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21 Feb, 6 tweets, 1 min read
Question: I'm not familiar with streaming platforms. What's a good place to stick a "boring" stream of a number on a screen counting up?
Bonus points if it's easy to stream to from a raspi.
Basically my main worry is that it'll get kicked off l places like twitch for ToS violation
And I don't care about making money. Ads are fine, though I'd prefer not to risk the milestone moment being missed because we cut away to an ad for toilet paper
I've got my own server too, so if there's an easy way to host my own stream and have it watchable in browsers, that'd work too
looks like I have access to the youtube streaming option, so I'll probably use that. Thanks!

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Doesn't have serial? floppy? parallel? network? SCSI? modem? WHO CARES
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