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Weighing in on #GamerGate

Posted from Montville, New Jersey, United States.

For two weeks, things has finally erupted in the gaming world over the integrity of Gaming Journalism and the Zoe Quinn scandal. While I don’t have much to say as I don’t want to talk about it, I do agree with TotalBiscuit’s recent post taking a rational approach about what happened during the last two week. I suggest everyone to take a listen.

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Wirecast and Hitbox.tv

Posted from Montville, New Jersey, United States.

Since Twitch.tv decided to change their rules, which caused a lot of controversy, people are wondering how do you stream to Hitbox.tv with a Mac. There is a program called Wirecast, but you need to change some settings to make it work. Here are the screenshots of how the settings should be like.

Address should be: rtmp://live.hitbox.tv/push

Stream is your stream key

Output Settings

 

Preset is this (you need to create a custom one):

Encoder Presets

Wootumblog No More

Now figured out how to enable post formats. I still need to make some changes so that WordPress can view all the images even if its not in the post from the old system. Also, need to make it look better as well. Stay tuned.

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Playstation Vita Slim First Impressions and Comparison

Posted from Montville, New Jersey, United States.

Yep, my little sister has gone to the dark side.

Yep, my little sister has gone to the dark side.

Just last week, the Playstation Vita Slim has finally landed last week as a bundle. While my sister hasn’t preordered it, she managed to find one because she wanted to play some Japanese RPGs (she wanted to play Danganronpa 1 and 2, Persona 4 Golden and plan on getting Hearts R in English later). Since I own a Vita already, I may as well compare it to my old version.

Note that this is not a full impression post since I already shared my thoughts about the Vita previously.
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Thoughts about Windows XP’s Retirement

Posted from Montville, New Jersey, United States.

Artist: j.lili

If you haven’t heard the news, Microsoft has finally pulled the plug on Windows XP today, which is basically a 12-year-old operating system at this point. To me, Windows XP was definitely one of the best Windows operating system for the fact that it was more stable and secure than Windows 9x and even the horrid Windows Me. The operating system served me well during most of my middle school years until 11th grade when I  switched to a Mac and upgraded to Vista on my Bootcamp partition (which is a lot more bloated in comparison).

While it’s obvious that Microsoft will eventually have to stop supporting XP, I felt that they could have handled it better since there is no upgrade path from XP to Windows 7. It does seem that they want to force everyone to use Windows 8, which has been panned by critics as being difficult to use on non-touchscreen devices. To me, Windows 8 is more suited for tablets even though I spend 99% on my Surface Pro 2 on the desktop because most of the Metro/Modern applications are pretty useless to me. Not to mention, if one installs a start menu program, why not just install Windows 7?

In short, I think Windows XP is a good operating system for the fact that it had a long lifecycle and served most people well.

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Endless Winter

Posted from Montville, New Jersey, United States.

It seems that this year it has been snowing non-stop. Basically, we had about 4 snow storms this month and the snow pile is over a foot after the last storm. While it’s going to warm up this week and melt some of it away, it’s going to get colder next week with the potential of more snow. While snow is pretty and all, I wish that Spring would come sooner.

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Redesign

Posted from Montville, New Jersey, United States.

It has been a long time since I did anything to this blog, so I decided to unify the design of the main blog and just use that as the base for the sideblog. I probably write some more stuff here in the future, so I hope you will look forward to it. I’m in the process of moving away from Wootumblog and just use the post types natively.