Older blog entries for squish (starting at number 2)

AVI is the file format from hell. Despite that I've managed to get my AVI writer working in my sega emulator - and have promptly made a 29MB mpeg using those nice mjpegtools. So get out your popcorn and enjoy this Sonic I end sequence, two and a half minutes from the best of Sonic, ye olde hedgehog.

Today I've released a new version of my mega drive (genesis) emulator - sonic is even better :)

Had some fun doing the de-interlace coding - it supports bob and weave, as well as doing vertical filtering. Perhaps this is a bit over the top for an emulator, but it makes sonic 2 split-screen level nice and funky. If only it was within the bounds of possibility to do motion- adaptive de-interlacing, but I've never seen it done in software, and I don't think we have the processor power yet.

Last week I wrote an ftp client patch for openbsd so that you get a progress bar (well, the count bit) even when the file size is unknown, but gnats ate my email. Gah. I'll have to write the sendbug again :(

Unfortunately I haven't written much open source of late - the only thing, which you can get from my home page, was a Nominet automaton script which I wrote after becoming a Nominet member. Quite a nice perl script I think, but then in typical perl fashion it's only really nice to the person who wrote it.

The most interesting thing that I've done in the past 6 months or so has to be my dnscheck web facility - it allows you to traverse the dns from the root to a given domain, checking the answers at each stage for every branch of the tree. Check it out, you'll like it.

I must release some new versions of my mega drive emulator - I've had one for some time now, which the MacOS port uses, but I've yet to update the linux or DOS versions. Too little time. I must move somewhere closer to where I work - the commute into London is killing me.

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