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.
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It’s 2018! I’m busy working on ranking up in Rocket League, easily my favorite video game of all time, all time. I post my camera + controller settings, stream infrequently on twitch, and share my training routine. I also monetarily sponsor pro-player Karma from Splyce, & Halfway Dead’s “Rocket Science” videos.
I’m the chair of a state-wide higher-ed IT security group focused on PCI compliance, and we’re ramping up quite nicely. I expect good things from our team this year. I’m now co-advisor for the GHC Esports club – we added a second advisor in February to deal with the large and busy member activities, and March saw us hosting a League of Legends 1v1 that was well received.
In 2017 I finished my Bachelor’s in Business – Information Technology Management at WGU (go Night Owls!). I’m also the advisor for the Grays Harbor College Esports club. I’ve been doing a series of drawings of American President Donald Trump. I’m learning basic conversational German. This year, I began the Fancy Gentleman project to learn how to dress formally and nicely.
In 2016, I taught myself Swift 2 and iOS app development. I created an iPad app that interfaced with custom engineered sound sticks to produce targeted and precise frequency recordings in conjunction with acupuncture techniques. My GitHub has a few odds and ends you may find interesting.
- 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 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.