Stephen is eating the yogurt they bought yesterday, so that his stool doesn't get affected by the antibiotics he's taking for his ear infection. Stephen says that he slept well despite taking a long nap yesterday. He couldn't fall asleep immediately since the pain from the ear infection made him toss and turn for a while. Stephen says that he hated that he wasn't able to get much work done since he was sleeping for so long yesterday. Stephen feels the same as he did yesterday and hopes that his condition improves soon. He says that he will get to work once he finishes this yogurt.
They are streaming Yoshi's Island on Twitch tonight. Stephen hasn't had the chance to test his solution for the audio problems they had last time. Last time, they had an issue where Mallory's microphone was out-of-synch with his microphone. Stephen thought that it might have been because the buffer size on the microphone was set too high which causes latency problems. He wanted to try to lower the buffer size to see if that would fix the problem. Stephen doesn't have another solution if this doesn't work, but at least he can fix this issue for the YouTube version. He says that he will still stream even if he can't fix the problem. But for now Activia!
Later, Stephen started feeling extremely tired after eating his yogurt. So, he ended up taking a 2 hour nap instead of working. It was crazy because he had napped for so long yesterday and yet he was still exhausted today. Stephen says that he doesn't feel sick and just feels ear pain and exhaustion. He at least got a lot of sleep which will help him fight off the infection. Before the stream, Stephen had a 20 minute private stream with Chaz to test out the solution he was talking about earlier. He changed the buffer size from 1,024 to 256 which diminished the problem, but there was still a few issues with echoing during the stream. Stephen says that he will probably decrease the buffer size again. He thinks that the buffer size is probably not what's causing the issue though.
Stephen gave a shoutout to MrGameboy18 for giving so many people gift subscriptions to their Twitch channel tonight. They have never received so many gift subscriptions all at once. Then, he talks about how tonight's stream reminded him of Breakfast Stream. The stream is like Breakfast Stream at night since they also have alerts on during the breaks in between playing the game. A lot of people enjoy these streams because they can't make it to Breakfast Stream. The breaks also give people a chance to talk about things without it being video game related. They leave the stream alerts on until it's time for them to record a 25 minute episode. There were so many alerts that it took a while before they started playing the game.
They got through World 3 of Yoshi's Island which is more than halfway through the game. There are still some audio issues which bothers him, but it's not a big deal. Chaz told him that if they use the microphone on the C-stand, then all the audio problems would go away because 100% of their audio problems are related to the headsets. But, Stephen likes the sound of the headsets and the headsets allow them to more easily hear the game audio. Stephen is trying not to introduce too many other things into the set up if he doesn't have to since the less stuff the better. Next, he talks about how Yoshi's Island is great. Stephen played this game as a kid, but he doesn't remember much of the game past World 2.
They are doing laundry because it's been piling up on their bedroom floor. The large piles of laundry is the first thing they see in the morning and the last thing they see at night. So, it was a constant reminder that they needed to do the laundry. They decide to have chips and salsa as a snack before bed. Stephen hopes that he doesn't end up taking a long nap tomorrow since he really wants to get back to work.
- Buffer size is the amount of time it takes for your computer to process any incoming audio signal.
- Latency is a time delay between the cause and the effect of some physical change in the system being observed, but, known within gaming circles as "lag", latency is a time
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