Last years Resolutions revisted 2015

It is the time of the year when I look back on the year that has gone by and see how well I did on my new years resolutions.

  1. Prioritise happiness over productivity
    This one feels like a fail, I was extremely hard on myself last year on a number of personal projects I was working on. Will do better next year.
  2. Leave more time to get ready and prepare things earlier
    Getting up earlier and setting aside time for admin has been life changing. It cuts down a lot of stress to not rush things in the morning.
  3. Get rid of unused computer hardware and simplify technologies I used
    Still have some things to sell, but I feel I did this. Number 6 on my list helped with this.
  4. Move all my projects, documents and photos to scalable cloud services I.e GitHub and Google drive.
    It took me nearly a month to upload all my images and documents to google drive. Well worth it the hard drives in my flat are now almost never used.
  5. See more live comedy
    I went to Scotland in August to see comedy at the fringe festival. Also saw a number of shows in London in the year. Was great to see some big headliners, but I might try and go to some shows for up and comers in 2016.
  6. Plan to move out and make it happen
    Easily the biggest life change ever. So glad it finally happened, after being on these lists since 2013. Finally got there and couldn’t be happier about it.
  7. Sleep more
    Massive fail on this. Last year was pretty high stress for a number of reasons. I was however more rested, which is good, I guess.
  8. Watch more movies and read for fun
    This feels like a fail, as it is the least amount I have been to the movies in years. I think it one of the poorest year’s in my life for films.
  9. Share what I know about WordPress
    • Blog
    • Talks

    This was less of fail and more that I decided it wasn’t for me. I did do a lot of open source stuff in 2015. I even got something committed into WordPress core in 2015. Something I am extremely proud of.

  10. Security
    • Change passwords
    • Delete unused accounts.
    • Enable two factor authentication

    Installed 1Password was a really big step forward on this one. I had a massive problem with using insecure password as I have a poor memory. Installing this means I could use secure passwords. I was also forced to install 2FA for work, so it pushed me to do it in my personal life as well.

  11. Privacy, lock down social media accounts.
  12. Automate where possible
    I used IFTTT to automate much of my life. It did become a pain to maintain some of it and I gave up after a while. There wasn’t much in my life I needed to automate, so it wasn’t too bad.
  13. Don’t waste time on YouTube.
    Massive fail on this one. I find myself not watching tv anymore and youtube has lots of great content. It hasn’t help me get to sleep, as I end up watching hours of youtube when I can’t sleep. 🙁

8 of 13, not great, must try harder.

New years resoltions for 2016

  1. Be an organizer, plan events, meetings and interesting trips 
  2. Take a trip to a far away country, like America. 
  3. Stop stress eating and eat smaller amounts 
  4. Read more to learn things, broaden my mind 
  5. Learn a new programming language or framework, make a project using framework
  6. Watch / listen more none mainstream media, find indie films and new music
  7. Commit to 10k steps a day
  8. Create list of things to do with weekend and spare time and do them.
  9. Buy a good camera and become a better photographer. 
  10. Take more breaks and have a full lunch break away from my desk.

Last years Resolutions revisted 2014

It’s that time of the year I look back on last year’s resolutions, so here go.

  1. Move out
    This didn’t happen for good reason. It will be on next year’s list.
  2. Open source
    • Report bugs
      I have been opening tickets on the WordPress trac.
    • Publish another wordpress plugin
      I published Super Simple Events in April.
    • Move all work to Github Done.
      Find my github here.
    • Be more open Done.
  3. Get rid of things I am not using, games etcs
  4. Book things and plan for the future
  5. Remember to have more fun and be positive
  6. Don’t watch repeats or rewatch things
  7. Improve my health
    • Get health problems sorted quicker
    • Eat less junk food
    • Stop drinking fizzy drinks
    • Look after myself better
  8. Travel to North Europe
  9. Read  / listen to 10 or more books from this list
  10. Discover new things
    • Indie movies
    • Anime
    • Comedy
    • Music
    • Bars and restaurants

I think I am pretty good showing this year. Roll on 2015

New years resolutions for 2014

After a really big last year, I am going to push a bit more and get even more done this year. So here we go.

  1. Move out
  2. Open source
    • Report bugs
    • Publish another wordpress plugin
    • Move all work to Github
    • Be more open
  3. Get rid of things I am not using, games etcs
  4. Book things and plan for the future
  5. Remember to have more fun and be positive
  6. Don’t watch repeats or rewatch things
  7. Improve my health
    • Get health problems sorted quicker
    • Eat less junk food
    • Stop drinking fizzy drinks
    • Look after myself better
  8. Travel to North Europe
  9. Read  / listen to 10 or more books from this list
  10. Discover new things
    • Indie movies
    • Anime
    • Comedy
    • Music
    • Bars and restaurants

Last years Resolutions revisted 2013

  1. Move out
    This one didn’t happen because I basically had the choice of going travel and change jobs or moving out. I think I picked wisely.
  2. Travel
    I went to 7 counties this year, it was amazing and I am really glad I did it.
  3. Be decisive
    Done
  4. Go digital
    • Move as much as possible to the cloud
    • Backup online
    • Stop buying physical media, DVD/Blu Rays
    • Use technology to overcome my poor memory

    Part success on this one, but at the end of the day, decided not to backup online, as there was nothing I cared about that wasn’t already backed up online, my photos and music are online, my films / tv, I am not bothered about loosing.

  5. Don’t procrastinate
    Considering I didn’t finish one of the easiest things on this list, I am not sure I can say that I didn’t procrastinate.
  6. Don’t waste my time and get the most out of my time
    • Don’t watch TV/films at I don’t care about
  7. Be more sociable, meet new people and make new friends
    Feels like I have been to busy with everything else that I feel like I haven’t had the time.
  8. Don’t be a snob
    I feel like I haven’t  done this, not sure why, I need to keep working on it.
  9. Learn to cook a roast
    This was the easiest on the list and I never got around to it. My bad.
  10. Complain less, laugh more
    I have had a hard year and I am sad to say I let some of it get on top of me. I am will work on it.

Update from 2012

  1. Go to at least 5 EU counties
  2. Readdress my work/life balance

As part of my travels, I went to 6 counties this year. Good to get this one. Also by changing my job I did readdress my work / life balance.

Update from 2007

  1. Complete Grand theft auto 3 PC

I buy GTA3 for my iPad and completed in January.

My graphic novel to do list – 4

 

Continuing on with the graphic novel to do list is this latest list. I managed to get through 9 batman book in the recent months getting rid of much of my old list. I replaced it with many more, as I discovered that you can get graphics novels more cheaper in on Amazon. I am enjoying a mix on Batman, Superman and some none super hereo graphic novels right now.