Sun, Dec 6 - 2015

     Yay!!! It's taken me some time, but I finally have all of my Minetest Mod Reivews live on my website, and all the videos on youtube with the same thumbnail template, everything looks really nice now. I just have to add the new videos as I created them now. :) All of the video descriptions have been updated to show the link to the video on my website, and I've put the links all the in same order, so those are all following the same theming style as well. I should have set a layout from the get go, it would have made things so much easier now, but as they say...

Wed, Dec 2 - 2015

     In an attempt to bring more traffic to my website and potentially make a little more revenue on ads, both on my blog posts on my website and on my Youtube videos I'm seriously contemplating changing a few things around. Currently I'm usually getting my mod review videos recorded and uploaded on Wednesday, I set them to unlisted and link them on my website which means that anybody that visits my website can see the videos on Wednesday. I release the videos publicly on Youtube the following Monday and usually let them sit around a month before enabling ads on them. I...

Fri, Nov 27 - 2015

     I know that if I post a thanksgiving blog post that people are going to expect one every year, and I don't think I want to have to do that, at the same time who will remember in a year that I did this, so imma do it.
     Twenty-fifteen has been a pretty good year for me, didn't have any trouble with the law, didn't have anybody try to kill me, not that I know of anyway.On a serious note there were a lot of good things, such as my YouTube channel finally taking off, its exciting to see around thirty views on a video the day it goes public, from...

Thu, Nov 26 - 2015

     I finally got around to digging into the PHP theming on my website, and now the Minetest pages have two blocks with auto generated content. Currently I'm having problems with the more mods by this author block. For a brief moment in time it was working, and when looking at a mod you would see a list of other mods that that author had created and I had reviewed, unfortunately that is now not working, and I didn't change anything. This is a long standing problem I have had both on this site and on my ministry site. Everything is set correctly in the view options and...

Mon, Nov 23 - 2015

     So if you've visited my site before you probably remember that I didn't have any sort of logo or header image and just had this big goofy looking blank spot.well that blank spot is no more thanks to a bit of work on my part. Last night I had the great idea of portraying my office in a lowpoly drawing styled image. The graphic was created mostly in blender and then pulled into gimp for some coloring and layering of other images. I do plan on making some tweaks to it yet, such as making it wider to fill the space better, and I want to get a better picture of myself,...

Mon, Nov 9 - 2015
      For some time I've been a fan of gel pens, there is just something about them, they write so smooth and have such good ink flow. Bic pens are alright, but face it, a good gel pen beats a stick pen any day. I've gone through a few gel pens in my time, usually the tips get messed up from being dropped long before I use all the ink up.
     When my last blue gel pen had it's tip messed up, thanks a lot Ada, I decided that it was time to start a search for a pink gel pen. I never would have expected it to be as hard to find as I found it to...
Mon, Nov 9 - 2015

     I've been filming for a documentary and have been using quite a bit of green screen shots, and while doing that I've picked up some tips that I think could be helpful for a beginner

1. Background is everything. Do your best to get an even green color, it will make your comps a million times easier. I've read and been told that green felt works best, go for the brightest you can find. Felt doesn't wrinkle like lighter weight fabrics, and has more diffuse properties so the shadows are much less defined.

2. Lighting goes hand in hand with the...

Mon, May 18 - 2015
     Okay, so that might not be the best title in the world, but in this blog post I'm going to be going over how to fix lighting issues with meshes exported from Blender and then used in the massively popular voxel game, Minetest. The biggest issue I think people have is all because of Normals. Blender is usually pretty good with keeping normals pointed in the right direction but every once in a while you'll get some normals that are a little confused and point backwards. You might not notice it in Blender, but once the mesh is in the game the lighting on it will always...
Sat, Jan 17 - 2015
     Hey everybody, you and I both know you have some great ideas about how to improve Minetest. Well maybe improving Minetest is a little far fetched, not that it doesn't have room for improvement, but you probably have more ideas about mods that can be made*. Well do I have good news for you, I've recently started a playlist on Youtube of Minetest Modding videos. I'm starting out with the basics, as I'm no modding master, but we'll learn together. The videos will be released weekly on Fridays, and they will be without ads for one month, after which point I'll be...
Fri, Dec 12 - 2014
    Once again I am back with another stupid Christmas carol this time the Grinch song. Now I should mention I've never seen/read the Grinch movie/film/video/book I don't even know what the title of it is, or what it is, though I'm guessing Dr. Seuss wrote it. This song doesn't really have too many problems with it, but what does it have to deal with Christmas? You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch.
You really are a heel.
You're as cuddly as a cactus,
You're as charming as an eel,
Mr. Grinch.
You're a bad banana with a greasy black peel.
You're a...

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