The first of the year is the generally accepted time of rebooting. Whether it’s evaluating the current situation, creating goals for the new cycle, or comparing it to earlier cycles, it’s hard to avoid reflecting at least a little during this time. Though I typically prefer rolling in changes kaizen style into the cinnamon swirl of my life, plopping a line in the sand for some things I’ve slacked on may do me some good. Hopefully around this time next year I’ll be able to look back and this post and say “hey, I did some of those things.” That or I’ll realize my cinnamon swirl has become a bit lumpy, and I probably need to focus.


  • Publish a mobile app
  • Poke around with backbone.js, ember.js, whateverlooksmostinteresting.js
  • Publish either a Python or Ruby project
  • Read at least 2 books per month (one tech, one fun)
  • Stand up more often

Now that the easy part’s done time to get to work.