Oct. 4, 21: Routine, Teaching, TV, and Games



[Got early morning teaching today, so trying to get my basics done before I need to get ready to go.]

After I got home from teaching I was faced with that most difficult question: what to do now? Not sure what my issue is, but didn’t feel like going to the garage. Been weeks since I worked on the website (that’s really starting to bother me again - but I’m still just as stuck as before 😭). Still, couldn’t find the motivation, so decided to jack in to the Oculus.

However, as you likely know, Facebook had a few troubles today (in fact, the longest ever outage) and Oculus was completely borked. Spent a while trying to figure out if it was the WiFi and disconnecting/reconnecting and then restarting the device…everything seemed to work alright except FB stuff. Of course, couldn’t see any posts about it on Facebook, so just decided to lay down and watch a bit of tube.

At least dShitty decided to pay out something today. Thirty-five minus two is thirty-four and it’s all rediculously stupid.



It had been quite some time, but I did finally get a brew done on CryptoBrewmaster. Just a regular lager, like usual. Sold it out and now have 111 CBM that I could withdraw (have to leave a thousand sitting because of capital controls), but not even sure it’s worth the hassle to do.

Did quite a few missions and lessons on Rising Star today. Can’t say that my excitement about or enjoyment of the game has gotten any better, but it’s at least a lot quicker to get in with the Keychain app. Getting my Ego a little more under control, so hopefully get some better rewards for missions. Doesn’t seem to matter what I do, though, in the very high five hundreds.


Still a day behind on my daily quests on Splinterlands, but I did get yesterday’s done today.


Was a little frustrating, but not too bad. Made some progress toward the next tier of Gold.



Not much to speak of in terms of rewards today, a couple commons:


My quest for today was Fire splinter, but I didn’t want to struggle with it, so rolled the dice and got Dragon again. Put in my guild brawls as well.

Got my stats for the last week again. Not sure why it didn’t count any exercise for several of the days, seems like I should have been active enough with teaching and all. Still, very happy to see that sleep average nearly at eight, helps with everything else.


Average Last 7 Days: 15,331

Lifetime Average: 15,465

10k per Day Streak: 10


Longest Streak: 204


Distance on shoes: 682.96 km
Distance on hikers: 64.92 km

#AutomaticWin Tally: 421
#AutomaticWin Streak: 0
Longest Streak: 53

#TripleTen Tally: 118
#TripleTen Streak: 0
Longest Streak: 7

#DoubleDay Tally: 227
#DoubleDay Streak: 0
Longest Streak: 37

Highest Floors: 120

Highest Daily Steps: 41,528

Zombies evaded: 0/0

Mindfulness Diary:

Health: 86%
Satisfaction: 82%
Energy: 93%
Productivity: 77%


Rising Star






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Power up and Hive on!


Nice Job @definethedollar. Just a quick question for you, me and the wife are thinking about getting a pair of Oculus viewers for the up coming Hivefest, I have done a little research on them, but there is nothing like a first hand account, how have they been working for you? And would you recommend them? My Nephew was suppose to come over and show me his Oculus like 4 months ago, they will have Oculus 5 by the time he finally shows up lol


I would absolutely recommend a Quest 2! I’ve had mine for awhile now, about a year I suppose and I haven’t even turned on the Xbox since then.

It does have its drawbacks, the battery life on the headset isn’t all that long (a couple hours - immersed in a good game, that flies quick! Although the controller battery life is amazing) and, depending on the game (frame rate) the motion does get to me after a bit. I also find it somewhat blurry in places (with a glare), but I only really notice it in the main menu (text) and title screens…there are set eye widths and it’s a little hard to set it in between.

I had it for last Hivefest and had a good time interacting with people in AltSpace, was fun and I liked being able to just unplug whenever I felt like it.


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Wow @definethedollar you are a busy man! I do good just to get my Splinterlands played! And finding the battles so much harder these days. My win rate is barely over 50% these days. I'm interested in the Oculus, but man I really hate Facebook, that's the drawback. My nephew has one and he's supposed to bring it over so we can check it out. We signed up to attend the Virtual Hivefest, so really thinking seriously about getting Oculus before then.