Happy Weekend to me
Happy Weekend to me avatar

I get the feeling I’ll be hibernating. I finally have two days off in a row, so many things to do. 😛

Did more server hopping today, also managed to do a bit of admin trolling on one of my servers.

Friendly Drunk: one of you follow
OverlordTomala: Five dollars
Y̶̩᷁u̩͂̾t͈̲͐r̨ͫ͘a�: Nah, I’m comfy
Console: We can watch you from anywhere. 🙂
Dropped Friendly Drunk from server (Disconnect by user.)

Everyone has behaved so far on my watch. Haven’t had to ban anyone yet, which is a surprise in gmod land with the copious levels of asshollery I’ve encountered over the years.

Evening Open Thread
Evening Open Thread avatar

I woke up after a small nap yesterday feeling sick, ended up skipping dinner and sleeping all the way through until morning. Fortunately there were plenty of leftovers and other materials. I felt better later today, well enough to make my bro and I ham and swiss sandviches fried in an egg batter. Does that count as brunch?

Then DG and I went hopping around on the servers we have running in VM, we tested TF2 and the Gmod servers. Everything seems to be working fine! We will be expanding memory and drive space in the near future. I’m also looking into adding some more servers. I have an itch to install a Quake 3 server among other things. The nice thing about this virtual machine setup is that now I can have the server screen going on my other monitor while doing other things, and if I see someone doing something they shouldn’t be I can ban them even faster.

I finished prepping my work stuff for tomorrow. I also installed Sonic Generations to the laptop, I’m thinking I’ll play some of that at lunch tomorrow. Weird thing I noticed was that it likes to default to the Integrated Graphics instead of the dedicated GPU. This seems to happen with a few games I’ve noticed, like CS:GO, DMC4 Special Edition, and now Sonic Generations. Hopefully forcing the program to run from the GPU will work. As usual I don’t have this kind of problem on my desktop, then again I don’t have integrated graphics on this Xeon…

If anyone would like to chat in the comments or test the new comment system out below feel free to. This is an Open Thread.

Next week is going to be fuuuuun
Next week is going to be fuuuuun avatar

One of my co-workers has been out for about a month now due to a foot injury, and she’s been having issues seeing doctors in the area. I found out today that she’s going to be out for another three weeks. The good news is that I’ll be working full time next week, so I’ll be pulling good money in. Of course, this means I’ll probably be more scarce than usual. Will try to keep up with blog shenanigans though.

I’m currently on lunch, and for once I have an internet connection. I actually found a local wifi connection that mocks how much our company wifi sucks. Unfortunately I can’t connect to it, but it did make me laugh.

Hope everyone else is having a good day. Today has been pretty smooth. 😀

Late Night Open Thread
Late Night Open Thread avatar

I condensed the layout a slight bit, and I disabled banners for the time being. They were too big and that seems to be causing longer load times, removing them sped things up a bit. I’ll bring back some banners, but they’re going to be a smaller footprint.

Overall I had a good day off, woke up, made a fritatta, went back to sleep, woke back up, showered, played with some VM stuff (I’ll post more about that in a future post), tested servers running within VM, made drunken spaghetti with baby shrimp, and now I’m ready to sleep a little more. Looks like I’ll be making dinner tomorrow night too. I think I’ll do a soup and sandwich type of thing, it’s been really cold here at night.

Off to sleep mode for now.

Late Night Open Thread For Munchies
Late Night Open Thread For Munchies avatar

I took a nap earlier after getting off work, it was my turn to make dinner tonight. I took a picture but unfortunately I forgot to put the SD card into the camera… So this is the spread I came up with:

  • Roasted Two Mustard Chicken Breasts
  • Peas
  • Buttery Mashed Potatoes
  • Salad with Italian Dressing

And despite all my efforts everything turned out perfect… Well, there’s always tomorrow. I have some plans involving baby shrimp.

Death on livestream
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It was only a matter of time before something like this happened on a livestream. We’ve had people arrested during livestreams, now there has been a death.

World of Tanks streamer Brian “Poshybrid” Vigneault died from unknown causes on February 19 after streaming for 22 hours. He was 35 and a father of three.

It sounds like it’s a mixture of things, smoking, sleep deprivation, and 20 hour streams almost every other day it looks like.

Vigneault was streaming to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Vigneault would spend multiple days in the same week streaming for upward of 20 hours. The charity stream was the culmination of one of those weeks.

I think the end of the article says it best:

While playing video games for extended periods of time might not seem like the most strenuous activity, it can take a serious toll. Especially in recent times, streamers have spoken about the pressure they feel to stream for longer and longer, both to obtain notoriety and to maintain it. Some have reported issues like depression and anxiety stemming from that pressure, as well as sleep deprivation.

I feel real sorry for his family. That has to suck for the kids to lose their dad, and for the guy’s parents… He’s only 5 years older than me. I can’t imagine how the friends and family are handling this.

I’ve read similar cases (not nearly as grave though) about people that just don’t know when to quit, they want to grow their audience, entertain them and keep them happy. They try to keep a schedule so much that they forget about their own health in the process. I don’t think I could do it tbh… Hell, I can’t even keep a regular YouTube schedule. I know, I’ve tried.

Serious Fusion could possibly be out next month in beta form
Serious Fusion could possibly be out next month in beta form avatar

The other day I posted about some of the new shiny stuff being done by Croteam. They don’t have a planned release date, but there is hope for some beta testing next month.

…There are no official deadlines, but my hope is that Fusion version of SS3 would enter public beta in the next month or so.

Much as I expected, it’ll be it’s own program.

You will get a new app in your library, called “Serious Sam Fusion 2017 (beta)”.

Time to set aside some disc space.

Back in the saddle: Returning to Skyrim
Back in the saddle: Returning to Skyrim avatar

None of you are allowed to pet my horse.

I felt the urge to return to Skyrim. I’ve been away from my desktop saves for quite sometime now and felt a slight thirst for adventure. I took to my horse and wandered the land until I returned home to the Leveler’s Tower. I decided to sell some things off, and when I turned around there was a Stormcloak Courier right behind me. I didn’t take a picture and unfortunately I wasn’t filming at the time… I was in shock because I did have my tower barrier enabled, so how the hell did that happen? The courier didn’t even want to fight me either, all he said was “What do you want, cat?” when I approached him. Then he ran away out of the tower, weirdo…

I wandered for a bit, then decided to investigate Dimhollow Crypt since it was on my Dovahkin to do list. Stealthily killed a bunch of vampires and spiders, and made my way further into the crypt. I decided that was enough Dragonborn shenanigans for one evening. Not sure if I’ll continue tomorrow or not. There are other things that beckon me.