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  • How I Stream VR FPS Games

    Category: FAQ

    Often when I find myself playing a game in VR and I wish I could share the experience with friends.

    Whether that be through Twitch or via a Discord VOIP channel, I really want to show just how cool playing games in VR is. Plus, streaming to a Discord channel gives you the same experience Oculus intended with their phone app for streaming content to family members, just better and over the Internet. I almost always play PCVR games on my Quest using the Oculus Link, so this tutorial / walkthrough / FAQ will focus on how I set up OBS to capture, record and stream PCVR video and audio for first-person shooters. The walkthrough is transferable to many other games, but FPS games present a pain-po...

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  • Influential Albums

    Category: Music

    I started collecting music in 2013 as soon as I began lurking /mu/ . Before that time, my taste sat with only the most vanilla of all music, and tracing any of that is esthetically round-about. This listing follows my taste roughly chronologically:

    A 10x10 from when I was ~21

    Slint - Spiderland

    Slint's Spiderland is probably the first record that I listened to which really riveted me. I'm not sure if my first listen to this album was really depthy, or perhaps it showed itself at an important time of my life; either way, I was knocked to the floor in tears at the end of the album.

    Animal Collective - Spirit They're Gone Spirit They've Vanished

    A very early release from the formative a...

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  • Why IE6 Can Bite my Ass

    Category: Diary

    Blogs are a dying medium. Maybe they're already dead but hell, I'm going to keep writing in this form until I don't care to open my text editor anymore. I really, really enjoy reading other people's blogs too. Most of the time, however, I am ~15 years too late to write a response or e-mail the author so I quietly comment on their ideas and internalize their thoughts and follow hyperlinks, creating a web of bookmarks and webpages in my wake.

    Most of the time, also, I try to archive the site for later reading, especially if it is an older site, has not been updated recently, or otherwise may just disappear altogether when someone forgets to pay the bills or the site is simply forgotten about....

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  • My Steam Workshop

    Category: Games

    Recently I've sunk a lot of my free-time which would otherwise be spent writing actually useful software into writing add-ons for Garry's Mod. If you haven't played it before, GMod is essentially a physics simulator for the Source Engine which is highly extensible via hooks exposed to a dialect of Lua called GLua .

    It's possible to write add-ons to Garry's Mod in Lua and upload them alongside other fan contributions to the Valve Steam Workshop. Originally add-ons were hosted by Facepunch studios themselves but it's my understanding that this came to pass a few years ago. Much like Gamebanana, the Facepunch Studio forums used to be a rich place for discussion involving Facepunch Studio games...

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  • '97 BMW 318ti Adventures

    Category: Automotive

    This is a story about how I learned to stop hating on BMW.

    My 318ti atop NCSU's coliseum deck
    

    Coffee Shops

    I used to work at this coffee shop near my school during my last year of college. The pay was atrocious but I was pretty determined that while I worked there I would save up enough money to replace my aging 2001 Honda Accord. With 250,000 miles, all it takes is one snapped timing belt and I would be on the side of the road with an engine sporting newly-bent valves and a fuck-big headache. Although my Accord is extremely reliable and is still running after all these years, I decided that buying and maintaining a second car would be in my best interest.

    Unfortunately I neve...

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  • About Me

    Category: About

    I'm Yumi, a software engineer in Raleigh, North Carolina, and this is my (second) personal website prettyboytellem.com . I enjoy interfacing with computers, the Internet, and electronics on a daily basis. Other than those things (which soak up a lot of my time) I also enjoy listening to and creating music, reading books from all periods of history, exploring fashion by expressing my taste in clothing and watching anime, both contemporary and older shows. All of these hobbies I have found to be very meaningful to who I am.

    I use this website to express my ideas and understandings of the world: I'll often write some things like:

    Entries in the form of a diary, mostly about my day and how t...

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  • Cool Stuff I'm Doing in VR

    Category: Games

    Recently I've had the opportunity to play with an Oculus Quest , a self-contained and incredibly portable VR headset with a ton of neat features like hand-tracking. It has an incredible processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, which allows you to play standalone games entirely on the headset, no connection to your computer at all. Additionally it lets you sideload a ton of .apk files using the familiar adb tool, commonly used for hacking with Android phones.

    Half-Life 1

    So HL:1 was already an amazing game to play on the PC; I can remember unsealing the CD years ago and being astonished at the ability of the developers to tell a story so well through the first-person shooter genre. Using Lam...

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