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A blog about life in general, in as many languages as I can manage. Ενα ιστολόγιο περι ζωής, πολυγλωσσο - σε όσες γλωσσες εχω μεράκι να γράψω.

Swarm | Year in Review

 One last Year in Review came in, this one from Swarm, formerly known as FourSquare.

I don't know who is still using Location-Based check-ins these days. I do get a kick from seeing the random "this is a place you visited 10 years ago" pop-ups every so often.  I am surprised that even though I didn't travel any great distance, I still managed to find over 60 new places to visit locally.


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A/UX 2.0 Demonstration

 I came across this demo via reddit recently.  Before Apple bought NeXT to bring us OS X, Apple had A/UX (Apple Unix) which ran on classic macs (I think before System 7).  In my early days on the Internet I came across A/UX 3.0 installation discs (which I am pretty sure I've backed up somewhere).  I wonder if I can get a Basilisk instance of this running...


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TV Entertainment 2022 | Year in Review

 TVTime, the app I use to track what I've watched on TV (and in various streaming services) gave me a "rewind" this year. I think some of my stats are a little skewed because I marked a lot of episodes watched in 2022 when I had really watched them in years prior, and I only really rated like 4% of the episodes that I watched.  Maybe in 2023 I'll rate things more consistently to see what comes out of it.  I do want to move my past movie watching from Trakt.tv at some point, but that's a project for another day. 

It's funny that I started the year with Sgt. Frog.  It's been 10 (or more!) years since I started this series and I still have over 100 episodes and a few movies left to complete the series.  Maybe in 2023 I'll binge it ;-) And yes, I am watching Gogglebox in three different countries 😂


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2022's Twitter Circle

 While this isn't quite a "year in review," it's interesting to grab a snapshot of various Twitter interactions this time of year and do a year-to-year comparison (usernames for this year at the end of the post). I am not sure what time period the Twitter Circle application is sampling to generate this, but I do wonder how much the migration to mastodon-based services has impacted this year's circles 🤔


Circle 1
1. @PhD_Genie
2. @roopikarisam
3. @RBReich
4. @MU_IELAB
5. @ninaturner
6. @sarahesilverman
7. @MU_IELab2
8. @DonaldClark

Circle 2
9. @Linkletter
10. @JRDingwall
11. @BryanAlexander
12. @AcademicChatter
13. @lingopod
14. @steph_moore
15. @OldSchoolBoston
16. @DisabilityStor1
17. @Puiyin
18. @actualham
19. @GBHArchives
20. @Heatherlovessci
21. @gamerlearner
22. @tjoosten
23. @arasbozkurt
24. @teacherdude

Circle 3
25. @cfiesler
26. @matbury
27. @TheStrugglingS4
28. @msrebeccabirch
29. @davecormier
30. @OnlineCrsLady
31. @jacremes
32. @UnionDrip
33. @grandeped
34. @GergelyOrosz
35. @purrinink
36. @mkooleady
37. @reckless
38. @massteacher
39. @Public_Citizen
40. @Ahighervision
41. @ass_deans
42. @Bali_Maha
43. @MorePerfectUS
44. @NomadWarMachine
45. @EnglishOER


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Xbox gaming | Year in review

The final Year In Review 2022 is all about gaming, which for me means mostly xbox (if you exclude STO). I am actually a little surprised that I only played 7 games last year (completed 6, still working on AC: Valhalla - I am not sure what counts as "complete" on TrueAchievements). Perhaps I shouldn't be, most games were rather large games and based on my stats a lot of gameplay took place around periods where things were slowing down at work, both the day job and the teaching gigs.  I also managed to get two book chapters out this past year, and my low-play months were ones where I focused a lot on research and writing (and work and teaching).

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Books | Year in Review

What I missed in Podcasts in my Year In Review, I think I made up in Audiobooks and Comic Books! My goal was to read 20 books (admittedly a low goal...) and I ended up reading 255 books, audiobooks, and comic books in 2022. I think the headline here is that, yet again, audiobooks save the day.  I listened to a number of books that I normally would not have read on paper because I was able to find them in audio form, which allowed me to listen to them while commuting (or going for walks when the weather was nice). The reading/mental bandwidth that I'd save for more academic work really prohibits straying from the path in terms of genres of books, but with audiobooks I've been able to stray more often ;-)  I think in 2023 I might catch up with all of the HALO novels that fell under my radar during my doctoral studies.

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Untappd |Year in Beer 2022

Now, for something a bit different.  Beer!  In 2022 I started drinking beer again.  In 2021 I decided to stop drinking beer for a year (with a few exceptions, like if I went out with family and had a drink with a meal - something unlikely due to COVID). It's interesting to compare stats from 2020 ('regular beer drinking') to post-beer-pause.  While my own drinking habits rebounded, it wasn't to their previous levels. I also noticed that I decided to spend my few beer bucks in 2022 trying out new brews rather than going back to what I had mostly tried out in the past.  That said, I missed my opportunity to get this year's Mad Elf brew, which I rather like.  I'll need to plan a bit better next December 😜

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Reddit | Year in review

Another Year In Review based on the data exhaust of my social presence on the web.  This one from the popular site Reddit.  I guess Banana Units is this year's popular measure (again), and I scrolled enough to go to the mood over 1 time 😂.

I guess in 2022 I decided to dress up my Snoovatar and make it a little less generic.  The clothing pictured is what I got for free during Halloween. My top interests aren't a particular surprise, since I browse local city and state subreddits, gaming subreddits, and spaces like the instructional design subreddit. I guess I wasn't one of the top 1%ers of Karma this year (as seemed to be the case with many on Reddit lol). Considering that I don't post all that often, not bad 😂

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Podcast | Year in review

 Well, it's January, so that means that various apps that you use, that collect various analytics for you (*cough* *cough*) have created some nifty year-in-reviews for you.

I thought I'd kick it off this year with my Podcatcher app (PocketCast). I don't recall getting a year-in-review for this last year, so it was interesting to see it pop up.  Admittedly, I don't think I listened to as many podcasts in 2022 as I usually do. The top categories are no surprise based on what I usually queue up to listen,  I think that Education might have been a bit higher if I also listened to my linguistics (work-related) podcasts on this app.  I was surprised that I listened to that many episodes of The Delta Flyers . I did end up binging a lot of episodes of the Delta Flyers, but ultimately I gave up on episode recap style of podcasts (both the Delta Flyers and Trek.fm) because my backlog of podcasts was rather large.  I guess I have to clear the queues in January for all the new episodes that will launch in 2023 ;-)

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Να που ήρθε και το 2023! Για να δούμε...θα παραμήνει απροσκλητος μουσαφίρης ο κωρονοϊός, η θα πάει και αυτός σπίτι του τελικά;

Φέτος και πάλι ξέχασα να πάω να πάρω μια βασιλόπητα, αλλά με τα τόσα γλυκά που είχαμε για τα χριστούγεννα είμαι δικαιολογημένος.  Του χρόνου θα πρέπει να αναλάβω καλύτερα.




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