I’ve been a hobbyist computer programmer for over 2 decades now, and doing it professionally for about 7 years. Despite all that, I’m still flying by the seat of my pants and figuring it out as I go along.

Normally people would list all of their impressive achievements and interesting facts, but I actually don’t have a lot to say here.

What I Do

I’m a Cloud Systems Engineer for a Fortune 500 company, which means that my main job is to do the work of about seven people by keeping our company’s cloud infrastructure, a Lovecraftian horror that has sunk its tendrils into into AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, and who knows what else, from collapsing and dragging the entire company down with it.

Comments like that one are why I’m not using my real name here.

What I Talk About

All sorts of stuff! I’ve started this blog mostly because I wanted to talk about my current personal project, which I started solely because I was playing an old and very poorly-documented Pokemon Emerald ROM hack and wanted to dig into its internal data to figure out where different Pokemon spawn and what other changes were made. This is my first foray into ROM hacking and it has definitely been an educational experience, so I thought it would be worth writing up what I’ve done and posting it somewhere for others to read, since the ROM data structure isn’t extremely well-documented.