My nerd/software-engineering resolutions for 2009:
Contribute SomethingI’m always using freely available software and packages, but rarely contributing back. I may not have the chops to build anything really new and kick-ass, but maybe I can help with test coverage or something.
Talk Less and Do MoreI really need to practice what I preach all the time. Hopefully this will also make people like me more.
Post RegularlyI really need to get a posting schedule and stick to it. Maybe twice a week, minimum?
Build a Portfolioboth of sites I’ve created, AND code I’ve written.
Improve My EstimatingEstimating can always be improved. I think keeping some detailed logs of where I spend my time will help.
Get Familiar With Flash and FlexMuch as I often badmouth it, Flash is a web reality, and isn’t going away soon. Time to stop complaining and start learning.
So there they are. Feel free to call me out on them over the next twelve months.