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Joe Rogan Experience #1342 – John Carmack

I could listen to John talk all day, so I was pretty excited to see this 2 and a half hour interview.

John D. Carmack is an American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman. He co-founded id Software. Carmack was the lead programmer of the id video games Commander Keen, Wolfenstein 3D, Doom, Quake, Rage and their sequels. Carmack is best known for his innovations in 3D graphics. In August 2013, Carmack took the position of CTO at Oculus VR.


Homelab 2019

Just a quick update on the current state of the homelab.


HTPC Upgrade 2019

This has been long overdue. I originally built my HTPC back in 2015 from parts left over after I upgraded my gaming PC. So it was basically put together from PC hardware that came out in 2012. At some point in late 2016 I got an Oculus Rift, so I put a Radeon RX 480 in there so I could play in a room with more space to move around. It has been more or less OK since then, but I would have occasional performance issues with some VR games, particularly occasional stutters and loss of tracking while playing Beat Saber. So with the release of the RYZEN 5 3600 for only $200 I thought it was a good time to ditch that old i5-3570K.

Here are the new specs of the HTPC/VR PC:

So far I am pretty pleased with it. It plays all the VR games I am currently into great and the issues with Beat Saber are gone.