My resolutions for 2008

Year 2008
This is one of those “must have in written format” things, so it MUST be on my blog for future reference.

My resolutions for 2008 are:

  1. Learn Lisp (Emacs lisp and/or CLisp)
  2. I’ve been reading a lot of things about Lisp, and my editor of choice has been Emacs for almost all the past year. I’ve wanted to make some tweaks to some Emacs modes I have, but I can’t understand Lisp yet. Also, I want to know why a lot of Lispers feel like they know it all.

  3. Get my University diploma
  4. I finished my classed, but I still need to present my thesis, which by the way is on Rails, and pass my examination to finally get my diploma.

  5. Get involved in an open source project
  6. I’ve been wanting to contribute but most importantly, learn from others and collaborate for a long time. I still don’t know exactly which project I want to get involved with.

  7. Use Emacs for more tasks
  8. I want to use Org mode to organize my tasks and agenda. Use more weblogger mode to publish here. Use Gnus as my mail reader, and even give EMMS a try to replace AmaroK.
  9. Use Git with ALL my projects
  10. Its better and easier for me. Branching and mergin is fast and easy, and I can have my own history of commits before commiting to everyone else. I want to use it even at work, where we use Subversion. Not because it was already there (I implemented version control there because there was none) but because some in the team use Windows machines, and getting Git on Windows is not a point and click task. TortoiseSVN was more adequate for those non commandline users. Hey, at least there’s version control now in that software shop.

  11. Exercise on a constant daily basis
  12. I have some health issues that I need to work out. And by working out I mean it literally. There’s no medicine for this but to exercise and have a better condition.
  13. Publish quality posts on my blog more often
  14. This one is self explanatory. Specially I want to improve my writing skills.

I hope to accomplish them all.

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By Gabriel Saldaña

Gabriel Saldaña is a web developer, photographer and free software advocate. Connect with him on and Twitter