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  1. Can't believe I just found this! So - has anyone had luck since then? Also, @Quaseymoto - did they donate a portion of that day's proceeds?
  2. OK, OK. I won't be afraid.... anyone want to help me get to $200? I'm $30 away!
  3. Awesome. Going to make great use of this this weekend and next year.
  4. Any benefit to doing so? Visibility-wise or something? Last year I went with game name. But I'm open to either way.
  5. Recently saw somewhere - reddit, I think - that there's an 85 year old streamer on Twitch. So bring that fact out when someone says it's childish.
  6. Be careful about letting them loop too long. Someone did that last year and Twitch stopped their stream
  7. AWESOME. Next year I'm going to see if I can get a medal!
  8. Yeah, I started in January of this year. So feel free to do it whenever you want. Technically ifyou do it on Aussie time, you'll have an advantage of starting before most people here so you have a different set of potential donations.
  9. WOOOOHOOO! Hey, do you guys pick "Extra Life" as your game in Twitch tomorrow?
  10. Like @Kome I'm really busy. Toddler twins and no local relatives. I'm hoping to get a bit of game time tomorrow night. But I've already played WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY more than 24 hours: Yup, that's 161 play sessions for Extra Life - some of them over an hour long. But to answer the question, I'm thinking a bit of Vertical Drop Heroes HD and a bit of Civ 6
  11. Neat! I hope you make it. I'm not doing anything crazy - just situps or pushups for each dollar donated. So far my younger brother made me do 100 pushups. Tough because I'm currently very out of shape since my twins were born and I haven't gotten back into an exercise regime. Right now I'm trying really hard to make my goal of $300 (the amount I raised last year) and even to just cross $200 - I'M SOOOOO CLOSE!, just $30 more needed!!!! Eric's Extra Life Page
  12. Yeah, I started out with one like yours - the standard two rectangles. I've been moving towards favoring full screen gaming and minimal overlay since I'm trying to raise money all-year long as I often can't participate in the entire 24hrs on gameday. EG: my TF2 Overlay:
  13. I always do a custom overlay. The key thing for Extra Life is to leave some space for the donation alerts so you can gin up excitement as people donate.
  14. Interesting idea. Thanks to those who said they blast social media. I posted on Goodreads and got a donation that way.
  15. NICE. I think if I had a more regular stream, those types of incentives would be more useful. Or - If I ever get to do a gameday stream. I think next year will be the time I can finally do a 24 hour stream on game day.
  16. First of all congrats on the 4 month old. My youngest ones are reaching the year mark, thank God. If this one's your first - don't worry, it'll eventually get better. If it's not your first, just remember how things got better with the older ones. Thanks for the info. Last year I'd set the JSON grab on my Python tool to something like every 30 seconds and got denied pretty quickly. So this year I made it 2 minutes. I used your Adobe tool all year last year and it never seemed unable to grab the data, so seems like you're probably fine at a minute unless they change that. So far the person who requested team support hasn't specified team members, so I probably won't worry about that for this year since I don't plan to be gaming on Linux this year on game day. @SupeRaven I think the API key idea would likely be great. They'd still need some kind of limit to keep inexperienced programmers from killing the API server on game day with everyone needed stats on that day. (It seems to be a crapshoot whether people use their stats all year 'round) But at least for API purposes they'd be able to tell us the limit. One possible limitation for open source projects - how would I make a utility others could use without them needing to also make an API key?
  17. OK, finished all those goals and am now working on the GUI. Nice thing about the fact that I converted to functions is that it can now be imported as a library if you want to focus on GUIs or incorporating it into some other Python code you've got going on.
  18. Thought about it a little - are people just grabbing the team member's IDs and the iterating over their JSON pages? If so, is there any limitation to JSON calls before the system thinks it's being spammed? (Eg: A large team would require dozens to hundreds of hits every X minutes)
  19. I'd announced this last year (http://community.extra-life.org/forums/topic/2755-donation-tracker-for-linux-streamers/), but realized that it should work just fine with Mac and Windows as it does with Linux. A few days ago I got my first feature request on github: https://github.com/djotaku/ELDonationTracker (Aw! I've got big-boy project now!) Planed for this year: I'll be closing out that issue by adding in Team support. Fixing the formatting so that money has 2 decimal places instead of just one. I'll be switching to functional programming (vs the current script-like) to prepare for a GUI I don't know if I'll get to a GUI this year, but I'm willing to merge code to do so. Why a GUI? I'd like to model it after @bfinleyui's utility where he has a main window that shows what's in the text files so that you don't need to open them all up to do a sanity check that it's pulling the correct data. He also has a second window he can spawn that's all black (for chroma key) that will update with a "DONATION Person's name - AMOUNT" that can be used in OBS or XSplit to let people know there are donations as they come in.He also allows you to use a JPEG or PNG along with it a la SteamAlerts. If I make a GUI it'll most likely be QTQuick for Linux as I have experience with that. I know both QT and GTK+ can also work on Windows, but if someone wanted to write a native WIndows client, that would work as well. It'd be nice if it worked with Python bindings so that the user doesn't have to compile anything to use the GUI. I know I can do that in Linux. Not sure about Windows. Anything else you'd like to see? Feel free to file issues. Able to code GUIs? Feel free to join the project!
  20. Awesome reason. Depression sucks. Glad you're at least partially out of that funk.
  21. Someone asked me to add team support to my script: https://github.com/djotaku/ELDonationTracker And So I took a look and this URL: team="http://http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID="+str(TeamID)+"&format=json" seems to provide the raised total and goal total. This page teamroster="http://www.extra-life.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.teamParticipants"+str(TeamID)+"&format=json" seems to provide a roster. But neither seems to provide team raised amounts. I know the info must be somewhere because @bfinleyui 's GUI tool that runs on Adobe something-or-other that I use on Windows can grab the info. Where is it? Thanks !
  22. I've also got one : https://github.com/djotaku/ELDonationTracker that I created last year. Want to join forces?
  23. Hmm. Xeserox thanks for that bit of good news after everyone else reporting declines. I've thought of talking to some local businesses. There's a pizza place, chinese takeout, and daycare right on the exit of my neighborhood. Now with the new phone app, I'll give it a shot.
  24. Good ideas both of you. If I get a bit closer then I'll toy with the idea of stretch goals.
  25. I've also seen an explosion of gaming charity events - there's at least one a month on Twitch if not more. Maybe it's just charity burn out? I've also seen an explosion of gaming charity events - there's at least one a month on Twitch if not more. Maybe it's just charity burn out?
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