn00bSDK and its libraries already pre-built and ready to use, but also include other useful tools to further complement the package such as TIMedit, img2tim, mcomms/liteload, n00bROM and mkpsxiso. Currently I'm still figuring out how to build a deb package and once I figure it out, I'd still need to test it for awhile to make sure it'll work on a fresh system. If things go according to plan I may be able to get a deb package out before the end of this month.
I'm also doing some gradual improvements of my website and I still intend to make it friendlier with older web browsers, namely adding a fallback so the drop-down navigation bar will be replaced with a more conventional navigation bar on browsers that can't render the drop-down bar properly. I've also made my PS1 tutorial series a lot easier to access, as you'll no longer have to log into its SVN repo to view it anymore.
Anyway, I suppose that's all I have to say for now.