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Entertainment & Technology / Rust (The Game)
« Last post by neXus on August 17, 2022, 07:39:42 AM »
Anyone play this or across this?
It really interests me. Gets regular updates, you got PVP and PVE aspects as well as building.

But the thing that has stopped me getting it is how server reset. Either on a regular basis or by the developers with updates. Everyone basically starts again each "Wipe" so achievements mostly lost etc. Just does not trigger with my achievement goals.

Thoughts?
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Entertainment & Technology / Being a Gamer Dad
« Last post by neXus on August 17, 2022, 07:26:13 AM »
IT SUCKS
- First of all finding the time to game with kids is a mission in itself.
- When you do get to play you setup and it is either
1. Windows or game updates needed - There goes your window
2. Interruptions: Mostly from the wife, sometimes the kids. Since most games I enjoy are online and most games do not have a pause button these days it is hard.

The other annoyance is that people I know are only Dad's and working and all kinds and not gamers. Just not in those circles any more. It is hard to meet people online because your not on consistently or at regular times to make friends that way so online play is not as fun as it could or can be.


Hate it. Want it, but its so annoying.


Anyone else game/try to or anything? How you going on that?
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Guides & Projects / Re: temp sensors display to webpage
« Last post by neXus on August 17, 2022, 01:54:25 AM »
ok... I got a bit carried away....

I've got home assistant running in a VM on my server

temp sensors all working, displaying temp in thome assistant


this is where I got carried away.... I bought a bunch of RGB leg bulbs... so I can get home assistant to change the bulb colour depending on freezer temperature...


anyone any good with home assistant?
Home assistant is awesome. Their site makes it look like its really crappy and old but the thing itself and the interface and features are well polished at this point.


RGB lights running off home assistant you can just do all sorts.
You will need to make sure you got the entities (Lights and sensor) detected and controllable through home assistant. Then it will be just writing a YAML script for that.
This may help?


https://www.home-assistant.io/integrations/light/
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Guides & Projects / Re: temp sensors display to webpage
« Last post by knighty on August 16, 2022, 23:20:04 PM »
ok... I got a bit carried away....

I've got home assistant running in a VM on my server

temp sensors all working, displaying temp in thome assistant


this is where I got carried away.... I bought a bunch of RGB leg bulbs... so I can get home assistant to change the bulb colour depending on freezer temperature...


anyone any good with home assistant?
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Prey
« Last post by neXus on August 12, 2022, 01:09:01 AM »
Prime is ridiculous value and they are basically paying me at this point given how many refunds, etc I have had when issues arise through their CS. You just have to not take the piss.

Lightyear is next on the list for the kids. We're not finding so much on Netflix and I hate how pervasive it is, it streams to devices when you don't want it to and there's no way to disable casting, the apps tend to take over the TV UI and don't allow you to go back or exit the app easily. It's wholly designed to trap you in their system.
Side tracking a little - Feel that with a delivery company here - Derliveroo.
Especially KFC as an example - they pretty much always get orders wrong, missing things etc and the Derlivery company just refunds either all of it or big chunks and you wonder


Back to Amazon - I found some serious bugs and issues - Long story ( I can do a post if anyone is interested) around Amazon Security and most of it is in the name of making it easier to make you buy be dammed if you can get hacked or have fraudulent stuff done. Amazon just deals with the latter (badly) and be dammed the actual flaws.
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Entertainment & Technology / Re: Prey
« Last post by Clock'd 0Ne on August 10, 2022, 18:14:20 PM »
Prime is ridiculous value and they are basically paying me at this point given how many refunds, etc I have had when issues arise through their CS. You just have to not take the piss.

Lightyear is next on the list for the kids. We're not finding so much on Netflix and I hate how pervasive it is, it streams to devices when you don't want it to and there's no way to disable casting, the apps tend to take over the TV UI and don't allow you to go back or exit the app easily. It's wholly designed to trap you in their system.
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Guides & Projects / Re: run plex server for mates
« Last post by knighty on August 09, 2022, 21:12:45 PM »
I'll give it a go!

Not really bothered about using it personally, I do stuff watch it then delete it

I'll try watching it from home myself first

I was thinking I could re-encode storage so no need to transcode on the fly... But Google says it's a bit touch and go, depends a lot on what the viewer's plsyer can play

Setup a new VM earlier. I'll install Plex later :-)
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Guides & Projects / Re: run plex server for mates
« Last post by XEntity on August 09, 2022, 20:16:49 PM »
Just run it and give it a go, it’ll take you no more than 15 minutes to install and index all your stuff, it’s really pretty simple to get up and running just chuck it in a folder. If on your local network then won’t likely need to transcode, just the remote sessions.
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Guides & Projects / Re: run plex server for mates
« Last post by knighty on August 09, 2022, 17:44:29 PM »
hmmm... no quicksync, is it worth giving cpu encoding a try or am I wasting my time?

server as a dell r730, I've havn't looked into it, but gpu options are limited - thats why I put a gt730 in it... looks like a 730 is touch and go for transcoding

also.... can I just dump films/episodes into a folder and plex will sort it all out?  - I don't mine putting in the time to set it up but don;t want to have to mess with it all time time


guess I chould just bite the bullet, run it and see what it's like?
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Guides & Projects / Re: run plex server for mates
« Last post by XEntity on August 09, 2022, 08:37:49 AM »

- There is no GPU work, its all CPU and it will run as a service on Windows / run in the background so you do not want to use it on a machine being used for anything other than network/server type stuff.


This isn't entirely true, you can offload to the GPU however you need to have a Plex Pass subscription (Which is relatively pricey @ £4/month / £95 lifetime, unless you got in on it early like I did.

For CPU transcoding ideally you want something with Quick Sync (Intel), which you may have already experienced with your CCTV, for AMD really you need the GPU.

However, most of my internal streaming doesn't transcode so that content can be ignored in any calculations, I don't have 4K content yet and running this on an E3-1260L in a Gen 8 micro server with no GPU, I generally only have 1 person at a time streaming and don't appear to have issues, not sure if I'd get much more out of it. Using X264 over X265 would help, but 99% of mine is 265.

I couple of links with more info:
https://support.plex.tv/articles/201774043-what-kind-of-cpu-do-i-need-for-my-server/
https://support.plex.tv/articles/115002178853-using-hardware-accelerated-streaming/

However, you might also want to checkout Jellyfin, I've not used it, but I believe no subscription supports AMD AMF (Similar to Quick Sync), not quite as polished as Plex but I hear a lot of good things..
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