After messing around with settings and doing a lot of testing, I’ve realized that moving my video quality up to 720p doesn’t actually make much difference in my recording process. As such, I’m thrilled to be going HD from now on.
I also get the first few machines set up in Tekkit.
I just looked at the website for Google Fiber. Holy crap that looks awesome. I’d even hit the “pre-register” button before I read about the pricing, and the pricing blows away any cable or internet provider I’ve ever looked at.
This is practically fantasy to try to imagine watching video, or uploading files, at gigabit speeds, and it’s exhilarating to think it could be here one day soon! I don’t know what their roll-out plan is like, but I’m expecting a relatively long wait before Google Fiber makes it to Milwaukee. Perhaps this will at least put pressure on other providers to step up their service.
Regardless of the timeline, I’m looking forward to one day soon being able to handle online media in the ways I want without all the skipping and buffering. And with gigabit upload speeds a huge obstacle will be removed from the path of the home content producer. I would fully expect this service to spur an overall surge of personally produced HD content wherever deployed.
I don’t know but I would expect Google Fiber to have very good latency on top of the speed, which will be unbelievable for gaming. Not to mention the obvious ease of downloading a full game, even a many GB, at whatever instant you’d like to play. But until the exciting near future of the internet, I bid you happy gaming!
Just now uploading the second episode of my Tekkit series! I’m still getting used to the short video format, but I’ve nearly managed to get some IndustrialCraft technology. I’ll let the video speak for itself.
So I finally jumped in with a Let’s Play of Minecraft! I’ve wanted to do one for a while, but worried that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with it. I decided to just give it a shot though, and I’ve realized that it wont be a problem to keep up with episodes. Clearly I wasn’t thinking about how short a 15 minute Minecraft session really is!
I decided that since I’m excited about Tekkit to do a let’s play on that mod pack. I know the Technic pack is a more expansive version for single player, but Tekkit is plenty for me at this point, plus I’ll be used to it when I can make the switch over to multiplayer.
I haven’t established a firm episode schedule yet, but my goal for the start is to put up an episode about three times a week and see how it goes. Now without further yapping, enjoy episode one…
After a good while on hiatus I’ve finally come back to playing Minecraft. I’ve played the game straight vanilla (un-modded) for over 18 months, mostly on a small friends-only SMP server. We’ve gone through a few different maps over that time and had a great time on all of them. Now however, we’ve decided to try some new things to shake off the boredom!
One of the things that got me pretty excited again was looking at some popular mods, especially the Tekkit mod pack. I’ve only just tried it out on a couple of public servers, and though it’s loads of awesomeness, public servers suck. It’s not any fun to try to progress in Tekkit when every other time you log on some griefer has stolen all of your Industrial Craft machines. And so I ran back to the best bet to avoid griefers: single player.
I’d rather play Tekkit on SMP, but unfortunately the server we currently have doesn’t support modding beyond standard Bukkit plugins. None of the awesome mods included in the Tekkit pack are standard plugins and we also don’t have any access to the Minecraft or Bukkit JAR files. Basically there’s no fun modding with our current hosting plan.
So until we spring for an upgraded server, some of the guys wanted to try the Super Hostile: Legendary map created by Vechs. This turned out to be a great idea since as soon as word got out several people who hadn’t logged on in months immediately signed on to the server. With everyone on a Skype call we had a lot of fun, and even managed to get a few pieces of wool. We’re nowhere near finished, and I’ve got several areas I’ll have to post some screen shots of later this weekend.
Ok so at first it was just procrastinating, but eventually I honestly did forget about this blog. Not that it didn’t occasionally cross my mind.
At any rate, I’ve thought about coming back to blogging for a while, even wrote a few posts on an unrelated blog, and here I finally am! I will say that wanting to blog more does seem to coincide with my interest in Minecraft, as I’ve recently started playing more again.
I’ve also still been working that game with some friends. Our original (overly optimistic) timeline is long blown, but we at least now know we’re not giving up. Things continue to progress though, so it can’t remain unfinished forever.
In personal news, my daughter is growing so fast, she’s already 2 1/2 years old and tall enough to stand in the shallow end of the pool! (3 feet deep) Probably not that exciting for most readers but I thought it was amazing! Besides that things have just been chugging along, dealing with life’s little problems and making it through.
Now that I’ve gone and resurrected the blog, I suppose I should post other things too. Perhaps I can keep semi-regular schedule even. But until then, happy gaming!