welcome

I’m Ralph Hogaboom, and I live in Aberdeen WA. I am partnered with Kelly of feminist/activist site Underbellie, Homesewn, and B-movie BFFs. I like knitting, computers, running, riding my bike, cooking, doodling, recovery, and people.

It’s 2016, and I’m currently teaching myself Swift 2 and iOS app development. My GitHub has a few odds and ends you may find interesting.

I run the Artemis gaming community United Stellar Navy, as well as the Minecraft server Hide Your Fire. Last year I wrote several Bukkit / Spigot plugins that significantly change gameplay:

  • Insomnia makes players sleep at night.
  • Dream Messages gives those sleeping players dreams or nightmares.
  • Out Come the Wolves makes more wolves spawn, and spawn angry.
  • And Fount of Evil lets you place virtual mob spawners in specific locations, intended for RPG dungeons.

In March of 2015, I spoke at the Building Bridges conference in Spokane, WA about a ridesharing application I wrote for students and faculty, as well as lessons learned for building online classrooms, based on my time running a Minecraft server.

In 2014, I recorded a few cover songs: Party in the USA, Today, Faith, Never Gonna Give You Up and then did the Winter Challenge in Ocean Shores nude.

In 2013, I performed as Lady Boom for a drag show, which helped raise over $2000 for a scholarship.

In 2012, I started writing a multiplayer 3d space shooter game called Constella. More videos: multiplayer chat, example, model loader. I was also in the band Best F-Tigers Forever!!, and we released an EP that year on my record label Mighty Kitten Records, which got some favorable reviews. We played the Thurston County Fair. I was also doing a fair number of original designs of movie posters for the 7th Street Theater around this time.

In 2010 I did some programming and hardware prototyping, attempting to build a robot drummer using an Arduino.