ALEX CASH

I'm a software developer in Northern California. I enjoy video games, motorcycle camping, and ocassionally writing.
© 2012 - 2017 Alex Cash

Review: Super Mario Odyssey

It’s hard to say much more about Super Mario Odyssey than has already been said. A game of it's cultural significance comes seldom and ink is liberally spilled. In that light I’ll keep it short and focus on extra perspective I can bring to the table...

Video Game Backlog: BoxBoy!

I've been playing BoxBoy! (3DS, 2015) in little hunks for the last month. It's a $5 digital only title develped by HAL Labratory of Super Smash Brothers fame. The game showed up on my radar when it's sequel "Bye Bye BoxBoy" was announced earlier this...

Video Game Backlog: Super Mario Galaxy 2

In for a treat this time. Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii, 2010)

I played the original at launch 10 years ago. I thoroughly enjoyed it, but then went to college and missed this release completely. It’s hard to articulate but this sequel felt so very right...

Video Game Backlog: Splatoon 2

This time for the videogame backlog we have a new release! Splatoon 2 (Switch, 2017)

15 hours of gameplay, roughly split between campaign and multiplayer. Campaign has neat ideas & challenges but attempts at variety make pacing poor. Zip through...

Video Game Backlog: Pokémon X

Ok, this ones a little embarrassing but here it goes. Pokémon X (3DS, 2013)

The good: stunning environments. Both artwork and engine give a sense of place and scale impressive for a handheld. The bad: everything else. Despite having the exact same...

Video Game Backlog: A Link Between Worlds

The first post in my videogame backlog series. I'll post here when I beat a game I've been meaning to get to. All screenshots are my own. Today is "The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds" for the Nintendo 3DS, relased in 2013.

There are other...

Motocamp 2016

Starting tomorrow, and for the next week, I live out of this motorcycle. It contains everything I need. Food. Shelter. Clothing. It wasn't really meant for a journey such as this, but I am confident that it will rise to the task.

My Kawasaki Vulcan S

I'll be using the...

Crowd Sourced WWDC Tips

Yesterday, I made a post enouraging people to consider going to WWDC, along with some tips on ways that you could save money doing so. I received lots of positive feedback, and I heard from a few that they were going to register because of it. That...

Saving on WWDC

If you're a developer for Apple platforms, you've undoubtedly seen some of the discussion over the last few days about the cost of WWDC. With each year popularity of the conference increases and so too does demand for tickets. Apple announces the conference...

I accidentally a game

Just over a year ago, I started hacking in my spare time on a little game. Nights and weekends when I got a wild hair, I'd sit in front of a glowing screen until the sun came up. I wrote a lot of code. I threw a lot of code away. I learned a lot about...

Listen to Skrillex at 20x speed

Yesterday I made a screen recording for a friend, explaining how to do a few technical tasks. I was listening to Recess, Skrillex's latest album, while I worked. Occasionally I had to download a large file, or compile some source code, and I would...

The Taste of Defeat

As promised, this is the follow-up to talk about the Robotics competition I attended. If you missed last weeks post it explains the problem, which helps a bit, and is much more upbeat. I suggest reading it first. I wish I had a good story to tell you...

Adventures in Robotics

I'm in my Senior year at Graceland University, and this year I'm president of our ACM chapter. Each year we travel to several different conferences, and for the last several years we have been traveling to the Midwest Instruction and Computing Symposium...