August 02, 2022

On Vacation

In celebration of having written a long post that did not evaporate when I hit publish, I'm going south for a few days to visit my 80 year old parents who have no computer and no internet beyond the potential for dial-up offered by their land line. 

Blogging will resume this weekend and the next stream on the Twitch channel will be Friday night. 



We'll begin by watching some silent DINOSAUR movies! The short surviving clip from The Ghost of Slumber Mountain ( 1918 )...(the very first live-action film featuring dinosaurs!) will be followed by the classic 1925 adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World




Since those films together are less than 2 hours long, and our Friday streams are scheduled to be at least 4 hours, we will follow the  thunder lizards with a few hours of adventuring in Eorzea with the superbly entertaining MMORPG Final Fantasy 14 Online




Come by and join us for the fun this Friday, August 5th, at 9:00PM EDT / 1:00AM UTC at twitch.tv/brickmuppet !


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Next Monday at 6:00pm EDT / 10:00pm UTC we will continue last night's fighting and grilling with the quirky Metroidvania cooking game Dungeon Munchies 



There are other games in prospect, pending the arrival of some equipment so stay tuned!

While the channel still isn't monetized and thus we can't use our emotes in the channel just yet, we are prepared for that eventual contingency as the channel has just acquired a fully operational...wiggly!


Art by Anime Gum. Support him on Patreon!

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June 20, 2022

To Whom it May Concern

I am flattered and humbled that you like my writing style and are pleased with "much good informations" the blog supplies you with. However, I am not in the market for solar panels, wooden decks, Bangalore whores, or bulk quantities of frozen chicken feet. 



Art by Anime Gum. Support him on Patreon!


Thank you for your viewership. 

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June 03, 2022

Streaming Update

While suffering from COVID, we here at Brickmuppet Blog endured some power failures, internet connectivity issues, and what I assume was a drop bear infestation. However, Wednesday, both power and internet were working and I did a short, unscripted test stream. 



There is still an awful lot of scuff, particularly audio issues at the beginning, and the stream was completely unscripted (being just a test) but this was the first stream where stuff mostly worked.


Heh, "Mostly"
He still can't get his PNG to work right, Steam is not linking up to his Twitch, at all, he hasn't received his HDMI capture equipment yet and there is a reverb in his headphones that causes him to sound like a drunk cretin at points. 

Hush. 

Despite that, I finally got my streaming software (OBS) to work with my Mac to the point that I could do a 'Just Chatting' stream. One of my plans for the channel is to at least once a week do some silent movies, 'cause if it's pre-1928, it's usually DMCA free. (There are exceptions but those are fairly easy to find). There is a big enough backlog of decent silents to last at least two years. 

I had 5 people in chat at one point, at least one of whom was not a bot. 


"It's a small victory, but I'll take it."

Actual premier with Obligatory Power-Point is set for June 11. If the vidya gaming setup still isn't working by then we'll do a just chatting/movie stream anyway.
   

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June 19, 2021

On the Road Again

I've got to run 300 miles south for several days to attend to some family matters. There's little connectivity in the swamp, so posting will be even more diffident. 


As compensation, here is a young lady who is simultaneously cute as a button and someone you probably do NOT want to get on the wrong side of.



The cute girl with the fuzzy pets is from a light novel by Schuld which  was illustrated by the awesome Lansane, who, in turn, you can directly support via Fanbox or SKEB.
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May 03, 2021

SENPAI NOTICED ME!!!

"Banned in Boston" used to be a selling point for books. 


As a Z-list blogger of diffident posting frequency such PR gold is closed to me. 

Oh wait. 

According to commenter MadRocketScientist:

Your blog, and possibly all of mee.nu is now banned by T-mobiles censorship application (which I need to figure out how to disable.)

Was it downvoting communism or a picture of an empty vaccine line?
 


"Hey girls! T-Mobile says The Brickmuppet's a...Bad Boi! Let's check him out!"

Hey ladies. Yeah. I'm...dangerous

Hahahaha! I have arrived! No doubt I've said SOMETHING too close to the truth. 

The omnipotent, ubiquitous "They" do not want people to hear me. 

So come one, come all, to read that which is FORBIDDEN

Now to take advantage of this public relations coup. I must think of something forbidden to write. 

Or anything to write really. 

It ought not be hard. I am, after all, quite radical.



UPDATE:  I finally got some people who have T-Mobile to look into this and it IS now blocked by T-Mobile's Web Guard parental filtering software.  

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April 20, 2021

Technical Difficulties

I think Mee.nu is under DDOS attack. 



Verizon, my service provider, has been intermittently being rather diffident in quality, speed and bandwidth for a few days. Local storms may be to blame. 

On a completely different note, it is good to learn where great minds got their inspiration. 




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April 12, 2021

Blogging Best Practices

One of the best secrets of the big-brained-pro-bloggers is to actually make sure one's post published on the date it was supposed to and isn't still in "draft" 5 days later for some reason.



And 3-D is the wave of the future! 

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March 07, 2021

From Mojave to Big Sur




...is a heck of a road trip but, to my astonishment not a great deal of trouble with regard to Mac operating systems.

I've judiciously avoided MAC updates after the Catalina fiasco last year, but now, as I try to get my Twitch channel up and running and do video editing,  I find I need the latest OS to run the associated software. 

Despite my trepidation, the update went quite smoothly. I purchased my iMac in August of 2019 and went from Mojave to the new Big Sur with no real problem. 

In stark contrast to the Catalina fiasco, almost everything works. 

There is an intermittent bug with the Apple Mail application not wanting to autoload occasionally. This affects me not at all, as I hardly use that app ever, linking directly into my mail accounts. On the rare occasions that it doesn't load it can be manually started. 

Some older applications no longer work. I'll need to get updates for them no doubt.

The most relevant issue for me is that video files of most types no longer display thumbnails when browsing through finder. VLC works fine, but .WEBMs don't. 

That's it. That's the extent of the bugs so far. 

Internet works fine. 

The new OS is not turning my spreadsheets into pixel salads, or locking my computer up and slowing everything down a crawl. 

The interface changes seem to be an actual improvement as well. 

I'm not seeing any real problems aside from the most minor issues.  The Big Sur upgrade seems to be a throwback those halcyon days of yesteryear when Apple was a hardware company that produced rock solid software for its products rather than a malware company that diffidently produces some widgets. 

It's been a whole week, and I'm honestly still waiting for the hammer to fall. 



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November 02, 2020

Why are MY Comments

...and not Arianna the Enterprising Salesbot being blocked as spam? 


As opposed to the good kind of SPAM as rendered here by OmeNo

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June 25, 2020

Comments

I just deleted a tsunami of spam comments.

It's possible that I deleted someone's comment by mistake.

If so, I apologize. 

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March 02, 2020

All That and a Bowl of Grits

On my iMac, for browsers, I've got Safari, Opera, New Moon (A mysterious Macintosh fork of Pale Moon), Epic, and Vivaldi. All have good and bad points. Now I've loaded Brave and it is better than the lot of them. It's closest to Epic in concept and execution, being a "privacy browser" based on Chrome, but it seems rather more polished and is independently verified to be about as private as advertised.  I'm not sure, but I assume given that last fact that Brave would also get maximum utility out of one's VPN. 



 

Anyway, I'm very pleased with it. The only thing it lacks is a cute personification avatar. But we can rest assured that when it comes, it'll likely be a catgirl.


UPDATE:
My curiosity has out argued my skepticism so I've tentatively activated the Brave Rewards option and will keep you appraised.
UPDATE 2: Well. THAT'S annoying. 

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January 05, 2020

State of the Blog

Christmas is over and my holiday in the land of no internet has passed as well so the months long dry spell is coming to an end.

One of my New Years resolutions is to do more of the long-form posts, more media reviews and stuff. I also got two Bitchute Channels, currently only one is activated and consists of a few migrated videos and travel movies. Eventually, I'd like to do a channel complementing the blog but I need more equipment for that.

I've re-discovered that I'm not interested in microblogging.

Anyway, here's some imaginary 2-d lady summing up the last two months of the blog's output.


Art by Pas

Sorry 'bout that.

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October 17, 2019

Hiatus

Due to...

...circumstances...




...we will be laying low for a few days in a place far removed from the internet.

And laminate wood floor boards.

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August 21, 2019

Apple Computers

A company that has as its  raison d'être , top of the line, visionary, and exquisite industrial design.


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August 07, 2019

Placeholder

Chaotic week.

I'm making a quick post in the library while working on a research paper. 
Blogging will remain light.

All personal, national and international news is bad...except for this story. 


Well... The story behind the story is nice, the story itself is dumb.

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July 20, 2019

Turbo-Encabulators Are GO!!!

Tesla Coils are at Maximum Pneumatic Pressure!
Hydrophone Arrays are emitting in the infrared!
Magic smoke containment fields are polarized!
The vampires have been provided with their offerings!
The flywheels are engaged and our datalink is now interfacing with the planetary tube network!



"It's more technically accurate to just say we're back up and running.".

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June 07, 2019

Oh. Well. That Was Embarassing.

In lieu on an explanation, here is a cute wood elf drawn by Houtengeki.


Support him on Pixiv Fanbox here

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April 25, 2019

Running Silent

Coming up on the last week of school and am struggling to pass a kanji class and finish an unrelated research paper. Blogging will remain light for a week or so after which the long dry spell will end.

In the meantime here is a Canadian's take on everyone's favorite frog girl and gravititrix.

MHA's 'Froppy' and 'Urabity' as drawn by Canada's gift to the eyes, Sakimichan, who can also be found on ArtStation and Patreon and whose non-shrinkified stuff can also be bought here.

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March 27, 2019

Testing the Blog's New Bitchute and You-Tube Embeds



For others who blog on mee.nu, the how to-post on this is here.

Pixy has a You-Tube embed as well. It's of fading utility as most of the cool, interesting people are getting banned.

However, most is not all...



...so it's still a useful tool.

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March 20, 2019

Status Update

It appears that our posts are being lost between chair and keyboard and we have decided that this is due to tachyon interference from transmissions emitted by the Dero from far beneath the Earth's crust in an attempt  to break the tyrannical hold on their third and fourth chakras that is being exercised by the Shapeshifting Reptoids from Draco who have taken refuge with the Antarctic Space Nazis in the hollow Earth after having to abandon their forward operating base in Cydonia after the Greys razed it with ortillery to prevent the Reptoid's and Nazi's joint (and evil) plan for global domination from interfering with the Greys' seedy and completely illicit fetish tourism and surprisingly lucrative manipulation of local (Terran) cattle futures. 

It is possible that the situation may be more or less complicated than that, but further investigation is needed and in any event things are hectic here, so we've decided to conclude this second rambling run-on-sentence with a picture of Grea who is a shining example of the societal virtues facilitated by hybrid vigor (and who has probably appeared in more TV series than any other half-dragonette).


Art by Wataame27

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