My yearly recap of what’s happened in my life over the last year.
Twitters first Developer Conference in San Francisco, Chirp and got to see family in the area
My first cruise- - a 7 day Royal Caribbean cruise to Haiti, Jamaica, The Grand Cayman Islands and Cozumel with Marilyn
Went horseback riding on a somewhat wild horse named Alarma in Cozumel
Climbed a waterfall in Jamaica.
Crab Feast in St. Petersburg!
Stayed at the Don Cesar in St. Petersburg for Nate and Bekah’s Wedding
Went to Miami Beach for Nate’s bachelor party and stayed at the iconic Eden Roc
Westin Channelside and Hard Rock Casino for IZEA’s retreat
Started a 4’x9’ vegetable garden
Bought a wheelbarrow
Had our first yard sale at this house
Cleaned out the garage to where we can actually use it
Dropped cable TV in favor of using Plex, Netflix and Hulu
Digitized most my DVDs and media. Still a few to go, but the bulk of the work is over
Slowly increasing savings and investments on Vanguard and following investment advice from John Bogle
Had a major disagreement with GE over them charging me $400 for something they broke. Complained on Twitter and they resolved it before my check was even cashed.
Developed an appreciation for beer
Went on an indoor plant buying frenzy resulting in many casualties. Only the strong survive.
Played on my works kickball team with Marilyn
Events and Entertainment
Got Disney passes and went to Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival way too many times
Saw Rick Springfield and Boyz 2 Men at Epcot (but we missed Hanson)
Largest holiday party so far over at our place
Tron Legacy Midnight release with Marilyn and friends
Lots of movies. My favorites that came out this year were Inception, Exit Through the Gift Shop and The Social Network
Favorite TV shows discovered were Breaking Bad, House, Jericho and The Colony
Played through Mass Effect twice and Mass Effect 2 almost twice and loved them both
Thanksgiving at Marilyn’s Moms, with firetruck and family
Went to Plazaween in costume with Marilyn and friends
Programming and Technology
Started organizing hack days and lunch-and-learns at work, we even had a chance for a hack week!
Completely dropped organized hosting on Dreamhost in favor of S3, Posterous and Github.
Changed AdamFortuna.com into a splash page instead of a blog
Started a mobile blog for pictures taken from my phone
Bought an iPad, a new shuffle running and upgraded to a iPhone4
Started learning iOS development
Started working on a new site in Rails 3 that should launch next year
Messed around with some new technology over the year including node.js, redis, websockets, css3, html and mongo db
Upgraded to Road Runner Lightning, and slowly backing everything I have up to BackBlaze
As for new years resolutions? Probably increase savings a bit more, eat a little healthier and spend less time on the couch. Like to eat out less and get better at creating the things I love to eat and drink from scratch including salad dressing, sauces and brewing beer- - and maybe later on wine. If there’s one thing I want to do in 2011 though, it’d be launch the site I’m working on in my spare time, and do it right.