Technical Difficulties

A 28-post collection

Thursday, Pressure Release

Beloved had a few ideas for my rant blog, this morning. Such as going off about things I like and why you should like them too. Honestly, it's probably a better vibe than yesterday's grousing about the Rona.

Plus I can promote various randos I appreciate on the interwebs. Share the love, et cetera.

Whilst wrangling my offerings, I am working on fixing the issues with OBS. There's an update going on as I type.

There was an idea to interview folks, but I'm more likely to get ignored by the people I follow than have an interview with them.

I might get some wisdom from Dr Chuck Tingle, since he seems like a pretty cool dude... but it's all a gamble.

I only have two subscribers to the new blog, but getting positive vibes out on the internet is probably better than being angry about things all the time.

I can at least try to share the love.

Be the change I want to see.

And maybe stop following the news about the Muppet and his fans for a while.

Monday, Backup Reads and No Stream

Still trying to unfuck what the hell is going on with OBS and how to fix it. So far, my internet searching skills are failing me.

I feel terrible about everything going wrong. It's out of my control and I can't do a dang thing about it... BUT I also feel dumb because it's out of my control and I can't do a dang thing about it.

Further, I still need mental health time because burnout is a bitch and the firkin

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Sunday, Streaming Issues

Video drivers make my games work! Yay! Video drivers may also be preventing OBS from working. Boo.

Which means that, in order to stream, I need to unfuck whatever's going on with my systems. Which means there may not be a stream tomorrow.

I'm doing my best with what I've got, and what I've got is old solutions to old versions. None of which are effective so far.

I have some offerings to make and chapters to record. Not a lot for

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Sunday, Stream Shenanigans and Technical Difficulties

I could not make TaleSpire go because New Linux Compatibility Issues(tm). I'm working on solution, but the frustration is flying high.

There's things I'm trying, things I can try, and the potential for time to settle all trouble. In the meantime, I'm working on substitute maps to use in OwlBear... but those take time.

Fortunately, DungeonDraft works.

It sucks that technical issues have interrupted the game, but I'm coping my best.

And that's the best I can do.

I did NOT

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Saturday, Parkrun and Technical Issues

I'm still setting things up in the new Linux setup. The problem is, I can't quite get TaleSpire to work yet. Consulting with my fixer-upperer is difficult because she's incommunicado.

And also my internet is dodgy. Huzzah.

Fun times ahead.

With very good luck, I shall have it all up and running before game time. If not, I'll warn my players that TaleSpire currently doesn't like me.

Given that they've done zero offscreen shopping, the chances are good for another stream of

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Sunday, We've Experienced Technical Difficulties

We had some admin issues that's resulted in me effectively twiddling my thumbs all firkin day, waiting for my Beloved to fix the issue.

I used to have instructions to make it go. Instructions that worked.

They don't work any more.

Either things have changed or the interface instructions need to change according to the OS. OR I just need to wait until Beloved deigns to glance at my messages.

This time it took half a day. I have waited days on

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Saturday, Parkrun and internet woes

We had one fuck of a storm last night and currently, our connection to the internet is limited to my phone.

Unless I can get everything fixed before bedtime, there's not going to be anything from me until further notice.

My phone data is limited, and I'm using some of it just too get this message out there.

Wish me luck. I am going to need it.

Plus side for my productivity - there's little else to do BUT write. Yay? IDK.

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Friday, Complications

There's a crack in the monitor of my Lappy, so it really truly had to go get some repairs. I didn't put it in yesterday because the dang forms took up all of my time and I therefore didn't get to test the lappy.


Because the repair people are in New South Wales, it's two business days' transit there, two more back, and whatever added days for the repair.

I'm going to be without my lappy for a week at the

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Thursday, Some Small Progress

I have given up on ClipStudio for the meanwhile, and have resolved myself towards creating an all-new, all-different cover for 2022's Year of Instants.

It's been a trial.

So far, I have created the very essential melty clock. Behold:

[Shown here, a clock with visible gears and the 12, 3, 6, and 9 positions replaced with Dec, Mar, Jun, and Sep respectively. The bottom side of the clock is oozing and dripping as if it is becoming liquid]

Fingers crossed, it's a

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Friday, Continuing PLNs

I have cleaned out the Catio. I have fed my Starters and made The Bikkie. I have also recently consumed The Bikkie.

I have done the Blorbo meme over on Blajaj

So now I'm all set to do more set dressing, fic tagging, and chapter summarising.

I tried to do a new cover with Lunacy, but...

It's a bit on the pathetic side.

Look you:

[Shown here: The cover for 2022's Year of Instants as if made by someone who's heard it

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Friday, ALMOST incommunicado

I will admit, I am a dilly daddle dummins. Only this afternoon in the hairdressers did I realise that I could actually do my content work whilst my Beloved is still slumbering in the morning.

All that I miss out on is all the content on YouTube that I want to watch because preserving her rest is tantamount. I must unearth some headphones so I can listen to things and work like I'm used to doing at my desk.

And then maybe

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Tuesday, Glasses and Patreon

One of the nose-pieces of my glasses has dropped off and I'm unable to find it. So I have to get my shit together and head on up to the shops to get that fixed.

The bit of metal that a nosepiece fits into? Uncomfortable as all shit.

So after I'm done with this, I don clothing and seek the world outside my hermit cave house.

When I get back, that's when the content will flow.

I have a new tactic that

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Monday, Craptastic Computer Shenanigans

So my computer overheats and then nothing works when it does. If it gets above 85 Celcius, then literally everything falls over.

I have to hurry and publish since I managed to procrastinate my way to 77C and only have a few degrees until functionality apocalypse.

My plns include naps and writing more angst devil boi.

I just have to publish right now.

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Thursday, Workarounds

I have conquered the 10AM problem! At some point between 10AM and noon, my compy just decides it doesn't like working for some reason.

So, I wrap up my nonsense before or just after 10. Then go do something else on my lappy until it's literally after noon.

Then I get on with getting on with other stuff. I could plausibly tag fics on my lappy during this. I will probably end up writing an entire chapter of A Devil's Tale.


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Wednesday, Wordpress and Technical Issues

I spilled a bit of fizzy drink on my keyboard and the new one is a little on the temperamental side. It's not letting me do some things and writing with it promises to be a pain in the butt.

Also my compy doesn't like being active at 10AM for some reason.

Which means my normal goals are on hold until I figure out a work-around for that horseshit.

I'm doing my best. And if that includes a two-hour break until I

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