I spent the weekend mapping. It had been over a year since I created the base maps for my world map, back before they overhauled the mapping system in Minecraft. I also got to explore some new lands, and got very irritated by some of the world generation glitches. You can see what I mean by the large vertical shore lines in the west and south.
Alpha – Seth's Continent
I went to Milo this evening to run a live webcam at the Fishing Derby Prize Drawing. It went decently ok, although we had some issues with the Library's wireless network and had use wifi from my phone instead, so the quality wasn't as amazing.
And all people can seem to do is complain about how horrible it was, or how dissappointing it was. Thats just the world for you.
We're sorry the audio wasn't perfect people, but remember, we're doing this as volunteers here. It was still better than nothing, and the results were available online as soon as the drawing was over, just like they always are. (Although it appears the website showed a cached version of the page to some people, and they didn't realize all they had to do was click reload)
So that was my day. Can someone remind me why I still do this stuff when I live an hour and half away?
My newest city, Southron, is complete. I finished the final details up, and built roads to connect it to my other settlements. So that's done.
I think I'm going to go back to my big city and do some fooling around there. The skyport needs some work. Might just knock down a few buildings and expand a wee bit while I'm at it.
I've got a bunch of plans for things to build, but I think I need a little break. This last city burned me out
I did some testing today with Minecraft and the new built-in Twitch.tv features. I didn't have great expectations, and I was pretty much spot on. It works, but not so greatly. My gaming experience is greatly effected when I start streaming. Not to mention, the quality of the stream itself, on its default low settings, leaves a lot to be desired.
I was hoping the chat feature would be useful, say, so people could chat with me while playing. Well, not so much. People can chat TO me, but theres apparently no method to reply to the twitch chat. Which is pretty damn frustrating. The excuse I found online, is the people watching the stream would see your reply in the stream. Great. I understand that. But WHY do you give an option to have chat always available, whether you are broadcasting or not, that doesn't actually let you reply?
It seems very silly to me.
I spent this evening doing some much needed updates on the Milo Historical Society website. I finally updated the gloomy, ancient picture of the museum with a bright new one I took this summer for TRC. I've been meaning to do it for, well, quite some time now. Also took out some old broken pages, and updated the Missing List for the Town Crier page.
The photo gallery also received some drastic upgrades and changes. I created an album for the massive collection of pictures from the Fire of 2008 that TRC collected. I still need to sort through them (somewhere around 200 pictures), and get them uploaded.
There is also an empty album titled "Evergreen Cemetery" now. The National Honor Society at Penquis Valley has been photographing every tombstone in the cemetery, and will eventually be adding them to this album!
I'm also working out a way to integrate the video files from the "OurTown" project thing that the Historical Society was involved in several years back. They were doing interviews with older community members, and had a section on the website where the videos were uploaded. The thing never went anywhere, but I at least want to preserve the 8 video files they had.