Sometime in November 2011, after some contemplation i decided to buy http://dsouza.im, then i after much dawdling i finally uploaded version 1 somewhere in february. My main intention of buying the specific domain is for using domain name hacks making my personal site having a url: http://kenneth.dsouza.im Very existential.
Essentially, i havent yet done anything much on the domain that i would be proud of i.e., until now. Work has been hectic and in between 12 hour days and work on Saturdays i somehow got a Sunday for myself and spent it reading manga. Sunday evening was when i decided to code something new onto the domain.
I like pixel art. I use Gmail’s High Score theme. I grew up playing cartridge video games. The love for the 8 bit is ingrained in me. So here’s my personal tribute to video games.
First, i stole background images from Gmail for use. Please be excusing my plagiarism. So i coded up a design that had been growing in my head.
Then i needed a pixel font. So i went ahead and tried out using @font-face for the first time.
Finally. A video game tribute would be incomplete without having a Konami code* reference. So a quick google found me a library which was widely used to recreate konami code.
So now with that out-of-the-way, i finally release http://kenneth.dsouza.im on this blog. Please head down there and then enter the Konami code for the pixel version that i am proud of.
*Konami Code: ↑ ↑ ↓ ↓ ← → ← → B A Start(Enter)