Video Game Footage [Testing]

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This is the inagural video [test] of video, I was grinding the Excavation Site XIX in Destiny 2 and this is one my best runs while farming.

Video description: A very fast, flawless run of the Destiny 2 Excavation Site XIX lost sector on Legendary difficulty

Pillow Talk

Figure 1: The Materials Sexy I used to sleep without a pillow for many years. I hate foam pillows that much. I’d rather sleep with my head in the dirt than use a foam pillow. Down pillows changed things. I started using a pillow again. Feathers! Almost 2 decades ago I was visting a “camp” (a cabin with fire, walls, a roof and basic plumbing) with a friend and was given a down pillow to sleep upon. [Read More]

More Accessible Gaming Audio

My Concern It’s not well known but I have a speech processing issue. I have a really hard time decyphering audio for voice communication. It’s so bad I rely on sub titles to watch video content with speech as well as read lips in meat space when with others. My problem works like this: my hearing is good (I hear noises just fine) but I cannot hear people speak in terms of words. [Read More]
Tech  Gaming 

Death of the Laptop

Figure 1: My initial desk setup Changelog 2023-02-18 Add note about device swaps and Android 13 upgrade issues Update 2023-02-18 As of 2023-02-18 I no longer use a OnePlus 8T or Microsoft Surface Duo, both of which are described below. The OnePlus 8T received an Android 13 update that was so buggy for desktop mode, it was unusable. The Surface Duo received an Android 13 update that forced desktop mode to only allow using Remote Desktop for some kind of ‘convergence mode’ that isn’t officially announced or released as of this writing. [Read More]

Smart Coffee Mugs – Seriously

Figure 1: The mug on my desk TLDR I was recently whining to a friend about how my Honeybush Tea always ends up cold and I end up always going back to warm it up over the course of a day. They mentioned they were gifted an Ember Mug (link) recently and suggested it is actually worth looking into. Despite my initial hesitations, I’m not upset by the purchase. When the nerds that avoid smart tech admit they were wrong, it’s something worth looking at closer. [Read More]

Cyber Decks and KISS

Figure 1: The Hardware How I came to have a cyber deck that gets out of my way and allows me to focus on creation, not consumption Prelude For years I have seen posts about cyber decks and always wondered why people build them. I think I finally “Get It” while also not at all understanding why people build the decks I see posted online. People building cyber decks almost universally post highly custom designs and setups that are rooted in the maker movement and single board SBC realm. [Read More]

Music Galore

Figure 1: The Kit Full Disclosure I am NOT paid or affiliated with any of the productions linked/mentioned/etc in this post. I did NOT receive review units, perks or any contact from these companies ahead of writing this post. If you work for one of the companies who’s product I mention below, feel free to reach out. Just be warned I deal in honesty and not paid shilling. Shit product, shit review is my Modus Operandi. [Read More]

Organizers [Universally Stink]

Good Intention, Failure Imminent I intended to write a post about all the systems and ideas I’ve tried over the years. Instead it was more appropriate to call bullshit and tell you it’s a brain wiring problem and until you find something that ‘clicks’ it’ll just be failure after failure and soul crushing. This post is meant to inspire you to think about organization systems and let you know that you’re not alone with this topic. [Read More]

IPFS | Data Persistence For Web Content

What Is IPFS? IPFS (link) is a distributed filesystem. It’s basically a peer to peer, global storage engine that allows content to be stored and cached globally. Think of a large website like Amazon that stores copies of their files in multiple locations all over the globe. IPFS does something similar and can be used by anyone, not just one of the largest companies on the planet. This allows your content to be served by a globally distributed network and without having to run a massive amount of your own server infrastructure. [Read More]
Tech 

Pocket Notebooks and Every Day Carries

Forward Let’s get this out of the way up front, shall we? There is a ton of information on how to build an EDC (every day carry) notebook setup on the internet. Like most things on the internet it’s not all great info and more than a few holy wars can be encountered. I’m a programmer by day and enjoy analog writing as a hobby. To say I’ve seen the holy wars erupt and turn decent people into toxic mushrooms feeding on feces would be understatement. [Read More]