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Hi, I'm Johan Vandegriff and this is my website, which STINKS: Stores Things I Need to Keep Somewhere :)

My most recent project is a livestream hosted on! For announcements when I go live, mostly streaming music production, coding, and some obscure games, follow me on Mastodon.

Here's a random interesting fact about me:

I still play Minecraft sometimes. These kids with their newfangled comparators and observer blocks put my old redstone contraptions to shame!


This is probably the reason you ended up on my site, to play this awesome game and ignore all the other stuff here. But who could blame you, after all BOGGLE is the BOmb diGGety LEtter game!


Draing of the Erasable Inc Improv Group at UMD and Friends

This is a drawing I made of the Erasable Inc. improv group at the University of Maryland (UMD) after their 24-hour show. (click the image for full size)

For this drawing and others, I used the free and open source drawing software Krita and a Wacom tablet on Linux.

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I publish my videos on Odysee, an awesome new platform that solves the demonitization issues of YouTube! Follow me with my invite link. This video is for a propsed research project for Gemstone at UMD. I ended up joining another project instead, but I still have the initial version and plan to make it into a product someday.

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Here's a snippet from a quintessential blog post of mine:

An account follows of the myriad of adventures I have had with the electronVolts. My aim is that the narrative shall be as accurate as possible and will serve useful in reference during future events.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

We were visited by a band of rookies. They do not perceive the insurmountable tasks that lie ahead of them. I attempted to affright them by disclosing to them the monster that is The Code, but alas, they took an interest in this beast. I fear there is no way to warn them; their days ahead appear grim.

The Great Git attacked our code today. I researched its weaknesses in the Archives of Google and found individuals who were in a similar predicament. Armed with this knowledge, we were able to send it howling back from whence it came.

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You can play Boggle, a multiplayer word game, talk to CARL, a chatbot that learns phrases from you, or play some of my other games, including some old ones written in perl. Speaking of old games, you can also check out my old stuff on scratch.

CARL says:
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Here are some of my projects:

  • ArduinOLED - A handheld Arduino-based platform to create games, test equipment, and other projects. Learn how to make and use it!
  • HexaGame - A handheld multi-game system that consists of a hexagon of LEDs with buttons surrounding it, as well as a hex-shaped dpad.
  • GAMES (Glamorous Automatic Multi-game Emulator System) - A tiny Arduino game system with a 3x3 LED screen and 4 buttons.
  • Calculator - A calculator you can run in the terminal.
  • Quest Game - A roguelike game I am working on.
  • (archived) - The website for a hackathon project my friends and I made.
  • My Config Files - Some files with settings the way I like them, with descriptions.


me with my internship mentors and poster

NASA GSFC Internship

summer 2017

I fixed bugs in C code for NASA’s core Flight System by writing unit tests on a CentOS Linux virtual machine (using VirtualBox). To help write unit tests, I wrote some bash scripts to generate skeleton functions, then filled them in manually with code to test each case. At the end of the summer, I created a poster and presented it at a lab-wide showcase day.

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picture of me

Feel free to contact me, I have multiple ways to get in touch securely. You can also follow me on Mastodon or find me at any of the other links on the right sidebar of this page.

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