Author: <span class="vcard">bashfoal</span>

Simplified Resolution Decision

Since I’ve been having some ISP throttling issues, and to respect my (apparently) majority viewership from mobile devices, I’ve set my target bitrate to approximately 2000kbps. From there you have to decide what kind of content you’re trying to deliver. It becomes much easier if, for example, you don’t give a fuck about YouTube. That’s…


Faculty of Horror

Per my wall-sketti listening approach to podcasts, my hope is to have a pod-noodle that clings. The Faculty of Horror is the first such noodle for me. The Hosts Common things I notice when I listen to a podcast, which Andrea and Alex achieve stunningly well throughout: How long does it take to get to…


Viewer Parameters

A bottleneck is a point of congestion where weakness in one part of a workflow ruins the shit for all the goodness everywhere else. While I have the upload speed to stream 5000+kbps, many viewers can’t handle that. According to Netflix, none of them can. I took a look at my Twitch stats page and…


Streaming More

When Do You Stream? The most common things you will see as advice on Reddit about getting viewers: talk to yourself a lot be involved in other communities have a schedule I do the first naturally, and the second as a form of procrastinating from streaming myself. I think about the third a lot. I…



Why I Stream

Prime Directive The purpose of the bashfoal name is to document progress toward objective results. The feelings expressed here are because I’m human and if you’re here, you’re probably at least a little bit interested in how another human being thinks and feels about how he’s interacting with the things he’s trying to better himself…


Where Online

Easy places to get my attention: Amazon Lists – buying things through this link helps me out financially Discord – good for extended conversations off-stream Facebook – just a fan page, major announcements only because I dislike using facebook Reddit – I follow a lot of subreddits, I might not notice if you message me…


Stream Schedule

All times CST. Thursday, 2AM If you want to be absolutely sure of catching my stream, Thursday at 2AM is the most common day and time I’m on. Thursdays are often also long streams, over 8 hours and up to 16. Tuesday, 2AM This is the second most common day and time. Usually not as…


What Games

What I Do Hearthstone Arena I’m more likely to be streaming this than anything else. Steam Games Reviews I occasionally receive gift copies of games and I’ll play them for up to an hour, then give a review at the end. The comments on these videos are great because YouTube users are really, really dumb….