With some new found free time I have been pulling out the Nikon and playing around with some manual controls. Also been shooting raw and playing with that.
Sledding is a lot harder on your butt at 40 than 5.
Just some quick notes on installing the Steam Client on Debian 10 Buster.
sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386
sudo apt update
sudo apt install lib32stdc++6
sudo apt install libva-glx2:i386 libva-glx2
So I have been using the DIY Lapdesk off and on for a few weeks now. I actually have grown to really like the thing. I did not spent to much time gaming the past little while, but i have played a few mouse and keyboard heavy games from my sofa.
- Glass Masquerade
- Quake Champions
- Doom 2
- Borderlands 2
The main issue was storing the thing.. I would have stored it Vertical if I didn’t always feel like moving the keyboard around. I did think to Velcro the keyboard down, but decided against it.
Feels like I move it around depending on which game a fair amount.
I am normally not a fan of shelves and stuff being out, but I had no other option to store this thing, where it was handy and out of the way.
I give you the Gaming LapDesk
It’s built from plywood, Some Yoga Blocks and an Anti Slip Mat from the $tore. I already had a bunch of sticky Velcro strips, so the investment in this was pretty cheap (Under $30 CAD).
I added a old hub I picked up at a local Thrift Ship for $2. I plug the keyboard and mouse into it. Then twist tie up the cables nice, and add a single longer cable to run to my TV center.
Could have gone wireless, but for cost and not having to deal with batteries I like the wired option.
I picked up the cheapest Logitech keyboard the LCS (Local Computer Shop) had in stock. It feels cheap, but not nearly as cheap as I expected. Will prob look to replace these in the future.
The Anti Slip Mat from the $tore was for inside drawers. It worked amazingly well. I used a ton of white glue to stick it down, put a board on top, and piled some paint cans on top for the night.
The finished thing actually feels pretty nice. I can see where I could improve a Model 2 version of this.. So maybe soon I will make an update.
I can’t take all the credit for this amazingly great creation of fun. I fist saw something close to this via DIY DAVE on YouTube. I ended up using the yoga block idea, but think I might try to make folding legs to store it away better on the next model.
Time to get back to some Borderlands 2. Been starting to play this in co-op with a buddy. Also been working on finishing off some single player fps games.
I have not completed Monster Hunter World at this point, but that’s how my gaming life goes these days. Play something for a while, burn out on it around 20 hours, and hopefully come back later.
Monster Hunter games I usually get a boost to finish the last off when the next one releases. I can feel that itch starting to grow with the September release of Iceborne DLC on the consoles. I play on Steam, so its release will be a few months after that I think.
My Favorite Features From Developer Diary 1:
- The ‘View Mode’ thing is pretty sweet as someone who loves to post images of new armor sets.
- The New Gathering Hub looks great!
- The Squad Card system looks good, but a little more “into it” than I would ever be.
- The PlayStation Home type room looks interesting, but not something I would see myself using.
I told myself I would not get anything on the steam summer sale… Then I played inside at a friends house on his Xbox One. It seems like a solid 4 hour type game. With my limited private game time I really enjoy playing fun short games, I can finish in a few nights.
Glass Masquerade has been on my wishlist for a little while. Its hard not to just throw a wishlist game in the cart when its on sale for less than $2.
I am by no means an Auto Body Pro, but I did manage to clean up the Rocker Panels on my Mighty Ranger this week over a few days. Its not a complete 100% fix, but cleaned it up and will buy some time before it comes back again. Really if the truck is still running strong in a few years it will need some new rocker panels welded on.
Its a 2007, so its getting a little long in the tooth but more than enough truck for my needs.
A few spots of rust on the tail gate and bottom on the doors will be the next project as I get some time.
A few towns over from where I live they set a Guinness World Record for largest human maple leaf.