This is a set of bullet point lists about variously things I’ve done, experienced or come across in 2022. Items listed in no particular order.
THe most important is the importance of validating a business before you write code.
Coding. Working with a team. A great 3-day retreat with some similarly minded people.
Sales and Marketing
Luckily, none really stood out. If anything, I need to get out and socialize more (IRL and/or virtually)
No big thing comes to mind. I did avoid relocating to a cheaper cost of living area, which was part fear, and partly due to the fact that we are very content with our current situation.
A lot of little things that cause tiny amounts of fear or insecurity did end up stacking up and causing procrastination. I’m working on this one.
KBClip was a big miss. One of the consulting projects I worked on was a hit and some time and energy invested into my overall health and well-being that started in the summer was a big hit.
Health, mental health, social well-being and productivity are all intricately linked.
Marriage, Chores and the Mental Load of Management:
KB Clip was started, launched and later backburnered. Some really interesting consulting work happend in the back half of the year. Also ideated on a new project for 2023.
Nothing new here. I spent the whole year doing Elixir, which I love.
The best stuff I come across I will typically post on mastodon. These stand out:
Overall number of books read in 2022: 300 or so across paper, kindle, iBooks or other formats.
Two of the more traditional, literature fiction books read and enjoyed:
I read a ton of fantasy fiction. Most of the following come from serial web writers. This means they tend to be fun, well-paced (as in you want to keep reading), and imaginative. It also means that sometimes larger structure and long-term pacing can suffer. These usually end up in the sub-genre of Progressive Fantasy, LitRPG, or Wuxia/Xianxia-inspired.
Some of my favs in thes genre are the Cradle Series, Mother of Learning, He who Fights with Monsters, Dungeon Crawler Carl, and Defiance of the Fall.
Lastly, Ascendance of a Bookworm is a poplular Japanese light novel series translated to English, which also has serial web fiction roots but is excellent.
In no particular order:
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