Hi, everyone; I'm tarah, otherwise known as lobst. I've drawn a few comics that people have seemed to enjoy, and programmed a game demo that won 10th-place in a 140+ entry game jam despite having no sound. My ability to finish any individual project has been stymied by mental health problems for over a year, but I've been seeking treatment and making progress. I've also been streaming videogames on weekends. Watch this space!
In 15 minutes, I'll be doing a 2D pic then launching into Chrono Trigger for an unspecified amount of hours: https://picarto.tv/lobst 🔸
Raspberry Pi 3B+ as non-Kodi media center
I'm finding this to work well for Youtube, though I have to copy-paste URLs into a VLC playlist to get a reliable 720p60. I was also able to get Widevine video content working in Chromium (https://blog.vpetkov.net/2019/07/12/netflix-and-spotify-on-a-raspberry-pi-4-with-latest-default-chromium/), though as expected from a software decoder on an underpowered CPU, there's occasional screen tearing. Still functional enough as a stopgap until I upgrade, at least for online video platforms that don't block Linux outright.
This week from Thursday to Sunday I'll be streaming daily, starting at least the first day with creative (2D art) then gaming till I drop, starting at 12PM Pacific! The game will be the Steam version of Chrono Trigger, for better or worse: https://picarto.tv/lobst 🔸
Raspberry Pi 4 hardware plans
Replaced the giant ridiculous 80mm fan I'd had on my Pi 3 with a considerably quieter and more sensible 40mm Noctua, currently held to my stock-standard Pi case with a zip tie and some electrical tape (ugh). When I upgrade to a Pi 4 I'll be properly mounting it to this case (woodgrain color, obvs): https://www.c4labs.com/product/zebra-bagel-fan-case-raspberry-pi-4b-3b-3b-2b-and-b-color-options/
@irisjaycomics this seems like as good a time as any to re-post this wonderful thing you made back in 2015
Personal VR plans, rewritten a few hours later
My budget is relatively low, my streaming PC entirely runs Windows these days, I don't see myself setting up tracking lighthouses in this room, I want new/currently-supported hardware, and I was given Rock Band VR as a bonus for a different purchase I made (scopophobia be damned), so it'll probably be an Oculus of some sort
My ideal 2020 Microsoft E3 conference would've demonstrated the Scarlett's optional camera accessory as compatible with both previous generations of Kinect titles, before it's subsequently shown off as a high-fidelity tracking device for Breakdown Zero, Kinectimals: Now With Bears & Lizards!, and Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor (Functional Edition), all with seated and VR-optional modes. Ah well
*sees Phil Spencer say VR isn't in development for Project Scarlett* Oh, then that means the next Xbox will have no independent motion-control interface, which means there's literally no point at all in me upgrading when I could just make use of my streaming PC as a videogame box instead, gotcha
Raspberry Pi 4 as netbook replacement
Thinking about this; one of the bummer aspects of selling my old netbook was recognizing that many aspects of it (the display, chassis, and I/O) are still totally fine, it's really just the parts that'd be otherwise housed in an ITX case that'd have to be replaced. At this point I'm waiting for the Nexdock 2 to come out so I can find out how feasible this actually is for my solderless lifestyle
Twitter is going to purge inactive users who haven't logged in the past 6 months on 11 December.
I know most of you don't use Twitter or moved on but if you have an inactive account that you don't want deleted, just peek in and peek out. That'll do it.
Comic artist, writer, trans leftist, highly anxious, tries anyway; orange diamond marks crossposts to Twitter. Partner to @phenokage
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