Tag: streaming

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…



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…


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….


14 Hour Arena Stream Review

Determining a stream schedule can be a bit of a struggle. I have two 12-hour shifts at work every weekend. It’s enormously difficult to want to wake up at midnight to get a six-hour stream in before my shifts. Mondays I’m similarly fried. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are days that I go to the gym,…


Impressions Upon Return

I will say immediately: the average twitch viewer has become incredibly more positive. People apologize or leave immediately if they offend me, and that is a truly incredible thing. It inspires me to be more pleasant to them, when they are rarely ever the same people, and that really surprised me. More than anything else….


Resolution and Bitch Rate for Twitch Streaming

Width FPS Bitrate 648 60 4480 720 45 4148 576 60 3540 648 45 3360 720 30 2765 504 60 2710 576 45 2655 720 25 2304 648 30 2240 504 45 2033 432 60 1991 648 25 1867 576 30 1770 432 45 1493 576 25 1475 504 30 1355 504 25 1129 432…


The New Rub

I got hurt at work. This ruined my designs. I got a new job. I get to wake up two hours later. When my back heals, I’ll be able to lift and reintroduce a caloric deficit. My new job requires no lifting but does require alertness and attentiveness to detail. To me, that makes rest…


STREAM QUALITY: Broad Chat

There are plenty of technical issues that can “break” a stream: it buffers too much, it’s too blurry, the webcam has a poor angle, the microphone is picking up the noise of your spouse beating the family dog with a wrench. These are all specific nitpicks which are solvable by some direct method. Usually there’s…