Back to the PC

It has been a bit difficult the last few months trying to figure out the system of choice for gaming. Do I pick the PS4 Pro for the comfy couch, amazing soundbar, and 55″ 4k HDR TV? Do I pick the Switch for the sweet handheld experience? Or do I pick the PC for the ultimate experience?

Up until recently, it’s been the PS4, and I’ve actually had to rebuy a few games (and play them from the beginning again…ughh) because I already had them on Steam. Honestly, most of the time I just prefer to chill on the couch and play games…and not sit on a desk, which I already do 40 hours a week.

Well lately, things have changed. Steamlink is available on Apple TV and iPad, and I couldn’t be happier. With my new home mesh network I’m now able to play all my PC games on the TV in 1080p quality. Additionally, Remote Play for PS4 with Dual Shock support is also available so I’m now able to play my PS4 games on my iPad or my PC. I also have a Switch docking station connected to my PC so I can play Switch games on my desk as well. It’s the best of all worlds.

Other than that, it’s been a rainy week in Seattle. Some big positive changes are going in life that I’d prefer not to talk about in a public space…at least not yet.

I haven’t done a lot of piano practice as I should. The difficulty lies in the type of music I can play, and how I should practice. I’m focusing primarily on the music the teacher gives me (which is just one or two easy songs), so after I “master” those songs, there’s not a whole lot for me to go off of. So I’m doing my own thing, which is a bit difficult as I don’t have the right guidance for that.

The difficulty lies in matching the music to my level. There are three big programs out there for learning: Flowkey, Simply Piano, and Playground Sessions. They all have their pros and cons. Flowkey has a nice selection of music, but it’s very basic as far as teaching how to play it. Before you know it, you’re thrown into some really complicated songs and no idea how to play them. Simply Piano is really good, but can sometimes be too forgiving when I make mistakes. Playground Sessions is okay, but it’s not forgiving at all with mistakes, and it lacks…something?

So I’m just going to stick with my books and teacher for the moment. Just let it be I suppose.

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