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A Year in Review | 2022

December 31, 2022

That time of year again, but the first I’ve actually put one of these together and I was surprised at some of what I remembered.

The saying goes “The days are long but the years are short”, and it’s true. This year, like most, feels like it flew by, and when first thinking about what happened this year there wasn’t a lot that came to mind. The more I thought though, the more great, and not so great, memories came up.

Home

  • Set up the new pool, learned how to clean and maintain it

  • Hard piped the pool

  • Started the backyard landscaping, moved 10 yards of dirt and another 10 yards of rock

  • Rented a backhoe to dig out the pool area

  • Started the sprinkler replacement project

  • Smart Sprinkler box upgrade

  • Replaced the irrigation box

  • Built above ground garden boxes

  • Trimmed trees and finally used the chainsaw

  • Garage organization

  • Baseball

  • Music

  • Ukelele

  • Pokemon cards with Max

  • Pokemon in general with the boys

  • Hiking

  • Camping

  • Silverwood

  • Vegas trip

Cooking

  • Found a Gas Grill
  • New Smoker
  • Discada

Books

  • Discipline is Destiny
  • Extreme Ownership
  • Kaiju Preservation Society
  • The Motivation Myth
  • The Shining
  • Salems Lot
  • Murder by Other Means
  • Heaven’s River
  • Lock In
  • Working In Public
  • Deep Work
  • Calmer Easier Happier Boys
  • Meditations
  • Show Your Work!
  • Docs for Developers

Movies and Shows

  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Modern Family
  • What We Do In The Shadows
  • Silicon Valley
  • The Office

Podcasts

  • Office Ladies
  • Syntax
  • The Adventure Zone

Games

  • Grounded

  • Elden Ring

  • Escape From Tarkov

  • Star Citizen

  • Dwarf Fortress

  • Ori and The Will of the Wisps

  • Slime Rancher

  • Jedi Knight: Fallen Order

  • Stardew Valley

  • Pokemon Violet

  • Megaman Battle Network

  • Android: Netrunner

  • Marvel Champions

  • Pokemon TCG

Concerts and Shows

  • Snoop Dogg
  • T-Pain
  • Kevin Hart
  • Flogging Molly
  • The Interruptors

Work

  • Year with Insider
  • Research into esbuild, replacing webpack, dx improvements
  • Pairing with sister team in Germany
    • Solving auth issues with forwarded site and CDN
    • Fixing internationalization issues/bugs
  • Timezones being the bane of my existence
    • Holidays, and again timezones being the bane of my existence
  • Video Destination Preact work
  • Diving into GitHub Actions more

Marcus Lyons