I had a lot of fun making this video, as well as working on the actual process. I used to build computers back around the turn of this century, but I got out of it due to lack of funds or time. I am glad I’m starting to get back into it again, because it is a lot of fun to actually put stuff together and see it work! These days, components are even more fun than when I worked on them before, and there are so many more options! Now you can do just about anything with a computer setup, and with much cooler pieces than before. I picked out this particular case after watching some reviews about it, so took a shot on it. I’m very glad I did. This case is awesome!
After putting together the build, the only little complaint I had was that there was no grommet above the PSU to route the case header cords for the buttons and stuff to the bottom of a micro-ATX motherboard. I know regular ATX has them on the side, but the micro-ATX was missing that little dose of love. Maybe cable extenders could have fixed that, but it’s something I’ll have to fiddle about with and see how clean I can get it to be.
Last week, I took a much-needed sanity break. It happens……sometimes you just need to take some time for you and just you to re-center and re-focus, and it allowed me to do something I’ve not been able to really focus on a whole lot like I’ve wanted to – working on my YouTube channel.
In the time I was off, I created 8 different videos for my channel within those 10 days. Most of them were off-the-wall, random stuff (hence my channel’s name, MidnightBanshi’s House of Randomness, but I’ve notice that people tend to gravitate towards the computer and techie-type stuff. Well, I didn’t plan on centering just around computers and gaming, as I have other interests as well, so I need to find time to expand those other areas and make it truly more random, since my life seems to be a series of random events just thrown together in the order they landed up in.
My goal for the next 12 months (can’t say just this year, as it’s mostly over), but I hope to grow my channel to at least 100 subscribers. I know…….baby steps. I think it’s an attainable goal, but I need to devote the time necessary to make the content. When will it happen? Hopefully at least once a week, if not more. I know some people make good money at it – heck – some have even quit their jobs because their channel was so otherworldly successful.
Realistically, I won’t be the next PewDiePie – mainly because I haven’t done the one thing that does generate revenue – monetize it. Why don’t I? It’s a headache, in my opinion. You have to tiptoe around getting permissions for this, that, and the other thing, as YouTube’s algorhythms tend to pick up just about everything it can grab onto, even if you have permission to use it – then you have to go through the arduous task of disputing them. Yeah…………I don’t need that kind of hassle. Now……if my channel does start getting huge, then I might consider it, but the chances of that happening are akin to standing in the middle of the city and having a lightning bolt strike me directly on my left foot.
I plan to have fun making videos and sharing them with others, but do I want to make it into a business? Not likely. I got lucky and was asked to test some new fans for XFX’s new RX480 RS video cards, which I had a lot of fun doing. Do I think anyone else will ask? Well, I’m not holding out any hope here, but if they do, who am I to say no? I like checking new things out (as long as they’re not too risque for YouTube), so who knows what the future holds. I leave the door wide open and just sit and watch for that next opportunity.
Seeing this game coming out is going to make me one happy camper!
There is a saying that “things will work out as they should”. This is the mantra I go by these days. I have found that if I leave my worries in the hands of the Lord, that life is much more relaxing than if I had not. It makes me wonder why more people have not found this simple joy in life – probably because this world has done so much to try to push God out of their lives that they have forgotten how wonderful He truly is!
Thinking back to 2013 when I lost my mother – my last parent – and how devastated I was, I turned to prayer and poured my heart out to God to hear me and grant me peace. He filled that void in my heart with His presence, and it helped so much that I never forgot it. It was truly a heavenly blessing. These days, I do a lot more praying than I have before, and have gotten back into learning more about His lessons and how He would have us live. It’s not easy sometimes, and I stumble……….a lot, but I will not give up.
There are days it’s really hard, and I think everything is going to collapse all over me, but then I hear that voice and remember that He is there for me always – even when I forget, but He never forgets, and I am so grateful for that. I’ve had an issue with anger and blowing up for years, and it still comes out, but after things calm down and I realize what an idiot I’ve been, I always sit and hope that God is still watching over me – and then you feel it……that inner comfort that lets you know that yes………..He is still there.
Thank you Lord.
Why are we in such a rush? Why are people so bitter? Questions that make me wonder about the sanity of the world sometimes. Remember when we could sit back and enjoy the rain? Now we rush to our cars and zoom off to where we have to be right now.
Sometimes I sit down somewhere that I can see a bunch of people, and just notice how many are relaxed, while others are zipping by so fast, you would think the grim reaper was hot on their trail. Same thing with drivers – it’s amazing how far people will go to get somewhere faster than everyone else, only to get stopped at the same light I just pulled up to. Of course, these are some of the same people you see on the local news that got involved in that bad traffic accident not too far from where you last saw them.
People just seem to be incapable of waiting for anything – they are like Veruca from the Willy Wonka movies – they just have to have it now…….at all costs. I only hope those people don’t fall down the goose chute into the garbage.