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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.

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
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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
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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
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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,
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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.
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Review: Education for Critical Consciousness

Education for Critical Consciousness by Paulo Freire My rating: 4 of 5 stars This was a rather short book, as is the case with most of Paolo Freire's books, but it packed a rather big punch.  I listened to this on the way to and from work as an audiobook, but I think that this kind of book is probably consumed a bit more slowly, maybe with the addition of a
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Review: Gears of War: The Rise of Raam

Gears of War: The Rise of Raam by Kurtis J. Wiebe My rating: 3 of 5 stars This comic compilation was fine.  In the game, I don't recall really getting a ton of the backstory for the locusts given that the entirety of the story gets told from the human perspective. As such, I found it a little hard to care a ton about the story in this collection.  Interesting,
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Review: Gears of War Omnibus, Vol. 2

Gears of War Omnibus, Vol. 2 by Karen Traviss My rating: 4 of 5 stars I enjoyed both volumes of the Gears of War omnibuses.  The first omnibus bridges the gap between Gears of War 1 and 2, followingMarcus Fenix and Delta Squad in the battle against the Locusts! Find out what happened after the Lightmass Bombing and how the Locusts will react to this devastating
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Review: iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It

iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It by Steve Wozniak My rating: 5 of 5 stars I rather enjoyed this book. Not knowing a lot about Woz, it was fun to discover a seemingly curious down-to-earth maker and tinkerer.  The practical jokester side did surprise me a bit. I would have liked to
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Review: The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy

The Despot's Apprentice: Donald Trump's Attack on Democracy by Brian Klaas My rating: 5 of 5 stars Well, we all knew that Donald Drumph was a huge piece of 💩, but every book that examines his pre-presidency and presidency just adds confirmatory evidence. It blows my mind that he's just announced that  he's interested in running for the 2024 presidential election
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