Good afternoon (or morning) and a very Happy New Year!
Here’s what I’ve been up to the last few days. I dug out my Wacom tablet and have been practicing drawing again, which I’ve always wanted to learn and be proficient doing. This quill was just something I threw together while doodling… I only wish I had the mental “stamina” to keep drawing, instead of opting to watch videos, streams and what-not… Laziness I guess…
The first couple of days back drawing, I spent with Pokémon. They’re fun to draw and also somewhat simple in their design (at least some of them).
As far as content creation (YouTube) and streaming (twitch), I’ve been dormant for a very long time, but I’m planning on making a return shortly. This week I purchased an Elgato Stream Deck Controller and have been playing with that as well. Man, that thing is a game changer! One thing I need to update before I can make a decent video, is lighting. I’m looking to LED lights, but I won’t purchase video lights. Something else though.
Once the lights are in house, I’ll try to make a video on the deck because it’s just that great. I’ve been creating profiles and scenes in OBS Studio, getting ready to make some content again! HellYeah!!
A weekend where I actually played some poker!! Who would have guessed. These days I’m focusing on playing Sit ‘n Go’s on PokerStars as well as quite a few Spin and Go’s. As written, hyper is new to me, but I sure do like them.
I have an account on PartyPoker as well, but I’ve never deposited there, I only got one or two cash-to-play things. Mid week I got an email to opt in to a daily reward, unveil a card with a reward, a Caribbean Poker Party reward “game”. I’ve played every day since, revealing a new card each day at 13:00 CEST. Every day has revealed a $2.2 satellite entry, in which I’ve lost very early on. I think much of the reason for that is that I just haven’t taken them seriously! So today I revealed my, again, $2.2 satellite and got to work. One hour later, 25 of us got our entry to a $22 satellite. I planned on unregistering this to play at a later time, but the $2.2 finished just as the $22 started and my new table in the $22 opened automatically, Dang! Guess I have to play then.
After late registration, 84 players were in (some were already out) and that meant 15 entries to a semi-final worth $109, as well as $45 for 16th.
It took 1h 39m 15 minutes plain hand-for-hand, but I got my entry! This time I had time to unregister the satellite, because the prize in this one is a Day one qualifier seat! The ticket is good until 13-Aug ~09:30, so one day this coming week I’ll play a $109 satellite/tournament, which will be my biggest buyin to date.
Let’s hope I make it all the way to Day 1 of the Caribbean Poker Party ’17!
I went an did it… I splurged on a new camera for my videos. Having used a camcorder up until now, this time I went DSLR which I’ve wanted to do for some time now. I used to be really into photography and have an early Canon EOS 400D, with no video options.
For once, I did a lot of research, and landed on Canon EOS 70D or 700D hopefully the former. The store didn’t have a 70 in stock, and I didn’t want to wait for them to order and get one, so I ended up with a 700D, which covers all my needs.
More in depth post as soon as I’ve used it a bit, and can say I have an honest opinion.
Hey guys and gals, long time no read.
I’m still going to the dentist (yes, it’s taking forever!), and I’ve been having other issues leading to me not writing or making anything.
What I have been doing, is a boatload of thinking and planning. A while back I bought the domain http://www.defiance.no, without any real plan for it. I have decided to use that site as where I post articles, images and videos of my projects. I’ll be using this site (geirandersen.com) as my personal site and blog.
There’s nothing there as of right now, but I hope to get started on some old write-up’s shortly.
No project this weekend, but maybe I’ll get a tip-video or two going… I got seriously derailed by an emergency visit to the dentist! I truly hate going to the dentist! Turns out that a weeks worth of growing pain in the jaw/mouth, was two teeth in dire need of a root canal job. This will set me back $1000 – $1500, and that’s just great now before Christmas.
It’ll be a few weeks of pain and anguish, but hey…Hmm.. Couldn’t find a real good upside other than pain relief. Hopefully I won’t be set back from pain, so I’ll be able to shoot another project video.
I decided to make a “new version” of the zippered pouch, simply because I felt I could do better. My camera setup isn’t 100% ready so I couldn’t record my latest attempt.
This is the finished pouch this time, and I do feel like this is heaps better than the first one. I went above and beyond on this one (spending far more time and effort than needed for a test). Continue reading “Zippered pouch v2.0”
My sewing experience is fairly limited, but I do learn rather fast. I have never attempted to sew anything “big” and certainly nothing with a zipper. However, as I bought that new sewing machine a couple of weeks ago, I felt it was time to test it on something decent. Continue reading “Sewing a pouch/box”
I haven’t had a chance to get a real project on the go yet, but I have spent some time getting organized. I don’t have a whole room to use for my hobbies, but I do have a corner in a semi-large space. Continue reading “Getting organized”
Been a few days since my last post, so I thought I’d write a sort of a “summery”.
Most of my time has been going towards research about RC and specifically HPI Maverick Strada 1/10th MT Evo. Continue reading “Not much going on”