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

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Release Day!

February 25, 2024

MEGA65 platform release v0.96 is now available! This release is a culmination of 14 months of improvements to the FPGA core, the MEGA65 ROM, and system software. You can also now download the final version of the new User’s Guide PDF and Intro Disk software package. Everyone who owns a MEGA65 is encouraged to upgrade.

Sprite Attack!

February 15, 2024

Sprite Attack. Dan’s MEGA65 Digest for February 2024.

The New Hotness

January 15, 2024

The New Hotness. Dan’s MEGA65 Digest for January 2024.

MEGA65 Projects

MEGA65 projects

Release Day!

February 25, 2024

MEGA65 platform release v0.96 is now available! This release is a culmination of 14 months of improvements to the FPGA core, the MEGA65 ROM, and system software. You can also now download the final version of the new User’s Guide PDF and Intro Disk software package. Everyone who owns a MEGA65 is encouraged to upgrade.

Articles

Prose writing on general subjects

Bard on Lotto

April 19, 2023

I asked Google Bard, “What are the odds of winning the Washington State Lotto jackpot?” Its reply began with two sentences:

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.

Projects

Larger projects, announcements, and updates

Dan's MEGA65 Digest

September 8, 2022

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

Sketchbook

Explorations and ugly first drafts

P8SCII Rainbow

April 15, 2020

P8SCII Rainbow, a tweet cart