That period of life in which we compound for the vices that we still cherish by reviling those that we no longer have the enterprise to commit.
-- Ambrose Bierce
2/12/2020 11:15:40 AM
So it's been a rocky road, but it would appear that I have a fully functional streaming setup and that I'm able to produce content. I managed to complete my inaugural game BioForge on stream yesterday and that marks the official beginning of the second age of the Bumbling Rogue.
Let's see how long it lasts this time around, eh?
2/1/2020 11:31:37 AM
Okay so here is the deal: As of right now I'm planning on bringing this stream back to life. However it is going to be totally different than it was before.
I can already hear you asking, "What changed in regards to the general Streaming situation?" Nothing. But after taking a year off I realized that I still really want a way to share my love for gaming with others. So with that in mind I came up with a way to operate this stream that would allow me to avoid most of the downsides I enumerated in my previous post in addition to allowing me to make it a more fulfilling experience for myself.
The stream will be bare bones basic bitch style. No pop-ups, no embedded chat, no chat bot, no donations, no graphics, no webcam stream. Just the game, my voice and you guys in chat. That's it. Oh and this website. Because I put a decent amount of work into this thing and I like the domain name, so yeah I'll involve it as well.
11/29/2018 6:44:18 PM
I just want to start this post by thanking all of the people who supported me with the stream. My wife Annette and my buddies Dave and Kelly are to be singled out. Without their support, the last two months of fun and games would not have been possible. Beyond that, that's right. My stream is officially dead and the purpose of this post is to explain why.
If I am being honest, I was on the verge of quitting before today. Streaming is an exceptionally lonely and thankless activity when you are starting out and mine was no different than the multitude of other would be streaming stars that have come and went over the years. What pushed me over the edge today is that things went horribly wrong with my setup due to a mishap involving my clumsiness, a beer and my HDMI capture card. Long story short: I opened a beer and sat it on the table close to my HDMI output splitter. It began to fizz and overflow seconds after I looked away and I was too slow to notice and/or react. By the time I realized what was happening, my HDMI output splitter was covered in sweet succulent beer. And hooo boy, let me tell ya: I could smell the electronics burning in that thing.
Well okay, no big deal, right? I did have a backup HDMI splitter which I was able to hook up immediately. Sadly that wasn't the extent of the damage. The HDMI capture card was no longer capturing either sound or video. It didn't even seem capable of staying powered consistently. Sure enough a quick smell check confirmed the worst: It too had been fried. The only good news here is that my secondary output, the monitor, got through this all unscathed.