Howdy, I'm Wes.

I'm a geek that likes making things with computers. Passionate about the web, I've been programming online and off for the last fourteen years.

Here's some stuff I've recently written:

Blog

Before the Storm

One of the best games I’ve played this year is Life is Strange. I found the experience completely captivating. While I’ve played similar choice-based titles before, there was a sense of genuine openness and honesty to the game that feels completely new.

Dark Souls II

Dark Souls 2 is an important game in the Souls series. It departs from the standard formula which the other titles hold steadfast to, and flirts with new mechanics and designs.

Dual Booting

I recently installed Solus as a dual OS to Windows 10. While I often use Linux for servers, I hadn’t used it as a desktop OS in years. I hoped to gain experience by using it as my daily driver, with a fallback to Windows for games or specialized software.

Projects

Life's Swell

A couple days ago I had an idea for a new puzzle game. The mechanic would be based on size, where the player must grow or shrink to navigate the level. They do this by collecting various powerups, and must collect them all to complete the level.

Bad Karma

I’ve been using a custom stylesheet to hide karma on reddit for the last few years. First using Stylish, then migrating to Stylus after privacy concerns were raised.

Homestead

One of the things I love about Minecraft is how open its modding community is. Despite the game never being designed for it, a vibrant modding ecosystem has emerged upon which thousands of mods have been developed.