It’s 2019. Resolutions.

2018 might have been the first year I setup some resolutions. I honestly find them pretty silly. However I have joined the band wagon, and by doing so here are my thoughts on resolutions for 2019.

New Resolutions

Alright, these are entirely new for this year. It seems wise that I’ll just put together three, listed below, since I have a number of failings from 2018 that I’ll need to slot into my continuing resolutions list, and of course turn those into successes this year!

  1. Increase my streaming (specifically with Twitch) and the correlative videos around coding, systems, and related technologies. Possibly, even throw in some *gaming*!
  2. Go office-less again. My aim is to not be tied to a desktop, an office, or related physical place and again go roaming coder again (also one of the inspirations behind getting a new laptop). This way I can also ensure I get out and to more meetups, hackathons, or whatever events that look good.
  3. Compose and record some music. I would say record more music, but I haven’t recorded any music in ages so I’m going to remedy this at some point this year.

A few other things, which I wouldn’t declare as failures if I don’t get them finished this year, but the likelihood I start writing a book is pretty high. I’ll also organize more than a few larger type events (i.e. beyond a user group meetup, such as more conferences like ML4ALL or maybe a open spaces conf).

Continuing Resolutions

Heyo I sound like Congress now! The resolutions are from the previous year that I will be continuing to either succeed at or aim to succeed at. For specifics on each of these just navigate back to yesterday’s retrospective.

  1. Write More Code, Build Patterns, & Algorithms (Previous Year‘s Status: failed)
  2. Make OSS Workable for Me (Previous Year‘s Status: failed)
  3. Get More Active (Previous Year‘s Status: failed)
  4. Self Health (Previous Year‘s Status: failed)
  5. Improve Local Communities (Previous Year‘s Status: failed)
  6. Beer (Previous Year‘s Status: Succes!)
  7. Communications Improvements (Previous Year‘s Status: Succes!)
  8. Cell Phone Disruption (Previous Year‘s Status: Succes!)

Done Resolutions

These resolutions are resolutions that I’ve just decided I’m done with. Not going to do anymore or maybe they were just one offs, things that were a do once thing, such as “see Within Temptation play a show“.

  1. Re-initiate in Industry – This was really the only one off resolution from 2018. I managed to really get it done too. As for continuing to be involved in industry that’s kind of covered, easily, by continuing resolutions above.

With that, whether we’re ready for it or not, here’s 2019! Cheers!




Goals for 2011 (AKA, New Years Resolutions)

In 2010 I made a few goals.

  1. Do more than one speaking engagement and attend a couple conferences.
  2. Look for new opportunities to get back into a truly strong development team as a team member, leader, or director of the
  3. Get involved in user groups and expand my presence in the software industry.
  4. Figure out which way I want to push forward into the year related to occupation, interests, and other facets.

Those were my goals.  I’ve accomplished every one in excess.  So what should I line up for this year?  The grand year of 2011?  Well this is what I’m thinking so far.  As before, I’ll just see how far I can get…

  1. Somehow, in some way, get the tech more closely intertwined with my music.  In other words, I need to get some things recorded ASAP this year.  I’ve spent the better part of a decade completely avoiding this for absolutely ZERO good reasons.
  2. Work to get more conferences, more meetups, and organizations going in the Seattle area that actually have good presence in the social media & community space.
  3. Learn Ruby on Rails to the degree that I could be a fully productive team member, lead, director, or CTO of a company using Ruby on Rails Technology.
  4. Continue to provide whatever type of teaching, mentoring, leadership, or other involvement in the cloud computing space.
  5. Finish my book I’m writing on the Windows Azure Platform.

That’s what I’ve got so far.  I might have to add some to that list.  But for now, that looks solid enough.  🙂   Cheers, and happy new year!