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Kerry Hynds
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Freelance Designer, Hates Mornings
Freelance Designer, Hates Mornings

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In 2009, I bought an old run down arcade cabinet for $150. I took a lot of time in fixing it up with a new paint job and control board, but never got around to actually getting the computer part set up. It has been sitting in my parents' basement for years now.

But now we finally have the room where we're living, and +Brian Hynds is helping to revive this project and bring it to completion. He's got the software stuff in progress. Now we just have to get the hang of finding proper ROMS and emulators and such. We still need a marquee, but that's a minor thing. :)
Holy crap, it's 2016 and I haven't made a post yet this year?!  Excuse me while I push aside this rock that I've been living under, haha.  2016 is definitely a busy year already, but I am finding ways to squeeze in some fun when I can.  +Kerry Hynds and I started working on an Arcade cabinet that she's had in her parent's basement for years.  It's nearly ready hardware-wise, so it just needed a technician's touch to get it running.

We still have to add a few more buttons for a coin bypass, and mount a USB hub for transferring ROMs, charging your phone, etc.  I gave it the Linux treatment to cure it's Windows flu, loaded MAME (http://mamedev.org) onto it along with Attract-Mode  (http://attractmode.org), and configured the system on my network so I can ssh and remote desktop into the box.  This makes it super easy to work on remotely.

The next step I'm focused on now is to make it "kid friendly".  I have a custom X session that boots straight to Attract-Mode, so there's no need to manually launch anything after it's turned on.  If Attract-Mode should crash (it hasn't yet, but just in case), I want to avoid anyone needing to relaunch it or mess around with the underlying OS.  So, I have Attract-Mode launch as a child process in a bash script, so if the parent process monitors any non-zero exit code, it'll relaunch the process and bring them back in.  If Attract-Mode is exited normally (exit == 0), then it sends a shutdown message to the system to power off.

If anyone is interested in my bash scripts and/or custom X session setup, etc., I could probably make a git repo with all the details.  Overall, it's a really fun project and my wife seems really happy that it's finally working. :)  
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Happy New Year, Fantasy Writers!

As part of my New Year's resolution, Hynds Studio's website got a much-needed upgrade. Check out some of the new work coming out of the Studio and have a look at the new website: hyndsstudio.com
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Happy New Year, everyone! We've made some MAJOR improvements to our website.

Check out the NEW and IMPROVED Hynds Studio at hyndsstudio.com!

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Happy new year! Just some new work coming out of the Studio.
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Hi all! I just finished the covers for a three book gothic romance series. What do you all think?

See more at: hyndsstudio.com
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Check out some of the new work coming out of Hynds Studio!

I'm currently having a holiday sale--all cover packages are $50 off. Schedule your cover today to lock in your rate!

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For National Novel Writing Month, I am having a sale on custom book covers! Check it out at hyndsstudio.com :)
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My name is Kerry, I'm a twenty-something graphic artist with over five years of design experience. Design is my passion. Previously, I was a freelance cover designer for another graphic design company, creating custom book covers for indie authors and bestsellers alike. 

Writing your book is the hard part. I make the cover the easy part.

Don't know where to start? Talk to me.
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Lots of new work coming from the Studio lately! :)
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Just adding in some of the new work. I have some other projects I can't wait to share with you all! :)
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