The Slack Injection Arcade

I’ve been meaning to do more Slack Injection episodes, but I just haven’t gotten around to it. But I do play a lot of games. I seem to find time for that. Oof.

There’s a whole world of game streaming that I never really got into — your “Twitches” and your “YouTube Gamings” and such.

So, what the hell, right?  Over the last couple nights, I’ve been playing with Twitch and the always excellent OpenBroadcaster. Streamed some Far Cry 4, and, last night, my Overwatch session. And you know what? It was fun. I love to ramble and bitch, so this was a great match for me. I had no idea. 😉

Going to make an attempt to stream nightly, or a couple times a week at least. Whatever I’m currently into. Or maybe do something different now and then, like some NES/SNES classics.

I’m going to set it up so that folks can call in, including some regulars, making it almost an improvised talk show of sorts. Maybe I can line up some audio clips, like the pre-recorded shows.

I have no idea — this is my first week playing with it. I’d like to make it something different from the million other streamers, though.  But for now, I’ll just take it as it comes.

For now, add me up and follow to get notifications. I’ll probably be streaming around 8 or 9pm EST, when I do, but I could strike at any time…! ;U

(Well, not at work.)

https://www.twitch.tv/drfortyseven

3 Minutes On… Vectrex

December 21st, 2017 by in 3 Minutes On, Shows

Been quite some time since the last entry in this series, but I think I’m at a point where I can do them a bit more often.

This time, we’re taking a quick glance at the General Consumer Electronics “Vectrex” portable video game console. I had one of these once; it truly is an amazing little machine.

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A New Site!

November 7th, 2017 by in Blog

It’s all new, but mostly the same! How exciting!

Been sitting on this rewrite for a while now, and just needed a little shove it get it out the door.  Added some links to various silly projects I’ve been tinkering with now and then. For example, the Rumpus Room, where I play some games and talk over them rudely, so you don’t have to! I haven’t touched that one in a while, but there’s also Slack Injection, my once-in-a-while podcast where I string together weird, fun audio clips and interesting music I’ve found. Hoping to do a bit more with that in the future, but for now it’s just a hodgepodge of raw random.

That’s all for now. Let’s see how long it takes to get hacked! 3… 2… 1…

Reddmo

September 28th, 2017 by in Apps, Projects

Reddmo is an HTML5 toy that automatically generates a random magazine cover using the images and headlines linked to off of Reddit. The cover can be customized to use content from a specific subreddit, or from the front page.

Admittedly, the outcome is hit or miss, but this was a seriously fun toy to hack on.

ChannelSurf

September 28th, 2017 by in Apps, Projects

An unauthorized port of Neave.TV from Flash to HTML5, with additional video content!

I stumbled onto Neave.TV last night and watched it until the clips rolled over to the start again. I noticed it was written in Flash, and since that tech is on it’s way out, I wondered how easy it would be to implement what I was seeing, in HTML5.

Once I found the playlist XML file, I pulled down a couple FLV video clips, converted them to MP4, and got to work. After an evening of screwing around getting it working, I started yanking down even more clips in WebM format off of YouTube. 🙂

The Green Smile

September 28th, 2017 by in Projects, Utils

One-click access to popular ASCII/Unicode faces from your Google Chrome browser.

There are other extensions in the Chrome web store that perform the same function… but none has a name so irrelevant!

Jokes aside, why did I write this? I have vague trust issues with the other extensions in the store. They don’t seem to be updated very often. And, frankly, I just thought it would be a fun little diversion. I wanted an implementation of this kind of extension to be available with full source code available to anyone, free of any kind of ‘hanky panky’, like ads or worse.

About the name… I’m sorry. (Not sorry!)

Synop

September 28th, 2017 by in Apps, Projects

What happens when two movies on Netflix collide?

This toy attempts to recreate the famous movie synopsis bug on Netflix. It’s not perfect, often unfunny, but it’s still being hacked on. Enjoy!