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.
Inspired by Fogus and S. Bloom.
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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