Gonzo blogging from the Annie Leibovitz of the software development world.

Month: December 2003 (Page 1 of 2)

New Years Resolution, ugh…

Happy New Years everyone! A few short hours from now and my corner of the world enters into 2004. Here I am and it’s New Years 2003, looking into another year full of challenges and opportunities.

I’m not big on New Years resolutions. I’m not really akin to the fact that people seem to think that the end of the year means they have to resolve themselves to do something that they probably should have done in the first place. I’m the biggest procrastinator. In the past year (and beyond) I don’t know how many times I’ve started or said something and never followed through. That’s my flaw (one of several). I shoot out of the gates with the best of intentions and all the ambition and excitement of a giddy school girl, only to flame out a few short steps past the start line.

So for this year my resolution is to yank up my undies and complete all those things flailing in the wind right now, and the dozen other ideas I have in my head that are just itching to be released. I’ve been getting better over the past while as I try to get closure on things and I do continue to improve, however it needs some serious work if it’s to go anywhere.

Mainly I have a half dozen projects on the go at SourceForge.net that I simply need to get going. They’re in various states of repair and up until tonight, some didn’t even have a website setup (yet the projects were registered back in 2002). Also I have a bunch of blogs going on that I’ll link up here (along with my projects) so this can be your one-stop shopping spot (and mine) on what the hell I’m doing to keep busy.

Look for a new me in the new year, completed tasks and projects, and more great things from what I call a mind.

Minor correction and clarification

I was in a mist when I posted the new SimExplorer information. Yes, it does work with Makin’ Magic the latest EP. I had looked up at my collection and the last one on the rack was Superstar but it has been tested with MM so no worries there.

For those that care, the Developer Challenge I put on at work was me locking 3 teams of 5 people each into a room for a day. Their mission was to take an existing app based on legacy technology and rewrite it using .NET. It’s a way to get the company closer to the .NET world and get the developers motivated for success. It was a huge event with testers, co-ordinators, all kinds of people on call in case the teams needed anything. Basically a perfect development environment for writing an app, no red tape and everything you need at your fingertips. The teams knocked out 3 new .NET apps that we’ll be deploying in the new year.

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