What Did I Learn This Year?
- Old cartridges are tricky to load. I continued my love affair with archaic cartridges by loading and shooting 11mm Chassepot. This is a good example of an early mass produced cartridge and while I still have some ways to go with my loading practice, I am generally satisfied with how it turned out.
- Reading is fun. I made substantial progress on my book backlog this year. With the need to commute greatly reduced I have been able to carve out a good amount of time each day to work on reading all the books I said I would. Included in this is all the manga I never had time to read before.
- Cooking. I have never been a particularly accomplished cook, but I have been broadening both my palate and skills by means of a meal delivery service. It is certainly convenient to select meals and have meals delivered, but you do pay a premium for that convenience.
- Computer building. I built a new computer this year, which was logistically difficult given the GPU shortage, but fun. Things did not work for my first go of it, but careful disassembly and reassembly resolved whatever gremlin was lurking. After that it was pretty much smooth sailing. I will be keeping my eye on VR headsets so I can see what the deal with those are.
What Am I Looking To Explore This Year?
- I bought a fancy camera I hope to film with this year. I am looking to fiddle with some live action stuff, but I do not have any set plans yet.
- More panels. I took the extended lockdown to create some more panels. I am looking to present them this year.
- Conventions. I am looking forward to get back to the convention game after a whole year of no conventions.
What did I Fail at This Year?
- Lawnwork. I just cannot be bothered.