Some thoughts on 2020

Last year I started with a different kind of look back or recap on the previous year, no more top ten lists but rather an unsorted or alphabetical list of things I liked and didn’t quite like. And also some notes on stuff I did.

The idea was to summarize and categorize the year quickly in good and bad stuff with some noteworthy things. So like yesterday‘s post, I will keep this tradition and do the same thing again with 2020.

Things I liked

  • Better Call Saul, the fifth season is the best new thing on TV I’ve seen all year. The last three episodes were absolute nailbiters.
  • Blender, this free tool allowed me to be able to create anything from nothing in 3D, which really lifted my spirit.
  • Firefox, this is my go-to browser on all my devices now and I’m glad I made the switch to a browser that I believe actually cares about privacy.
  • Good movies from 2019, I finally came around to seeing some missed good movies from 2019 like Ford vs Ferrari and Knives Out.
  • Jelle’s Marble Runs, another uplifting thing that replaced all the sporting events that were canceled. I never thought marbles could deliver so much joy.
  • Mank, a new movie by David Fincher is always something special. Seeing it on the big screen even more special. Not his best film but certainly his most beautiful.
  • Old movies, saw some older movies again, due to a lack of new releases, which reminded me of better times.
  • Red Dead Redemption 2, is something I was addicted to and delivered much-needed escapism.
  • Streamers, Netflix really benefited in times of a Pandemic and released new content constantly, I loved it.
  • The Social Dilemma, this docu on Netflix was the final thing that I needed to go through avoiding (but not yet deleting) Facebook and rethink my use of social media.
  • Trump losing, seeing him finally losing was a huge relief.
  • Uplifting movies, in dire times it’s important to lift oneself up, especially in a year like last year. Movies that lifted me up were Palm Springs, Bill & Ted Face the Music or Soul.

Things I didn’t like

  • Cats, every year there are bad movies and I’ve seen quite a few but nothing was as bad as this one.
  • Conspiracy Theorists, these annoy the hell out of me and I don’t quite understand how to deal with them.
  • Corona (COVID-19), what is there to say, is the world reacting to our overpopulation? Is this just the beginning? I don’t know.
  • People who think they know better than scientists, another group of people that annoy me, especially in a year like last year.
  • Unfinished Projects, I started a few new short projects again this year and never finishing them, this has to stop, or at least get better.
  • YouTube, as much as I love YouTube, the service has become really bad this year with the constant ad-breaks. Plus I’ve been watching too much of it, well it was a weird year.

What else did I do?

  • Build my own gaming/Blender PC
  • Used the free time I got to learn Blender again
  • Released two themes (SP7 and SP8)
  • Continued again with walking through every street in Basel
  • Started to Vlog privately
  • Improved my photography skills