My name is Armando Vasquez and I created this site as a personal blog and digital portfolio. I will update this site on a semi-regular basis, but as someone who is frequently-engaged in a variety of random projects, I don't have much time to maintain this site. My site is not dead, it's just sleepy. 🙂
As an avid gamer, I have no shortage of thoughts on the gaming industry. However, I certainly don't consider myself a "pro", which is a little sad given the sheer amount of time I've spent playing video games. As such, I will never write about "being good" at a game. That's just not me. I'm the guy repeatedly getting blown to pieces and posting nonsense in all-chat. But I'm having fun while doing it.
Some of my personal projects are more than pure software projects. As such, I've been a user of difficult-to-use, but free modeling software to aid in designing some of my projects. On the more creative side of 3D modeling, I've used Blender for creating and animating organic character models. For projects that require mathematical precision (at least, more so than Blender can easily provide out-of-the-box), I use FreeCAD. Both Blender and FreeCAD are incredibly difficult to use coming from a place of no experience - as was the case for me. I intend to write a variety of guides to help others get through issues I had to faceplant my way through. Hopefully, with minimal faceplanting of their own.
As mentioned before, I take on a lot of projects. These projects are quite varied; from stock-market analysis tools to botanical automation to game development. It's pretty much impossible for me to encapsulate all categories of my interests. With that said, all of these projects are very exciting to me and I will, no doubt, write about them at length.
Next.js gives you the best developer experience with all the features you need for production: hybrid static & server rendering, TypeScript support, smart bundling, route pre-fetching, and more. No config needed.