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Posts tagged ‘resolutions’


Day 1

Yesterday, while celebrating a birthday, I spent a lot of time thinking about things that have happened over the last year. Last year was quite awesome, but something that struck me is that most of the good things that I can recall were things that just happened to me, rather than things that I went out and achieved.

As a result, I’m making some goals for the next year of my life. Calling them new year’s resolutions would be completely accurate, but I’m not going to publicize them all at once. I’m just going to start off with one and see where I can go from there.

My first public resolution for this year of my life is to post something to this blog daily. Notice that I said “something”; a simple picture or quote counts. The bottom line is that I am tired of having stale content here.

So here’s Day 1…


March MADness

My burning bracket

Despite having my worst NCAA bracket in the history of me, I have to say that I still enjoyed the month of March. Here are a few of my bracket stats before I move on to discuss the status of my new year resolutions. Number of correctly picked final 4 teams: 1 (thanks, Duke). Number of correctly picked elite 8 teams: 3. Average position in the few pools that I joined: 12.3 out of 14. Shameful as those numbers are, I must admit that it was pretty fun watching the craziness that was this year’s NCAA tournament. More…


3 month update

So January, February, and March are now in the books.  This is just a quick update to let you know where I stand on my various goals.  Hopefully the Conficker worm won’t eat the internet before you have a chance to read this! More…


Progress on my goals

So far this year I have read Clean Code by Robert Martin (aka Uncle Bob) and Getting Things Done (GTD) by David Allen. It took me a couple of days into March to finish up GTD but I’ve more than made up for it since then. In just a few days, I’ve read nearly half of Test-Driven Development by Kent Beck. I’ve been blown away by how easy (and quick) a read it has been so far. It is really great learning material. More…


2009 Resolutions – after one month

Here is a quick update to let you know how my new year’s resolutions are coming.


Books to read in 2009

As you may have seen in my New Year’s resolutions post, I am aiming to read 12 professional development books this year.  In this post I’m going to give a list of books that I’m looking at.  This may change throughout the year, but at least I have a starting point now. More…


2009 Resolutions

In keeping with the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions, here is a list of things I resolve to do in 2009. More…

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