Friday, December 28, 2007

Last year's resolutions graded!

1. Blog more. I used to have a ton of fun with this blog.

Well, admittedly 362/365 of the days this year have passed without a peep, but there are still 3 days left, so I won't jump the gun in grading this one yet. Besides, I'm writing now, aren't I?

2. Get more done at work, and spend less time there.

Yeah! This is a big success for this year. After changing groups, I'm infinitely more productive, and I've been keeping reasonable hours much of the time.

3. Start dating a girl I can see as my equal in the ways that matter, and is a good match for me.

Can't complain! However, I'm not going to write it all up here.

4. Revise my thesis.

See #1. Actually, after studiously ignoring this for most of this year, I've started working on this again. I'm taking my officemate Bob's approach, which is this: learn the minimum set of tools necessary to get the job done, and get the job done.

5. Keep in touch with friends and colleagues better.

Bad. Actually, a huge failure this year was missing the retirement party of my graduate advisor. The timing couldn't have been worse, with a major external product demo and several of us (including me) working 12+ hour days then.


So, I guess that makes it 2/5 resolutions kept, which is at least par for the course. Probably more like an eagle.

Anyway, I'm really happy with the resolutions that I did keep this year. In a few days, I'll write a new set of resolutions for the coming year (that's 2008!). I'll renew the resolutions I didn't keep, and write a few new ones, which I've already been thinking about.