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... ;)

  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
  • View media
RSS My Blogs
BaconCheeseLettuce and tomato

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

Music

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: I.imgur.com 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="http://i.imgur.com/b1M0V.png" alt="" title="Repubic zof ÖMGWTFBbq (This is a real place. 0_0)"" /

</div>



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. :\

University

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...

Procrastination

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
out.

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. :)

Signature

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

NullNull

Start a group Groups
7TH Generation Gamers

7TH Generation Gamers

702 members Hardware & Tech

This is a group for all who own, play and like 7th gen consoles. The 7th gen is the time of the ps3, xbox 360 and the wii, this era is known as the connectivity...

Humor, satire, parody

Humor, satire, parody

1,119 members Entertainment & Press

Home for all kinds of humor, satires, parodies, sarcasms and more.

PC Gamers

PC Gamers

715 members Hardware & Tech

This is a group for all PC gamers from all gaming generations. From the time of PCs like the Comadore 64 to the modern PCs. By PC i don't mean just Windows...

Controversies & government corruption

Controversies & government corruption

35 members Educational

Real controversies, and well-documented crimes committed by a government whether in the present or the past.

Android Fans

Android Fans

460 members Hardware & Tech

If you are a Android user, lover, developer... don't wait, join us!

Cat lovers

Cat lovers

614 members Fans & Clans

This is a group for everyone who likes cats, and wanna have a look at some cute/funny cats.

4TH Generation Gamers

4TH Generation Gamers

353 members Hardware & Tech

This is a group for everyone who lives 16 bit games, the 16 bit era is known for being the end of the side scroling era and the begining of 3d with games...

5TH Generation Gamers

5TH Generation Gamers

564 members Hardware & Tech

This is a group for all people who love or grew up with these 5th gen games. the 5th gen is also known as the 32-64 bit era and is the time of the atari...

Comments  (0 - 10 of 194)
Salsa_Shark Creator
Salsa_Shark

Hello Moddb.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp

Hello old friend :)

Reply Good karma Bad karma+1 vote
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp

What's new with you, Shark?

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Salsa_Shark Creator
Salsa_Shark

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

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Aralvar
Aralvar

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.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Salsa_Shark Creator
Salsa_Shark

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.

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Aralvar
Aralvar

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.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+3 votes
Salsa_Shark Creator
Salsa_Shark

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. :)

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Aralvar
Aralvar

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.

Reply Good karma Bad karma+2 votes
Salsa_Shark Creator
Salsa_Shark

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

Reply Good karma+2 votes
Post a comment
Sign in or join with:

Only registered members can share their thoughts. So come on! Join the community today (totally free - or sign in with your social account on the right) and join in the conversation.

Level
Avatar
Avatar
Last Online
Country
Australia Australia
Gender
Male
Friends
Become friends
Member watch
Follow
DesuraIndie DBMod DB
Statistics
Rank
523 of 595,028
Visitors
31,829 (3 today)
Time Online
6 days
Activity Points
3,096
Watchers
15 members
Comments
1,260
Site visits
10,850
Contact
Contact
Send Message
Skype
devious_malcontent
Steam
Colgate-Cavity-Patrol
XFire
raven0blood0warrior
Playstation Network
DeviousMalcon_t
Twitter

Latest tweets from @deviousmalcon_t

RT @filler: Ah, finally got my Emacs setup just how I like it. T.co

Sep 30 2016

pekco'monz i have to collect each and every one of them.

Sep 10 2016

RT @kscoult: Current mood: #webdev #TGIF T.co

Sep 3 2016

RT @OhMrWonka: The 4 stages of an 8 am lecture. T.co

Sep 3 2016

New cover photo for Jokebook; we all make mistakes. T.co

Aug 23 2016

Youtube.com 6:56 Guyana, South America; uses the flag of South Africa as the graphic. **facepalm**

Aug 23 2016

Friends
feillyne
feillyne Online
Jesterzx9
Jesterzx9 Online
CommanderDef
CommanderDef Online
LOTRuler
LOTRuler Online
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp
ʇɐuʞɐʇǝp Online
Turkish007
Turkish007 Online
ℱℓσℊℊℯɾ
ℱℓσℊℊℯɾ Online
Feldwebel_Injustice
Feldwebel_Injustice Online
HyperBorealis
HyperBorealis Online
Jackal87
Jackal87 Online