2016 In Review

Continuing the tradition from last year, here is a selection of my activities from 2016, turned into visual data. The following figures are based on the collection of data I was able to gather within the sources available to me. In general, I am very fascinated by life-logging for its personal though superficial overview and because of that fascination, I’m sharing my own.

Traveling

My traveling was strictly limited to within the kingdom of Denmark, by train from Copenhagen and back to the northern part of the country, where I spent my childhood.

Furthest distance
430 km

Texting

Instead of data from all text message conversations, I've only included the information from the conversation with my girlfriend, as that was the most active one.

Working

The year was busy and productive, finishing several projects and starting up new ones. My fulltime job took up most of my attention, so I didn't get to focus much on any personal side projects, as I initially had intended to.

Meetings attended
67

Presentations held
4

Activities unfortunately slowed down career-wise as of October, where my position with the company I was working for, was terminated. Currently looking for new opportunities as of writing this (see CV).

Walking

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking" as Nietzsche said. Here is the data of every walk I had when leaving my apartment, not including walking around at home/the office. 

Distance
4088 km

Steps
3157596

Calories
420727

The coldest temperature was -6 degrees Celsius, while the hottest was 26 degrees Celsius. Weather conditions was as follows:

0 % Sunny
0 % Freezing Fog
0 % Clear
1 % Rain / Snow
▉ 2 % Snow
2 % Drizzle
2 % Cloudy
3 % Fog
4 % Mist
5 % Rain
6 % Rain Showers
8 % Partly Cloudy
10 % Fair
24 % Mostly Sunny
32 % Mostly Cloudy 

Listening

Listened to 29.900 songs, with an average of 82 songs a day. Longest streak with listening to music everyday, was for 54 days, from January 4th to February 26th. Most songs listened to in a day was February 12th, with 208 songs. Time spent listening to music is a total of 67 days ond 8 hours in 2016 alone.

Listened to a total of 1377 different artists (30% new), 2.580 different albums (38% new) and 9.566 different songs (46% new). Day of the week with most listening activity was Tuesdays, and time of day was from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm.

Of all the albums I've actively listened to, 71 of them were released in 2016. 12 of those I would classify as my favourites, presented here in no particular order.

David Bowie – ★
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Ka – Honour Killed The Samurai
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Roberto Musci – Tower Of Silence
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Tim Hecker – Love Streams
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Les Chasseurs De La Nuit – Nebel Leben
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Xiu Xiu Plays The Music Of Twin Peaks
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Huerco S. – For Those Of You Who Have Never (And Also Those Who Have)
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Anna Homler and Steve Moshier – Breadwoman & Other Tales
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Ex-Easter Island Head – Twenty-Two Strings
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Biosphere – Departed Glories
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Betonkust & Palmbomen II – Center Parcs EP
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Fatou Seidi Ghali & Alamnou Akrouni – Les Filles de Illighadad
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Playing

While I wouldn't consider myself a gamer, I've played videogames throughout my life and lately I've found myself enjoying it more than before, even though I'm quite picky in terms of which games I choose to invest my time in. A few noteworthy games have deserved my attention though.

  Game Platform Hours
GTA V PS3 101
Sleeping Dogs PS3 24
Super Robot Pinball GBA 18
Advance Wars GBA 12
Firewatch Mac OS 6
Metroid Fusion GBA 5
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain PS3 4
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes PS3 3