I guess I never posted an #introduction post!
Hi, I'm Megan! Or meg. I'm a software engineer but that's the boring part. Over the last 8 years I worked for a company that severely restricted my OSS contribution ability, so I dove into streaming and retro game hacking to do something fun as a hobby instead. That's no longer the case, but I want to continue to do those things.
I'm over on twitter, as well as twitch, as megmactv, so if I followed you here and you recognize that name that's me. I don't really stream anymore so I'm dropping the tv part.
I've been working on some hardware hacking things lately that I'm pretty excited to post about soon! I also complain a lot about the state of tech today, but what else is new. #noxp
I'm kinda curious if there's any documentation on which author wrote what and if that correlates at all with what I liked/disliked.
Also I really do not at all understand the showrunners' plan with showing things happening outside the main story's context that wouldn't actually have mattered much for another 2 seasons. They kinda robbed themselves of an ok (but not great) "ending" for very little upside.
Anything to do with Marco Inaros, though, felt like a complete waste of time in both. On one side of him: a world ending catastrophe, on the other: creepy alien shit. His book/season: how does the monster feel, though. Uggh
I have been running into a situation where I keep using "RTX" to refer to hardware raytracing acceleration, but this is misleading because RTX is actually NVidia's trademark for their specific implementation and sometimes you want to contrast NVidia with AMD. To solve this, I would like to propose we now refer to the underlying technology as "HRT", for "Hardware Raytracing". "Within ten years all gamers will have access to HRT", et cetera
After another attempt that failed in pretty similar ways, managed to recalibrate everything right and got a much nicer print.
Just like 5 days worth of printing parts like this and it'll actually be something!
It's like.. "here's a nice coming of age dramedy show with a bit of an edge to it..." and then BAM Hits you right in the feels and you have to go watch a kids show to balance it out.
That said while twitch has dangled the better rev share as a secret-not-secret carrot to smaller streamers forever, it's been pretty clearly dead for ages now and I don't think this is the thing that'll rally all the haves and have nots of twitch together to meaningful action.
It would be fascinating to know how much of a paycut this is going to mean to some of the biggest twitch streamers, assuming this really is applying to everyone and there are no more sweetheart deals anymore even for people like ninja.
Weirdly I think this is an extension of both-sidesism? Like, if you're so convinced of a balancing fulcrum to every issue, the only decisive factor left is how much information each "side" supplies, rendering you vulnerable to gishgalloping. Silence is guilt in this framework.
Don't think I've seen them roll something out that way before?
I like video games, programming languages, and hacking things up with old video game hardware. Used to stream on twitch (as megmactv) but don't really anymore.
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