2022 Year Review
I’ve been doing year reviews since 2017 under the #year-review tag, and 2022 is no different. Expect I have been living aboard a sailboat traveling the world for the latter half of the year. So this year is probably going to look a little different in retrospect, including far less time coding and writing about technology, but far more nautical miles traveled.
(the GPS track below is mostly accurate, but also has some odd artifact in it…)
Blogging (and Boating)
The trip has resulted in some alternative blogging about sailboats, and much of which has been on an entirely separate blog https://sailinghannahpenn.co.uk.
In fact, here is a picture of Hannah Penn from last week after hauling out of the water in Guadeloupe for form extra painting.
There is always lots to be doing while sailing, and second to sailing comes enjoyment. I have also been working 10h per week for Wikimedia Deutschland, and altogether this leaves sparse gaps for other things on the side like blogs.
I also tried to give addshore.com a facelift and move away from just looking like a blog. There are other useful things here too!!! I’m still using WordPress, and was mainly inspired by the landing page of https://mollywhite.net/ to showcase projects, and things other than blog posts.
The top 10 posts are always interesting to look at:
- Installing Android Studio on WSL2 for Flutter (🆕new in 2022)
- VSCode & PHP XDebug from Localhost, WSL2 and Docker containers (same position)
- Python3, Using some shared state in 2 async methods (was #4)
- Quickly clearing out your Facebook advert ‘interests’ (↘️ was #3)
- Your own Wikidata Query Service, with no limits (was #12)
- Add Exif data back to Facebook images – 0.10 (was #8)
- If you bake 2 lasagnes, and stack them, do you have 1 or 2 lasagnes? (was #10)
- Guzzle 6 retry middleware (was #9)
- Reducing Java JVM memory usage in Containers and on Kubernetes (↘️ was #6)
- Minecraft Java mod using Bukkit / Spigot (↘️ was #7)
The topic range up here always varies so much, I love it.
I don’t expect sailing blog posts to be reaching the top any time soon, apparently, technology is far more interesting, or probably just far more useful for folks.
But if you want a sailing catchup, you can see my sailing month 1 and sailing months 2 & 3, but note the months are almost at double digits already so I’m a little behind.
One of the biggest project movements for me in 2022 was the migration of wbstack.com users to wikibase.cloud, a new service operated by Wikimedia Germany, rather than by me as an individual. The project is now in active development and supported by a dedicated team, and I have no doub this will continue to help the Wikibase ecosystem grow and for new people to try out the software and services in a much quicker and easier way than before.
This is actually 2023 news, but there is a hot new logo too.
Some projects came and went in 2023, such as my youtube scam hunter that detected live stream crypto scams on YouTube using a simple search and OCR. At least searching through the current list of YouTube live streams it seems there are not any currently running 👍, but during the 4 months that I ran the project ~23 videos a day were live for some ammount of time trying to scam viewers.
The page needs a cleanup, but there are many other projects still ongoing at https://addshore.com/projects/
According to Github I have still made a fair few contributions to repositories hosted there in 2022, despite all of my sailing. Apparently 4790 in 2021, to 4202 in 2022, so a decrease but not by much, I’m actually a little shocked.
Also compared with my screengrab from last year in my previous review the number of contributions for 2021 has gone up? I guess git history does change, and new repositories can be imported or made public?
Diving into some other numbers, it looks like the repositories I have been contributing to the most are all side projects.
- wikimedia/mediawiki-tools-cli (Gitlab, GitHub, Blog)
- addshore/yt-scam-hunter (GitHub, Blog)
- addshore/wikicrowd (GitHub, Blog)
I always enjoy these little summaries, though for the 2023 summary I may try and shift slightly from a code and blogging focus to a project and open contribution focus? Maybe including contributions to Wikimedia, iNaturalist, OpenStreetMap as well as my various personal projects.