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My website is back online and hopefully permanently so. With the worldwide pandemic, things have been up in the air a little bit.

For those unaware, I am the administrator for Puyo GB (Twitter) and have been so since its inception at the tail end of 2017. We are the UK's official Puyo Puyo community and have been successful running several offline and online events/tournaments since late 2017.

We just finished closing out our maiden online convention - Collision 2020 - which ran from the 8th August to the 16th August with several puzzle games on offer.

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This was also the first time I TO'd and ran an event, livestreamed!

I felt it went fairly well, although there is clearly room for improvement with my setup.

I might write some articles about my streaming setup. I feel it could help others who want to get started with streaming but are unsure on how to get things working nicely.



I developed a tool for launching a Windows program and resizing the window against the wishes of the program. This is particularly useful for playing games like Jazz Jackrabbit 2 in a window size other than the default size, such as a window twice as big as usual. Some old games don't let you alter the window size nicely.

You can find it on Github: https://github.com/zipplet/windowsizer

Of course, it is developed to compile with freepascal or delphi - you can find binaries on the releases page on Github, although compiling it yourself is as simple as installing freepascal and running the batch file (another reason I like freepascal, the toolchain is very easy to setup and use).

I hope it is useful to someone. I'll be posting about this on the GOG forums sometime soon. It makes Jazz Jackrabbit 2 much more enjoyable!



I have released a build of freepascal v3.0.4 for the Raspberry Pi. You can get it over on my freepascal releases page.

From the Freepascal website: “This version is a point update to 3.0 and contains bugfixes and updates packages, some of which are high priority.”

Please see the changelog: http://wiki.freepascal.org/User_Changes_3.0.4



I have uploaded a working installer for freepascal v3.0.2 for Raspberry Pi. I really enjoy using freepascal but the packages for Raspbian are often hideously out of date, and official packages are not released other than those for Raspbian. I have decided to maintain my own builds, that come with a working installer.

If you want to use freepascal on the Raspberry Pi, please check out my Freepascal for Raspberry Pi page.



I have received the processors and most of the support components I require for my single board computer. Soon I will place an order with an electronics supplier for the other parts I require for the SBC (such as RAM / flash memory) and my redesigned weather station. Weather station you say? Yep, I had an outdoor weather station running since February 2017 transmitting data to be logged on my home automation controller, and displayed on a terminal. I decommissioned it roughly a month ago due to deficiencies in the design and water ingress. I will be building a new version soon. Home automation? Coming to a video series soon, with pages!



I have started to recover some of the useful pages from my old website - for example the Megadrive console modifications. Unfortunately I am missing some images and files; please bear with me while I hunt them down. For the moment images are missing.



Welcome to the new look of my personal website. Unfortunately I had to dump the old website and replace it with this new one powered by the open source DokuWiki project. The old website ran on a custom CMS I designed and required an old version of sqlite to function, along with an outdated database access library. The work required to update it to run on a modern version of PHP with UTF-8 support proved to be not worth the effort; moving to dokuwiki will allow me to keep the site up-to-date with more information about my projects.

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