Plans for Next Year

Chris McLeod —  Dec 23 2011 — 3 Comments

The last few days have seen me thinking about some of the things I want to do next year. Not so much New Years’ Resolutions as much as a kind of master “to-do” list.

Travel Somewhere New

Even if it’s not very far away, or for more than a long weekend, I hope to see somewhere new next year. Ideal places would be New York, Paris or Florence/Rome, but I suspect I’m more likely going to have to stick to somewhere in the UK.

Start Writing A Book

I’ve put off starting any of the novels I’ve had bouncing around in my head for years. That needs to stop. There’s nothing really stopping me, really, other than procrastination. With it being so easy to self-publish now (especially as an eBook), there’s no longer any real reason for me not to.

Release More Projects

I used to write and release a lot of code; the first XML-RPC interface for Textpattern was mine; plugins and themes for various blogging and CMS systems; CSS/HTML experiments… and then, at some point, for some reason I stopped. Hopefully I can turn this around again.

Model and Paint At Least One (small) Warhammer 40,000 Collection

Yeah, this is the nerdiest item on the list. Before starting university I had a huge W40K collection which I was quite proud of. Then Girls and Booze got in the way (oh, and some studying too), and I stopped the hobby. I’ve kind of kept in touch with things over the years since; the Dawn of War series of games provided some connection, while the Horus Heresy series of books fleshed out what was always my favourite part of the hobby: the background “fluff”. I picked up a couple of the new codex books this year, along with the latest rulebook – not that I plan on playing any games – and I’ve been inspired by several things over the last few months such as Armies on Parade and some of the cool stuff available from Forge World. So my plan is to build at least one small, well modeled and painted collection in a similar style to AoP. After a 12 year break, how hard could it be??

Miscellaneous

Other plans include the usual suspects of [continue to] lose weight/get fit, and be smarter with money. I’m thinking of getting a couple more tattoos as well…

So what’s everyone else got planned for 2012?

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I’m a developer living in Scotland. I work for an international IT Services company, with my main experience and current role being in the Oil & Gas sector. I also code PHP, JavaScript, a little Ruby, and I'm hoping to learn Clojure, Haskell and Python next. I've got a reasonable amount of experience in infrastructure, servers, and desktops. I'm fairly platform neutral, having used Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and WebOS over the years. Outside of work I have a passion for gadgets, technology, and geek culture.

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