I’m using a dual-monitor setup now…

I’m using a dual-monitor setup now for my streaming. It will allow me to see my Bebo control panel on the secondary monitor while I am also playing the game on my main monitor. In the control panel, I’ll be able to see Twitch chat and events, and control sound levels and the various scenes. Today’s the first run of this setup at 10 am, so come to Twitch and watch the stream and chat with me (if you like what you see, follow my channel there to be notified when I start streaming by email).

I’ve put off grocery shopping for tomorrow…

I have decided to put off grocery shopping until tomorrow morning despite my decision to get up early today to get it done before my live stream. It was an easy decision after I saw how little money I had left in my checking account, and needed to transfer some money from my savings to get everything on my shopping list. Add in the fact that it was almost 8:30 am when I made the decision and I start live streaming at 10 am on the days I stream (like today), and you can see where I needed to manage my time more efficiently.

Tomorrow is a day off from streaming (and it takes a day for the money to transfer between a savings account and a checking account) so I’ll have the time before work in the morning to go grocery shopping without having to rush. Yeah, I won’t have my yogurt or waffles for my breakfast tomorrow, but I can go without for one day. 😉

I’m going to wait to launch my Patreon page…

I’m going to wait to launch my Patreon page until I have at least fifty (50) followers on Twitch. This will make sure that I am dedicated to the live stream and won’t shut it down in the near future. If you would like to see it come about and don’t yet follow me on Twitch, please consider following me (and telling your friends about my Twitch channel) – you’ll be alerted when I go live if you do! 😉

I’m thinking about…

I’m thinking about setting up a Patreon page. Any support there would result in the person getting the role of Donor on the Supreme Gamers Discord server I admin, just as any subscribers or donors to my Twitch account currently gives. It gives a different color username and access to channels which non-donors don’t have access to. I’d also give them access to my whitelisted modded Minecraft server when I set it up, and am considering live Q&A’s once a month for the higher paying donors (after I get a decent webcam).

If I do so, I currently would set up three goals:

  • $100 – get me a decent webcam
  • $550 – covers all my rent
  • $2,000 – covers all my bills, gives me enough for groceries, and a decent payment for my credit card each month (I’d also consider setting up the modded Minecraft server if this level of support was reached.)

Let me know in the comments what you think about this!

Looking at renting a Minecraft server

My Minecraft home under construction.

I’m considering renting a Minecraft server in the near future. It would be running version 1.12.2 and Nature’s Beauty modpack in easy survival mode. I am also thinking about using the map I am playing now as the world map.

I am also streaming bits of my playing of this map in modded Minecraft on Twitch four days a week, so if you can come watch me play. I’m planning on building a city over the course of the series, so leave suggestions in the comments here about what buildings (and farms) you would like to see me build after I finish my house and the future automatic mob farm (which will be built inside the mountain the mine entrance is located in behind my house). I already have a manual tree farm running near my place for my wood requirements (as long as you don’t mind birch) and a small sugar cane farm in the courtyard in the center of my home. I am also considering moving my farm from near the mineshaft to somewhere closer to my house. At the beginning of the game and series, I was living in the mine, so that’s why the farm is now in its place now, but now it’s time to move it. (I also have a water trap for fish and a ground trap for peaceful mobs in place and running – I need more string to make more bait.)

I’m also looking at crafting another pulvus (crushing machine) for my automatic setup. This way if I need to turn cobblestone blocks into glass blocks (which requires two crushing times: cobblestone to gravel, and the gravel blocks to sand blocks which can be smelted into glass blocks in the furnace). I already have a separate furnace for cooking food, but I’m looking at making a third to turn wood to charcoal (as wood is renewable and four planks can make 2 or 3 charcoal pieces from logs) for fuel for my operations (and crafting as coal and two iron ingots can make  one iron lantern).

I’m going to use iron lanterns as part of my streetlights for the roads and maybe also for the subway tunnels as well. I’m going to fashion to roads out of stairs and slabs (thus rending them unable to support hostile mob spawning as mobs need a full non-transparent block to spawn on). I’m still deciding whether place my home inside or outside the main city – let me know what you think I should do! 😉

Anyone in Camrose or nearby want a copy…?

I’ve got a spare copy of 20th Century Masters: Bing Crosby: The Christmas Collection if anyone who enjoys music wants it. I just want it to have a good home where the music will be appreciated. If you are interested, get in contact with me via Facebook or by leaving a comment on this post. 😉

I’ve also decided to quit playing the Horizons III modpack and go back to Nature’s Beauty modpack by Welsknight (he’s on YouTube and Twitch). Why? I was focusing more on machines and mining the ores I need to make them than I was on the building of new structures (which is my favorite part of Minecraft). So what I broadcast yesterday is not what people can expect the next time I stream Minecraft on Twitch.

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