Alright, it’s about time to write up my todos for this year. Last year I did okay, but not great. This year, it’s time to improve a notch. Also, this year I intend to actually put a quantifiable goal on some of the todos. So without further ado.
While I already started down this road in the end of 2007 by switching employer, this year is important for me. I hope to do projects of a wider variety than before.
I got this reference application that I’ve used for prototyping new technologies. However, it needs a heavy face lift to really provide me with enough code and functionality to try out some of the more complex stuff, right now for example Spring-OSGI^H^H^H^H Dynamic Modules.
I’m very interested in the concurrency models of languages like Erlang and Scala. And since Scala is syntactically closer to my background, it’s my choice. For this year, I intend to learn the basics, port my reference app and maybe start up a new open-source project based on Scala. For now I won’t talk more on that, but I got an interesting idea that I would like to try out.
Ruby is my favorite scripting language and this year I hope to start using it for production code rather than play projects.
This one keeps coming back each year. But then again, I really need it. For this year, I intend to write 150 posts. That’s very ambitious for me, but should be doable.
I had this goal last year and did terrible. This year, again, I intend to be less of a lurker and participate more in discussions that interest me. This includes mailing lists, conferences and personal meetings.
Here I did real good last year. This year, with two kids, I realize I won’t be able to get out as much. However, I still hope for 80 sessions, most of which will be MTB.
I love DJing. So do Eva. But for some years now, we haven’t had any turntables. With the move to our new house, we now get some space for having a set. This will be the enjoyable goal of all to accomplish.
I also love cooking food. But, I tend to get a bit boring, doing that same old dishes all the time. This year, with a great new kitchen, I will experiment more.
We’re pretty good at buying ecological food. Being vegetarians, that means vegetables. This year I intend to get even better at choosing ecological and locally produced products whenever possible.
Now, what are your goals for 2008?tags: Personal