Salsa_Shark is a screen name I started using in December of 2004, it comes from the 1994 movie Clerks. I'm known elsewhere on the internet as Devious_Malcontent or DeviousMalcon_t depending on character limits. I'm Australian but my family is Italian, and I live in southeast regional Victoria. I'm a programmer by trade, but I also do modelling and texturing, as well as everything else in between. I'm a real firm believer in open source software as well as philosophy; I've always believed that knowledge is power and that knowledge should be free and shared amongst others. I'm a huge Rammstein fan! Just PM me if you want to know more... ;)

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6 comments by Salsa_Shark on Apr 7th, 2013

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Update to all the things!

So I know I've been promising this for a while now, back in December actually, so I'm only four/five months
out. :) Quite a lot was happening in my life back then, Quite a lot has happened since then, and now at
the moment of writing this, things have finally settled down to a state where I can finally get myself
back in to a normal routine.

I think the hard part now will be figuring out what information here is still relevant.

My Game project

Relic Of Sin

Starting with my game project, since I posted those screen shots back in December (in case you missed
them I'll embed them down below) not much has been done (mainly due to university), I'm still working
on the games design document, I'm actually pretty sure I've finished it, but I seem to have misplaced it on
my computer somewhere.

I know I made a post about possibly changing the name from Relic of Sin, (which was a working title
anyway) to Demonia; from the word Cacodemonomania meaning possessed, but I have since decided to stick with the name Relic of Sin.

December screenshots:

Dat wall

New direction

Still works


I did speak to a composer recently about getting some music made for my game, because it's one of the only things I can't do is compose music, they said they'd need time to pull some ideas together, but they seem
pretty confident. In the meantime I know I need to setup the games Moddb page! I know I'd promised to
do it almost a year ago, but I really keep getting distracted from this project; one of the main reasons I
haven't gone ahead and made it yet is because I don't want to make a promise on something that I can't
deliver on, which brings me to my past projects.

Past projects

I was asked recently about some of my past projects if they are still alive or on hold specifically the
War of the Worlds Game I started ages ago with Marc1k1, as far as I'm aware that projects been well and
truly dead for quite a while, but I wouldn't be able to give a definite answer since I haven't had anything
to do with that project for almost three years now.
And then I was also asked to help with a mod called War of the Worlds: Earth Under the Martians, which
I had every intention of working on, this was about a year ago now, but at that point in time, (I'm not willing
to go in to too much detail about my personal life) but my then at the time girlfriend ended up in hospital,
so I guess I just forgot about it altogether, up until recently when I was politely reminded about it, but I
since haven't heard anything from the developer.

So those are the two main reasons why I don't like making promises on things I can't deliver on.

Country edits

Since I've been asked more than once how I added a new country to my profile I decided I'd explain in detail here. It's really simple, it's just this picture here: encased in a div tag using
the following code below.

html4strict code:
<div style="z-index: 1; position: absolute; width: 300px; background: none repeat scroll 0% 0% transparent; height: 30px; top: 660px; right: 20px;">

<img src="" alt="" title="Repubic zof ÖMGWTFBbq (This is a real place. 0_0)"" /


The code is then added to the end of my last blog post, but please be aware depending on what way you
view your profile; the image might appear out of place, for instance, as a guess the image appears above
an ad, as me viewing my profile the image appears just above my normal flag, and from what I've been told, provided you don't change any of the code (aside from the image URL and alt tag) it should appear in place when other members view your profile, It's to do with how the sites engine renders each page dynamically.

Also be aware some people have had trouble removing it, so use this code at your own risk!

I had intended to make a video tutorial on it but just simply haven't had the time. :\


My overall experience with University so far has been a mixed one, I would love to go in to detail about it,
but that's actually the reason why this updates been so late coming, it's a very different learning style to
TAFE I can tell you that.

I'm really enjoying my programming fundamentals class, its actually very close to a unit I took last year for
TAFE called Automated Processes, here is a snippet of what I've been creating:

Some code

I basically wrote the same program in three different languages, using the same methods we learnt in the
unit. The main reason why I choose to write my programs in C++, Java and C# is because in the IT industry
these are the three most important languages to learn (as much as I hate the .Net platform).

I am intending to release the code to these at some point, but I'm not sure because I wrote them as part of
my portfolio.

Gaming life

Lately I've been playing some of my old favourites (mainly Spyro the dragon) from the good old days of PlayStation one, since my system is over 15 years old it no longer works :\ but my games still do, so I've been playing them on my computer through a PlayStation one emulator called pSX

PlayStation one emulator

PlayStation one emulator

PlayStation one emulator

I have a Logitech gamepad so it's almost the same experience.

My computers health

Recently one of my fans broke, the main case fan stopped working so I replaced it with a much smaller fan
from another computer, which seems to work fine, but I have had some issues with my system overheating
when I play memory demanding games such as Minecraft.

I have intended to order a replacement fan, but you know me, super lazy...


In the lead up to the last Christmas holidays I took on a lot of things, as well as TAFE work, since I was in a
rush to get my last three units finished I lost sight of everything, and over that whole brake I became burnt

If I have promised you anything with in that point time, between now and then, I have probably forgotten
about it.

I'm hoping to say that I'm back to my old self again, but most of my time is still dedicated to completing my university work, I'm hoping to have some time set aside in the near future where I can get back to some of
my writings, and drawings and other things I like to create, and sharing it with you guys here. :)


Holy crap I can't believe the draft for this was over 17 pages!! :O

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ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp Oct 31 2013, 8:52pm says:

What's new with you, Shark?

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Salsa_Shark Creator
Salsa_Shark Nov 15 2013, 7:37am replied:

Not a lot actually been really busy with my end of year exams so haven't really had the time for Moddb. D:

Man I haven't heard from you in ages! :P

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Aralvar May 25 2013, 1:32am says:

I remember Spyro 2 Ripto's Rage from the PS1, I think it's time to indulge in some nostalgia and emulate another one of the games that I haven't played.

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Salsa_Shark May 30 2013, 12:31am replied:

That would be awesome! :D that's going to be the next game I play after I complete Spyro 1, also Spyro 2 is called Spyro 2: Gateway to Glimmer where I live.

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Aralvar May 30 2013, 8:07am replied:

Really? That's strange. At least it made sense when they changed the title of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" to "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in the USA. Don't know why they changed the title of this game.

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Salsa_Shark Creator
Salsa_Shark Jun 1 2013, 12:22am replied:

It does mention it on the Wikipedia page that it's called Gateway to Glimmer in Europe, but I think it had something to do with the regional copyright. And yeah it is called Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone where I live. :P I haven't had a chance to see or read the Harry Potter books yet, it's something I have planned for my winter break. :)

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Aralvar Jun 1 2013, 2:03am replied:

Well, it's an excellent series of books. Since I read them without really watching the movies that much, they made me not really care about the movies. That's how much I liked it.

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Salsa_Shark Jun 2 2013, 10:02am replied:

Yeah, truth is I keep meeting girls that are in to it, ;) but I'm generally overcome with curiosity about the whole series, so it should be a worthwhile read. :D

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Charlie_Sheen_WIN May 3 2013, 1:19pm says:

spyro OMG old times

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Salsa_Shark May 5 2013, 11:15am replied:

One of my all-time favourites! :D

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Charlie_Sheen_WIN May 5 2013, 12:38pm replied:

i remember when I was a wee lad of age 2/3 booting up my PS1 and ... nostalgia... overload

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Salsa_Shark May 21 2013, 1:25am replied:

I had my PlayStation one when I was about 7 to 8 years old, ah all the memories now, I still own it actually, sits on my shelf gathering dust can't find the right plugs for it to get it working again. :\

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Charlie_Sheen_WIN May 19 2013, 8:20am replied:

Sadly I don't remember a decent PS2 Spyro game

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Salsa_Shark May 21 2013, 1:26am replied:

Yeah same, I remember playing Spyro Enter the Dragonfly, but there was just something with the game mechanics that put me off, finally I remember watching my younger brother play A Hero's Tail, but by that stage I had gotten over the whole series. For me, number one will always be the best!

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