Last week my brother asked me to help him find the piano score of Final Fantasy VII's Those Who Fight. Well, since I had never heard the song before, I searched for one in YouTube and landed on: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssGdJNe2PHE. Since I myself also played piano during my childhood and have loved to listen to classical musics since then, I was impressed with the video and started to read the comments as well as the pianist's website. He writes something on his YouTube user page that reminds me that the way to be a good hacker is to hack even more:
I many times get asked how one improves their piano abilities. I believe the main thing is believing in yourself, and playing pieces which truly challenge your hands. If you choose pieces you would LOVE to learn that are out of your reach, and you give it your all, I promise it will give back more than practicing boring scales.
Looking at my hacking career, I haven't hacked so much. Now I get the boost :-)