28
Oct
2014

Froberg's Farm

I had made a previous post about Froberg's Farm but I lost it all when I accidentally formatted my drive. Thankfully all of the images were saved so I can remake the post about this place. There are a lot of little places like this in Alvin and I plan on going back here soon to see if they have any pecans on sale.

These pictures are from my visit back in February when their Strawberry Patch was in season.

27
Oct
2014

Coach & Player Magazine Theme

This layout isn't so much something I would make for a full production website but is more like a proof of concept. I knew some people at Coach & Player Magazine and they were looking at a redesign of their website so in my spare time I whipped this together to think of ideas for their website. My overall theme was to make it look clean and modern while maintaining functionality on a wide variety of platforms.

Keep in mind, this isn't a complete design, just the front page. It is also missing a lot of elements which is fine for a proof of concept. If they every get back with me and want something done I can always go back to this and show them what I thought up of.

27
Oct
2014

Coldsolutions Theme

The ColdSolutions theme is something that I've had on the back burner for about 8 months now. It's from a job that fell through thus I never got to complete it. It's been siting in my projects folder for a while now staring at me saying "Please finish me, pretty please!" with big puppy eyes.

So I decided I go ahead and finish the page layout and publish it here as an example of my work. In the process I learned a few things in developing it that also helped with my KLv4 theme.

24
Oct
2014

Dreamfall Chapters

If I get a little excited while writing this it is because I have been waiting seven long years for this game. It's been seven years since we last visited Stark, our world, in the future. The world of technology. It's been seven years since we wen to Arcadia, the world of magic. It's been seven years since we saw April Ryan tossed off the side of a pier into the water, left for dead. It's been seven years since Zoe Castillo was placed into a deep sleep by her mother seemingly to never wake up again. Seven years of a cliffhanger, seven years of speculation, seven years without a end to one of the greatest stories in a video game in the last decade.

Now the Seven Year wait is over. Dreamfall Chapters is here and now it's time to finish the Longest Journey.

23
Oct
2014

Kemralight.com Theme 4th Revision

Well this theme update has been long overdue. While it may appear to be identical to my previous 3rd revision a lot of changes have been made internally that will make this theme the most flexible and dynamic theme that I've built yet. I cleaned up a lot of the code, made some updates to the main navigation to keep with the current parallax trend in web design, and in the process learned a lot of new tricks that I plan on sharing here.

12
Oct
2014

Gaming Backlog

I had promised myself ages ago that I would never let this happen. I always told myself to try to always keep up with the games in my library. Well here we are now. After multiple Humble Bundles, Steam sales, Origin sales, and game giveaways I now have a huge library of games that I have yet to play.

So what is this post for? This is for my sanity.

I am making a list of every game that I own and need to play. This way hopefully I'll be able to eat through my backlog of games so I won't feel so guilty. -.-

12
Oct
2014

Fall Anime 2014

I will probably be posting a lot of new stuff in the next few days. These posts seem to always come in waves. It is what it is I guess.

Anyways, 2014 Fall anime time. I've decided to try and view a few more anime series this season. This is mostly because last season I watched so few shows that I actually got bored waiting on them to come out. Of course this may also be why I've been playing so many games as of late, but I'll post about hat later on.

So on with the list of what I'll be watching this season!

12
Oct
2014

Guilty Crown

There is so much anime that comes out these days that sometimes I miss stuff that I would have watched when it came out if only I wasn't distracted by the multitudes of other anime's that are out there. Guilty Crown is one of those anime's. Aired during the Winter 2011/Spring 2012 Anime season's Guilty Crown is the story of Shu Oma and Inori Yuzuriha and their fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic Tokyo following an event called the "Lost Christmas".

What follows is a story that twists and turns over the course of the season in a way that I haven't seen in quite some time. Too often anime's often try to constrain certain characters within specific archetypes. While character stories often get fleshed out and expanded on it's rare to see characters change as dramatically as they do in Guilty Crown.

In the end it is a story about Redemption and second chances. Plus it is one heck of a ride.

12
Aug
2014

Why 3rd party console exclusives are bad for business and bad for gamers

Today it was announced that the sequel to last years reboot of Tomb Raider will become an exclusive to the Xbox One. Like many gamers I was taken aback by this announcement. As a primary PC gamer who hasn't touched a console since the 16 bit era I long had accepted the idea of exclusive content. This was the accepted norm of gaming was't it? A studio gets a cash injection from a major hardware vendor like Nintendo, Microsoft, or Sony to make games for their console to move units. The game studio gets money to make games, the hardware developer gets games for their console. It's a win-win right?

While this may have been the case for the gaming industry for over 40 years since the first home console hit the market this isn't so much the case in 2014.

31
Jul
2014

Summer Anime 2014

I know I should do this on a more regular basis but something always happens to get in my way. Either a hard drive crashes, I forget to backup files off a web-host that closes down, or in my most recent incident accidentally format a drive when moving it into a NAS enclosure. >.<

Hopefully the new hardware I bought for my webserver combined with my backup drive will prevent this from happening again. With that said it's Summer Anime time. \o/ - Yay!

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