Hello! So what is this blog about?

This site is dedicated to my vintage computing projects. The name of the blog comes from Don Quixote, and is a reference to pursuing things that others find strange, weird, or just plain silly.

Since 2005, when I completed my Computer Science degree, I’d been working on and off on a huge programming game project for my classic computer, the TI-99/4a. I always lamented the lack of good CRPG’s (Computer Role Playing Game) on the platform, and I always wanted to write a game that I would have been thrilled to play back in my childhood.

The project went through numerous revisions and design changes, largely because as a hobby project, you don’t have a project manager scowling at you forcing you to just get the thing done… Also, interest has waxed in and out based on real life interruptions, other interests, and so forth.

Currently, as I’ve finally achieved my dream of being a software engineer developer (not a developer in test, which I was at Microsoft for six years), I’d finally found some new motivation to complete the job, for better or worse. I also attended a TI convention near Portland which was a huge motivator to have something cool to show off at the next one.

Realms of Antiquity: The Shattered Crown was completed and released on December 29th, 2020! You can find details about it at Quixotic Software.