Right, so at the start of the year, i wrote a post on the things i wanted to do this year… Oddly enough, one of them was not blog more, which is something i haven’t done anyway… That post, which was posted at the start of January was only 6 posts ago! I really need to post more!

Anyway, quick round up of how its going…

  • Develop at least one mobile app: I have started on this, but not released anything. I have a project on GitHub i have been meaning to finish. I also have a bit of a sample project with Windows Phone 7 Code i started… I did get enrolled in the Windows Phone Developer program though College, so i just need to “pull my finger out” to get something finished…
  • Work on my own projects outside of work: I have done some work outside of “work” work… I have some public projects on GitHub, like the Loggly Target for NLog (which i posted about here), GitPushMSBuild, which will (whenever i get around to finishing it) will allow you to do a git push to a repository, which will then kick off an MSBuild, erm, build…  I have some private Repos also, but i could tell you what was in them, but i would have to kill you…
  • Move the sites outside of the network: Done! Finally, all my sites are running on a dedicated box in Germany from Hetzner. Its an Dedicated EQ4 with Quad Core i7, has 8Gb ram, 2 750Gb HDDs in RAID 1, got 100mb/s connection, IPV4/6 connectivity and is running Windows 2008 R2 Web Edition. As a second part of this, i have also started the move of my Exchange Box from In house to Office365. No more managing of Exchange for me! well, physical machine management anyway!
  • Use a language other than c# for programming: Ok, so in College last semester, I wrote code in Java. I also wrote some Java code for work. I am also looking into coding in CUDA though a course from Stanford on GPU programming, which is mostly C++.
  • Take more photos: Right… I have actually taken a few more photos this year than i though… Putting them online is a different story… The last set of photos i posted this year, taken this year, was on Paddy’s day of random cars and trucks i seen around. the last one previous to that was from New York last year
  • Finally fix my room and desk once and for all! Currently in the process of doing this (I swear!) Most of my machines are off, i can see and get to parts of my room i haven’t been able to get to in years, and i have the desk (mostly) picked out… the Ikea Vika Amon / Vika Curry seem to be what i want… Now all i need to do is get to finish what i started…

There were some Random things i wanted to try get done also:

  • Get a new media centre box: Got a small Media Centre a while back. Don’t know what its called, but its a Dual core Atom, has about 2Gb RAM, runs Windows 7, has HDMI with audio out and does the job i want it for, which is, currently, play videos using Boxee
  • Build a SAN: I have the hardware, just haven’t finished it… like a lot of my Spare time stuff…
  • Rip ALL my DVDs and Blu-rays: The problem with this one is 2 fold: one: i don’t have a DVD or Blu-ray player in the GodBox, my most powerful machine… i reckon it would encode a DVD or Blu-ray fairly quickly… And second: without the SAN, i am running out of space quickly… So, first is to finish the SAN. then, put a Blu-ray drive in the GodBox and start ripping!

SO, overall, getting there… I will try post a bit more also… Im just a Lazy git… Smile