Hi, I’m Dan! I am a writer and software engineer in Seattle, WA, USA.

MEGA65 Projects

MEGA65 projects

Exploring MEGA65 hardware

January 16, 2023

Exploring MEGA65 hardware. Dan’s MEGA65 Digest for January 2023.

Lab Notes

Experiments with computing, electronics, and maker crafts

Ladder on a Modern PC

December 21, 2022

One of my favorite home computer games from early childhood is Ladder for the Kaypro, an action platformer rendered entirely in text characters. Here’s how to play it on your modern PC.


Larger projects, announcements, and updates

Dan's MEGA65 Digest

September 8, 2022

I’m starting an email newsletter for the MEGA65! Subscribe today!


Prose writing on general subjects

On Apple's PR language

May 10, 2022

Apple’s backhanded PR language has always fascinated me. This announcement about discontinuing the iPod is three paragraphs that don’t mention the iPod and one sentence about how “customers can purchase iPod touch.” apple.com/newsroom/2022/…


Explorations and ugly first drafts

P8SCII Rainbow

April 15, 2020

P8SCII Rainbow, a tweet cart