Posts in experimentation

Building The OpenSpartan Data Browser

November 21, 2022

Earlier this year I bootstrapped a project called OpenSpartan. Its intent is to primarily fill a gap for those that want to tap into Halo Infinite data - the developers that build tools such as Halo Data Hive and others. As part of this work I stumbled across an interesting piece of data - every game mode and map, when queried through the Halo Infinite API, would return some rudimentary telemetry data, showing the number of recent and all-time plays, along with number of ratings, bookmarks, and average rating.

Using Nikon D3100 As Webcam

February 4, 2021

Back in 2010, Nikon built a nice 14.2MP entry-level DSLR camera - the D3100, which I was using for some time now. It's a nice camera, and for 99.9% of cases it works perfectly well. It takes nice shots, supports interchangeable lenses, can film decent quality (by that I mean 1080p) video, and has some extensibility points.