fluffy rambles: Spammers are relentless and weird

Lately I’ve been getting a bunch of attempted spam comments on random blog entries. Okay, nothing unusual about that, right? | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 days ago

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@beesbuzz.biz | 2 days ago

fluffy rambles: post-COVID doldrums

I’m over COVID, and just have a little lingering bronchitis. Also some of the worst brain fog I’ve ever had. I feel like my brain’s been through a blender. Spatial relationships make very little sense, my reaction times are super slow, I am definitely not safe driving right now, … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 9 days ago

fluffy rambles: Went back to the ER

Last night I started feeling significant pain whenever I inhaled too deeply, telling me there was either pleurisy or another embolism happening. I gave it several hours to try to resolve on its own, and it just got worse and worse, so this morning, I headed to the ER. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 10 days ago

fluffy rambles: I'm so tired of being sick

I hate how every time I get sick, be it with COVID or anything else, I spend so much time feeling worthless and like I’m in limbo and like everything is passing me by. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 11 days ago

fluffy rambles: Current health status

I seem to have made it through the worst of the COVID. My fever’s mostly gone, and my cough is way less severe (which is good because oh my god does it hurt to cough anymore). I’ve lost five pounds since Friday but also I’m finally getting my appetite back so hopefully I can cush … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 17 days ago

Critter Junction Resident: Visit Critter Junction

These are the documentation files for my Critter Junction Resident avatar. While some of the information in here may be of general interest, it is really intended as reference material for those who have purchased the avatar. As such, if you find any of this information helpful, … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 18 days ago

Critter Junction Resident: Visit Critter Junction

These are the documentation files for my Critter Junction Resident avatar. While some of the information in here may be of general interest, it is really intended as reference material for those who have purchased the avatar. As such, if you find any of this information helpful, … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 18 days ago

fluffy rambles: Discharged and at home

I’m back at home. They did a CT scan but there wasn’t anything too concerning, it just seems that I was coughing hard enough that I had a minor bleed in my lungs, exacerbated by the blood thinners I take due to my clotting disorder. The prognosis is to just not take my blood thin … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 18 days ago

fluffy rambles: covid update

i’m in the ER because I started coughing up blood this morning. so much for releasing my new avatar today… | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 19 days ago

fluffy rambles: Covid III

so I’ve gotten COVID for a third time, an this time it’s hitting me way harder and for the first time I’m having a Very Strong Positive test result. I thought I was just having really bad allergies (and antihistamines were working) but today when I got home from the choir show I … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 20 days ago

fluffy rambles: Back on the Patreon train

Y'all know that I am not a fan of Patreon. But it seems like I have to go back to being active there. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 24 days ago

Dream log: The Other Side

She woke up, as she always does, hungry. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 26 days ago

fluffy rambles: Birthday plans 2024

Hey y'all! My birthday is tomorrow, June 14! I will be turning 0x2E. Or 0b101110 if that’s your preference. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 29 days ago

fluffy rambles: Furality Umbra: a brief review

Furality is the largest virtual furry convention, which takes place annually in VRChat. This past year (Umbra) was also the most highly-attended furry convention of any kind ever, with a whopping 21,000 attendees! | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

fluffy rambles: Some income would be nice

It’s really unfortunate how I’m stuck in the hinterland between being too disabled to work but being too abled to get on disability (at least not easily). Dealing with Social Security has been super frustrating and I’m not expecting to get a full hearing or determination any time … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

fluffy rambles: Upcoming engagements

I have a whole bunch of stuff going on right now and most of it involves things that people can come see me at! | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

fluffy rambles: Finally have my car back

So, I went to the Kia dealership, and it took them an hour to figure out where my car’s keys were. Also they had trouble finding my customer record, because it turned out the service advisor misspelled my name, and they don’t have a good way to search their system. Disorganized c … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

fluffy rambles: Per-capita EV registrations by state

A question that keeps on coming up in my conversations is: where exactly is the electric vehicle adoption the highest? | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

fluffy rambles: Finally getting my car back, hopefully

I finally got in touch with someone at the Kia dealership who said that my car will be ready to pick up tomorrow, after “only” a month being stuck there. Ugh. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

fluffy rambles: Some Logic Pro 11 updates

In my last post about Logic I saw a lot of potential in the chord track but found that the UX was pretty lacking. Since then I’ve seen a few Logic-related videos that have found some better ways of interacting with it: | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

fluffy rambles: Stuff and things

I guess it’s been a week since my last update post so here’s what’s going on with me. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

VRChat Stuff: VRChat avatar viewpoint placement

One of the most poorly-defined yet critical things in configuring a VR avatar is where exactly to place the viewpoint. It can have a lot of impact on your viewing experience, especially with how the viewpoint ends up relating to the rest of the body. This becomes especially criti … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

VRChat Stuff: Avatar viewpoint placement

One of the most poorly-defined yet critical things in configuring a VR avatar is where exactly to place the viewpoint. It can have a lot of impact on your viewing experience, especially with how the viewpoint ends up relating to the rest of the body. This becomes especially criti … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

Critter!: Critter v1.7.0 update notes

Critter v1.7 brings a bunch of new features, some of which will require some changes to your existing avatar setup. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

Critter!: Customizing the horn pop sound

So you’ve enjoyed becoming critter, but you want even better customization with your horns: when you’re a different material, you’d like to be able to change the sound that is made by your horns being popped off. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

fluffy rambles: Please stop using open captions

There is a really pervasive trend in video these days where people will use (usually auto-generated) open captions (sometimes called “burned captions”), where the text for the narration or the like is baked into the image of the video. This is sometimes accompanied by some attent … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

fluffy rambles: Logic 11: a quick play-around

The latest version of Logic released today, with some much-vaunted features. It’s also finally gone to version 11, after being stuck on 10.x for over a decade, even though 10.x minor version updates were often larger than the differences between major versions (and those major ve … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 1 month ago

fluffy rambles: Well, at least I have a car again

Okay so. Originally they were going to lend me a Kia Forte, which is a tiny economy car, but that was returned in unsafe condition. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 months ago

Photography: Aurora Borealis

Breaking the solar wind | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 months ago

fluffy rambles: OMG, another car update? How shocking

Today, right around when I was about to leave for the Matrix test drive, I got a call from the dealership: the loaner was available, but it wasn’t in a totally safe state due to a huge crack on the windshield. They asked if I still wanted it and I said I’d rather not. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 months ago

fluffy rambles: Yet another car update (and other stuff)

blep | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 months ago

Notes: Hyperfixation: Car comparison

All dimensions are in Imperial units. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 months ago

fluffy rambles: Another car update

The Kia service person finally got back to me several hours later, and I have learned: | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 months ago

fluffy rambles: More car

Today I finally got in touch with Kia’s corporate customer service after filing a complaint yesterday, and they said that they also haven’t been able to get in touch with the dealership. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 months ago

fluffy rambles: Car update

I took my car to the local Kia dealership to get TSB ELE234 taken care of on Tuesday. I still don’t have my car back or any indication of when I’ll be getting it back. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 months ago

fluffy rambles: Trees! Car! Health! Oh my!

Stuff continues to happen! | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 months ago

fluffy rambles: Update-dumping

It’s been a little while again! I think I like these collected updates rather than doing daily micro-dumps, and it’s also nice posting it here instead of on Mastodon or whatever. Timeline-based social media kinda bums me out these days. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 months ago

fluffy rambles: YouTube ContentID is still broken and dumb

I’m still trying to figure out the best way to get my music copyrights properly enforced on YouTube. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 2 months ago

fluffy rambles: Friday

Time for another tedious life and project update-ramble! | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 3 months ago

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@beesbuzz.biz | 3 months ago

fluffy rambles: Benaroya debut!

I’m not sure if I remembered to post this here and I apologize for the last-minuteness if this is my first post but!!!!! | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 3 months ago

fluffy rambles: Moving away from Bandcamp

For quite some time I’ve had my music site hosted by Bandcamp, since it was a pretty low-friction way to get my discography up and online, albeit with some annoying limitations. Previously I had the main domain host a “micro-site” for whatever my most recent release was and then … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 3 months ago

fluffy rambles: Possibly a false alarm?

Last night I took some cough suppressant before I went to bed and remembered to run my humidifier, and when I woke up this morning I was feeling fine. So maybe this was a false alarm as far as COVID re-infection goes. OR maybe my immune system finally knows how to take care of it … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 3 months ago

fluffy rambles: Ugh, sick again

So, there was a COVID outbreak at my choir. At first it seemed like it was isolated to folks who participated in one extracurricular thing after the last rehearsal, but it turns out that it’s been affecting a lot of folks. We were going to have a talent show and fundraising aucti … | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 3 months ago

fluffy rambles: Crowd Cow comparison stuff

It’s been a while since I’ve compared Crowd Cow to the grocery store in terms of price and quality. Maybe I should update things based on what I’ve been buying lately and how it compares to QFC. | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 3 months ago

🔏 Private entry [VpE]

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@beesbuzz.biz | 3 months ago

fluffy rambles: "Instrumental" album release party

Hey y'all, since I have the album coming out on Monday, I figure Sunday night would be a good time to actually try out Bandcamp’s “listening party” biz. It’s Sunday, March 31 at 5:30 PM PDT (GMT-0700). | Continue reading


@beesbuzz.biz | 3 months ago