johanv.xyz, my chill website
Hi, I'm Johan Vandegriff, and this is johanv.xyz: my new, awesome, spectacular, and chill website! Here's a random interesting fact about me:
My siblings and I have been making and filming little skits and stories since we were young. We used to edit them on Windows Movie Maker (yikes!), but now I use Kdenlive and Shotcut.
This is a drawing I made of the Erasable Inc. improv group at the University of Maryland (UMD) after their 24-hour show.
I publish my videos on LBRY, 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.
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.
- asocialsafety.net (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.
Here's a snippet from a quintessential blog post of mine:
Log.e() – Tales from the electron Volts
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.
NASA GSFC Internship
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.