Things To Resolve In 2012

First, a brief look back on my resolutions from last year and what I managed to get done.

  • Contribute to a Charity
    100% – Name of the charity is not important. Did I give as much as I would have liked to? No. But still, it’s a good start.
  • Participate in Volunteer Work
    0% – A lack of effort on my part prevents me from accomplishing this. Totally my fault.
  • Give Blood… Again
    110% – Proud of my accomplishments here. One caveat. Once the blood center has your name. They will harass you. I know people really need blood and that I may be in that situation someday, so I really don’t have a problem with it, but it can get annoying to the average person. Ah, I also gave platelets. Hope I helped someone.
  • Redesign Website
    100% – Done and done. You like?
  • Blog More
    0% – Fail. Probably blogged as much in 2011 as I did in 2010, which isn’t a lot.
  • Get Out of Debt
    0% – This one was a huge longshot, but I put it there anyway, just to keep me focused on my goal.
  • Get Back into Music
    10% – Been trying to brush up on my guitar skills, mostly working on scales. Not really happy with my progress here.
  • Publish my Windows Phone 7 Application
    100% – My first mobile application, Study The Word, is submitted an currently awaiting approval. This was something done over the course of a year, while contributing a few hours a week. Nothing groundbreaking, but hopefully it will be a good start. Once approve I’ll post the offical marketplace url here, but for now, visit my application site page.
  • Develop an Android Application
    0% – As my aforementioned bullet points states. I was only able to contribute a few hours a week to the WP7 application. As for Android, just wasn’t enough time. Fail.

All in all, I believe I made good progress in 2011, as far as resolutions go. So what could I accomplish in 2012?

  • Evade Pending Doom
    Who believes in this 2012 Doomsday stuff anyway?
  • Iterate. Iterate. Iterate. Port.
    Now that my app is finally out there, I want to iterate like a mad-man. I have a slew of features and upgrades already in the pipeline. At some point, I want to port to various platforms. Who knows where I will go with this?
  • Blog With A Purpose
    Last year I simply stated that I want to blog more. I’m going to take that one step further and say blog with a purpose. Meaning, there are so many things I come across in the course of a year. I’m going to make a effort to at least give enough time to write about the really cool things. Or at least post a video here, an image there. I also want to make an effort to post on more programming/developer oriented topics. I kinda shun away from this now, but if something helps me, I know there is potential value for someone else. Hopefully I’ll keep you posted on this one, literally.
  • 20,000 Xbox Live Gamerscore
    Now my score is laughable at best. Gotta get my weight up.
  • Shave Off Debt
    To only have utilities, student loans, and mortgage would be a dream. Let’s get it.
  • Visit Another Country
    Sad to say, I haven’t been outside of this country. Japan I’m looking at you.
  • The Wall of Gaming Shame
    Hoping to up my gaming cred, by completing the following games that I’ve started and not finished, or simply have not played, most of which are 2011 blockbusters.
    • Portal
    • Portal 2
    • Batman Arkham Asylum
    • Batman Arkham City
    • Bastion
    • The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    • Rayman Origins
    • El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron
    • Catherine
    • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
    • Shadows of the Damned
    • Dark Souls
  • Family
    I’m all about my family. I want to continue to do what’s best for them and pray for peace in the home. Although this is last on my list, it is in no way least.

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