May 16, 2017

One Hundred and Eleven Months Ago

Filed under: Uncategorized — Andy @ 11:38 am

The Way Back Machine

A while back, I read an article that inspired me; that article was a blog posting about how a couple opened up a comic book store. It wasn’t a blow by blow DIY or HOW TO BE A MILLIONAIRE, but it had some great details, the author was open and honest and was engaging when I opened up a dialog when it came to questions and answers.

In July of 2007, I left a job in the tech industry to do something that I had a passion for and to fulfill a dream of mine. I opened a comic book store.

If anyone tells you that running a business is easy, then I think they got extremely lucky. There was work to be done, but the rewards of talking to people about comics, movies, TV series and comparing them time and time again was fun, entertaining and just made the work appear to be part of the process.

Not the Comic Book Guy anymore

Times and things change, I don’t know exactly why, just that less and less comics were being bought and ultimately it put me in a position that I wasn’t able to keep things going and I had to close the comic book store for good.

Twitch Stream

A little over a year ago, I started to stream on Twitch. During that time, I was able to share my gaming experience with an interactive audience, where not only did I learn some great stuff, but also got acquainted with some really awesome peeps.

Unfortunately, the twitch experience wasn’t enough to pay the bills and that is the brutal truth. I haven’t given up, but I don’t have a set schedule, my situation and status is tenuous.


Work in progress as it all I can do it persevere and keep positive

April 28, 2017

Gaming / Streaming Things

Filed under: Uncategorized — Andy @ 3:57 pm

Streaming PC
Manufacturer: Self built
CPU: Intel Core i7-4790 3.6GHz Quad-Core Processor
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3-2400 Memory
OS: Microsoft(R) Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Video: EVGA GeForce GTX 760 4GB Superclocked ACX Video Card
Video Capture: AVerMedia CV710 ExtremeCap U3

Gaming PC
Manufacturer: Self built
CPU: Intel Core i7 6700K 4.00 GHz
Memory: Corsair Vengeance Pro 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR3-2400 Memory
OS: Microsoft(R) Windows 10 PRO 64-bit
Video: DUAL EVGA GeForce GTX 970 Super Clocked ACX 2.0 4GB GDDR5 SLI
Headset: Sennheiser RS 180 Digital Wireless
MIcrophone: Audio-Technica AT2020
Keyboard: Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
Mice: Logitech G500 / Mad Catz R.A.T.9

Q: What is your streaming setup??

I’m using a Dual PC streaming Setup to stream to Twitch:

[Gaming PC] –> [Streaming PC] –> [Twitch]

I use an AVerMedia CV710 ExtremeCap U3 to capture HD inputs from my streaming PC.

Q: How do you stream your PC games?

As of 6/01/2015, I am using OBS to stream my PC games.
On 05/18/2016 – I switched to OBS Studio to stream my PC Games

Streaming Rules

Filed under: Uncategorized — Andy @ 3:01 pm

Rule 1 – Don’t be mean, toxic, creepy or a wank & keep it family friendly.
Rule 2 – Please do not advertise other streams unless asked to.
Rule 3 – Keep Politics, Religion, and any other controversial topics out of the chat! In other words, don’t create animosity.
Rule 4 – Please don’t be a backseat gamer, I will ask for help when I need it.
Rule 4a – In order to post links, you need to be a regular viewer with 31 hours.
Rule 5 – Friendly Raids Welcome!
Rule 6 – Refer to rule 1

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