About Me

I’m Michael Fabian Dirks – also known under the alias Xaymar – and am primarily a Software Developer. While I also create videos, and stream to Twitch, my primary occupation still is being a Software Developer, and that’s also mainly what I do.

I started with software development at around the time when I was 6 and discovered BASIC. A whole new world was suddenly open to me, one where I could create what I wanted, instead of needing to rely on others. Over the span of 12 years I learned how to program code in a massive amount of languages (such as C, C++, Java, PHP, Rust and JavaScript), and during that even learned how to use many of the APIs that platforms have (such as WinAPI, Direct3D and OpenGL).

At the current time my skillset is massive, but my main focus lies in Rust and C++, with skills in OpenGL, Vulkan and Direct3D. I’ve also learned how to reverse engineer compiled code back to something readable even when the code was obfuscated and minified. All of these combined have allowed me to gradually improve my skills beyond what I’ve learned in schools.

Aside from all of that, I love listening to music and reading well written stories. I used to play Dungeons and Dragons, but it’s gotten harder to find people to play it with, and I really suck at roleplay. There isn’t much else to say, so I guess: Hi and welcome to my blog!

Ask me Anything!

Why are you not submitting fixes to OBS Studio?

Easy to answer: Because I’ve been asked not to, by Jim the primary OBS Studio maintainer himself. While I’d love to improve OBS Studio, I respect the wishes of other people and have therefore chosen to put my attention elsewhere. That doesn’t really stop me from creating my own streaming Software, or releasing my own fork of OBS Studio.

Asked by: Anonymous

Do you have any other plans for the StreamFX lineup in the nearby future?

All the plans for StreamFX are shown in the Roadmap here, though nothing is exactly set in stone. In order to maintain a decent update schedule, I might move features to a later release.

Asked by: Alec

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