Tried out Doki Doki Panic

For the first time I have tried out Doki Doki Panic. DDP, as it shall be known, is the japanese version of what would become Super Mario Bros 2. My initial impression of it is poor as there are a great many differences between smb2 usa and ddp, most of them in favor of smb2.

Differences from SMB2:

  • No B button for running, thus the characters move pretty slow.
  • Control is pretty slippery.
  • Sounds aren’t very good despite the fact that they’re enhanced by the FDS.
  • Graphics are less refined. For example, all of the vegetable tops are static black instead of moving in the wind and some enemies have more frames of animation.
  • Characters are only selected per chapter, thus you can’t switch them from level to level.
  • slots machine area is pretty drab
  • The characters are more generic in that their abilities are closer in scope.

Anyways, if you care to see a couple of levels I could bear to play, click on the youtube link below.

Added more pictures to the gallery.

    In a fit of non-laziness I decided to update the gallery. I’ve added a bunch of pictures from our little excursion to Twin Lakes and area. I’ve also enabled comments for the pictures as well as rating. Also, some of the pictures have been re-arranged Hopefully my father will be kind enough to post more of his pictures in the gallery.
Anyways, head over to the gallery if you like.

Working on the bosses webpage.

Well, I’ve finally gotten videos to work on the site although WordPress’ wysiwyg editor is a piece of shit. It constantly changes your html code. but now at least I can share videos on the site. Interestingly enough I’ve compared prices between a local host called Koi Media and Dreamhost. In my opinion Dreamhost wins out for overall support and price.

Here’s a little breakdown

Koi Media

  • 100 MB disk space (kinda small for these days)
  • 5 GB of transfer (5.95 per GB extra)
  • $250CAD/y
  • 10 E-mail accounts
  • 1 Hosted site
  • 1 Free domain

Dreamhost

  • 155GB (1550x Koi’s offering)
  • 1.5TB (300x Koi’s offering)
  • $95USD per year
  • Infinite Email Addresses
  • Infinite Hosted Sites
  • 1 free domain

This was quite the difference. I’m glad I’m with Dreamhost. It’s pretty obvious that Koi Media gouges for price simply because this is Alberta and businesses don’t know any better.

Attempting to get the site running

For the last couple of days I’ve been toying with the building of a site to showcase the kinds of things I do. While it’s been some time since I’ve actually finished a project, I can kind of feel the inspiration hitting me again, thus the site.

Let’s see if I can stay on track and make frequent posts to the blog and updates to my projects.