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Welcome to hyszczak.net

Within this wall you will find links to projects I am currently working on. A collection of work brought together in one, difficult to spell location.

I have been tweaking the javascript code that powers this site. I recently made it a bit more object oriented by using this.functionName = function() {}; inside a "TransPanel" object.

The source is encrypted due to its leetness, however, I will be releasing it to the public under an MIT license. I would like to release it with a few more features and a HOWTO of sorts. I am interested in expanding the parallax capability, bringing together three or more layers moving at different rates.

You can also navigate to pages using "Ctrl+[1-5]".


My name is Egon Hyszczak.

I am a lover. I am a fighter. I am a programmer. I am a web developer. I am a hardcore *nix ninja.

I specialize in Linux and BSD server/client development. Fluent in many different programming languages and Linux distributions.

  • Java
  • Lisp
  • PHP
  • Python

Unices that I am fluent in:

  • Arch, Debian, Gentoo, Redhat, & Slackware Linux
  • FreeBSD & OpenBSD

I include things like programming languages and operating systems in the about section because they are a major hobby and passion of mine. I am a tech-head — a hacker. I love knowing the ins and outs of technical systems. If I don't know how something works, I figure it out. My logic and problem solving skills have come from countless hours of pushing my knowledge and understanding further, where many others have promptly given up.

I love old adventure games.

  • Monkey Island
  • Kings Quest 5-6
  • Quest of the Longbow
  • Dagger of Amon Ra
  • Quest for Glory 4
  • Police Quest 4
  • Return to Zork et. al.
  • Diablo 1 & 2

The old school first person shooters:

  • Doom
  • Doom 2
  • Duke Nukem 3D (Build Engine)
  • Team Fortress (HPB Sniper)
  • Quake 1 2 3
  • Counterstrike (Beta 1-6)

Arcade games of the vertical scrolling variety

  • Raiden
  • Aero Fighters
  • Super Star Soldier

I also love SNK in general, especially the artwork of titles like King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, and Metal Slug.

Been really digging Resident Evil 5 for Xbox in co-op mode on my friend Matt's six foot projector. We recently finished Army of Two. If only I had been a beta tester. AoT had a lot going for it, but there were some bugs that I am convinced kept it from wider acceptance.

Computer games were what got me interested and on my way to hacking the planet. It is also where I would like to end up; an old fogie game developer.

Text editor of choice: vim

Operating system of choice: Gentoo Linux

Fishing — Fly

Balling — Bocce

Boarding — Skate/Snow

Hiking, Camping, Eating, Dreaming.


A list of completed projects:


I'd love to hear from you!


Some of my specialties:

  • Open Source Software Aficionado [Linux 3.0.4-gentoo #1 SMP PREEMPT AuthenticAMD GNU/Linux]
    • Active in the community
    • Know how to re/compile the kernel
    • Use Xorg on all of my workstations
    • Provide help in forums
    • Submit patches & bugfixes (Gnome, Gentoo, Gun.io, Dwarf Fortress, StumpWM)
    • Maintain github and ohloh accounts
  • Advanced knowledge in Berkeley Software Distribution & Linux Operating Systems
    • Arch
    • Debian/Ubuntu
    • Gentoo
    • Redhat/CentOS
    • FreeBSD
    • OpenBSD
    • OSX
    • Plan9/9front (Pet project)
  • Programming language agnostic (alphabetical)
    • Actionscript
    • C
    • C++
    • Java
    • Javascript
    • Lisp
    • Perl
    • PHP
    • Python
    • SQL
  • Shell scripting [#!]: sh, bash, zsh, sed, grep, awk, regular expressions
  • Working knowledge of web application frameworks and content management systems
    • Django
    • Dojo
    • Drupal
    • Opencart
    • Pylons
    • Turbogears
    • Twisted
    • Wordpress
  • Familiarity with Google's App Engine and Eclipse Python (Pydev) development
  • XML API data interation via curl
  • XSLT (rare, but aware)
  • JSON Ajax push/pull
  • Experience integrating Delicious, Facebook, and Twitter OAuth APIs in multiple languages
  • Comfortable working with existing code-bases
  • Use a custom trac/git setup for all in-house software projects
    • Familiar with most popular revision control software (cvs, git, svn).
    • Have yet to use Mercurial (hg) on any projects
  • Know the difference between doctypes (html4-strict/transitional, xhtml, html5) and character encoding (iso-8859-1, utf-8)
  • Cultivated Design Sense
  • Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite
    • After Effects
    • Flash
    • Illustrator
    • Photoshop
    • InDesign