Random Brain Oozings

Another Shooting; What to Do?

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“They say God made man, but Sam Colt made them equal.”– Charles Martin Thunder and Rain Introduction I originally wrote this small bit right after the recent school shooting in Florida.  I posted it to Facebook and it received a lot of positive feedback, with a few negative bits.  However, apparently there was another one in Maryland last week. …

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PC Gaming and Streaming

Streaming With a Mackie DL32R Mixer

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Introduction In my Twitch Streaming Setup entry, I spent a section discussing my Mackie DL32R rack-mounted mixer, and how I have it connected up between the 2 PCs.  The purpose of today’s entry will be to discuss how I have the DL32R actually configured from an input, output, and routing perspective.  I understand that the audience for this one will…

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PC Gaming and Streaming

Twitch Streaming Setup

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Introduction Over the last couple of years, I’ve written a few articles here about my adventures streaming to Twitch (and YouTube before that).  Recently, I’ve made some significant changes to my hardware and software setup to handle the streaming and recording.  Since I haven’t been writing and publishing a whole lot on this site in ages, I figured it…

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PC Gaming and Streaming

Avoid Using Twitch Bits to Support Streamers

I actively support some of my favorite Twitch streamers with donations of cash.  More often than not, the streamers I watch such as XFactor, Matimi0, JackFrags, and Darkness429 accept monetary donations via a company called StreamLabs.  What usually happens is that my transaction takes me to StreamLabs’ website, which allows me to pay for the donation with my credit card,…

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FreeBSD, PC Gaming and Streaming, Server and OS

Using FreeBSD to Stream to YouTube and Twitch

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Introduction In a previous entry I discussed the differences in streaming game play to YouTube vs Twitch, as well as the differences between using hardware versus software h.264 encoding.  The conclusion that I came to was that I was going to continue streaming to my YouTube channel until I decide to buy and assemble another PC specifically for Twitch…

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PC Gaming and Streaming

Hardware Theft

Nope, it’s not what you think.  Nothing was stolen from my house, thankfully.  Rather: it was stolen before it got to my house.  First a little back-story… My gaming/editing rig’s operating system drive (C: in Windows-speak) is a Samsung SM951 M.2 AHCI drive.  It’s 500GB in size and is quite quick in comparison to most SATA SSDs and HDDs.  But…

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PC Gaming and Streaming

Streaming to YouTube vs Twitch

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I’m Back(?) It’s been almost a year since my last entry which would imply that this blog isn’t that important to me.  I’d say more accurately, it’s less important to me than other things in my life.  Those would be things like my job, raising my dogs, taking care of my house, enjoying my new Corvette, etc.  It’s not…

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