Moth on Pineapple

I was snacking away on some pineapple, and this moth decided to land on my hand. I let it roam around and I noticed it was sampling my fingers with its proboscis (ie: trump, or it’s tongue). I realised it was looking for something sweet so I gave it a slice of pineapple.

The little thing wouldn’t move at all!

I attempted to move the pineapple piece and it started to frantically look for it with it’s trump.

I got it off my hand so I could type, in the end. Sitting pretty on my desk.

Maybe it’s getting high on sugar?

Wish my phone had some sort of macro lens!

Stics 0.9.4.0: New Features!

Was keeping myself busy today, so I made some changes to Stics:

  • Moved text processing from ffmpeg to imagemagick. This should speed up encoding a bit. This also makes way for a new feature I’m doing soon!
  • Added a transparency option to Spectrowave. The black bar was looking quite bad but I couldn’t think of a prettier way to do it. Now I did, I guess 🙂

Demo

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Stics 0.9.4.0 beta

Stics 0.9.4.0 beta download

blog updates

This blog was really due for some changes/touch-ups, so I finally did it.

I’m not that happy with the theme, but this will have to do for the time being. If you notice something weird, let me know (yes, you all 3 of my readers!).

How to run TF2 MvM Server with Quickplay

First, follow the instructions in here:

http://wiki.teamfortress.com/wiki/Dedicated_server_configuration

Then, what you need to know for MvM and QuickPlay:

You need to add

and

(the later is not required, but it will make your server run only in matchmaking mode, but it will NOT allow manual connects) to your config (server.cfg).

You also need a “TF Gameserver account”, which you can get easily by following these steps:

  • Log on to your (personal) Steam account on your computer. Start up TF2.
  • Open up the console (usually with the ` key)
  • Type:

Your game console will then output something similar to this:

Set these convars on your game server to have it log in and receive benefits:

Take the last 2 lines

and paste them into your server config (server.cfg).

Next up, you need to set-up your mapcycle.txt to only contain MvM maps. As of writing this, they are:

Now, simply run your server while booting it directly into a MvM map with a limit of 32 players (this IS required!).