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May Happenings —

I wanted to write a little blog post but I haven’t because there’s not much to write about, but I should try anyway. Work has been keeping me busy I guess. It’s not particularly fun or interesting, but not the worst job either, so whatever. And it’s a temp job, so only for a few more months anyway. I’ve also been streaming a bunch, mostly CS:GO, the link to my Twitch channel is on the left. I also tweet occasionally, so check that out too.

I’ve been slowly working on recoding the site, but it’s been slow going. There wouldn’t be much of a difference anyway (to you), and the old code still works fine.

It was my birthday last weekend. I didn’t do anything to celebrate, played some games and streamed I think. The only gift I got was a third copy of Shower With Your Dad Simulator 2015 (because I had 2 copies in my inventory already so I must like it) and Nekopara Vol. 1 (because it was in my wishlist) from my brother.

I have a challenge out there, to anyone who reads this. I’m trying to stream audio from my network, over the internet to somewhere else (behind a NAT) using ffmpeg. What I’d like to do is have ffmpeg act like a listen server, wait for the incoming connection from the remote host, then push the stream to it. I’ve messed around with all the -listen options but none of them seem to work like I want (doesn’t wait and errors immediately, requires the remote host address beforehand, etc). I could use ffserver but I was under the impression it’s not really under development or supported anymore, and in any case I don’t know how to use it. VLC is capable of doing what I want, even really old versions, but it doesn’t have the flexibility ffmpeg does. The only way I’ve found to pull this off is to use ffmpeg to push to my RTMP server (which was set up for a different reason), and have the remote host connect to that. The problem is that the delay is huge, and I can’t use Opus like I want (only MP3/AAC). If you know a solution to this problem, I’ll give you a hella cool CS:GO skin.

I still want to do a post on all the anime I’ve watched and the chinese cartoon books I’ve been reading that I talked about many moons ago, I just haven’t got around to it yet. I could probably also write about some of the games I’ve played, too, except most of the ones I’ve been playing are just pure multiplayer.

I also still need to upgrade my server using my old computer parts (the Q6600). For the most part all the old parts are just sitting there, except half the RAM I put in my Dad’s computer (which might have been faulty and broke it). When I do I’ll upgrade the OS too. I’m getting a lot of experience with Debian at my job, and I would totally move to a Linux server if certain things like the Skype Bot didn’t require Windows. I don’t want to mess with VMs either, too much hassle if it’s possible to just use one OS.

Oh I also applied for a passport, after much hassle. I’m the only person I know that has one. I don’t have plans for any travel, but once this temp job is done it’d be nice to take a while off.