Saturday Jan. 27th, turned out to be quite the ordeal for a large number of PC users.
Malwarebytes pushed out a protection update that caused connection issues. Amongst problems with the web protection aspect, Malwarebytes caused a huge spike in memory usage, so much so the computers crashed.
I am personally a premium user of MBAM, and felt this thing hard. My computer started randomly spiking and crashing and kept on doing so for a couple of hours. I managed to finally get MBAM uninstalled and re-installed and I guess that happened around the time MBAM pushed out another protection update, which resolved the issue. Continue reading “Talking points Feb. 3”
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!!
Here’s a video of 2 quick Spin & Go’s on PokerStars.
I have decided to start streaming poker & what’not on Twitch, as I enjoy watching others streams and want to stream myself. I have acquired all the equipment I need and some more, so I’m in fact ready to go. It’s a bit hard to pull the trigger for some reason, but I’ll get there. Continue reading “Spin & Go’s”
G’afternoon ya’ll, long time no write…
Lately I’ve been on a huge #locksport #keypicking binge! For years I’ve been interested in lockpicking, but I haven’t been able to find picks, and so it’s only been at the back of my head. Last weekend I came across bosnianbill’s lock lab, YouTube channel. After watching a few videos, I found links to websites selling picks and accessories. A bit of looking around and I found a set I liked, along with some plug followers and also a set of tools for warded locks.
When waiting for packages and such, I’m a very impatient man! That’s why I chose priority international FedEx. From the states to my possession in about a day and a half. Made it to me just before the weekend so I could have some fun.
On the left, you can see the set I chose and also a diskus padlock I’ve been playing with. I’m as new as can be, and my skills are almost zero. Even my limited skills opens this lock in seconds! I heard Bill read from a letter in a video about faith-based security. My playing and watching videos really makes a point: locks and such are not secure. A skilled picker can open even the most “secure” locks in minutes.
Here you can see some locks I picked up from our locksmith store. I just asked if they had some old locks laying around, and this is the result, along with some padlocks I already had.
I’m nowhere near able to open these locks, but if I don’t try I can’t get better. Alright, enough writing for now… It’s back to videos and practice!
Hey guys, about time to write something again.
A couple of days ago, I picked up a free lawnmower and got it home to do some work before selling it again. It was given away as non-starting, but it had been run a couple of weeks ago. I did some very basic testing like spark, air filter, etc. Nothing bad, except the fuel smelled funny, almost like diesel. The previous owner said she had run it dry, and then filled it up and couldn’t get it to start again. I’m going to empty the tank, open the carb and clean it out and hope that sorts it. It fired for a second or two, using start spray directly in the carb.
Doing those small tests, brought be an idea; I’m going to start a new series of videos on my YouTube channel. Pickup 2 Profit, sounded like a great name so that’s what I’m going with. Here’s a link to my first video in the series. This first item, I’m doing in multi part videos, however I think I’m going to make 1-video “shows” that are a bit longer in the future.
Hope to see you again and I hope to have you watch, comment, like and subscribe to my videos!
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.
I have been looking to add to my camera gear for a good while now. Having used my simple Canon Legria (something) as my one and only video camera, I wanted to add one more. This time, I wanted a camera that offered the ability of an external microphone. Of all the endless cameras I have looked at, only the high-end video cameras and some semi-high-end DSLR’s offered this. Stopped by one of my regular shops today, and I came across the Canon (I’m a huge canon fan) EOS M. Continue reading “Additions”
Let it be known: I spend an awful amount of time on YouTube. Mostly watching videos but also commenting and I also used to create videos for YouTube myself.
Guess what!! I’m making videos again. I’ll be working on writing a post here, for just about every video I make. I took a hiatus from creating videos early spring this year. I don’t know what happened, I just didn’t feel like making videos.
Now that I really have gotten the creating video spirit over me again. I found a huge interest in crating, which sparked the video interest again.