So, how did the year go for you?
Did you make any goals you set?
What did you learn that was new or exciting in the programming world?
How about in the personal life?
How have you grown as a person?
Would you rank this a good year or bad? Oh.. let's make it a scale!
0 = pretty bland year
10 = greatest year ever!
Any expectations for 2012 (clearly before the earth cracks open and a tsunami of chupacabras are unleashed from the bowels of hell on 2012.12.21)
For the most part I have to say this was a good year for me. I was able to scrimp enough to get my credit card paid off (since six for-evers ago when it started accumulating), got a newer car (it happens with your ride of ten years catches on fire while driving), and I got a contract job that turned into fulltime work. Lost a few friends, had some heart break, the family dynamic was changed, and I was intermittently reintroduced to anxiety attacks.
Code/tech wise was a good and varied year. I picked up a base understanding of android programming, jumped back with some intro electronics and robotics programming, thrashed around more with advanced web development, fine tuned some digital painting, and poked at some IT security skills. Oh and was made a mod here!
Goal wise I am a few short from my initial list. Close on one or two, but cest la vie; there's always next year.
If anything I think I've grown more detached in my view of most things. It's unclear if that's for the better or worse.
View for 2012: more robotics, bringing back my AI brain nuggets, better art skills, and more tablet coding.