2017 in Review

2017 in Review

These review posts have proven incredibly useful when looking up stuff, so I'll continue this tradition. (2016/2015/2014/2013)

A bit late this year (last year?) but before it gets too weird:

Non-Board Games I've played/bought

  • WoW - Was playing a bit for the first 4 months of the year
  • SW:TOR - Played quite a lot in autumn/winter, unsubscribed around New Year's Eve
  • EVE Online - Not subscribed, but played a little
  • Guild Wars 2 - Quite a bit, but more randomly in bursts
  • Marvel Heroes - More at the start of the year, and now it's been shutdown :(
  • Mass Effect 3 - Managed to finish it, awesome!
  • Fallout Shelter - Mobile game I played on the PC. hmmm.

Books I've read

Again not much in the sense of vacation and thus not much reading done.

The pile of shame - books I wanted to read

Movies I've watched

Movies I didn't manage to watch

  • Wonder Woman
  • Thor: Ragnarok
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • Baby Driver
  • Logan
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets
  • and the 2014 and 2015 lists still stand, minus Edge of Tomorrow and Maleficent

TV Series I've watched

  • Iron Fist S1 (Netflix) - meh
  • Wynonna Earp S1 (Netflix) - awesome
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency (Netflix) - weird, but good
  • The Expanse S1 (Netflix) - good
  • Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries ~S1 (Netflix) - ok
  • Rick and Morty (stopped after S1E1) - meh
  • Adventure Time (stopped after S1E1, might continue)
  • unCaged S1E1-S1E2 (Stream) - could've been good, wasn't
  • Daredevil S1-S2 (Netflix) - good, not as brutal as I had feared, because people had said that
  • Killjoys S1-S2 (Netflix) - surprise hit, it's a little wannabe-Firefly
  • Punisher ~S1 (Netflix) - didn't like this Punisher in Daredevil at first, but now it's ok
  • Godless ~S1 (Netflix)

CDs I bought

  • a few Iron Maiden albums I was missing
  • Guardians of the Galaxy - Awesome Mix Vol. 1
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2- Awesome Mix Vol. 2

Other stuff I bought

  • my first Bluetooth item - a speaker. MillSO BV170 - pretty awesome for 13EUR
  • Kickstarter/Indiegogo - nothing

Wait, that's weird. Either I'm missing something big or I really didn't buy any unusual stuff. Hmm...

Comics I read

Social network usage

  • Twitter - no change - regularly, not overly much, more reading and answering than writing
  • Facebook - no change - maybe a few more posts, regularly messaging with a few people
  • Instagram - actually using it, posted a pic a day on vacation and from time to time


  • IRC - daily use, default communication channel for many people I communicate with
  • Jabber - still practically dead this year
  • Email - same as usual
  • Slack - using two communities, sparingly


  • Scotland in June
  • Austria in January and December

Online services

  • Still subscribed to Netflix
  • Still using Tarsnap

Programming languages used, roughly in order of hours spent

  • Java - work, not so bad
  • Python - work and a few private things, deployment and packaging is still hell
  • Go - work and a few small things, not a huge fan anymore
  • C++ - work, I like it a lot more than I had thought
  • Rust - still learning
  • Clojure - still tinkering with multiplex
  • bash - still too much

Podcasts I listen to

Very irregular this year:

  • Battle Bards - "A musical journey through MMO soundscapes"
  • ATP - I'm not using any Apple products and still listen to these guys sometimes.
  • Under the Radar - short and kind of interesting views from app developers
  • some real gaming podcasts, but even less regularly