Well school has been out for a few weeks now and I’m settling into summer. I am probably going to start producing new content for YouTube and have been working on a new channel, Xzst Music with a friend. Right now there isn’t much there, but I’m using it to motivate me to play around in After Effects and some 3D editing software (such as Blender and 3Ds Max).
The one disappointing thing is I’m in between apartments right now, so my equipment situation is a little weird. Luckily my server have a home for now, but my gaming setup has been toned down to fit in the restricted space I’m dealing with at the moment. I’m leaving my Xbox consoles in storage for now until we move into the new place, but I’ve got my desktop and one monitor to game on for now.
On the bright side, I’ve been picking up tennis again, and been hanging out with friends on a semi-regular basis. Stay tuned.
So I’m moving, which means any and all ParkerReno.net services could be experiencing outages over the next month (well a little over a month, but you get the point). I will try my best to avoid any outages, but I know they will be unavoidable due to the nature of this transition.
So I finally got around to replacing my broken Sony PRS600 with a Nook Simple touch. So far I love it, and plan to root it in the future. It does lack some features from my Sony Reader (such as audio support, some file formats, you can’t draw annotations), but it does have WiFi (which will be thoroughly exploited when I root it) and the B&N LendMe feature and in store reading is promising.
Recently I haven’t had as much school work, and have been becoming interested in Minecraft more, so I am considering making YouTube videos again. I do not want to make any promises, but it is a possibility if I can get into the swing of things. I really do enjoy making videos, and they are a great way for me to relax and just say what is on my mind.
Also: Sorry if some links/ features of my website aren’t working, I have been noticing little broken things here and there after migrating to the new website. Hopefully these issues will be fixed soon.
I didn’t know her, so I’m not going to pretend I did. I could, but all that would do is frustrate those who truly did. What I can say is that a human holds so much potential, and any time we lose one, it is a tragedy. Everyone has something special about them, and it takes everyone a different amount of time to realise that.
I don’t oppose a social media response in this event, it isn’t like we’re trying to help someone in a different country here; we are trying to reach out and help our peers in need. There are few better places to do so. The only part I do oppose is if you are saying you can help just for the likes (those don’t really mean anything unless there is a FB like -> USD exchange I’m unaware of). Just know if you ever are feeling down, people care about you. Your friends will want to know. They will want to help you. That is all, have a nice day everyone.
Note: I posted this on my website to make it accessible to people outside of facebook. Feel free to share it until my webserver crashes
I could go on a rant about the numerous, arbitrary sets of grammatical rules, but I am far too lazy for that. Instead I will just say that, in my humble, meaningless, but superior* opinion, text within quotes should contain only what was quoted. Any punctuation that is added should be OUTSIDE the quotes (or within brackets, if it isn’t at the end). BUT, you don’t care. Unless you are British, because I think they do it this way, but again, I am too lazy to look that up. I just know I’ve always done it that way on work that doesn’t have a huge impact on my grade.
*I suppose me saying this makes that humble point moot. TOO BAD.
ParkerReno.net is now on it’s new server and with a new (hopefully cleaner looking theme). I am really hoping this website will be faster now!
So Christmas is approaching quickly, so I thought I’d take the time to start writing out my wishlist. I don’t really need much right now, so most (if not all) of these are just things I want, but it isn’t really necessary that I get them.
- Keyboard with Cherry MX Blue keyswitches
- Das Keyboard Professional (Clicky)
- Razer Blackwidow (regular or ultimate not stealth)
- Rosewill RK-9000(I) (with MX Blues)
- New office chair
- Mini fridge
- 24″ 1080p monitor and an active DisplayPort to DVI adapter.
- Unlocked Rogers Lumia 920 (yeah, probably not going to happen)
- More candy
Also: starting to make a Christmas music playlist on Spotify (though its just me throwing songs on there when they pop up when I’m using the radio function)
So I finally got it to work after (what I estimate was) hours of troubleshooting. It turns out the newest update of the HLDS SRCDS whatever crap updater downloader dohicky was lacking a single text file that contains “440″. After I manually added that, I was good to go! Also, thanks to Marc (I hope that is spelled correctly) for getting me to understand TF2. The server IP is ParkerReno.net (though XzstGaming.tk should also work). It might not last, or it might be changed, we shall see.
EDIT: I think I am going to switch it over to a Mann vs. Machine server, it has a password, for now.
So used a little money to fix up my webserver, which consisted of replacing the two fans in it, and re-applying the awful thermal paste that the original owner had used (and since became little more than a small layer of grey crap). The whole thing only cost me a little over $17 after taxes, but has allowed for the server to run without crashing, which you have may have noticed it doing recently. The only problem now is the Minecraft server, which doesn’t have any thermal problems (besides it being an Optiplex SFF with a P4 running 24/7), but does have some problems with management. My solution to this is that I am probably going to be switching to a whitelisted server, soon.