Just 12 months ago I said I hoped to achieve the below by the start of this year:
Blog at an average rate of at least 3 times a month. Result: achieved. – 48 posts in 12 months, so this target was easily surpassed.
Only have 2 programming projects going at the same time. Result: achieved. – I did this to the letter of the goal, but there were a couple of abandoned projects along the way. On the plus side, I did a couple of successful little projects to teach myself game coding (see my blender page) and now I’m working on a larger game demo to test out some ideas.
Complete 2 Blender models. Result: partial. – I did two, a Roman lamp and a spaceship. However, I originally planned to do two completely different (more complex) models. This difference occurred as I needed to learn the new Blender 2.5 interface, and then wanted to focus on game models rather than historical models.
Decrease net ownership of physical goods. Result: maybe. – I bought a new computer and it is quite large. Apart from that I have less, but when included it is about even.
Run 5km in 27 minutes. Result: not even close. – My foot problem has not abated all year. A few abortive runs midyear quickly led to a reoccurrence of the injury and further rest. Only now do I seem to be back to normal – but I’m yet to properly test it.
Maintain general Ruby and Scala skills. Result: partial. – I’ve done some Ruby, but no Scala.
For the coming year I have decreased the number of goals, mainly because there are a few big ones:
Blog at an average rate of at least 3 times a month. Never more than 4 a month. Historically this shouldn’t be a problem, but I also don’t want it to become a time sink.
Complete the game demo and send it out for comments. If the feedback is not disastrous start working on a full game. This is my main goal now. I’d also like to do one other project over the year (probably a simple website).
Be able to run. I just want my foot to be completely better so and I can run without concern, speed is not important.
Decrease net ownership of physical goods, as always but especially relevant considering the next goal.
Leave the UK. Recent events mean this will probably be my last year in the UK. It took months to organise my move here. I expect a similar effort this time.
Plus as a nice to do, if I have time:
Maintain general Blender, Ruby and Scala skills – same as last year.