BoltBait's Blog

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May 31, 2018 - Virtual Pinball

I've always been a big fan of pinball. As a kid, I played way more pinball than video games. I'm not sure what it was that drew me in, but I was hooked from the first play. I've always wanted to own a real pinball machine but never had a spare $5000 to buy one. Recently, I learned that you could buy a virtual pinball machine for $5000 that had hundreds of games inside it--and the games are faithful recreations of all the old games I remember playing as a kid. But, I still don't have $5000... Come with me on a journey to build my own virtual pinball machine for as close to $550 as I can get.


August 17, 2021 - Caldor Fire

On August 17, 2021, the Caldor Fire ripped through my small community and burned my house and garage to the ground. The family and pets are safe, but we lost a lifetime of trinkets and memories.





CodeLab 6.12 Released
(February 11, 2024)
This latest release of CodeLab for Paint.NET includes the ability to write GPU accelerated plugins.

Double-Six Dominoes 3.1
(May 10, 2021)
This long-awaited refresh of the most popular dominoes game on is now available!

HTML Editor 1.5 Released
(March 31, 2016)
This latest release is a complete rewrite adding a wysiwyg editor mode and a much improved UI.