Another Month, Another Update

It’s sad that the PS4 has barely been getting any playtime this month. Perhaps a good thing (less money to spend on games). I do want to finish playing The Witcher 3 sometime,  perhaps catch up on Xenoblade Chronicles X. Then there’s the games that I haven’t picked up yet: Fire Emblem Fates, Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth, Senran Kagura Estival Versus, Hyperdimension Neptunia VII, and a few others. But I can wait for sales…

Much of my free time has been catching up to games for the PC. I’ve fallen for MMOs mostly, but I still put a chunk of time into games such as Elite Dangerous and American/European Trucking Simulators.

For the most part, I’ve been hooked to Star Wars: The Old Republic. It’s a pretty good story so far, and the grindy portions have been removed for a more streamlined story progression. Also, for an older game, the graphics look fantastic.

It’s also nice to have eight different stories to play through, so whether I play an evil Sith dude or some noble Jedi…there’s a lot of gameplay to be had.

Here’s some screens I took this month of various games I’ve been playing:

 

Other than that, just kinda bored really. There’s a few model kits I want to start on, a story I’d like to write, some pictures I’d like to draw, and languages I’d like to study. It’s just a matter of devoting at least an hour of my day to do it. With only 3-4 hours of “free time” a day, it’s not always easy to cram everything all at once, but with the newness of the PC and some of these new MMOs now fading away, I should be able to get

It doesn’t help that my dog has been particularly lonely, especially since my Grandmother had to fly back down to Panama for a funeral and will be there for about a month…and nobody to keep him company for 8+ hours a day. It’s especially hard to focus on stuff when my dog is staring at me with a toy in his mouth trying to get me to play with him, so I typically have to force myself away from whatever I’m doing to spend some time with him.

Work has been okay. I’m doing some hardcore R&D style work on some difficult repairs and making progress. I’m officially a lead tech now, which brings about a few responsibilities, but nothing too drastic that I can’t handle. Hardest part of the job I think is just dealing with people who are plain negative or like to spread gossip about others. Not cool.

I’ve been putting some serious thought into programming again. On one hand, I don’t necessarily *plan* on being a programmer (nor do I plan on being a writer, artist, or whatever mood I’m in), so to me, programming just for fun seems no different than playing a game or watching a movie. Just something to waste the time.

On the other hand it’s job security and valuable skills. Having those skills to put on a resume could potentially help if I want to move on to a different career path. Heck I may even go freelance and start my own business…who knows :/. You can put “programming” on a resume, you can’t put “watched Netflix” on one.

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