This is a set of bullet point lists about variously things I’ve done, experienced or come across in 2021. Items listed in no particular order.
Inspired by Fogus.
No paid work for me in 2021. I spent the bulk of it working on KB Clip
Nothing new here. I spent the whole year doing Elixir, which I love.
Why I love it, in two parts:
And a crash course to get started:
Some of the elixir content took off, but I didn’t write enough, esp in the second half of the year.
Again, the three elixir posts above.
Physical health was bouyed by the habit started in 2020: 30 mins or more of daily walks. Mental health was overall good.
I switched to the Colemak-DH keyboard layout. I’m writing about that but overall happy with the move.
Roughly a 3% increase in personal wiki content and 24% increase in the number of notes.app documents.
The best stuff I come across I will typically post on twitter. These stand out:
Overall number of books read in 2021: 160 or so across paper, kindle, and iBooks.
Ted Lasso is still my Favorite. Hawkeye, Wandavison and Spiderman No Way Home stand out on the Marvel properties. Witcher S2 was fairly strong as well. And it’s still tough to beat the NFL and College Basketball March Madness for sports.
Overall, TV and movie consumption went down in 2021. This is a list of stuff I would normally watch but didn’t get around to: https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/12/tv-technica-2021-our-favorite-shows-and-binges-helped-us-combat-pandemic-fatigue/
Also, the expensive Airpods Max are a daily use item for me.
Learn Colemak. I’m not a faster typer, but I do think it helps with fatigue and long term hand/wrist health. It’s probably much less feasible if you are laptop-only however.
Obviously, still very little in 2021. Just one small but energizing retreat.
The 2021 Todos were originally published in my 2021 Year in Review