A New Year

My name is Bob, and I’m an internet addict. It’s been over 6 months since I’ve updated this site. I guess those two don’t really go well together. I wish I could say I was too busy to post, but that’s no real excuse. I just haven’t committed to doing it. So in the spirit of the new year, that is what I am going to do; I promise to keep it up to date. And as an act of good faith, I’m even going to go back and fill in the last six months. It’s going to take me a bit of work to do that, but it’s important to me.

I’m also going to resolve a few things and put them out on the interwebs so that there’s some accountability. Of course, I won’t be putting all of them on here. That would be silly. Anyway, here we go:

  • Keep this blog, facebook, and myspace up to date. Posts at least once a week.
  • Participate more in the online community. That means contributing to more open source projects and giving more small apps away. I think I’ll be getting into more social networking+mobility stuff, and I plan to write about that and make it public.
  • Take significant steps to reduce my carbon footprint and contribute back to the environment
  • Work out at least once a week. Not just sports or the occasional bike ride. I think adding weightlifting to my already active lifestyle is going to get me bigger, stronger, faster, and more capable of doing some of the breakdancing moves I seem to have misplaced.
  • Automate more stuff. One of the barriers to my productivity is having to do so many things manually, and frankly, there’s no reason for that. I could automate so many things, create reminders, reduce the amount of time I spend on menial tasks. So I’ll be taking some more steps to automate more of the less exciting parts of my life. I’m thinking of starting with a strap-on catheter.
  • Get more involved with people’s lives. Frankly, I’ve been working way too much at work and I’m losing perspective. If I stepped back to see the forest I think I’d be happier and even more productive. I want to pay more attention to facebook and go out with people more and do stuff.
  • Be an event coordinator. In college I was a master of it. I was in hall council, I was organizing and running events every week, and I was having a great time. I want to get back into that.
  • Cook more. A year ago I was baking a lot more and bringing it to work. For the past few months I haven’t really been cooking, instead relying on people to bring food to the kitchen at work. There were lots of days where the only meal I had was dinner, and plenty of days where lunch was a spare cookie or a slice of party cake. No more. I’m going to cook more and get even better at it, and I’m going to contribute back to the lunch room.

I think that’s enough for now. I’ll probably have more that I work on, and I’m thinking it might be a good idea to do a review of 2008 to see what I liked and didn’t like and how I can improve.

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