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Posted on January 3rd, 2010 by thiswayup.
Well, here's a the new year and I thought I would try and jot down my new year's resolution this year to *try* and follow. I decided to try break this process down as to make it more realistic and likely to be achievable by doing the following :
My new aim is to learn objective-C and so that I can build an Iphone app. My short term aim is to try build a basic app first on the iphone for my personal use, release it to the world then later embark on trying to build an app for someone else or a few of them, possibly a few web apps
After starting this blog again, I thought I'll try and keep up the momentum. My aim is to try blog at least three times a month on anything that comes to mind initially then try to bump it up by blogging at least 5 times in a month. The later challenge should be contributing something back to the community and writing some more technical tutorials.
I live in the best city for live music plus I have a free gig venue across the street from where I work. So this year I'm going to have to try and make it to at least 2 gigs a month then come summer hit 4 festivals plus about 3 gigs a month.
I have been really lazy in the past year taking photos and uploading them. I still have a shad load to upload to my Flickr account and I realise that I am my own worse critic! This year is all about throwing it out there on the photo front and worry about making it look good later! So for the first bit is to do at least one photo walk a month (time for some scheduling) then if it goes well and I got some good pics up, then join up on some more photographer london walks in the spring and create a separate gallery section on my website drawing from my Flickr.
I just about managed to swim about 50% of the weeks in 2009 Far shorter then I expected! This year I'm going to try and swim at least once a week then when the winter isn't so oppressive in the Spring then an early swim! Also I should try do something else in the year such as a good old hike, wall climbing, diving or surfing and DEFINITELY roller blading in summer!
I seem to be getting more requests to help people so I need to get into the mind set and figure out a good process to knock these babies out quicker. Working professionally as a developer, my job lends itself to me having to build the things but I sometimes forget(choose to neglect) about the whole process, since I just want to code! Short term aim is to get a new website out for the family business and for the housing association then maybe do some more freelancing towards the end of the year.
Cooking seems like a good alternative on a friday/saturday night to going out on the lash! So on the weekends, do more experimental cooking and buying less fried chicken! For the first few months, cook two new recipes a month then four new recipes a month and at least once a month for friends.
Though I keep meaning to drop out as being one of the the admins of DS:London.net, I think I should try and put in some more effort in as it will be running for more then 3 years! So this year I am going to try get some kind of structure in place so I don't have to attend it as much then try get some kind of sponsorship in place by the end of the year so we can try balance the books a bit more.
I think this resolution is to force me to take more of an active interest in exploring as I seem to be slipping away from being what my moo card says I am(i.e the Urban extraordinaire ). I think this will also probably manifest itself as me being more sociable and actually heading out more often. I guess I'll be more attentive on the meetup.com front! For the first quarter I need to blog about one new 'gem' in london or interesting stuff! Then when summer breaks, be more active in adding to the different london social network guides such as four square.
Well that's it, let's see what happens next year!