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2006 Retrospective [Dec. 31st, 2006|01:29 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick

I hate making these posts yet I feel compelled to, given that everybody else is doing it.

So here goes: (a total half-ass attempt at a summary, just grabbing random entries from the different months....)

Jan: Feb: Mar:
  • more DJabberd hacking
  • begin brackup hacking (which sadly never really got "done" enough, still need to do more)
  • hacking?
  • MacBook Pro -- the pragmatic switch continues
  • Lake Shasta trip #3
Jun: Jul: Aug:
  • hacking? redid LJ's outgoing mail. MogileFS summit, ... ?
  • ESN arrives (still could be fleshed out and improved a lot, thought, but happy the base is finally there)
  • Lake Shasta Trip #4
Oct: Nov: Dec:
  • House problems continues (sewer, decks leaking, etc...)
Other notable things:
  • David & Junior left SixApart.
  • OpenID's getting popular lately (no thanks to me, mostly due to David and OpenID community)
  • Got into photography more, learning more techniques, tools, and getting new gear
  • continued to eat better.
  • virtualization continues to get more interesting (Xen, KVM, Parallels, free Vmware, EC2, etc...)
  • started publishing my hacking status periodically, need to do more often, as it gets me on course
  • Seem to be more bored than normal
Goals for 2007:
  • Address boredom issue.
  • continue traveling as much as possible
  • write more docs for projects. they pay off, and I know it, and it feels good later once they're written, and it's not hard... just need to do it.
  • hack with other people more and also more contracting-like projects, with lots of human interaction on requirements/deliverables.
  • track finances better
  • finish brackup, get more religious about backups
  • more scuba diving (it's been 6 months!?)
  • less bad stress, more good stress
  • be happier, be busier
  • start running more (more than the 3 times this year)

[User Picture]From: octal
2006-12-31 09:49 pm (UTC)
You should come to the middle east (Dubai, Oman, Bahrain) in 2007.

We have scuba diving. I'll probably get a boat next year, but expertdivers.li runs a few camps. Once I'm not flying for a few weeks in a row, I'm going to try to get an advanced cert.

Really excellent scuba diving off Oman and Fujeirah UAE; decent diving in the Gulf, too.
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