Week 50 and December Monthly Update

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In which I have to look at a calendar because I’m pretty sure these delays led to my weekly count being off.

I mean, there are two weeks left until the end of the year but I’m pretty sure I started that count based on when the workout happened, not when I updated my blog. Maybe there’s an “I forgot to update my blog” delay that I reported wrong or something.


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Kept forgetting to upload the before-and-afters:


Now on to the gaming!

We have my first attempt using my Genki ShadowCast capture card via my Wii Fit U monthly update:

Lighting still leaves a lot to be desired, as does available space; I have a few plans that may soon help a little bit with the first, and other plans that will take a much longer time to implement but may help a lot with both, but in the meantime…. *shrug* I think this will work in the absence of regular TV access. And look! Real-time heart rate monitor up top!

Hopefully the Shadowcast will work just as well on Ring Fit. In theory it should, but one of the most common complaints about the Genki app was sound issues… and the Switch doesn’t have the benefit of playing its own sound that the Wii Fit gamepad does…. But so far I’m liking it.


Following on the heels of the capture card test, I also opted to test a different hardware option: screen mirroring my Stealth game to the computer.

I will say the one thing I don’t like about this one is the huge amount of black space to either side of the game footage. But that issue exists even on the TV, is merely a result of playing a phone game instead of something that can truly fill the screen, and honestly I haven’t decided on the best way to handle that (I could try shrinking the window, but that would require coming up with a background that isn’t just as bad as the black space).


On the VR front, I finally decided to give Supernatural a try… only to find out that, despite having a Google Play companion app, it doesn’t actually support Google Play as a payment method. Since that was a good chunk of my reasoning for deciding to subscribe (via Kasasa Rewards) I backed out and haven’t even signed up for the free trial. Someday, maybe, but for now I have plenty of other games to keep me sweating.

Granted, it’s not like I need another Google Play subscription for the rewards (Kasasa requires twelve transactions per month, and the weekly auto-reload of my and my parents’ Amazon gift card balance already knocks out 8), but it’d be nice to have an extra to fall back on, especially since my Microsoft sub is on a rolling 30 day period (and can theoretically skip February once in a while) and I’m debating on switching Zombies Run to the higher-content VIP membership (which is only billed annually).


Speaking of Zombies Run…. no missions this past week. 😦

I did work out, however, that if there were absolutely no delays, and if I went for a mission after work on Christmas Eve (earlier hours) and went on Christmas day (store’s closed)… I would have exactly enough days off from work to finish the season by the end of the year.

I also downloaded The Way of All Flesh, a Zombies Run podcast available on Audible (Amazon Bounty link included!), so now I’ve got a new thing to listen to on the drive home from work (which is just a bit longer than any one episode) before I start on the next season of No Sleep.


And the rest of the monthly update, the numbers game!


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One of these days I’ll do something wild and crazy and actually narrow that list down so I don’t have a ton of Amazon Associate links per one blog post (not that Wii Fit itself helps with all the different versions to suggest).

I guess I could split up my workouts to different days/posts instead of embedding all of the videos at once? Maybe learn to stick to a schedule? I probably ought to do that with the actual video uploads, anyway, so as to avoid spamming whatever YouTube subscribers I have.

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