Funding is now non-funded

Back when I started this site, and mainly when I started editing and posting videos (and then podcasts), I had never really expected this hobby to turn a profit or really make much money at all.  And over the years, my total earnings have come up to approximately $1 – not even enough for a cup of coffee (or to receive a check).  Not an issue as well, this is less of a job, and more of an interest.

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Video editing revisited

It has been some time since I worked on any of the videos and podcasts of our gaming sessions, so I decided to jump back in.  Unfortunately, I have built up quite a backlog of material in various formats, so it is a rather intimidating hill to climb.  In order to eliminate what I hope is a significant amount of time, I started to play with a free trial of Adobe Premier Pro, as an alternative to Davinci Recode.  Beyond the basic learning curve of how to do things in a different interface, my hope is that Adobe renders the video using more graphics card than cpu, so that my processing time will be a bit faster.

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GURPs Warhammer – character sheets

As an update to the GURPs Warhammer campaign – I am posting a copy of the custom character sheet I created for the game.  In truth, any GURPs character sheet or tool will work, but this one filters the skills, advantages, and disadvantages down to the list used for the group.  Consider it a rough draft, and subject to further alteration.

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Its been a very long time, but I have decided on yet another shift in traditional tools – dropping Chrome in favor of Mozilla/Firefox.  I recall way back in my college days, Firefox was the upstart browser compared to Internet Explorer (along with Opera), but never clicked with me.  After college, I used Internet Explorer for a long time, before finally jumping over to Chrome perhaps 20+ years ago.  And Chrome has always worked well – with a good set of tools and addons, and without the bloat and slowness that IE was always troubled with.  Although the newer Edge browser is an improvement, in my view Microsoft has always been a bit behind the curve.

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Stable end to a long week

Its the end of a long week, and we have a big snow storm supposedly coming in this evening.  Initially, the prediction was for 8+ inches of snow on top of a layer of ice – that has since been reduced to only a few inches.  Of course that doesn’t stop the locals from panic, and stocking up on milk and bread.

My computer migration efforts are wrapped up now, the website is running comfortably on the hosting site, and Nextcloud is purged from the environment.  A reboot of FreeNAS, and the HTPC is working well also, with everything responsive, at least for now.

Wrapping up the long work week, I have our bi-weekly Pathfinder session this Sunday, which should continue to be entertaining.  The group continues to explore and investigate the lower levels of the Stone Giant stronghold, looking to find and defeat the leader, and end the threat to Varisia.

Heading home

Heading home again today from Toledo, following yet another work trip.  Always nice to get home, though admittedly there are times when it is good to be able to focus on work.  In this case, it will be nice to get home before the “big” snow storm supposedly comes thru and hits, the current prediction is lots of snow, ice, and sleet by Friday.  By then, I will be safe and sound, warm in the house, and not have to go anywhere again for a while.