New Week and a New Rambling, I am coming into this post with no idea what I am planning on writing about and I hope your cool with that just got some time to play with and wanted to talk to you lovely people.
What have I been working on?
How about I tell you about some awesome bits of software I have been playing with recently, First and most recent is OwnCast its a nicely built script that allows you to run your own RTMP Video Streaming Server that can take the inbound stream from OBS or any other RTMP streaming app and then broadcast that to a website Twitch.tv Style. Its Customisable, Adjustable and honestly much lighter than I expected considering it has to transcode video to multiple different quality figures and broadcast that to multiple “Viewers”. I am expecting to do a test stress of this new server soon and if it is successful I may use it for “Private” streams in the future, for now though you are better finding me on Twitch.
Previous to that it was this exact website, this site is built on WordPress, and since I made my first WordPress website back in 2006 it has REALLY come a long way, it has even come a really leaps and bounds since just a few years ago, Additionally I have fallen in love with WooCommerce and Printify. WooCommerce makes it very easy to run a ecommerce store in your wordpress site, with control over pricing, shipping, vouchers and much much more. Printify allows you to have drop shipped merchandise without any risk of holding stock etc, even better Printify integrates beautifully with WooCommerce with all items syncing across including images, descriptions, pricing and even shipping costs really taking all the stress out of starting a web store.
Lastly is less software and much more a service and that is Linode, Linode are the hosting provider for many of my servers (Though I have on with another company) and Linode are not the cheapest provider out there, this is for a reason though, their quality of service is outstanding, I have never had unexpected downtime with them, when there is extended maintenance planned as there is on one of my servers later this month, they migrate you to a server that isn’t going to be down and get you back up ASAP! Their one click apps allows you to spin up some pre-configured websites in a flash and honestly their customer service has been amazing.
What is coming up?
I have some more streams planned, Raft with TheMsRogue has been great, and I think I am going to make Friday nights my Jackbox Party Pack Nights. I am often up late on Fridays to watch LTT WAN Show so I will try and start my Jackbox nights a little later and run them until WAN Starts.
I am going to continue working on this website I have some more Merch Designs being commissioned now so they should be up on the site soon.
As Mentioned above we will be doing a stress test on the OwnCast Installation.
Updates from last post?
Work is still great, my systems are working and I get to get fully hands on with everything. Excited for moving out of training next week and dealing with real calls.
Kids are Excited for next week when they get to go back to school and meeting their friends.
Rogue is great.
And I am Done with this post. Can’t believe you read another one, can I recommend you speak to someone about this!