Going into 2023

After a pretty full year of me finally committing to at least one video per month on my YouTube channel (in French) I’m thinking about getting much more into streaming because why not?

In November 2022 I streamed Breath of the Wild and I loved every second of it as usual. I’m not sure if committing to just one language will bring me success but I can’t do more than attempt tag my streams as multilanguage.

After that I went to Japan and thought about vlogging about it, honestly it’s not performing well on YouTube so I’m a bit bummed but that’s my fault for having no idea about what I was doing.

For 2023 I plan on trying to build some streaming tools for me to use as a way to avoid depending on external services and so the next tool I’m thinking about building should be my own multi chat reader for Twitch and very hopefully YouTube. I still need to figure out how to properly use that YouTube API and it doesn’t look fun nor does it look straightforward…
At least Twitch uses the IRC protocol.

I hope my streaming attempts will be met with a bit more success even though I’m not trying to transition into being a real streamer. I just want to get better at it. Making money would be some sort of bonus but clearly not what I’m aiming for (it could pay for stuff).

Other than that I’ll be gaming hard, coding hard and trying to keep up with the global apocalypse going on since 2020.
Fun times I swear.

May 2020 Quarantine Edition

I still play PSO2 on the Japanese servers even though it’s been released for North America, once again people are not willing to be patient for the issues to be fixed and I find that behavior highly appalling.
But that’s just like my own opinion.

But I’ve started making some videos in French for PSO2, so I’m really having some mixed feelings about continuer because I kinda like making the videos, but also I’m not a great commentator and the community is really entitled and icky at the moment.

I’ve been busy getting into Final¬†Fantasy¬†XIV, finally got past the Waking Sands in the base game, I’m currently in the first expansion (Heavensward) and I will be playing more and more of it I think.

On the programming side of things it appears I have not taken much time to do something useful recently besides writting an EQ notification bot that can retrieve some items’ prices on the PSO2 Player Shop. Nothing major besides finally touching some asyncio, aoihttp and discord.py.
The code is not public yet because I am too ashamed to show it (and the horrible commit messages).

I’m finally replacing my boot drive with a 1TB SSD, my 500GB SSD for gaming is getting upgraded to 1TB too since storage is rough. I’ll be moving one 2TB hard drive to my server for imaging and software backups.

How many games should I uninstall before installing another one?

By the way I heard there are people now roaming outside, I should probably look into that.

Recycling usernames is bad

Once upon a time I had an Instagram account as SenpaiSilver. Then I decided that I didn’t want Instagram anymore and was sick of notifications about people wanting to hijack my account, so I deactivated it.

Back in the day when senpai was just a foreign word people wouldn’t understand I was really happy to see how unique my username could be by adding “Senpai” in front. At first I stylized it with a space to be “Senpai Silver” but not every service supported spaces… So I removed it.
But still, I was happy to have a unique username.

Truth is, I might have deleted it instead and then someone recycled my username.

Recycling username in such a way opens a window for usurping one’s identity. I can understand that it can be a good thing in case you delete your account by mistake (or is maliciously deleted) but there’s usually a way to restore an old account.

Do I want an Instagram today? No. But I don’t want my username being used by someone else.

Please do not recycle usernames, even when asked to delete all data about a user.

Mid June 2019 update!

Well damn, I’m not writing any posts again.

There’s nothing to apologize about, I know I could be writing easy stuff like report news or finally working on a personal project in Rust… But at the same time I also feel like I don’t have much time.

I’m thinking about maybe trying to talking about gaming news, A.K.A. blogging on cruise control.

I’ve actually enjoyed streaming and interacting with people recently so I might actually get a bit more into, we’ll see.

Since E3 ended with Microsoft and Nintendo being awesome, here’s my latest attempt at making a funny video:

I’ll try to write about E3, especially about Nintendo and Microsoft. They did well this year and actually put a smile on my face.