World Domination Checklist

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Welcome to the World Domination Checklist. Here I chronicle all my goals on my way to total world domination. You gotta start somewhere! To save you some time, I’ve organized each set of goals by theme. Then, each table is sorted alphabetically by achievement.

Table of Contents


Hey, so what if I like anime?! Not everything has to contribute to world domination.

Season(s)Watch CountAnimeRating/10
11Angel Beats9
11A Place Further than the Universe7
1-42Attack on Titan9
12Azumanga Diaoh8
11Blend S6
1-21Blood Blockade Battlefront7
11Cautious Hero: The Hero Is Overpowered but Overly Cautious7
12Cyberpunk: Edgerunners10
11Death Note5
1-21Demon Slayer8
1.75Ergo Proxy4
1.75Fate Apocrypha6
11Fate/Stay Night4
11Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works8
12Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood9
11Guilty Crown3
1.25Healer Girl5
11Inuyashiki: Last Hero5
11Jujutsu Kaisen8
21Jujutsu Kaisen9.5
12Kaguya-sama: Love Is War9
11Kids on the Slope7
11Lycoris Recoil8.5
11.5Madoka Magica8
1.75The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya6
11Mirai Nikki8
1.75Michiko & Hatchin6
1-21Mob Psycho 1007
11Mushoku Tensei6
1-43My Hero Academia10
11Neon Genesis Evangelion5
11No Game No Life7
11Noragami Aragoto9
11One Punch Man9
21One Punch Man3
11Paraysyte: the Maxim7
11Plastic Memories2
11Ranking of Kings9
11Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai8
11Rurouni Kenshin9
1.25Sailor Moon7
11Spy x Family7
11Steins;Gate Zero10
1-22Sword Art Online7
11Sword Art Online: Alicization8
1-21Sword Art Online: Alicization—War of Underworld9
11Talentless Nana6
11The Orbital Children7
12The Promised Neverland10
21The Promised Neverland6
12Tokyo Ghoul9
12Tokyo Ghoul √A8
1-21Tokyo Ghoul:re3
12Tsurezure Children8
1.75Violet Evergarden7
12Wonder Egg Priority9
13Your Lie in April10
1-42Yu Yu Hakusho8


While I read quite often for grad school, I rarely read books. As a result, I figured I should at least document the handful that I have read.

Completion StatusBookRating/10
~20 pagesDeep Work3
Fluent Japanese from Anime and Manga6
Japanese Is Not That Hard6
Mixed Methods in Social Inquiry8


One of the things I live about being a creator is creating. After all, I wouldn’t do what I do for any other reason.

Completion StatusMilestone
Add 250 code snippets to the Sample Programs repoOpens in a new tab.
Get 1,000 views in one day
Hit 50 stars on the Sample Programs repoOpens in a new tab.
Hit 100 stars on the Sample Programs repoOpens in a new tab.
Hit 100,000 lifetime views
Publish 100 articles
Publish 250 articles
> 450Publish 500 articles
Publish 50 Sample Programs articlesOpens in a new tab.
Start a Renegade Coder scholarship for $1000


Everyone has a bunch of stuff they’ve completed because society said so. Here’s my list.

Completion StatusAchievement
Complete high school
Earn a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering
Earn a Masters degree in Computer Science and Engineering
Become a PhD Candidate
~Fall 2024Earn a PhD in Engineering Education
Publish a paper at a research conferenceOpens in a new tab.
Publish a paper in a research journal


One reason I created this website was to do a bit of teaching. Naturally, I have my fair share of education-related goals (some of which were added after they happened…).

Completion StatusAchievement
Start a data structures series
Start an intermediate Java course
Start a Java series with quizzes and bonus material
Start a Python series
Teach my first class
Tutor my first student
Win a departmental teaching award
Win a university teaching award


I wouldn’t be able to do this without the support of my family. As a result, I couldn’t put together a list like this without including them.

Completion StatusMilestone
Build a Tiny House
Create a family tree
Discover my genetic makeup
Get a pet
Get Engaged
Go on a honeymoon
Have a child (or two)
Marry my high school sweetheart
Pay off my student loans (~$40,000)


Yeah, I like to game too. Let me live my life!

Video GameSystemRating/10
20 Minutes Till DawnPC9
Baldur’s Gate 3PC9.5
Beat SaberQuest 210
Bloons TD 6PC7
Bravely DefaultNintendo DS9
Cookie ClickerPC6
Cyberpunk 2077PC10
Despot’s GamePC7
Destiny 2PC5
Genshin ImpactPC9
Halls of TormentPC7
HaloXbox & PC7
Halo 2Xbox & PC10
Halo 3Xbox 360 & PC9
Heroes of the StormPC7
Final Fantasy XNintendo Switch8
Just KingPC6
Mario Kart 8Nintendo Switch7
New WorldPC5
Nova DriftPC7
Overwatch 2PC6
Phantasy Star OnlineXbox & PC8
Phantasy Star Online 2PC8
Phantasy Star Online 2 New GenesisPC4
Phantasy Star UniverseXbox 360 & PC10
PikminNintendo GameCube7
Pikmin 3Nintendo Switch9
Pikmin 4Nintendo Switch9
Rogue TowerPC8
Super Auto PetsPC7
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the WildNintendo Switch8
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the KingdomNintendo Switch9
The Planet CrafterPC8
World of WarcraftPC7


As much as I love creating content, I’d love to make some money as well. These goals are related to cashing in on my efforts.

Completion StatusAchievement
Become an Amazon Affiliate
Create a niche site
Create a Patreon account
Create a source of passive income
Create a YouTube channel
Launch the Renegade Coder website
Open the Renegade Coder store
Quit my desk job
Start a membership service


In 2022, I got into manga, and I thought it would be fun to track the series I read.

14Can’t Stop Cursing YouKensuke Koba7
4Kaiju Girl CarameliseSpica Aoki7
60Made in AbyssAkihito Tsukushi8
37Mieruko-ChanTomoki Izumi7
121Rent-a-GirlfriendReiji Miyajima10
17This Is Screwed Up, but I Was Reincarnated as a Girl in Another WorldAshi8
29Watari-Kun’s ****** Is About to CollapseNaru Narumi8


Here’s a list of movies I’ve seen!

Ant-Man and the Wasp6
The Avengers7
The Avengers: Age of Ultron8
The Avengers: Infinity War9
The Avengers: End Game9
Black Panther9
Black Widow9
Bo Burnham: Inside10
Captain America: The First Avenger6
Captain America: The Winter Soldier8
Captain America: Civil War9
Captain Marvel7
Demon Slayer: Mugen Train8
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness8
Don’t Look Up8
Dune: Part One6
Fate Stay/Night: Heaven’s Feel I8
Fate Stay/Night: Heaven’s Feel II8
Fate Stay/Night: Heaven’s Feel III8
Free Guy8
Frozen 28
Guardians of the Galaxy7
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 28
Iron Man7
Iron Man 27
Iron Man 38
Joe Bell7
John Wick7
John Wick: Chapter 28
John Wick: Chapter 38
Jujutsu Kaisen 08
Raya and the Last Dragon6
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings9
Spider-Man: Homecoming8
Spider-Man: Far From Home8
Spider-Man: No Way Home8
Star Wars Episode I6
Star Wars Episode II4
Star Wars Episode III8
Star Wars Episode IV8
Star Wars Episode V7
Star Wars Episode VI7
Star Wars Episode VII8
Star Wars Episode VIII9
Star Wars Episode IX8
Suicide Squad (2021)7
Thor: The Dark World6
Thor: Ragnarok8
Toy Story8
Toy Story 27
Toy Story 39
Toy Story 48
X-Men: Apocalypse6
X-Men: Days of Future Past8
X-Men: The Last Stand6
X-Men Origins: Wolverine7
X2: X-Men United7
Your Name9


Somehow, I forgot to include music here! At the time of writing (the start of 2024), I’m trying to get into new music, so I might as well track my journey.

Aaron West and the Roaring TwentiesRoutine MaintenanceFolk Rock9.5
Aaron West and the Roaring TwentiesWe Don’t Have Each OtherFolk Rock9
The Wonder YearsBurst & Decay (Volume I & II)Acoustic Pop Punk9
The Wonder YearsThe Greatest GenerationPop Punk10
The Wonder YearsThe Hum Goes on ForeverPop Punk9.5
The Wonder YearsNo Closer to HeavenPop Punk9
The Wonder YearsSister CitiesPop Punk7.5
The Wonder YearsSuburbiaPop Punk9.5
The Wonder YearsThe UpsidesPop Punk9.5


Here’s a list of things I just want to do at some point.

Completion StatusAchievement
Become licensed in Amateur Radio (KB3OAO)
Earn a Black Belt
Go to a Penguins Stanley Cup Final game
Go to Warped Tour
Learn a musical instrumentOpens in a new tab.
Learn another language
Reach 100-day streak in Duolingo
Reach 365-day streak in Duolingo
Reach 2-year streak in Duolingo
See a play on Broadway
Solve a Rubik’s cube
Witness a Solar Eclipse


What can I say? I like to watch a little TV every now and then.

1Archive 817
1Altered Carbon8
1-3Black Mirror8
1-5Breaking Bad10
1-8Game of Thrones8
1House of the Dragon7
1Love on the Spectrum8
1-4Rick and Morty10
1-4*Somebody Feed Phil8
1-4Stranger Things9
1Squid Game8
1-3The Good Place9
1The Passage7
1-7The Office10
8-9The Office8
1-2The Order6
1-3The Series of Unfortunate Events8
1The Silent Sea7
1-2The Witcher9
1Yu Yu Hakusho (Live Action)5
1Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist10


At some point in college, I got bit by the travel bug. Once I have a bit more money, I’ll probably take some more trips.

Completion StatusGoal
See the Northern Lights
Travel to all 7 continents
Travel to Belgium
Travel to Germany
Travel to Mexico
Travel to Poland
Travel to the UK
Travel to 10 countries
Travel to 10 states
Travel to all 50 states