Happy new year! Last year I posted some year-end statistics. That seems like a good way to recap the year, so let’s do it again. Random statistics from 2018:
Work, Learning and Self Improvement:
- Hours worked: 1,163 (up around 50% from last year)
- Programming languages/frameworks learned: I’ll say 4. I’m counting:
- C++ which I revisited this year after more than a decade of not using it
- Go, which I used for the templating in the Hugo blog
- Flask, which I had dabbled in before but only used in a full-scale project this year
- Laravel, which I also used in a couple of projects this year
- Books read: 4. Sad. Down 5 from last year. Must finish more books in 2019.
- Duolingo streak: 92 days (Hooray!)
Writing and Social media:
- Facebook status updates: 1093, down from 1463 last year, that’s a good sign I think. Last year I measured my FB activity using the “facebook report” on Wolfram Alpha, but this seems to no longer work, probably due to the recent FB API changes. This time I instead downloaded an archive of my FB activity and counted the “status_updates” from your_posts.json using a python script.
- Instagram posts: 21 (Down 100 from last year. I’m not sure if I’ll continue using it too much…)
- Tweets: 1566 (up from 1484 last year)
- Answers written on Quora: 3. Down by 14. I may be winding down my Quora participation anyway.
- 104 blog posts (including this one; total of 818 up 59 from last year)
- 0 words written for [Nanowrimo]2
- 0 sketches submitted to [r/sketchdaily]3
- Games purchased (not including any I got for free for some reason): 37, not including DLC, most of it from my three-month experiment with Humble Montly. This is a huge improvement from last year’s 67. In fact, my gaming spend for 2018 was 1/3 what it was in 2017, so huge props to me lol. Breakdown: 4 steam, 34 humble, 3 dlc)
- Games “finished” (story/campaign completed OR achievement complete): 10, up 2 from 2017! The list:
- Twilight Princess HD (WiiU)
- Ni No Kuni (PS3)
- Spider-man (PS4)
- Invisible Inc
- Tomb Raider
- Life is Strange
- Papers Please (not yet achievement complete, but close)
- Final Fantasy XII: Zodiac Age (I had this on last year’s list as 95% done, I decided to finish it a few hours before 2019 lol)
- Best Eternal Rank: Ranked Master (363), Draft Master
- Best MTGA Rank: Gold 4
- Average points per turn in Words with Friends: 26 (down from 27)
- MTG GPs attended: 0, but I did do an RTPQ in KL this year. Most likely 0 again for 2019.
- Fitbit activity: 1,820,053 steps, 1,419.64 km walked
- Donuts eaten: 4 (down from 12 last year!)
- Other countries visited: 0, as predicted. Likely 0 in 2019 as well.
- Baptisms attended: 1 (same as last year)
- Weddings attended: 0 (down 1)
- Wakes attended: 0 (thankfully)
- Things watched on Netflix: 789 (Up 69 from last year)
- Quiz nights attended: 8 (we won once) - down from 3/19 in 2017
- Uber trips: 18 (down from 64 in 2017, RIP uber)
- Grab trips: 101 (!)
- Times I won the lotto: 0 (I kind of regret putting this number two years ago, as now I can’t remove it without looking suspicious)
- Bears defeated in single combat: 0
Overall, the year was a lot busier than 2017, since I took on a lot more work, especially in the middle half of the year. I’m looking to lighten the load a bit in 2019, we’ll see.