Truckin’ Across the USA (American Truck Simulator)

Today (or last night) I played Euro Truck Simulator’s cousin, American Truck Simulator. It’s pretty much the same, but with American trucks and you’re driving in the USA. Well, just a few of the western states, which was slightly disappointing, I really wanted to drive from sea to shining sea, but maybe with some DLC we’ll get our dream.

This was broadcasted and recorded live at http://twitch.tv/specialkolin

Thanks to all that joined in, and especially thanks to those who are following the channel! I appreciate each and every one of you.

SKVLOG – March 26th – April 7th

A digest from the past couple of weeks. In this vlog, I talk about Podcasts, Ghost in the Shell, and my Twitch stream setup.

This vlog’s soundtrack:
Ryan Little – Power Trip
Broke For Free – Something Elated
Egg Nebula – Abstract Happiness
Revolution Void – Someone Else’s Memories
смерть в летнюю полночь – непредсказуемость
Resonancedj – Special K
Foniqz – Spectrum (Subdiffusion Mix)
Digi G’Alessio – Ekiti Son Feat Valeska – April DeeGee Rmx
Blank and Kytt – RSPN
All licensed through Creative Commons via freemusicarchive.org

 

No Man’s Sky – You Can’t Take The Sky from No Man

Last night, I played No Man’s Sky for the first time in a while, but for the first time on a stream. There’s a lot to make fun of in this game, but I still enjoy it. I enjoy walking around and exploring the various landscapes. I’m hoping to start doing more streams, at least one a week or so. I’d like to know what you guys think of a weekly stream. Of course, it’ll be of various games, and nothing will really be constant, except for myself.

If you’d like, head on over to http://twitch.tv/specialkolin and give me a follow, and of course you can support my endeavors at http://patreon.com/specialkolin

Took a Hike out to La Chua

Today, Sarah and I had the day off together for the first time in, well… what seemed like FOREVER. So, instead of just sitting around the house, we decided to get out and enjoy the warmer weather and go for a hike. This time, we went a little north to Paynes Prarie and hiked the La Chua Trail. 

When we arrived, to the entrance to the trailhead parking lot, it became apparent that all of Gainesville had the same idea. Cars were lined up all along the road, parked in every last bit of available space. I get it, though, it’s the first day of spring, completely understandable. We were lucky enough to get a parking spot, strapped on our (highly unnecessary, but incredibly comfortable) hiking boots, and headed off for the three mile hike.

It was neat to see so many different animals in their natural habitat. Although, it was pretty odd to see wild horses and Bison in Florida, but that’s what happened after the Spanish settled here all that time ago. As a photographer, this is a good place to get some excellent wildlife shots. There were three or four photographers there with immense lenses strictly to get those crazy close-up shots of the birds, gators, and more.

While we were there, I shot a little bit of video on the Fujifilm X-T2, which I’ll edit together eventually, probably. Unfortunately, tragedy struck my favorite camera. After folding my tripod back up and flipping the screen back into place, I noticed that the screen looked blank. I thought it was maybe because the camera had gone into standby, and I woke it back up. Nope. I guess as a direct result of the tilting screen, I can no longer use the screen when it’s flush to the camera. It still works great in ANY OTHER POSITION, but no, not in the standard alignment. I’ve already fired off an email to Fujifilm USA to see what they have to say about it. It is a little worrisome that after about seven months of use, I’m having problems. Maybe I’ll try to upgrade to the GFX 50s. Who knows! I’ll keep you all updated, because I know you’ll be waiting with bated breath.

Overall, despite the crowds, despite the technical difficulties, we both had a good time, and that’s all that really matters. 10/10 I would recommend this little walk to anyone wanting to just get out for a couple hours with the chance of wildlife interaction.

All photos shot with the Fujifilm X-T2 with the XF 16-55mm f/2.8 Lens and edited in Lightroom CC, except the monochrome photos, which are straight off the camera from the Fujifilm X-T10.