Category: Year Review
2022: Year in ReviewDec 31, 20228 minutesQuantum
2022 was certainly an interesting year. While the world events were rather depressing, we are not here to talk about them. Instead, let us explore what I did this year—if just to help me remember it years down the line.
In January, I ended up messing around with my domains. I wrote about this in a previous blog post, but here’s a summary: To improve email delivery, I moved this website from
quantum5.ca. Furthermore, I saw
qt.axwas open for registration, and registered it to use as my URL shortener. While switching to
quantum5.cawas a relatively straightforward procedure, registering
qt.axat a rather steep price of €32/year would bring about a rather interesting sequence of events, as we shall see later.
I also talked earlier about my globally distributed backend, which in January consisted of three nodes: Montréal, Amsterdam, and Sydney. By the end of the year, this would change significantly.
In February, I implemented my own version of the French Republican Calendar for fun, which spawned a whole series of posts on the subject. At the end of the month, AMD dropped the retail price of the Ryzen 9 5950X, at which point I impulsively bought one to replace my 3900X, which would have some interesting consequences.