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Last.fm 2021 summary

I got back into last.fm in the spring and they just sent me my 2021 summary. It’s quite interesting to look back on.

Last.fm is really good—albeit not amazing at scrobbling from Apple Music, because it’s definitely missed a lot.

I’ve been using it on-and-off for well over a decade and it feels more wholesome than the corporate “cool” vibe that Spotify gives off. 100% less horrendous marketing department cringe copy on this summary vs the Spotify wrapped stuff too lol.

Listen outside of your usual tastes

A bit of advice for the new year with music.

Try to listen to stuff outside of your usual music tastes—don’t let the streaming app algorithm dictate to you too much. This is especially the case with Spotify discover weekly.

If you listen to something completely off your radar and like it: I can guarantee it will make your day, week, month, or even year!

2022 Work Resolutions

I’m fully rested now after having 2 weeks off from working, so I’ve sat and put together my work resolutions for next year, which compliment my main, personal resolutions for the year.

Here they are:

  1. The only priority is producing and enabling the production of cool shit
  2. Ignore tech framework discourse and importantly, don’t contribute
  3. Ignore crypto discourse and importantly, don’t contribute
  4. Be in a position to make our first hire by the end of the year
  5. Have fun and reduce the amount of boring work I do
  6. Be creative again; it’s been too long
  7. Be at peace with the fact that the tech industry will probably forever disappoint, but that should not stop me working in and around it

Points 1, 2 and 7 have been a consistent drain on me this year and getting salty about them on Twitter literally achieves nothing so I need to stop. I’m going to be bumping up my already massive mute lists on Tweetbot.

I am very much looking forward to producing some seriously cool and creative shit with Set Creative Studio this year too!

Joining Meta

As if I’d commit such a heinous, ethical crime!

Joining Meta (aka Facebook) or a company that does very high levels of harm—lets say, Coinbase, for context—rightly should raise eyebrows and question the ethics behind that choice.

If this is you: own it.