Stay at Home Day – A Random Update Post

Quite honestly today is one of those days that I commit to actively avoiding a public appearance. I’m not willing to take my chances with the crowds of people willing to engage in the rampant consumerism that is Black Friday.

Of course my alternative, then, is sitting at home converting video and beginning the editing process. Honestly I’m not a huge fan. It’s a little better since the footage I’m going over isn’t actually me. I rather dislike hearing myself in recordings.

I’ve also been arguing with RetroPie. For some dang reason I lose input when I load a proper psx bios file. It takes input just fine when it can’t find one and loads whatever it’s backup option is, it just has compatibility issues. I’ve spent several hours dealing with it yesterday and today to no avail. I did however figure out why the SNES emulator was running slightly slow.

Apparently the charger in the kit I was given is right on the edge of being able to supply the Pi 3 under heavy load and it was tripping the low power alarm. When this happens is disables the arm turbo which impacts emulator performance. For better or worse I found a way to tell it to ignore the low power warning which cleared up the slowdown. I have no idea what the long term effects of that might be.

Having nothing to do with any of that, the lizard on my desk is coming up on the end of his first shedding. The only bit left is peeling off his head now and makes it look like he’s wearing a mask. He also does even less than before. The relatively cool nature of the weather probably isn’t helping.

We’ve got right around four weeks until Christmas and I’m trying to create some kind of vague content plan for that time. All these extra activities have reduced gaming time to the extent that there is noticeably less gaming stuff for me to talk about. On the upside, some of the gaming stuff I do talk about will have some related video content. Among the things I’m considering are a compilation of Christmas Payday 2 missions, at least one post on Secrets of Grindea, possibly a post on Phantasy Star Online 2, and maybe one or two other posts on random things I pick up during the current Steam sale. Picking up a bunch of fairly cheap but interesting fodder on sale really helps keep the Something New posts rolling.

On the note, the last three videos I’m converting are approaching completion, so I need to go have a look. Y’all take care.


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