Welcome 2008!

It’s December 31st, 2007, and in a few short hours, it’ll be a New Year, 2008. Festivities are to occur and I, myself, am planning on joining the action down at the Falls, in Niagara, with some friends. I recently watched a newscast regarding New Year’s Resolutions and how few of them are kept. I feel the reason that is is due to the vagueness of most of them – ‘lose weight, exercise more’, etc. So here are some more concrete and achievable resolutions for myself in the Year 2008.

  • Dredge up an initiative I had a part in at Sybase during my previous work term. Since I now know exactly how to implement it, I’ll have a much more convincing and concrete plan to present.
  • Complete (yet another) redesign of this blog. I’ve already started to formulate ideas.
  • Once the above is complete, fix up and release the current design to the public. I’ve gotten quite a few requests already.
  • Land myself a position on the Dean’s List for the 3A study semester.
  • Participate in more extracurricular activities – specifically, audition and join the orchestra at the University of Waterloo.
  • Hit the gym more regularly. I started the gym routine this past semester, but with the multitude of labs and exams, I wasn’t getting there regularly. Since I’ll be working not 500 meters from the gym, I’ll have no excuse. Let’s say… 3 times a week.
  • Take control of my university direction. For far too long, I’ve sat back and taken the obvious courses, but now I want to really design my future course-load so that I end up graduating with the technical capabilities that I want.
  • An add-on to the above – in order to properly choose my university direction, I’ll need to know what aspect of computing I want to pursue as a career. Do some research on the various topics that interest me and choose a couple to guide my course choices.
  • Get more programming experience. Programming was something I wasn’t looking forward to when I signed up for Computer Engineering, but let’s be honest here. Programming is an integral part of computing and it’s time I stopped shying away from it.

And there you go. Happy New Years everyone!

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