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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.

TVTime Year-in-Review

 Alllllright!  I guess there was one more Year In Review for 2023! This one came in while I was on vacation overseas. It seemed interesting enough to post about.  I think March was my busiest month because I probably marked a whole bunch of past seasons of shows as "viewed" and the platform took that to mean that I watched them in 2023.  I wish there was a "watched when originally
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Year in Xbox 2023

 And...the final Year in Review for 2023 (seems like last year had fewer than before).  This one for gaming, and specifically on xbox.  It's no surprise that my game of the year was Assassin's Creed Valhalla.  I think in 2022 my most played game was AC: Odyssey.
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Year in Beer

 Admittedly, I don't drink much beer. I used to want to try out new beers a lot more the years before COVID, and in 2021 I decided to take a year off beer (and most alcohol for that matter).  This year I checked into Untappd 77 times, which isn't bad. Some was to drink old favorites, and other times to try out new flavors.
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Reddit - Year in Review

 Continuing on with my Year In Review for 2023, today I'll post some screenshots from stuff on Reddit.  Not sure what the algorithm picks up as important on that platform (there was some complaining that I noticed in December), but it's still mildly entertaining. WhitePeopleFacebook is particularly cringeworthy - sometimes you can't look away from a trainwreck...
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Books - Year in Review

 Well, here we are!  It's Year-in-Review season!  I've gotten a few of these from the various apps and services that I use so I thought I'd post some of these.  I thought I'd start off with GoodReads since I track my books through that platform. I've been considering moving to the Fediverse or something similar, but still using the Amazon product.   My "goal" for last
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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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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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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
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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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