My yearly recap of what’s happened in my life over the last year.
Ruby Conf in New Orleans
South Florida for Danielle and Matts wedding
St. Petersburg for Crab Feast
New York City with Marilyn for Christmas and New Years
Continued gardening, but at a slower pace
Moved from Plex over to Boxee as a media center and spent our first year without cable.
Setup an awesome backup/recovery plan
Began brewing beer, starting with an Octoberfest and a wheat beer
Developed an appreciation for whiskey
Ripped every DVD I own, and compressed them, then sold the physical DVDs.
Moved music over to iCloud for day to day access.
Massive consolidation of financial accounts, and using 1Password to keep things even simpler.
Events and Entertainment
Behind the Seeds tour at Epcot
Wild Africa Trek for my birthday
Backstage Disney Tour for Marilyn’s Birthday
Went to Food and Wine Festival at Epcot a ton of times, including with the “EnvyLabs](http://envylabs.com) crew complete with dessert party under the fireworks.
Played through Portal 2 and Skyrim.
The Mountaintop a block from Times Square
Pirates of Penzance in New York
Loved Fuerza Bruta, despite not knowing exactly how to describe it
Saw The Moth live and loved it (but not the standing outside for 90 minutes in the cold part beforehand)
Went to The Comedy Cellar for a great show
Programming and Technology
Launched Line of Thought, a site for tracking what technologies different websites are using. More a “for-fun” personal project than a get rich project.
Helped Marilyn on the technical side of her blog, Forkful whenever possible. Her blog is doing great so far!
Moved the code for my first ever website, DDRei to github so I can continue to laugh at it for years to come.
Created my first ruby gem, a super basic wrapper for TicketUtils. Have to start somewhere.
Got my feet wet with iOS development.
Started creating a budgeting application as a way of learning Backbone.js
As for goals for the new year? For most of this past year I was setting goals in smaller increments and working towards them, which I’d like to do more of. It’s great for developing a routine without too much overthinking. Most things I want to do in the new year are already in progress – going to CrossFit more, working on (and using) the budgeting app, learning more iOS development, uncluttering the house and bringing in more color. Other than that, I’d like to be more social in the new year, and spend less time watching TV.