Snow park beats GURPs

As previously mentioned, we changed our calendar in favor of a Boy Scout snow park trip, instead of the usually scheduled GURPs Warhammer game.  Although not everyone ended being able to attend, those that did had a fun time.  Weather was overcast and threatening rain, but it never arrived, and the day stayed a comfortable 50 degrees.  I was concerned about how much snow and ice the location would have, but apparently their snow making machines had been working overtime, and it was not much of an issue.

Although my youngest tried to learn to snowboard (and did remarkable well), eventually our little group ended up just hanging at the inner-tube ramp.  There they spent the day riding to the top, and sliding back down as a group.  The rest of the Boy Scouts scattered and tried their hands at skiing or snowboarding, but overall I believe everyone had a great time.

Next week we are back to the Pathfinder campaign, and then targeting the real start of the GURPs campaign after that.

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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Mozilla

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.