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New Year Resolutions

January 14, 2009
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Actually I’m not into New Year Resolutions… so there goes that title πŸ˜‰

However I wanted to revisit and re-emphasise why I’m blogging

Bit of back history… programming as always been the thing I’ve enjoyed most however I’ve often been diverted (far too easily!) by other things (including being an I.T. Manager for some years & doing an unsuccessful CRM start up with a partner).

When I became a freelance consultant back in 2002 my aim was to get back into the nitty gritty of programming. However I was still being pulled in other I.T. & Market Research directions. So when I started this blog back in August 2006 it was like putting a line in the sand.

During all this time Perl was my main programming language of choice. However I did very briefly dabble in Python on couple of projects and also had a short term love affair with Ruby (don’t we all!).

In fact more than anything it was this Ruby affair that made me put a line in the sand back in 2006. Perl was always the bread winner but Ruby showed me that Perl was also fun again like it was when I first picked it up back in 1995.

So my “New Year Resolution” is to keep on this track and blog more about what I’m doing with Perl. I find the best way to improve and/or learn something new is to do it. Second best way is to document it (ie. blog). And the by-product of this is an excellent resource to fall back to especially has my memory isn’t what it use to be!

I’ll do my best not to get distracted while on route πŸ˜‰


4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 21, 2009 9:27 pm

    If it can get you motivated, know that you just got yourself a new reader πŸ˜‰

  2. January 22, 2009 9:48 am

    Hi Damien,

    Many thanks for your comments.

    I think the problem I have is not motivation but just finding enough time between two screaming kids & busy work πŸ˜‰

    I suspect u are well aware of this problem also! However keep up the good work on your new blog.

    regards Barry

  3. January 23, 2009 9:12 pm

    Spot on Barry!
    I’ve been wanting to write this post about setting up Notepad++ to launch Perl scripts from the editor and have written the article several times… in my head. Can’t seem to find the time to do it for real. Maybe tonight?
    I am hoping to learn plenty of good tricks from your blog. Looks like I will.


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