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
Link to my original Scarlet Engine repository
Posted August 23, 2021 12:35PM MST
Because it's been taking me too fucking forever to get around making a proper page about my ill fated Scarlet Engine, of which, I made a demonstration video of a few years ago, I'll put up a link to the original code repository the project was developed with as a news post in the meantime. It has become horribly long overdue by this point and I've been meaning to put the repository up for people to use as code references regarding writing low-level graphics routines on the PlayStation, something of a rarity in the homebrew scene in general. Just remember to login using the usual
public credentials this website is using. If you're not familiar to the bizarre conventions of this crummy website the hint lies on the FTP part of the website.
I actually gave away the link to the original repo on my Dickord server at some point, but that server is no more now as Lameguy64 is not allowed to form a community of any kind. This also means the message board thing I was working on briefly earlier this year is pretty much canned. I imagine it would be easily exploitable anyway.
I recommend messing around with revision 63 as I believe that was the revision the demo video I made was built with. As this predates PSn00bSDK by a long shot it must be compiled with PsyQ or the Programmers Tool SDK which I believe people don't seem to mind using. If you use any bits of code that you found useful from the repo I would appreciate if you give credit where it is due... Unless you wish to be an asshole which I don't really mind either way. I need more research before I delve into a project like this again.
Welp, looks like I won't be streaming for awhile
Posted June 28, 2021 1:54AM MST
As my last two attempts at livestreaming have failed due to bad Internet bandwidth, the last one of which I wasn't able to begin as the upload rate was too piss poor to stream with, like I was getting sub 1mbit/s upload rate which is reflected on YouTube's streaming interface. I won't be doing any livestreams for awhile as chances are it'll just get botched by poor upload rates the next time I try again and I don't think it'll improve anytime soon, given ISPs around here don't really change anything about their service when the demand for Internet starts to surpass the capacity of their infrastructure.
I really should get going with that old computers video I've been meaning to make in the meantime, but I've been rather busy with programming related projects at this time of year it seems, as I tend to prioritize such projects over everything else especially the FartMaker music system and a brand new iteration of my PSn00bDEBUG that'll interface with GDB. I also need to do a few improvements on my website, namely a better hardware collections page that'll work with a database so I can easily add and update entries without having to log into the admin prompt just to edit the collection page manually, the main reason why I haven't really kept it up to date.
As for that home-grown message board thing I was gonna implement on my website, I may end up not bothering with it as I just remembered a rule I placed upon myself that I'm not supposed to be running my own community half-way through the creation of the message board system and decided against finishing it. Not only that but the amount of ass-backwards filtering (ie. convert obfuscated/hidden swear words to proper swear words) I want to implement reaches a point where I have to start using deep learning or AI crap which are beyond my level to make it work reliably. I also think it may bring more trouble than good as it has 'annoying' things like archiving post edits that are always visible to all users and automatic image archiving to make sure a linked image remains online for as long as the message board stays up.
I've also heard recently that Google Chrome and I imagine other browsers would follow suit where the browser would refuse to download from non https sites, and undoubtedly at some point in the near future outright refuse to load non https websites. My answer to this is I won't cave in and add https on my website, instead, I'm going to start putting things such as binary builds of my major projects exclusively on my website in retaliation. It also helps that I like the idea of making my stuff harder to access for newcomers, as quite frankly, I don't think my stuff is worth anyone's time.
With the message board thing scrapped, I'm tempted to just create another Discord server, but make it such that there's only one empty text channel that nobody can post on just to troll people with.