It all started when I had to say goodbye to my old work computer and had to use my old private laptop again, I had to install a recent Linux Mint on it.
Then my boot sector on my computer at home broke (for whatever reason, insert anti-UEFI rant here) and I had to install Linux Mint. I started writing down what packages I was installing this time.
Then I got a new computer at my new job so guess what? I had to install Linux Mint.
Now I have a couple of text files and two bash scripts, called Dogmeat that will prevent me from typing a lot of things each time this happens!
To a more automated future!
Now I just have to remember to actually add important packages when I install them.