2021 in review
It’s time to reflect on the year of 2021.
I started the year of 2021 by making several adjustments on how I do my finances, listen to music and read the news. As the year is ending it’s sufficient to say that most of my adjustments failed.
As for finances I’m back using YNAB. I tried to apply the YNAB method to
hledger as outlined in my post but after 6 months it felt like I wasn’t
using the right tool for the job. There is too much flexibility in
for me. There has been development in the personal budgeting space and
hopefully an YNAB like, open-source solution emerges.
For music, I’m now back using Spotify, but I ditched the official client in favor of ncspot. Creating my own offline music collection was made too difficult by the poor quality CDs available at my local libraries. I still support my favorite artists via Bandcamp.
I still consume more news than I should though I feel that reading more books has helped to be more focused. I finished 19 books this year, fiction and non-fiction and I aim to increase that number for the next year.
I worked on Cute Chess throughout the year of 2021. My biggest contributions to the project were porting Cute Chess to Qt 6 and implementing unit tests for the Xboard protocol. Ilari and I held the annual Cute Chess hackathon in June.
Something that I want to focus more on in 2022 is Rust. I wrote early learnings in May and I’ve started new project on Rust that takes it further what I’ve learned. More on this project later.
That’s all I have for this month. See you next year!