aquova.net


About Me

I am a professional software engineer working in the Kansas City metro area, having studied Computer Science at Washington University in St. Louis and Physics at the Nebraska Wesleyan University. This is my personal website, where you can see some of the personal engineering projects that I create in my spare time.


Emulation

One of my hobbies is creating emulators for older video game systems. To date I have created Chip-8 and Game Boy/Color emulators in Rust for desktop and browser, and ported the Chip-8 emulator to Pico-8 in Lua. I've also written a short book on Chip-8 emulation with Rust.


Pico-8

Pico-8 is a "fantasy console" designed to allow you to make games in a classic 8-bit style, but with some modern sensibilities, such as the Lua language, desktop and HTML export, online browsing, and more. I've created several games, in different genres and styles, that can be played from the browser.


Discord bots

In my spare time, I serve as a moderator to the Stardew Valley Discord server with 120k+ members. To assist with its function I've made several Discord bots to perform various utilities, such as moderation functions, XP and level tracking, assigning user roles, and more.


Video Game Modding and Hacking

Combining my interests in making games and emulators, I've made a few mods and romhacks for commercially existing games. These are both traditional patches to games, as well as some browser utilities to allow a greater degree of control to the modifications.


Misc. Projects and Experiments

In addition to some of the more organized projects I've completed, I've also worked on an assortment of miscellaneous projects that don't fit into other categories. Here are a few of my favorite.