Last year, I created a post of Ideas for the New Year as a way to mark my progress over the year. Overall, I don’t think I did too bad in completing them. Here are the ideas, and how well I’ve done in completing them.
- New Website for the library.
Check. It happened, go look.
- Contribute to or Create an Open Source product.
Sort of. I did learn a lot more coding this year over last and some of that code could be applied to an open source product. For instance, I was playing a bit with PHPList, and learned how to create a component for Joomla. Our website does use a custom component for the Programs section, which may be shared for other libraries in the future.
- Have visible abs.
It did happen, and then I lost them. My biceps certainly bulged a bit, but the spare tire is still a worthwhile nemesis for me. Add that to the next list!
- Learning 2.0 for work.
Check. We’re half-way through a 6 month program.
- Reduce my consumption of meat.
Perhaps, but not sufficiently enough if I’m going to be honest with myself.
- Public something scientific in a journal.
- Go to a good tech-related conference
Yup! Computers in Libraries last year was great. Steven Cohen calls it his favorite.
- Be a once-a-month Second Lifer.
You know? You make these promises to yourself that, in retrospect make no sense. This is one. I am glad I did not become a once-a-month Second Lifer. Although I did try it probably about 12 times last year.
- Go to One or More of the Following Places: Cuba, Quebec City, London UK, Killarney IR, Savannah GA, Chicago IL or San Francisco CA.
New baby nixed this one. That said, my 4 year old took up an interest in flags, one of which was Virginia — which I did go to for CIL, and my mother moved to Montreal, passing Quebec City, and came back to visit for the Holidays so I’m accepting this as resolved.
- Go Out with a Friend once Every Two Months min