Hello! I’m Hacktix, welcome to my Blog!
I’m a 19 year old Austrian IT student who has discovered his enthusiasm for retro consoles, emulation and hardware in general. I’m also into security and web development, two things that usually go together amazingly well. Online you’ll usually see me using my nicknames “Optix”, “Hacktix” or, for those who have known me for a long time, also “Mika”.
Feel free to send me an email at email@example.com or to add me on Discord (which is the chat platform I’m most active on)
Optix™#3264. I’m happy to chat anytime. :)
More About Me
Being the Austrian boy I am, German is my native language, however, having talked to English native speakers for many, many years on a daily basis has allowed me to bring my English language proficiency to an almost-native-speaker level.
I’m also active in the Nintendo Gameboy Homebrew scene, having made a CHIP-8 emulator/interpreter for the Gameboy Color, a program that turns any Gameboy Color into a TV Remote called gbctv as well as custom-made license-free boot ROMs for the Nintendo Gameboy, so that Emulator Developers don’t have to worry about breaking copyright laws.
Aside from programming I also actually enjoy writing write-ups and documentations, which is mostly apparent by my contributions to the Gameboy related projects hardware.inc and Pandocs. I also run my own little “Gameboy Hardware Documentation Blog” named GBEDG, which seems to have been surprisingly useful to newcomers to the emulation development scene.
While I enjoy programming and working with software, tinkering with hardware is another one of my passions, although I haven’t had many opportunities to put it into good use. I’ve fixed up a few broken retro consoles and re-sold them for one, and I’ve played around with a PicoScope in an attempt to reverse-engineer the Rumble feature of some Nintendo Gameboy games, the results of which can be found on my GBEDG blog.