Persistent VLC connection to OBS via JACK and Pipewire in Linux

Jul 12, 2022

I want to use VLC to play music into a separate audio channel for my The Industrious Rabbit streams. I wanted to use JACK as I’m running Pipewire. Here’s how I set it up:

One gotcha is that the volume of VLC will keep resetting to 100% with each track change. You’ll have to adjust the volume in OBS accordingly, or run it through some other JACK filter.

Today I Learned 2022-07-09

Jul 09, 2022

Setting up WireGuard within a network in a Docker container

WireGuard is an alternative VPN to something like OpenVPN. It has a few orders of magnitude fewer lines of code, and seems really fast in the small amount of time I’ve used it.

I used a few guides to configure it, with this guide being the main one, along with the image documentation.

The gotchas I ran into that you might run into as well:

Other than these issues, it was super easy to set up and use.

Today I Learned 2022-07-01

Jul 01, 2022

Alternative video hosting platforms


Too many open files on Ubuntu

May 2020 to May 2021 Art Progress

May 17, 2021
Showing my art progress over a year

Top is from an unpublished The Industrious Rabbit comic. Bottom is from The NES: Playing Volleyball with Three of Your Friends.

2020 was the first time in a very long time I’d put serious study into my art since college. I have three main resources I used during that pandemic time:

Hopefully once May 2022 rolls around I’ll be even better and faster.

Krita 4.4.3 on Android works!

Mar 31, 2021

Krita 4.4.3 was released recently, and the Android version fixed the biggest show-stopper for me to be able to use it: customizations to the app configuration are now restored on startup, so you can rearrange and modify settings and they are preserved between app uses.

This means I was able to set up Krita so I could minimize the time needed to go into the main menu, and not need to use my Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+’s keyboard, while supporting a workflow similar to the one I came up with for Clip Studio Paint:

Krita 4.4.3 on Android

There are a few things that are missing

I plan on doing all the art for the next The Industrious Rabbit post in Krita to give it a real good workout. So far, so good!