One Year Summary

A bit over a year ago I started this blog. I didn’t know much about blogs and twitter and such at the time. After a year of blogging, I’m afraid I still don’t. I think my main pain is that I still write these posts in the damn web UI. I’d much rather write in vim, but I haven’t found the time yet to figure out the best way to do it.

During the past year I made many public promises to myself, on this blog and the others. I haven’t really lived up to all of them. I have a consistent problem of trying to do too many things. Working full time and studying Japanese have taken up nearly all of my time.

While I didn’t get down to writing a game in Python like I wanted to, I did manage to learn the language. Luckily, it was a perfect fit for many of the tasks I had to do at work, and it was a joy to learn it. I have my gripes with the language, but since I work in C++ most of the time, its a very welcome change. Needless to say, Python code is much more readable. C++0x has the auto keyword which will help, but a static language will never be able to match a dynamic one in this criteria.

I intend to continue studying Japanese, though maybe not in a university framework. I have to figure out if I want to start studying for a Master’s in Physics or not. None of the courses I can take will be easy in conjunction with a full time job. I may end up preferring not to take any official obligation and spend time studying the things I like by myself.

We’ll see how the next year will come along…