Welcome to my website. Your
source for all things Mark. This isn't an eHarmony profile, so
I'm not going to give you a full run down of myself. Afterall, if
you don't know me already, chances are you wouldn't be looking at this
site. The main purpose of this website is just to track all the
little projects and other events in my life that I find worthy of
sharing. You will probably learn at least three things about
me by looking at this page:
1. I am a nerd and, as such, I
have nerdy hobbies.
2. I am generally very
thorough. I post a lot of this stuff knowing full well that 1%
of the people who view it will actually care or read every little
detail. I just like documenting things, and more over, I like
re-reading this stuff myself and seeing everything that I've
done. Not to mention that I don't have the best
memory. If I document it all, I won't
3. I am not a web designer. I do
not claim that this website is anything more than passable.
It's functional, not flashy. Although I do work in IT, it
doesn't necessarily mean that making a pretty website interests me.
So be prepared for a few loooong websites with lots of pictures all on the
Here's the links to
all my various project websites!
Arcade / Video Game
First Arcade Machine (2008-2009)
this machine for myself. It was my first arcade, and I knew very
little about anything at this point. It's not perfect, but
I'm proud of it. Some day I will probably revamp this
machine to fix a few things, but what you see on this web page is
essentially how it looks today.
My Second Arcade Machine -
The MAME Tapper (2010)
I built this
machine for a friend of mine. Giving it over to him was
actually very hard for me after having spent so much time making
it. I basically righted most of the mistakes that I made in
my first arcade machine. I'm extremely proud of this thing
and how it turned out.
My "Friggin' Epic" Dr.
Mario Achievement (2010)
Ok, so this
page is a bit ridiculous, but I can't get myself to delete
it. Basically I beat Dr. Mario on Nintendo on the
highest speed, on the highest difficulty setting, and this page
documents what I found out in the end scene that that
Grandma's 1956 United Bowling Arcade Machine (2013)
This game has been in my family since the early
1960's. In recent years, it stopped scoring correctly, so I
decided to fix it up and make it work correctly again. This page
documents everything I've done to restore it.
Restoring My Ms
Pacman Arcade Machine (2013)
A friend of mine
handed down this amazing Ms Pacman machine to me. This page
documents everything I've done to restore it. Although, it was in
such good condition already, saying that I "restored" it is being
1977 Gotlieb Cleopatra Pinball Machine (July 2014)
My Friend's 1980 Williams Black Knight Pinball (April 2019)
got my first pinball machine! It was a lot of work and a big
learning experience for me. I really enjoyed
working on it, and I think it's a great starter pinball
machine! I'm very proud of the way it turned out. I
can't wait to play it more and become an expert at
My good friend from
college asked me to fix his 1980 Black Knight that has
been in their family for years.
House / Basement
Our First House
We bought this house in May of 2009 and we
still live here today. We've made many improvements since
then, but these are the pictures from when we first were considering
Our house only has two
bedrooms, and we really wanted to have both a guest bedroom and also an
office. So fairly quickly after we bought the house, we decided to
finish the basement. This page documents all the details of the
basment after it was (mostly) finished.
Bathroom (2012, Updated 2013)
In 2012 we added a basement
bathroom to our house. I gave it a Super Mario theme, and like
most things I do in life, I went a little overboard. But I
absolutely love it, and I highly suggest that you check it
Our First Puppy -
In March of 2010, Jenny and I
got our first puppy. Neither of us has ever had a dog
before, so it was quite the experience. This page just has some
pictures of Zelda from when she was a puppy.