2022: Year in Review

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Year 3 of making one of these posts, accidentally forced myself into a tradition of writing about my life over the last year without writing anything down during the year, so I just spend the month of November December trying to remember what’s happened. I’ve been pretty quiet on here this year as I’ve been putting a lot of time into GameTrakr that I’m planning to go live with early 2023 hopefully, including having my friend tustin do a complete re-write of the backend to migrate it to Laravel. There will be more about that in the future though. 😊

# News of The Year

I called this section Year News Highlights last year, but it doesn’t feel right using that name this year. I might change the name again next year if I decide I hate News of The Year, but it’s what we’ll use for now.

Vladimir Putin signed a decree declaring the Luhansk People’s Republic and Donetsk People’s Republic as independent from Ukraine, even though no one on planet earth agreed, at the end of February, beginning the full-scale invasion of Ukraine on the 26th February starting the largest armed conflict in Europe since World War II.

Winona (Lil Bo Weep) died in March at the age of 22. Love you bo. ♥

The UK, specifically London, caused an ongoing outbreak of monkeypox in May which luckily hasn’t turned out to be COVID-19v2. Former Japanense Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was assassinated in July. Liz Truss was appointed Prime Minister of the UK on September 6th, then stepped down as Prime Minister on October 25th after realizing she was an absolute idiot, she was outlasted by a Lettuce. She also may or may not have killed Queen Elizabeth II, who died 2 days after Truss was appointed Prime Minister.

Elon Musk decided to buy Twitter for $44B for some reason then proceeded to fire nearly everyone, as well as trying to sue a guy that tracked his plane through public information.

# General

I didn’t really do much in 2022. I started a new job in April, moving from Softcat over to SoftwareONE which has been great. I didn’t travel much, however I did travel to Germany in September and spent the whole month which was great - sprechen sie englisch?

I released my first game The Lonely Helmet in June, then proceeded to make it free in December so you should check it out (please).

# Television

Trakt was down from December 12 until December 20 as well as some data corruption between November 7 and December 11. Some of this data may be incorrect.

I watched 46 different shows this year with a total watch time of 235 hours, which is about 19.6 hours per month with my most watched show being Young Sheldon. My most-watched Week was Week 41 (Oct 3 - Oct 9) with 30 plays and my most-watched Month was March with 65 plays. I watched 443 episodes this year, which is down from 530 in 2021 and 922 in 2020. My first watch of the year was NCIS, my last was Rick and Morty.

My most played TV Shows in 2022, in order of total plays, were:

Show Plays Time Watched
Young Sheldon 69 00D 22H 26M
Archer 50 00D 18H 20M
When Calls the Heart 24 00D 17H 12M
Pushing Daises 22 00D 15H 24M
Reaper 22 00D 14H 39M
Rick and Morty 22 00D 08H 15M
NCIS 20 00D 14H 44M
Jurassic World Camp Cretaceous 19 00D 07H 36M
Ghosts (US) 16 00D 05H 42M
Boston Legal 11 00D 07H 42M

My most popular genre was Comedy with 28 shows, most popular network was Netflix with 12 shows.

My highest rated Shows of 2022 were Kleo, Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons and Young Sheldon.

# Movies

Trakt was down from December 12 until December 20 as well as some data corruption between November 7 and December 11. Some of this data may be incorrect.

I watched 53 different movies this year with a total watch time of 93 hours, which is about 7.8 hours per month with my most watched movie being 101 Dalmatians (1996). My most-watched Week was Week 29 (Jul 11 - Jul 17) with 12 plays and my most-watched Month was July with 12 plays. I watched movies 57 times this year, which is down from 111 in 2021 and 140 in 2020.

My most played Movies in 2022, in order of total hours, were:

Movie Plays Hours
101 Dalmatians (1996) 2 00D 03H 26M
Titanic (1997) 1 00D 03H 14M
Paw Patrol: The Movie (2021) 2 00D 02H 52M
Meet the Spartans (2008) 2 00D 02H 48M
Idiocracy (2006) 2 00D 02H 48M
All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) 1 00D 02H 27M
Hacksaw Ridge (2016) 1 00D 02H 19M
Terrifier 2 (2022) 1 00D 02H 18M
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) 1 00D 02H 15M
Moonfall (2022) 1 00D 02H 10M

My most popular genre was Comedy with 31 movies, most popular Studio was Walt Disney Pictures with 9 movies.

My highest rated Movies of 2022 were Grease (1978), Bohemian Rhapsody (2018), South Park: Post COVID: The Return of COVID (2021).

# Music

In 2022 I scrobbled 27,799 times with a daily average of 76 plays, up from 22,856 and 62 respectively in 2021. I scrobbled 7,893 unique songs up from 5,757 in 2021. My top five songs for the year were:

Song Artist Scrobbles
nineteen Lil Peep 200
Angry Mars Argo 149
I'm Used to That Horse Head 147
sTraNgeRs Bring Me the Horizon 119
all i can see Guardin 104

I scrobbled 5,577 unique albums. My top five albums for the year were:

Album Artist Scrobbles
crybaby Lil Peep 592
HELLBOY Lil Peep 357
Permanence No Devotion 295
The Two of Us Are Dying Killstation 251
Solos Lil Bo Weep 202

I scrobbled 2,492 unique artists, and for the 6th year in a row Lil Peep was top of the list, no surprise. My top five artists for the year were:

Artist Scrobbles
Lil Peep 1,917
No Devotion 552
Lil Bo Weep 546
Killstation 545
yxngxr1 483

# Gaming

I played 134 different gmaes this year, with a total play time of 513.6 hours, which is about 42.8 hours per month and 1.4 hours per day with my most played game being Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (2022). My most-played week was Week 48 (Nov 28 - Dec 4) with 36.4 hours and my most-played Month was December with 92.6 hours.

My most played Games in 2022 by month, in order of total hours, were:

Game Month Playtime
Mafia: Definitive Edition January 00D 08H 23M
Cuphead February 00D 04H 00M
Call of Duty: Vanguard March 00D 02H 02M
Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse April 00D 06H 31M
The Walking Dead: Telltale Definitive May 00D 08H 13M
Call of Duty: WWII June 00D 07H 17M
Cyberpunk 2077 July 01D 05H 05M
Grand Theft Auto IV August 00D 11H 55M
Hot Wheels Unleashed September 00D 14H 39M
Back 4 Blood October 00D 16H 40M
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II November 02D 08H 08M
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II December 02D 21H 26M

I completed the following games in 2022, in order of total hours:

Game Playtime
Cyberpunk 2077 31.8 Hours
Hot Wheels Unleashed 20.2 Hours
PowerWash Simulator 19.9 Hours
Stray 11.6 Hours
Mafia: Definitive Edition 10.6 Hours
Max Payne 3 [1] 9.3 Hours
Crysis: Remastered 6.2 Hours
The Walking Dead: Survival Instinct 5.5 Hours
Cuphead [1] 4 Hours
Fast & Furious: Spy Racers Rise of Sh1ft3r 2.9 Hours

# Projects

I’ve created 6 projects this year. The below table is in no particular order.

Project Language Type
Snow.NET C# .NET Library
Snow Log Collector (v2) C# Winforms
Snow Document Downloader C# Winforms
Snow Administration Toolkit C# WPF
System Scanner C# .NET Core
GameTrakr Rewrite Laravel Laravel

2022 has been a lot quieter project wise than 2021 because I’ve been putting a lot of time into GameTrakr and some closed source things.

# Website

At the time of writing there have about 127 git commits this year, this includes a complete re-write for v2.0. Other than that, nothing super special happened this year. I did finally migrate all my non-jekyll infrastructure from Shared Hosting to a VPS though, only took … years.

# GameTrakr

I’ve put a lot of work into GameTrakr this year getting it ready for release. Even more work is going into it at the moment as my friend Tustin is helping migrate the project from frameworkless PHP over to Laravel to make it more stable for mass use before I hopefully ship it out of BETA this year.

The following things were added in v3.0 and will be migrated over to v4.0, with a bit more added too…

  • Likes and Dislikes
  • Completed Games
  • Full Year in Review re-write
  • Steam Automatic Tracking
  • Profile Design Rewrite (it’s pretty)
  • User Registrations (approval required)
  • Steam Library Importing

Hopefully come the 2023 year in review, v4.0 will have shipped and I can give more info then. 😊

# Things of The Year

These are my ‘tops’ of the year, things that I really loved entertainment wise.

# 2023 Hopes…

This is just a silly little list of things I hope to do in 2023, will update you next year if they happy. 😉

  • Publically release GameTrakr
  • Learn Laravel and TailwindCSS
  • Travel More
  • Pass my Motorcycle Test
  • Watch more Movies

# Sources and Notes

The below areas were used as data sources for the information within this post.

This data is from 00:00 01 January 2022 to 23:02 31 December 2022.
[1] Playtime does not include time spent playing before GameTrakr was made in January 2021.
* Tweet Mirror for Tweet of The Year.