I've been doing volunteer work with different organizations in my community the past several months. Though I haven't felt 100% committed, I've been consistent with holding myself accountable and participating when I am available. This led to me getting a leadership position within the org.
So last week, I watched my friend play a game called Muse Dash. It's a cute, two-button rhythm game. Within 5 minutes of watching them play, I knew I wanted to get the game. I picked the game up on Wednesday, and it has had me reflecting on my history with the genre, so I figured it would make a good post today.
So in my quest for the perfect gaming setup, I bought a second Raspberry Pi to function as an emulation machine. Setting it up has been a bit of a hassle: the first hdmi cable I used was a 1.4 which was causing several screens to just be black. Getting my SN30 Pro set up on Bluetooth was also problematic; it would not recognize the L2 and R2 triggers when connected via the Switch or X-input connections. I found out I have to use the input for Android, but it takes longer than normal to get the initial connection at startup. I was able to test a single ROM on it to confirm everything works. I'll be getting all the theming and filters set up next, then it's off to the races
The other day, I took the plunge and removed Windows from my laptop. Since I installed Linux, I've used it nearly unanimously. The only time I would switch back to Windows was when I needed to use Excel. That did not justify it staying on my system and taking up space. So, I copied all of the files from my user account and deleted it. I installed Windows on a Virtual Machine in case I ever needed to use Excel or any other Windows exclusive software.
I've always been a fan of AV tinkering. Back in high school, I played bass guitar, and would sometimes spend more time finding ways to get it to play using a weird combination of equipment than playing. In college, I tried to build my own surround sound setup using an enourmous bass speaker, two computer speakers, and two bluetooth speakers (it worked, but it was awful).
So over the weekend, I spent a lot of time making tweaks and changes on my laptop to improve the overall experience for myself. In the process, I learned a lot about GNOME extensions. Previously, I was operating on a very stock experience. It wasn't the worst thing in the world, but I knew I could do more.
So this past week, I started working on uninstalling several apps and programs and replacing them with sandboxed web apps. On my phone, I replaced the apps for Tusky and American Express with Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). So instead of installing new software and letting it have free reign, it is run through my web browser instead.
So the other day, I went to get groceries at the local Sam's Club with my dad. While we were walking around, I noticed there was a TV on clearance: a 65” Samsung for $210. My dad immediately scooped it up for his bedroom. Well, it ended up not working out for his bedroom, so it's going in my game room for the time being.
Yesterday I logged into Windows because I wanted to stream something for friend and it's much more convenient that way. Well, as I logged in, I got a pop-up that my BIOS had an update available. I like keeping my systems up to date, so I figured “what's the worst that could happen?” Well, I learned the answer to that question.