Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012 - Leap Day

Hello! And welcome to another exciting episode of.........  DREW'S BLOG (cheers from crowd). Today is February 29th, leap day. Did I do anything special for leap day like a lot of other people, you ask? Nope! I'm just super boring like that! If you can't tell by this point, I'm stalling and trying to make this paragraph as long as possible, without putting any content in it, because I didn't do anything today other than take notes in class and do crap loads of integration to prep for my test Friday. That; however, looks like enough words to fill an adequate amount of space.

Onto YouTube news! I was planning on recording a little tonight, but didn't get the time, so there may not be Friday videos, depends if I get a chance tomorrow.  I threw up 2 episodes of Mass Effect today as well, and YouTube is still fighting me over monetization settings, which doesn't really matter I guess when you're making $2 a month and you need $100 before you can get paid.  Whatever. I don't know if I'm allowed to tell you that, I din't really read the contract. Please don't ban me YouTube!

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday, February 27th, 2012 - I got my license!

Alright, so today is day 1 of the "new" format, although, now it's just the official format, as I was using that (this?) format for a few days now.  Anyway, into stuff, today I did my last driving test I needed to do ever in my life and got my full license.  I was really nervous as I haven't driven "properly" (legally) since my G2 test, but was able to pretend to know the laws long enough to get my license, so that was good! Also, at my school, freshman do pranks to get into the upper year "Frosh Controller" program, which means they lead frosh week activities and have a shit load of fun, so today a bunch of people brought a couch to my calculus class and just chilled out in bath robes. It was comical.

Into video news: there are none. That's about it.  I did do some recording; however, nothing is processed yet and will probably take 1-2 hours in order to process, and I don't like starting uploads after 9pm (EST) as then I can't set my monetization settings until the morning.  There should be new videos tomorrow, though.  With that though, I said everything I wanted to, so, until tomorrow, stay classy, internet. (I'm just gonna steal catch phrases cause I'm too unoriginal to make up my own).

~Drew (devilwarier9)

An update on blog format

Alright, so I know I didn't really post anything yesterday, and I do apologize, but I was super tired after playing D&D until 3am on Saturday night (Sunday morning?). Anyway, this isn't a daily post, this is me talking about how I want the blog to look from now on, as I believe I finally have an idea of how I want this run, because, as you may have noticed, my formatting is all over the place.

Down to business now. I will continue to be making daily posts, or at least as daily as I'm capable of, given my massive ADD. The format of these posts will be similar to what it has been the last couple of days, meaning, I will write a short paragraph most likely on something funny or interesting I did or saw that day, but most likely not more than a paragraph, maybe two on a really busy or exciting day. After that, each post will have a list of any videos I may have put out that day. This seems to be the format that works best for me and the blog.

Another thing I want to do is add reviews. Basically, whenever I finish a game I will make a post about my thoughts and feelings of the game and how much I liked or disliked it. Obviously my reviews will be skewed to my opinion, as I have strong opinions on most developers and series, regardless if they change, my opinion rarely does, but I'll try to be fair. I will try to do reviews for any game I finish, recorded or not, but I may not do one for every unrecorded game, because I'm lazy, but EVERY recorded game WILL get a review, even if my review is terribly written. I might try to add a score system or something as well, we'll see how I feel after I write my first review.

I think that's about all I have to mention right now, hopefully things will look a bit nicer with consistent formatting and topics. Also, real quick, may not be videos today, didn't get a chance to record this weekend and I'm all out of recorded stuff. I'll record today, but it may be too late after editing to get something up, just an FYI.

I should stop writing now because I'm in a calculus lecture and I should probably pay attemtion otherwise I'm gonna fail. Also, sorry for any spelling mistakes in this, my phone doesn't have spell check. Bye now!

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Saturday, February 25th, 2012 - This Title is Good

Just kidding, that title isn't really good. in fact, it's really bad. Anyway, today was my first day back after Whistler, so I spent a majority of my time just doing laundry.  I'm going over to my friends place to play D&D in an hour, so I'm writing this a little earlier than usual.  It's been a long time since I played D&D and all my friends play way more seriously than me, so they might rage at me at some point, but it's all good in the neighbourhood.  Also, I got new t-shirts today, and that makes me really happy. Here's a couple pictures of them and me modelling one like a boss.

I need to put more words beside this picture to make the template of the blog look better, so here's some words or something.

This paragraph isn't really about anything, but it's going to make my site look better with words and pictures and things, so you don't really have to read it unless you just want to read me talking about nothing in particular and using extremely long run-on sentences. I think I have enough words now.

Alright, so, once you're done admiring how attractive I am, you can watch today's Mass Effect episodes, which I have no idea if they are showing up in sub boxes.

Episode 23   ---   Episode 24   ---   Episode 25

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday, February 24th, 2012 - Almost home

So, when you're reading this I'm probably just landing in Toronto (I'm writing this at 10am but not posting it till later to make sure I don't forget).  I know that doesn't really make sense, make a blog post about my day before my day has even started, but whatever, I don't really care, I barely talk about my day on these anymore because I suck at trying to put thoughts into words.  Especially interesting words.  Sometimes I have good days and am able to write a lot and have some interesting things to say, but not most days.  And that is why I basically turned my blog into a YouTube notification feed for my videos.

It's not like I don't do anything interesting, I mean, not all my days are interesting, but even when I have a day that would be a good read, I am incapable of putting it into words.  I mean, I guess that's why I'm an engineer, we only have to write one paper over our entire four years, and it was only 2 pages double spaced.  I suck at English and creative writing, even though it interests me.  I wish I was a better creative writer.  I guess LP commentary is kind of like very unedited and messy creative writing if you think of it like that.

Anyway, I think I've bored you long enough with my woes and inability to write, so here are today's Mass Effect episodes.  Also, tomorrow I will be going back to posting at normal times, the videos have been late cause I've been on west coast time for a week.

Episode 20   ---   Episode 21   ---   Episode 22

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Thursday, February 23, 2012 - I'm Bad at Titles

What is up guys? Today was my last day in Whistler and that makes me sad cause it was an awesome vacation. Snowboarding is fun. Writing is hard while watching YouTube videos because I keep getting distracted.  Anyway, here's today's Mass Effect videos in case they're not showing up in your sub boxes.

Episode 17   ---   Episode 18   ---   Episode 19

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 - Here's some stuff

Hey guys, sorry I didn't post yesterday, but I got home really late and was super tired after Snow Boarding all day and I don't know why I capitalized that  but it's too late to change it.  Anyway, I got home really late and was way to tired to write anything, I basically fell asleep immediately.  So, here's yesterday's and today's videos.  Enjoy!

Episode 12   ---   Episode 13   ---   Episode 14  ---   Episode 15   ---   Episode 16

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Monday, February 20th, 2012 - Here's stuff

K, I know I didn't post yesterday, but I was really busy and got home at 2am. I'm in Whistler now so I'm posting at normal time here, even though it's gonna be like 2am in Toronto. Anyway, here's yesterday's and today's videos. Also, I might move the website to my old website cause it's my own domain, none of this Blogspot BS.

Episode 9   ---   Episode 10   ---   Episode 11

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Saturday, February 18th, 2012 - Late!

Sorry I'm late, I just got back from seeing a movie with a friend.  I uploaded a video of some of my Minecraft stuff today as a test to see how it does vs Mass Effect and so it it's doing pretty well.  Also, i was not able to finish Mass Effect today, but I did get enough parts to post 3 a day every day I'm gone, as long as I get internet at the hotel, because uploading from my phone is super annoying.

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Friday, February 17, 2012

Friday, February 17th, 2012 - I hurt

I worked out more and now I hurt. Anyway, here's your Mass Effect videos for Friday. lol I thought it was Thursday for a long time there. I had to check. (Also EP7 is NOT up as of this post, but will be in like an hour and I'm not updating this.)

Episode 4    ---   Episode 5   ---   Episode 6   ---   Episode 7

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thursday, February 16th, 2012 - Mass Effect!

Alright, I uploaded a bunch of Mass Effect videos today, so here they are.  Also I worked out a lot and now I'm tired and have a blister :(

Episode 1   ---   Episode 2   ---   Episode 3

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012 - Videos!

Alright, so since I'm super lazy and writing words and stuff is hard or something like that, so I'm probably just gonna use this site to link to videos I've posted over the day, as I'm going to try to post at least 2-3 vids a day, until I go away to Whistler, at least.  Anyway, here's today's video (only one, was having issues):

--> Update on projects

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Mass Effect 3 Demo videos up!

Here are some links since the embed code won't work:

Episode 1  ---  Episode 2  ---  Episode 3  ---  Episode 4

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 - I'm Back!

So, sorry, I've been gone for a few days, I forgot on Thursday and then went to my friends place a couple hours away and hung out there for the weekend and did standard stupid college things.  I also didn't manage to upload anything while I was there, I had a few videos recorded, and should have set them to upload before I left, but didn't, which was dumb.  And by "a few videos" I mean 3 Saint's Row 3 vids.  I'll upload those probably tomorrow since the Mass Effect 3 demo just came out today and I nerdgasm'd all over the place and recorded that, and it's uploading right now.

Also, my AdSense account finally got approved, so I now now make money off my blog AND my YouTube page.  So go check out some of those obtrusive ads over there ------->

I think that's about all I have to say right now.  You'd think I'd have more to say after being gone for so long, but NOPE. I'm just lazy as fuck.

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 - Anyone there?

Seriously, I don't even know why I write these.  I guess I set some sort of personal achievement to post one every day in February and now I'm forcing myself to abide by it, even though that's almost completely pointless.  Whatever.  I just finished writing a test, and think I did fairly well, and I have about an hour of free time, so I'm going to try to record some stuff to post in the morning.  WEEEEEEEEEEEE. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 - Still Lazy

Well, here I am, typing up another blog post that maybe 2-3 people will read.  And I'm including myself there.  At some point, several years ago, I did these because I enjoyed them, even though no one read them, now I feel like I only enjoy writing if I know people are going to read.  My blog got 100+ hits the first day, and I have no idea why, but that's what really inspired me to try to do this, now I get like 5 hits a day. 

There's not even anything for me to talk about right now.  Wrote a test tonight, and have another tomorrow, so no recording till at least Thursday, which I do apologize for.  That's seriously all the material I have right now.  I thought of talking about current events at one point, but there's already so many sites about them, plus they bore me, so, for now, you get terrible, short writing. 

Monday, February 6, 2012

Monday, February 6th, 2012 - I don't even

Well, here I am, another day, another post.  At some point in my internet life I recall having interesting opinions and things to talk about on my blogs, but now I really can't think of any.  I tend to get stuck in talking about my day, which sometimes is interesting, but for the most part is pretty mundane.  I talked at one point about suggesting topics of discussion, but I still don't have enough users for that.

I really don't know what to talk about, as I didn't do anything today.  I went to 2 classes, barely payed attention, then got home at 11 and did nothing.  Oh, and I completely forgot to record, got busy doing some other things, sorry!  I'm really terrible at this whole being regular thing.  You think I'd get better at it now that I have incentive, but nope.

I really don't have anything else, so this is gonna be a short post, so, until next time, keep on keeping on.

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Sunday, February 5th, 2012 - Superbowl!

What's up guys?  Oh, you can't answer cause this isn't a conversation?  Oh, well I guess that makes sense.  In other news, today was Sunday, so I did what I do every Sunday: wake up late, go snowboarding, catch up on homework, eat pizza, watch football.  It was a good day.

Like I said, I went snowboarding today.  I live just outside Toronto, so there aren't really any mountains really close by.  There's a few bigger resorts a couple hours away (think the nearest is 2h, with some nicer ones ~3h), but for those you have to make a day trip, whereas I just like to go for a few hours, so I head up to this little hill ~20m from home.  It's not great if you wanna ride, but it has a decent terrain park, which I spent a few hours in today.  Finished the day off wit a good ol' face plant after a failed 360 as well, so that was lovely. 

Came home and finished up the rest of the homework I was supposed to do yesterday but procrastinated.  I was planning on doing a little bit of recording as well but ran out of time.  Promise I'll do some tomorrow, as I get home at 11am on Mondays (best day).  So, that'll mean there should be vids late Monday next.

Super Bowl is currently on, ~9m left in the 3rd.  I sometimes watch football seriously, but only really with friends that are also into football.  When I'm alone I tend to just play it in the background while I do other stuff (like this).  Current score is 17-9 for the Pats, which makes me sad cause I'm going for the Giants, even though they beat out the Packers (my favourite team).  Dammit, blogger is telling me I spelled favourite wrong.  SCREW YOU I'M CANADIAN I PUT U'S IN WORDS!  Anyway...

I guess I can say something about the half time show as well.  It was a disgrace against music.  Seriously.  LMFAO and Nicki Minaj should not be considered musical artists, they are talentless losers who get other people to write shit for them and pay them millions to be the face of terrible music.  My god, they should not have been allowed into the Super Bowl.  Oh! Giants scored! Still down 17-12 though...  Back to complaining about music though, well, I guess that's it.  I don't really know much about Madonna so I can't really complain about her too much.

HOLY FUCK.  I just saw a commercial for Wrath of the Titans.  That shit looks sick, I want to see that immediately.  Wow, I am horrible at keeping a focus.  Whatever, I think I'm about out of words to say, so, until next time, <I should make a catch phrase sometime>.

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Saturday, February 4th, 2012 - Picture!

Another day gone by.  Another day closer to the end of the semester, that's all today really was.  Spent the whole day reading my textbooks to catch up for work I missed last week due to tests.  Put up another BioShock video here and I'll probably throw up one more right now (which should be posted in ~2-3h).  Didn't do any playing of BioShock today, was just too tired as I stayed up till 3am last night and woke up at 9am today.  Will do some tomorrow after I finish off the rest of my work, though.

I need to pick a topic for these things or something, rather than just talking about my day.  I mean, that shit seems kinda gay to begin with, and with the fact I do absolutely nothing interesting to read about during my day makes for some boring blog posts.  I need topics to discuss, but in order to find good topics I would need viewer suggestions, but in order to get more viewers to make suggestions I would need good topics.  Oh, the woes of an unpopular blogger.

I guess I can talk about the mangled printer beside me.  My dad broke his printer, and couldn't figure out what was wrong (it ended up being a gear that had come off it's axle) and gave it to me to dismantle, cause I have fun screwing with anything electronic.  I am a computer engineer, after all.  Took the whole thing apart, every single screw I could find and took out every single component.  That's a picture of it in it's broken up glory ---->

Hmm.  I like how that inline picture with words next to  it looks.  I need to add more pictures to these in future.  I wish the camera on my phone worked, but I screwed it up.  Put on custom firmware that didn't have camera drivers, and now there's an updated version WITH camera drivers, but for some reason my computer can't see my phone when I plug it in anymore.  If anyone has a Sony Ericson Xperia X10 and is using custom Gingerbread OS and knows why my PC can't see my phone, please help!

With that though, I think that is all for me today, I am super tired and probably going to sleep very soon.  So, until tomorrow, <I still don't have a catch phrase>. 

~Drew (devilwarier9)

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday, February 3rd, 2012 - It's Friday, Friday

10:00AM: Alright, since writing one post at the end of the day went so poorly yesterday, I think I'm gonna keep trying timeline format. I'm going to try to set my bare minimum goal to get a post out every day of February, and then just keep going as long as I can after that.  That sounds like a good plan, right?  Good.  I'm writing this in my physics lecture, extremely bored, as usual. I want to skip the rest of my classes, but I feel so bad when I do, plus I get super paranoid that my parents are gonna find out. Well, my mom at least. Dad probably wouldn't care, mom would flip a shit. And that is basically the only reason I go to class.

12:00PM:  Well, I didn't so much go to my calculus lecture because I'm  understanding everything in it right now, but I did go to my economics lecture which I am currently sitting it.  This class sucks, I hate economics.  I prefer working on things that are real or something that you can prove, like math and physics, subjects where there is a clear cut right and wrong, unlike economics which is almost all theory and "what-if" scenarios.  Not my kind of thing.

1:00PM:  I just spent the last 20m listening to Korean commentary of random games for no real reason.  I do very few things that make coherent sense.

5:00PM:  Just finished recording a little over an hour of BioShock, I'm gonna put a couple of those videos up now, as well as post this blog now, since all I plan on doing for the rest of the night is watching TV or doing a little more recording's, which doesn't make for very much to talk about on a blog.  

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012 - Woops!

Wow, day 2 and I almost forgot.  What a way to start.  It's pretty late right now and I'm a little intoxicated, so this is gonna be shit, but here goes.

Started out at 8:30 like I do almost everyday, I hate waking up early, yet it is the only way I can be productive.  I feel as if when I start late, I always just wake up before my classes, and when I finish I do nothing, with early days I wake up early, complain, get home early, and actually DO work, or record.  Oh, ya, reason I haven't started Bioshock yet is cause yesterday and today I had tests and got home after 9 and had no time to do anything, but tomorrow I should have some time, so maybe videos Saturday.  Wow, that was a tangent.

Um, on topic, not much to say about classes, I think I had 2 lectures today, so that's nice, but not a lot to talk about.  Had a physics test a few hours ago though, think I did pretty well, could've studied harder, but I'm a lazy ass motherfucker.  That is a fact.

I also beat Uplink today, I guess.  Well, I completed the story missions, but you can still keep playing, or start again and compete the story for the other company.  I think that's the "evil" quest line, whereas I tend to go good my first play through of games, I guess I'm not a psychopath like that.  Well, except in GTA/Saints Row, in them I just murder the fuck outta people, but in most games I go good.

I also started watching a show called Californication a couple weeks ago, and just finished season one tonight.  It's a pretty good show, you should check it out.  It's about a writer who has a family but he doesn't really write, but he's a writer.  It's a comedy/drama I guess.

K, I'm not sober anymore, so I think I'm done here.  That looks like I filled enough space.  Good job, team!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 - Getting Started

8:00AM:  Alright guys, before I start I should explain some stuff.  My name is Drew, but online I go by devilwarier9. I mentioned sect4 in my last post which is my old website which most likely gives you some error, my friend ThePurplePixel over here was my sysadmin, but having started university he moved out and I think he took down the web server when he did, although it's not like it really matters, I barely used the site except for blog posts, which as you can guess I'm now moving here.  The way this will work is much like it did on my old site, I will most likely write the posts a couple paragraphs at a time throughout the day then publish it all at the end of the day.  When I do things this way I tend to have longer posts, if not nonsensical.  My goal is one post every weekday and one on weekends, some posts will be longer, some won't, you're gonna have to deal with it.

8:30AM:  A little background on me real quick is in order I guess, like I said my name is Drew, I am 18 and going to university for Computer Engineering and am currently in my freshman year.  I love physics and math which is very abnormal, but I don't give a fuck.  I'm also very profane, but I still don't give a fuck.  I love android and windows and hate everything Apple.  Love almost any meat, hate almost any vegetable.  I'm super underweight at 125lb's and 6'1" tall.  I live in Canada and it's fucking awesome.  I play a lot of video games and sometimes I record them over here.  I think that about does it for me, see you guys in a couple hours when I write the next bit!

9:00AM:  I really need to pay more attention in class.  My prof is talking about trigonometric integration and I'm really not in the mood to listen so I end up just not listening, although today Is probably one of the most important days to listen as I have a test in this class tonight.  Ugh, doing work is so much... work.

10:00AM:  Physics is boring. That's all I got. Also this is probably gonna be the longest post that will ever get posted. So, enjoy it, cause I won't be doing hourly updates every day, shit's a lot of work and I don't have that much to say.

11:00AM:   Drawing for engineers is a bullshit class.  When in life am I going to be forced to draw a perfectly straight and 100% accurate drawing without any rulers or tools? And more-so, if I am, I sure as hell won't be fired if it's not perfect, seriously, they expect so much perfection in freehand drawings.  Bullshit class is bullshit.

12:00PM:  MMMMMmmmmmmm chicken quesadilla and YouTube video's for lunch. I do enjoy this time of day if I do say so.  Also playing some Uplink based on a friends suggestion, it's a very fun game. 

1:00PM: Material sciences sucks. A lot. Never take it unless you have to (which I do). Not much else to say right now.

1:30PM: So, I'm done all my classes for the day.  Great, right?  Not today.  I have a test at 8:30 tonight and driving home takes way more effort than I'm willing to put in (live 30m from campus) so now I just get to sit in the library for the next 7 hours. Greeeeaaaatttt...  I probably won't make another update till after the test cause all I'll be doing for the next SEVEN HOURS will be studying and playing Uplink or watching YouTube videos.  See y'all then!


5:00PM:  Just got an email from YouTube saying they want to start paying me!  Awesome!  Probably won't make very much as I get very few views, but it'll still be something, so that's pretty cool. Right now I only have the WoW videos ad supported as I have to do each one individually and I doubt anyone will watch my old series's.  I wonder if new videos get automatic ads?  That'd be nice, as I am almost guaranteed to not be at a PC when my video's go up cause I always set it to upload in class or overnight.  I guess we'll find out. 

5:30PM:  Ok, so I went and put monetization up on everything but Psychonauts cause it's a lot of parts, and 1 Borderlands video cause it just won't let me, the option for monetization just doen't show up, and only for that video.  It WOULD be my most popular video (by far), too.  Although I say that like it still gets views, which it doesn't, just has the highest views, and you only get paid for new views, so I guess it doesn't really matter.  If you want to go check out my YouTube RIGHT NOW.  You know, if you want...

8:00PM: I suck at Uplink. It's really fun, but the "file deleted on death" can be very rage inducing at times.

10:30PM:  Just got home after my calculus test.  My god that was a long day.  At least I have a website to vent about my day to now, so that's cool.  In future I'll probably just write a couple paragraphs at the end of the day, rather than this whole timeline thing.  It seems like a nice style, but I just don't do very much in an average day.

But, until tomorrow, <Insert catch phrase here>.

~Drew (devilwarier9)

This is a post.

Sup guys, was thinking of doing something with this, maybe making it like my old blog at that got taken down due to having a sysadmin in university with no time to fix shit.  Basically I would talk about stuff that happens. Maybe you'll like it, maybe you won't. I don't really care.  I started this to get an adsense account, but Google says my page doesn't have enough content, So I'm gonna CONTENT ALL OVER THE PLACE.  First real post tonight, let's see how long I can keep this up.  Also go sub to my YouTube.

~Drew (devilwarier9)