2022 was pretty good. Here are some things I enjoyed about it.
Previous year-in-review posts:
I spent relatively a lot of time with my family at the beginning of the year. That was pretty nice.
I moved to LA in the summer.
I spent a week meditatively hiking through the Arizona desert.
I talked with my best friend more often.
I tried surfing, and learning how to longboard.
Work is pretty wild these days. I like how creative my role is. I do a lot of Haskell mentorship, which I’m thrilled about.
I gave a talk called Make Your Own Haskell.
I did relatively little coding outside of work compared to previous years. My interests are slowly becoming more artistic and less programmatic.
I did a little bit of digital painting and some photoshop, but towards the end of the year was mostly focused on learning 3d modeling in Blender. Like with programming, I started to do more at work and less outside of it—which is fine, it just means I get to enjoy work more.
2022 was a super musical year for me, which I’m happy about.
I recorded a short album of jazz piano Christmas songs.
I released a bunch of electronic songs on Spotify. 46 to be exact. Not really sure how that number got so high, since it sure didn’t feel like I was making anywhere close to a song a week. I think “Deep Time” was my favorite track I produced.
My favorite artist continued to be Mr. Bill. My favorite album released this year was kLL Bill. My favorite song was “Uncle Punch”. Spotting a theme?
I also loved “Twitched” and Quiet Bison’s new album. Over the course of the year, “Screening” might have morphed into my favorite song of all time.
I saw No Mana and EDDIE live, which was great.
My favorite video games I played for the first time in 2022 were Elden Ring, Death’s Door, Stray, Descenders, and Hyperbolica. I replayed Skyrim for a while as well.
My favorite “book” (I think it counts) was Counterexamples in Type Systems by Stephen Dolan.
Several things I read started leaning more towards psychology than in recent years. I don’t really love this trend, but it is interesting.
Refactoring UI had some nifty advice. Designing Type was strangely captivating. I want to read more books about design.
I also went on a bit of a cosmology kick. I especially liked The Little Book of Cosmology by Lyman Page.
I drove to Texas.1