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

Comeback Programming

Instead of catching up on one missed workout the week of Thanksgiving, I got even further behind. The last two weeks have seen only one week’s worth of lifting: 1 session the week of Thanksgiving, 2 sessions this past week. Next week I’m going to go back to 3 sessions per week. I have been…


Development Block: Week 1

For the last week or two I’ve had a sinus-heavy cold. I’ve been deliberately overeating to get over this cold, and during this time I decided I would start a lifting program instead of vaguely attack the important lifts just to say I’m still lifting. Weights are in pounds. The number after the @ indicates…


Doctor CHADS

I’ve been binge-watching House. (I’m currently on Season 4, episode 7, for perspective on my first-viewing experience.) Toward the end of the first season, House is forced into a Sophie’s Choice scenario in which he has to fire one of the three doctors on his staff. The requirements to call out the obvious choice are…


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…