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2019 resolutions/goals recap: (non-personal ones)
1) Improve diet (did; e.g. ramen and fast food to clean keto)
2) Lose weight (did; lost 24 pounds!)
3) Find a good job (did, twice)
4) Buy a harp (did not; large and expensive, no place to put it, and I have small children who would absolutely break it)
5) Keep house clean, even if it's by myself (did, somewhat; I cleaned some, managed to get one other person to clean semi-regularly, and another sporadically)
6) Work on social awkwardness (did; read and applied Dale Carnegie's The Art of Public Speaking, which netted me my last job offer. Still pretty awkward though)
7) Move out of the desert (did not; not enough money, and job didn't allow remote work)
8) Stop bloody waiting on people (did not; still very guilty of this...)
I don't remember the rest 🙁 didn't write them down last year. But I still accomplished 5 out of the 8 I remembered, with one being a pass, so 5/7!
1) Finally move out of the desert
2) Invest 20% of my income every month
3) Reduce bills by 20%
4) Solve/address some health issues
5) Make a schedule so things regularly get done around the house, e.g. cleaning
6) Find some friends and make time for them
7) Replace Debian with something else
8) Revamp my backup system
9) Be proactive and stop waiting on people
10) Build a (stationary) coil gun for fun20
* Learned a lot
* Earned a little less than expected
* Couldn't travel
* Couldn't sleep much
* Earn more
* Buy a car
* Buy an iPhone or OnePlus for Dad
* Buy a really nice suit for me
* Sleep more6
I want to actually complete a personal project for once. All the way. Done. So I can have a product.6
2020 dev goal.
To build a 10 inch laptop using a RPi 4 (4GB), so far I've come to the conclusion that it will be self powered with a solar power battery pack, a HDMI screen and a full size 104 key keyboard with trackpad or just a mouse if it's to large.
The case I'm currently staring at a pile of lego going 🤔🤔🤔 this could probably work.1
Since starting new job in July, I have realized many things. I am nowhere near as good as I thought i was six months ago. My ego was checked at door.
Luckily I have two awesome senior devs on my team that are whipping me into shape quickly.
In the last 6 months I've learned and applied so much and have dived deeper into proper php development and learned mysql at another level finessing complex mysql queries, multiple nested joins and the like.
Everything at this company isn't just about making it work, but performance and standards are also a big deal.
First time in my career I'm leaning proper development.
My only dev goals for next year is to continue gaining deeper knowledge about my tech stack and languages, become more confident in my abilities, and also start contributing to open source.3
First and foremost: do more to show my wife that I love and appreciate her. Not dev but damned important.
Write my own web version of the taskwarrior client.
Run a 5K in June with my wife.6
Last year my goals were two:
- work less
- earn more
and I only achieved the second one.
Based on that, my new resolutions are:
- sleep more
- do not work more
- earn more or equal
- to gain stability
- more efficient workouts7
Build a global, fast maps/tile hosting "platform".
Already working on this like mad and with a little bit of luck, I'll have a first version ready within a week.
Also learning Rust, becoming even better at/with Linux....10
Oh lots, that's why I quit social media entirely, including Discord, Messenger, and Reddit.
Chief of them is getting certified, getting a graduate degree, and writing to open-source. If I were to achieve anything, I will need to stop doing things that waste my time, even if those things give me a lot of fun and fulfillment, such as making memes and bantering with nerds almost every night.
I'm gonna miss the conversations about intellectual things and the random memes, even if they are about programming. I don't wish to lose sleep over them too, even if they are enjoyable to me. Sprint 1 starts January and I want to be ready for it. I want to be able to write my magnum opus.
Perhaps my social battery now drains much more easily than two years ago.
Regardless, I take it as a sign to change gears. Three years later, I'll be in my thirties. Thus, I need to do longer-term goals. I can't do twenties stuff anymore like I did when I was maybe 22.5
My app made 18% more in 2019 than it did in 2018. I want to keep that going, and I'm working on another app I hope to publish this year.8
Dev goals on the 1st of January:
- learn vulkan
- get a good paying job
Dev goals on the 3rd of January:
- not getting drafted2
All is well in 2020 and claiming today will be my year.
1 updated my curriculum vitae and send my resignation love letter
2 hopefully be hired in a stable company and earn enough that can suffice my needs and wants as I moved out from my big sis home. Thank you ^_^
3 move into my long awaited own house for a couple of weeks. Thanks patience and perseverance ^_^
4 self study for freelance projects
5 settle down
growing actual hatred for apple.
worked full time for 0/hr for the last 365 days on a mobile app.
got a resin 3d printer.
hopefully get an income.
Only one goal : earn more money.
- Not to work for friendship, equity, kindness, craziness, etc. Code more for sole purpose to earn more
- Accept more projects whether I can develop or not to earn more
- Learn to manage and work with freelancers and agencies to earn more
- Work for anyone and any type of project suitable for my knowledge as long as the offer is good to earn more
Etc. You got the gist.
My language for 2020 is money :3
(well I'm trying to, anyway)1
I have big plans for 2020:
- learn a js framework (angular, react, vue, etc)
- publish a mobile app
- contribute to open source
- start blogging
If I complete only one of these before 2021 I'll be happy 😊3
So my Goals for 2020 are:
- finish my Bachelors degreee
- get a full time job as a backend dev
- build my own Server at home for dev, media Streaming/transcoding and gaming
and if I have enough spare time, I want to try to build my own voice assistant or at least a chat-bot assistant for my home. Fuck Siri, Alexa and Google Assistant.1
In 2020 I want to achieve:
- develop a proper custom deployment tool (for job)
- get my boss to finally approve of me doing code reviews (we have 0 reviews 🙄, tiny company)
- never have to work on WordPress ever again
- develop or set up a company internal package repo (alt. to NPM)
- get a new contract
- get 3 open side projects done
- buy some more furniture and make the appartment finally cozy and a happy place to live
- finally get over the negative thoughts of that antisocial ex
- go indoor climbing 3 days of the week, to get rid of those developer fat cushions... 😅6
Same as last year, make something useful
Also: it's been a whole year since then? Where did the time go?
- finish my project's backend, make a proto frontend
- throw the proto away and hire someone to do it for me. Or at least make the design...
- learn that freaking k8s ffs...
- if there will be spare time left - move from on-prem to aws/gcp, maybe launch an alpha
- improve my people skills
- bump my salary significantly5
New Year's vows:
- not waste time
- maximum productivity
- maximum speed
- cloak engaged (ok, just kidding)
- finally finish learning Java
- learn enterprise programming
- not be a jerk to people (bleh)4
Not just dev goals.
-Stable relationship with [Redacted]
-Finish my projects
-Get new SSD
-Finally get paid for the DLR project
-Not fucking up my exams
-Finish my blacksmithing idea/project
-Play a good game that's not Destiny2
-Think positively for once4
Set some dev goals..
TLDR: spend less time at work coding
No, really..for what I do at work, I am happy. Would like to learn more recent stuff (partially stuck with vb.net), but I don't even know where to start googling.. sooo... get more free time I guess to figure this out..which is a dev goal on it's own too, come to think of it, this translates as don't spend so much time at work coding.. and spend some of it learning new (dev related) things outside of work..new/different js frameworks, python (been fixing/adding some code here & there, but never learned it properly & to check it's full potential, I heard it is awesome btw), read up on algorithm time costs (learn how to fuckin spell this!!)...
And kinda dev related as I will have to spend less time at work is to get back in 'sort of' shape and climb (more)..and spend more quality time with my husband, who is too good, totally supports me & my work, so I never get to hear him nag I was working late, which leads to 'stop working so long' goal I rly need to get in order or I'll burn out again, and I'm bitchy and horrible whe BO..and we don't wanna see that again..
Sum up: work less, learn new things, climb more, be happy/content.1
My goal for 2020: actually finish a personal project.
Last year, I built 25% of a website, 10% of a companion app for a video game, and half of a command-line utility. I would really like to finish an entire project this year, but considering that I just started a new project that promises to be huge and unwieldy, that will probably have to wait for whatever project I try next after burning out on this one.1
I started building a voxel engine with openGL and Clojure during December, so my goal is to make a game out of it. Long way to go but seems fun.2
Posted previously about our codebase being a monolithic, poorly-written, pain-to-maintain gigantic cluster-fuck. And the efforts made to rewrite it.
Well, we made huge success the previous year in this regard. I rewrote the entire API while my other team mates worked on two different UI apps one of which is now in production and the other soon to be released in alpha.
Processes have being put in place for our team and are being improved.
We still have some technical debts though.
Dev goal for 2020,
- Pay most of the technical debt.
- Dive deeper into Flutter and finish the app I wanted.
- Play with ML, AI and Game dev.4
Starting new job on the Isle of Man 🇮🇲!
- Prove to myself that I can make it on my own merits.
Impostor syndrome is real.5
- Quit my job
- deploy my platform live!!
- make a dev tool
- move out
- get a cat
- start at least 1 successful business/application
Not in that order4
- Get new job, current one don't cut it for me. Preferably from Japan.
- "Release" my rust side project.
- Start develop more with C++.
- And make more side projects5
1. Fire all of my clients, including ungrateful friends I’ve done free work for
2. Shut down my business
3. Maybe start a new business, or completely switch careers to something more interesting
4. Keep working my full time job which, miraculously, allows me lots of time to keep screwing around with my own career and entrepreneurial goals
5. Keep saving and investing so I can retire and travel well before I have to wear adult diapers and walk with a cane2
- Stay relevant in technology
- Keep working from home and writing code
- Try to finish some personal projects
- Post more content online
- Print more 3d stuff
- Learn Blender
- Gain CKA k8 certificate and some other cloud related certificates
- Try to find one more nice remote client
That’s more on less everything related with dev / computer stuff.
Long time reader, first time poster 🙊
2020: I'll complete semesters 2, 3 & 4 out of 6 for my part time MSc computer science while maintaining my current development job.
Good luck in your own goals everyone!1
Finally start and finish my old browser game idea
I've been finishing old ideas of mine and it feels great, thought I don't plan on making money on it as I did at the time
There are a lot of things I would like to do, but the lack of enough money makes it hard.
My goals are to become more active on YouTube, find clients and hold them, try to learn how to sell products convincingly, become better at web design, understand university-level mathematics, leave Germany (one particular reason for this is the need of the redundant imprint), help people around the world, become more fit bodywise (by doing e.g. swimming, jogging and going to the gym), eat healthy and drink a lot of water, work on my emotional intelligence, learn peoples' behaviours and why they do what they do, write my own book, finally start practicing yoga and muay thai, live on my own, make a world tour for a year, learn the skill of powered paragliding, getting the license for powered paragliding, glide with a powered paraglider the whole day, build a house in the woods, create my own satellite and launch it, develop new things (like building some sort of vehicle that can fly in a special way), learn about biology, chemistry, physics (I hate it, but I believe in the power of what is going to happen once you learn it), become more aware of what is happening, live on the streets with no money to learn the ability to survive in more extreme situations, learn how to use guns, bombs, snipers and knifes properly (don't assume that I am a terrorist now haha, I am just interested in that type of stuff. That's all to it) ...
But all of that, obviously, not in 2020. More like within 10 years.1
- Get my engineering degree
- Finally add custom tasks for my Alcoludo game
- Start getting paid like a normal .NET being
1) Release code generator project “Accio”, that I almost finished implementing in the last year. Need to do some minor refactoring, add minor features and then write documentation which probably will take the most time.
2) Again, finish a side-project I started last year, which is a TV ambilight with a camera in front of the screen.
3) After finishing the 2nd, I would like to pick up a new side-project and implement MVP, which pontentially could grow into an indie business.
4) Would like to start a dev blog, though I had this resolution for the last 5 years already, so don’t know if this year is going to be any different. On the other hand, finishing first 2 resolutions would give me quite some topics to write about.
5) And specifically for October, would like to contribute and get hacktoberfest t-shirt.
Then some that are not dev related:
- Participate in my first MTB race
- Read a single book per month
- Learn dutch, as I live in the Netherlands for quite some time already.
Contribute more to the open source projects.
Help to the developer community. (somehow)
And most importantly, never stop learning.
- Finish "Introduction to algorithms"
- Learn some genetic algorithms
- Get my hands dirty on reinforcement learning
- Learn more about data streaming application (My currently app is still using plain stupid REST to transport image). I don't know, maybe Kafka and RabbitMQ.
- Learn to implement some distributed system prototypes to get fitter at this topic. There must be more than REST for communicating between components.
- Implementing a searching module for my app with elastic search.
- Employ redis at sometime for background tasks.
- Get my handy dirty on some operating system concepts (Interprocess Communication, I am looking at you)
- Take a look at Assembly (I dont want to do much with Assembly, maybe just want to implement one or two programs to know how things work)
- Learn a bit of parallel computing with CUDA to know what the hell Tensorflow is doing with my graphic card.
- Maybe finishing my first research paper
- Pass my electrical engineering exam (I suck at EE)1
This year was productive, next year need to get a better and more stable job with more income; finish some of my personal projects and market them... also buying a pinephone and pinetab is in my new year's list... have a productive new year everybody
So I’ve been putting some thought into this for a week now and this is what I’ve come up with for my dev goals.
- Finish learning C
- Learn GoLang
- Learn ASP.NET
- Get better at focusing
- Build more confidence in my skills
- Complete more projects
I have separate reasons for ASP.NET and GoLang. This year I did pretty good at completing my dev goals if I counted right I completed 6/10 of my goals and I’m proud of that, so I believe in myself to be able to complete these goals.2
- Finish my dev minor hopefully with a 9 average
- Have a great dev internship
- Graduate (as a software dev)
- Have a nice vacations because I finally don't have dev exams anymore
- Get a development job4
All my resolutions:
- Finish my fully FOSS gamedev workflow and start working on my game by March, have a concept demo by May when my matura exams come round.
- Do good on said exams and get into a good university.
- Do some political or social activism
- Learn the guitar to a campfire level
- Drink til I pass out if trump wins again.
- Make close friends with at least 10 new people
- Go on at least 6 dates2
Ok ok ok. I see y'all have nice plans for the new year. Some of you even made a list that will be barely completed or remain unchecked.
Let me tell you my real issues/plans for 2020.
- First things first, I have to update the documentation of the projects that I maintain. Especially the copyright information. (2019 -> 2020)
- I have to check if any of the old software that I use is broken because of the year/date bugs. (you know, that happens)
- And finally I should check my Windows PC. If it's still OK than it means that no malware/virus is activated with a year payload. (it happens too, watch @danooct1 on YT)
Hope it helps someone.1
Start working on DevOps
Learn Functional Programing
Buy a Desktop Machine.
Take a break :P1
1. More App-Development
2. Get more Clients
3. Learn something like Python or Kotlin
4. Bake a cake 🔥3
This year, I want to implement a blockchain enabled commodities exchange using Arcblock.io’s Forge framework. I hope to Launch by the 3rd quarter of the year.6
*Actually* finish my before killed, then reborn and now still somehow alive project I metioned before.
Working fulltime on my personal project.
Publishing my personal project to the public.
Its gonna be a good year!
For 2020 I want to achieve more insight of my already running collaboration service/tool for businesses by talking more to managers, chiefs and workers.
And for a better internet community a GUI for NGINX for home servers (any PC) that could interface with purchased domains to make configuration become automatic, to make self hosted web-apps/services more accessible and streamlined.
2019 Recap: Quit studentjob. Got engineering degree, worked as a devops consultant, got a child, bought a house, started at new company as mainframe developer.
2020 goals: less cobol, more java, get courses for a long term goal of becoming an it-architect.2
Gonna use 2020
To get a better job (currently no job . You know why if you know me)
To be a vegetarian.
To make mom happy
To get rid of the internal burnings.
To see her again8
Shid and fard
Also some form of a biohack that makes sens in a day to day life, looking at the new spider man movie glasses rn1
This year resolutions going to be rather ambitious. Hopefully not too much. :3
2.5kk steps this year, to get into decent shape and move more
finishing college - so fingers crossed for thesis writing motivation
and I want to have my first app published in Play Store this year, to start building portfolio
Also - get a new job, but after finishing thesis. :)
Good luck with yours, you guys. :)
1. Finish personal pen-tester tool project and open-source it
2. Get eCPPT and OSCP certificateed
3. Finish bachelor degree in IT management
4. Get a proper full time dev job
5. Learn to utilize docker properly
Dev goals: building and deploying four apps (kotlin, flutter, unity) ; getting better at tdd; deeper understanding of core compsci principals ; mentorship; teaching; reading through at least one software practices book a month ; attending at least one local tech event monthly ;and prepping for finally getting out and speaking at conferences in 2021.