-DeeT's Hacks Page
I'm always working on some overblown project or other. I've set aside
this little space to share them with you, the people.
Once again I got bitten by the antenna-making bug. This time I made a
handheld, portable, packable antenna that can operate on HF
frequencies that normally require much larger antennas.
Since nethack 3.4.1 was just released, I updated my console font game
patches. This offers a nethack playing experience that has more charm
than the tiles, yet is less arcane than traditional text mode. On
this page you'll find everything you need to patch nethack 3.4.1 (and
older version 3.3.1) and experience a whole new way of enjoying the
After reading about a ham who experimented with spiral coils on the
ends of antennas, -DeeT went all out to design and build this trapless
three band vertical. The web page has enough detail so you can build
This is a Linux native console mode font editor that I created in 1996
so I could make special fonts for playing nethack. I finally touched
it up and released a new version.
Read the fascinating saga of my obsession with a Joe Meek compressor,
and my attempt to duplicate its wondrous sound. The result is a
compressor that combines some of Joe Meek's magic with some of my own
for a unique and subtle compression that caresses delicate vocal and
instrument tracks with a velvet touch. Schematics and full
A friend of mine has a home security system which works well for him,
but it has one drawback: it doesn't timestamp the tapes. This project
provided him with a solution. It overlays the time of day onto an
existing video signal.
April and I produced a commercial for our favorite local Taco joint,
Santiago's in Albuquerque (292-TACO). The link above loads the
I built a pong game with a microcontroller and only a dozen or so
other parts. The controller actually generates NTSC video out a
single output pin, using a simple one-transistor driver stage to get
proper video levels.
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David B. Thomas