Just Another Side Project: WP Cities

WP Cities is website that provides competitively-priced, simplified web hosting for WordPress users who would prefer not to be hindered by the technical aspects of hosting their own WordPress site.

Project Objectives

  • Automated sign-up, recurring payment, and instant site deployment
  • Affordable and diverse plans to suit a gamut of customers needs
  • A members-only store where additional features and custom services may be purchased if needed

What I’m Working on Now

I am currently working on completing the sign-up process for new users. There’s not much to see yet, but there’s a gallery below if you’re interested in a very early sneak peak.

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Just Another Side Project: One Mod for Civilization V

One Mod is a game-mod that gives the popular Civilization V game for PC a One Piece-flavored makeover.

For those of you unfamiliar with One Piece, it is currently the most popular Anime show in Japan

The beginning of this idea started as a Reddit thread in /r/onepiece. The great response has continued to motivate me to work on this project despite the hurdles of never creating a game mod before.

Project Objectives

  • Convert Ruins into Devil Fruits that respawn when the current user is killed.
  • Civilizations as Pirate Captains/Leaders
  • Wonders as Other Key Players & Landmarks

Just to name a few. I received much positive feedback from /r/onepiece, and I plan on repaying that help with a finished product!

What I’m Working on Now

I have rewritten the default ruin functionality to give units a DF promotion in place of their usual ruin reward. However I am currently stuck on what happens when a devil fruit user dies. The main hurdle is finding how to re-spawn devil fruits without adding too many across the map. No worries though, I’ll figure it out!

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Just Another Side Project: Basketball FTW

Basketball FTW is a simulation-style, text-based MMORPG that allows users to develop players and coaches while competing against other users doing the same.

Project Objectives

  • Develop a basketball game driven by strategy and communication between users.
  • Non-premium leagues will be available for users who prefer to not to boost their coaches & players with in-game purchases.
  • Player and coach development will be influenced by myriad of factors to prevent “build strategies” for best results.
  • A league structure that mimics the current climate of basketball as closely as possible.

What I’m Working on Now

I am currently working on tweaking the game simulation script to account for tendencies of individual players as well as integrating the game and shot clock.

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Just Another Side Project: Bluegrass Stats

This project is for the stat-junkie in me. My goal is to import as much statistical data as I can about the basketball teams of the Louisville Cardinals & Kentucky Wildcats. The site will exist simply as an analytic resource for Kentuckiana basketball fans that enjoy statistics as much as I do.

Project Objectives

  • Searching & Filterable database of as many Louisville & Kentucky player stats as possible (Single Game, Single Season, and Career Stats)
  • Projected stats that show what the career stats of current players would be if they continued their current page
  • Team stats for year-to-year comparisons

What I’m Working on Now

I’m currently writing crawler scripts to gather the data I need from existing resources.

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Just Side Another Project: Basketball Tweets from 1892

This project is a different spin on the popular WW2 Tweets from 1943, a Twitter account who posts about key World War II events on the same days they occurred years ago. The account has attracted a large following of WWII buffs and I believe we could attract a similar following by applying their method to key basketball events over the years.

Project Objectives

  • Scheduled tweets & content releases
  • Tweets linked to a website with additional details on events

What I’m Working On Now

Gathering a tremendous amount of basketball history.