2015 Personal Report

I’ve been playing around for a while mining my own data. This is a report I’ve generated for 2015. Have a bunch more work to do around formatting, but it is fascinating what you can learn about yourself. I’ve redacted some of the most personal data, and this is overview data for the year, as opposed to more correlated data that I’ve been using to try and get better understanding of cause and effect.


countries visited in 2015: 13
countries: United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Belarus, Italy, Czech Republic, Denmark, Poland, United States, Sweden, Germany, Iceland, Switzerland, Spain

top countries by day:
304 Sweden
38 United States
10 United Kingdom
9 Germany
7 Italy
7 Spain
5 The Netherlands
5 Czech Republic
4 Poland
3 Belarus

cities/towns visited in 2015: 78

top cities by day:
303 Stockholm
13 Sigtuna
10 Mercer Island
10 New York
10 London
9 Albuquerque
7 Barcelona
6 Chicago
6 Gothenburg
6 Skokie
5 Seattle
5 Berlin
5 Prague
5 Amsterdam
4 Newark
4 Florence
4 Munich
4 Lecchi
4 Värmdö
4 Krakow


4762 songs listened to
Biggest listening day: August 16 – 75 songs in Stockholm

Top bands:
126 Teddybears
97 Max Richter
89 Naked Raygun
78 Radical Face
67 Madredeus
65 Tom Waits
58 Clint Mansell
58 Jóhann Jóhannsson
57 A Winged Victory for the Sullen
52 Yann Tiersen
Top albums:
62 Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons – Max Richter
51 Ainda: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack From “Lisbon Story” – Madredeus
50 Fresh – Teddybears
43 Moon – Clint Mansell
41 What Poor Gods We Do Make: The Story and Music Behind Naked Raygun – Music from the Motion Picture – Naked Raygun
40 Atomos – A Winged Victory for the Sullen
37 Gravity – Ben Lukas Boysen
36 Tiersen: Pour Amélie, Piano Music – Yann Tiersen
36 Ask Me About My New God! – Maria Bamford
36 Trax! Box – Revolting Cocks
Top songs:
20 Hey boy – Teddybears
20 Heroes – Måns Zelmerlöw
19 Neon Baby – The Comet Is Coming
18 Together – Nordic Giants
17 Rocket Scientist – Feat. Eve – Teddybears
12 Let It Go – Idina Menzel
12 The Strip – Naked Raygun
10 Black Belt – Teddybears
10 Run Rudolph Run – Single Version – Chuck Berry
10 Surf Combat – Naked Raygun
9 Suspect Device – Naked Raygun
9 Dog at Large – Naked Raygun
9 Knock Me Down – Naked Raygun
8 Richter: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons – Spring 2 – Max Richter
8 Gravity – Ben Lukas Boysen
8 Guitarra – Madredeus
8 To The Hills – Ben Lukas Boysen
7 Richter: Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons – Summer 2 – Max Richter
7 Welcome to Lunar Industries – Clint Mansell
7 Let It Go – Single Version – Demi Lovato


Biggest steps day: September 26 – 28500 steps in Prague
Total steps for the year: 3392181
Biggest distance day: September 26 – 12.5026967462 miles in Prague
Total distance for the year: 1495.31034948 miles
Biggest floors day: March 14 – 72 floors in Albuquerque
Total floors for the year: 5501
Longest sleep day: November 22 – 15 hours, 11 minutes in Amsterdam
Total sleep for the year: 2206 hours, 33 minutes
Average sleep per night: 6 hours, 2 minutes

Most common things to do:

Reading e-mail
In a meeting
Talking to someone
In a 1:1
Attending an offsite
Playing with my daughter
Watching tv
Waiting for my daughter to go to sleep

Most common places:

most common places:
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN) (Stockholm-Arlanda)
Stockholms Centralstation (Stockholm)
Arlanda Express (Stockholm C) (Stockholm)
Fabrique (Stockholm)
Panini Internazionale (Stockholm)
Kronobergs Parklek (Stockholm urban area)
Arlanda Express (Arlanda N) (Stockholm-Arlanda)
Rålambshovsparken (Stockholm)
Bollywood (Stockholm)
Thai Wok Stugan
Jade Hotel (New York)
Phil’s Burger (Stockholm)
Courtyard Airport Albuquerque (Albuquerque)
Göteborg Centralstation (Gothenburg)
Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa (Prague)
Arlanda Express (Arlanda S) (Stockholm-Arlanda)
Karlův most | Charles Bridge (Prague)
Kronobergsparken (Stockholm)
Mercer Hotel Barcelona (Barcelona)
Spotify (Gothenburg)

Favorite kinds of restaurants:
Burger Joint
Sandwich Place
Food Truck
Coffee Shop
Scandinavian Restaurant
Indian Restaurant
Italian Restaurant
Thai Restaurant
Fast Food Restaurant
American Restaurant
Pizza Place
Mexican Restaurant
Breakfast Spot
Asian Restaurant
Ice Cream Shop

Favorite restaurants:
Panini Internazionale
Thai Wok Stugan
Phil’s Burger
Mandarin City
Caffé Nero
Petite France
Gnarly Burger – The Restaurant
Primo Ciao Ciao
Ramen Ki-Mama
Stockholm Kebab
Brunkebergs bageri
Buco Nero
Rullande Greken
Man In The Moon
Sue Ellen


Most favorited tweets:
If you can’t trust the people you hire, you are bad at hiring people. – favorites: 14
the video from my #dahoam15 talk “Apportioning Monoliths” has been posted: https://t.co/YTV0IuLWF7 thanks @CodeTailors! – favorites: 13
Unexpected benefit of living in Scandinavia: getting to watch the sunrise while eating breakfast at work at 8:47am – favorites: 8
A response to the IEEE article: Yahoo’s Engineers Move to Coding Without a Net https://t.co/uBQ3e3kL3M – favorites: 7
The Spotify Tribe http://t.co/IPlhzivGQq My talk from #sparkLDN last week. Thanks again for having me @SparkConf – favorites: 7

Most retweeted tweets:
RT @TheRealNimoy: A life is like a garden. Perfect moments can be had, but not preserved, except in memory. LLAP – retweets: 276868
RT @rolldiggity: It’s sad how Wile E. Coyote is remembered for his violence, and not for his brilliantly realistic paintings of tunnels. – retweets: 22351
RT @Zaitoonmalik: This is the most well-rounded analysis I’ve come across re #ParisAttacks https://t.co/f9yZBRcDoT – retweets: 21421
RT @Spotify: The greatest band. The entire catalogue. Tonight at midnight. #BeatlesOnSpotify https://t.co/zVD4T5I6eJ – retweets: 9876
RT @fortes: Debugging is like being the detective in a crime movie where you are also the murderer. – retweets: 9170

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