21st Wishlist – Journal 6/1/18

Where I’ll attempt to write a poem about 2018 accounting in the form of my 21st birthday wishlist.

  1. Plate Carrier with Level 3 Trauma Plates for Front and Back
  2. Velcro ‘PRESS’ patch
  3. Bitcoin Mining Machine
  4. Helios Lens for EF Series
  5. Editing Desktop PC with tons of Upgrade Potential
  6. Tiny Whoop Racer – Awesome Sauce Edition
  7. FPV goggles

Well, friends, a lot has gone on. I’m currently deep in the throes of some heavy counter-intelligence operations, so I can’t say so much about what’s been going on in my life in particular, but I can tell you about all the creative stuff that’s happened as a result.

I got in touch with a local group of drone guys, who fly the FPV racing and stunt drones. These guys were mental, 3d printing camera housings, machining custom carbon fiber chassis for their drones, knowledgeable about all aspects of coding and engineering about the things they touch. I took the Monarch and tried my best to get good shots of them flying, but their drones are just way too fast to get good footage of with a Phantom 3.

But I got to fly one of their rigs and it was liberating. I know what my next creative stint is going to be in. Custom drone manufacturing.

As part of understanding that my website is still running on slightly archaic infrastructure, I have gone around and updated https://radioreality.city for navigational purposes and dropped a portfolio page into the menu structure, and included a new tab called “Multimedia” that will take you to all the digital stuff I’ve done. “Writing Projects” will now take you to just that, all of my other writing stuff that isn’t poetry or something of the sort.

My previous journals were spent bitching about how much I put on my plate, and to finish a metaphor I’ve started to chow down; the introduction of more rigid and grouped organizational structures has given me a lot of insight as to how to make things run more smoothly. Especially with the vastly different kinds of content you can find on the station. It’s cool at first, but without any organization it just turns into a fustercluck of data that nobody cares about, and that I used to neglect.

As I start embarking upon different avenues of creativity, I’ve been forced to evolve the site. This year, 2018, I’ve added drones, graphic design, digital arts, video, and streams to the catalog of Radio Reality city content.

Speaking of which, tomorrow I’m getting a group of friends together to do a playthrough of Pirates! Gold, the 1993 Sega Genesis game. Which is exciting, because I’ve been wanting to do something like this for a few years. I looked around and realized I had everything I needed to schedule a record and, wouldn’t you know it, I got a ROM of the game and got heavily invested after about 30 minutes of play time.

That video should show up as soon as I can edit it all together. Before we record I’m going to have to re-orient myself with OBS since it’s been nearly 4 years since I messed with it. Here’s to hoping I can record without incident.

Also a thing: I’m definitely in need of a PC with more than 500 gigs of storage space. 2k DSLR video and 4k Phantom footage takes up a LOT of space. Editing on a laptop with not a terribly powerful GPU is a nightmare.

21st birthday is this month, though. Hopefully it will yield some good memories and terribly useful technical stuff. Year V is 61 days away, and that will also yield some incredibly useful tools for continuing this journey. Things are heating up.

In the meantime, consume reality!

Radio Reality City!

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Published by Jake Thomas Shaw

Concerned with memory, currency, and destiny, I strive to capture each one as they happen. Join me and consume reality! Radio Reality. City!

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