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Streaming Video Games as a Business and the Time God Punished Me for Masturbation

I was probably 16 when I devoted a lot of time and effort (wasted would be a better term) to Christianity. There were numerous problems with that, however, and one of them stemmed from my problem with self-pleasure. Yep, I constantly choked my chicken, and being religious didn't exactly match up with my love for cleaning the one-eyed snake monster south of Los Pantalones.
Running a Business out of Streaming Video Games So, if you're trying to run a business out of streaming video games, it's not easy. It takes your time, your energy, and sometimes your social life. I know plenty of people who spend 70 hours a week trying to maintain their business, and they see shaky results. Content creation's biggest challenges are to bring people in, retain viewership, and then get them to click that sub button—and keep it.

One of the biggest ways that I practice influence in the digital age is by constantly keeping up on social media and automating processes through apps. IFTTT is…

The Mothers' Day from Hell and Common Twitch Streaming Software

Common Twitch Streaming Software with some Mothers' Day Shenanigans

It was around 2001-ish when we had a Mothers' Day celebration at my old house in Florida. This was before my grandmother passed, so it was my immediate family and her celebrating together. I loved my grandmother, but at times my family and I wondered about her mental state. Often times she would go to the grocery store and pick up the handheld scanner gun, look directly at the laser, and ask if it was hers. She was loved, albeit a little bit loose upstairs.

This Mothers' Day was no different. I remember we ordered fried chicken from some restaurant around the corner, and mid-way through the meal she started coughing and vomiting up the chicken. My dad went to help her, and the rest of the family vacated the dining room table because vomit.

If you're streaming video games via Twitch, generally there are two programs you'll want to consider. XSplit is my favorite. OBS is not my favorite, but it'…

Meeting People from Adult Friend Finder in Person--at a Christian Meetup

It was probably 2004 when I decided to take the leap and purchase a subscription to Adult Friend Finder. Yep, I did it. It wasn't very expensive and I got to contact women that might also be interested in a possible wham-bam-GG-ma'am. I was at Florida State University at the time and love—or some version of it—was in the air. So sure, I'll sign up for a year. 30 bucks wasn't too much damage for some shenanigans.

At that time, I was also a Christian. Shocker, I know. I'll admit, one of the most attractive things for me when attending a church was the women, and what better reason to explore the churches and Christian meetups in the area? I was all for praising Jesus and getting a girl to scream the Lord's name between the sheets. Man is naturally sinful, so have fun before you get sent to hell, you know?
Streaming Video Games Via Twitch: Remaining Ethical Sometimes when you try to attain your dreams, you make enemies. It's a fact. I can remember reading abo…

Carmen Electra's Striptease Video Workout and XSplit's VCam Software

It was around 2007 that I moved to Jacksonville and met up with some cool folks to hang out with. Some of these peeps were Navy folks which was the dominant military service in the area. Mayport was nearby, and so the Navy presence was pretty high. I was happy to find some circle of friends to be around, and it turns out we got up to some weird shenanigans.



I don't remember why, but this group of friends and I decided to put on Carmen Electra's Aerobic Striptease video. It was me, two Navy guys, and a Navy guy's wife. Yes, we practiced warming up, raising our arms and rotating our wrists. Yes, it was a striptease warmup.

XSplit has just released their newest software product, VCam. If you're streaming video games via Twitch, it might be a solid product to take a look at. It all depends on what you want and what you have. A lot of videogame streamers use green screens with proper lighting. However, that can easily reach up into the range of several hundreds of dollars…

Why I Dropped Affiliate: Thinking Critically in a World Where People are Paid to Stream Video Games

When the affiliate program launched for Twitch TV, thousands, if not millions of broadcasters rejoiced. They finally had a sub button which meant some kind of status. It meant that Twitch welcomed them into a realm where they could see their dreams become reality.

For decades, many of my generation wondered if they could ever see their passions turn into a way of living. I can even remember my mom telling me "Nobody got anywhere playing video games!" and I told her to "Wait and see!" Sure enough, this generation would come to see a medium of entertainment that not only entertained the player, but entertained many of us watching, too.

It brings into question our shifting view on what entertainment consists of—since the early 1900s, nickelodeons and picture shows were considered for the lower class since live Vaudeville entertainment was the talk of the town, and motion picture (thankfully discovered by the French and utilized by the Russians) was far behind any con…

BlizzCon 2018: A Con that I Shall Forget

It's rare that I'll have a bad convention experience. It's happened once, where I literally had my car towed when I -unknowingly- parked in a private residential parking garage that I thought was for the convention. The gate was open and I was unaware it was a private garage. Plus, I can recall a sign pointing towards the garage and wasn't aware that I was parked illegally. I had to Uber to the tow station and drop 300 dollars just to get my car back. On top of that, I lost a 60-dollar Mophie battery block that was brand-new. Cons are not forgiving.

This year's BlizzCon was difficult for me in numerous ways. First, I wasn't able to go the first day because my day job "needed" me there, even though I don't do much for that company. Secondly, I had very little time to prepare. Friday night I wanted to prepare for the con, but I didn't stretch and I fell asleep around 1 AM, a little bit worried that I wasn't prepped for it. 
Let me be clear,…