New Year’s resolutions 2013

Here’s my short list of New Year’s resolutions for 2013. I will come back to this post and strike through what I’ve completed, as I complete it.

I will also bump this post in December 2013 before making another Post in January 2014.

  • Read 30 books.
  • Buy a diesel compact pickup truck.
  • Bamboo Eradication 2013. (Here was Bamboo Eradication 2012.)
  • New hobby? High-altitude balloons.
  • New hobby? Quadrotor helicopters.
  • Put a new roof on the garden shed.
  • Have tool shed removed.
  • Inventory all of my computers for a new website page. (Similar to Automobiles and Radios.)
  • Buy an ugly Christmas sweater before the holidays.
  • more? I’ll update this if any come to mind.

New Year’s resolutions 2012

Here’s my short list of New Year’s resolutions for 2012. I will come back to this post and strike through what I’ve completed, as I complete it.

I will also bump this post in December 2012 before making another Post in January 2013.

Updated 1/1/2013.

  • Read THESE books. DONE!
  • Eat at every restaurant in Richmond’s Fan district (neighborhoods include Oregon Hill, VCU, Broad Street Corridor, SOFA (Southern Fan), and Carver), or at least every restaurant on this list: Fan Restaurants (Richmond, VA): The Definitive List.
  • Enable full-disk encryption on every laptop, desktop and server I own. For the Windows boxes, I will be replacing Bitlocker for Truecrypt. For the Linux boxes, I will continue to use dm-crypt/LUKS/cryptsetup. DONE!
  • Buy an ugly Christmas sweater before the holidays.
  • Import all of my photos (thousands) into Picasa and tag them for faster searching. Having them in folders is no longer working for the number of photos I have. DONE!

Xmas 2010 wish list

Here’s my want-list, gimme gimme. The lower you go on the list, the less desirable the item. I’ll line through items that I think I’m getting.

  • $140 10 Frame Bee-Ginners Beekeeping Kit [ Brushy Mountain Bee Farm ]
  • $20 Sennheiser HD 202 Dynamic Supra-Aural Headphones [ Amazon ]
  • $70 Clarks® Mansell brown leather slip-on loafers [ Zappos ] I bought these as I was writing this post, LOL!
  • $40 LEVI’S® 501® ORIGINAL [ Zappos ]
    • Colors: Harvest or Sunnyside. Size: 36-32.
  • $34 Dream Supreme Plus 100% Gel Filled Pillows [ Amazon ]
  • $220 Asus 24″ LED Backlight LCD Monitor [ Newegg ]
  • $40 KitchenAid 50585 2-Quart Tea Kettle [ Amazon ]
  • $25 Good Eats 2: The Middle Years [ Amazon ]
  • $139 Amazon Kindle [ Amazon ]
    • Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, 6″ Display, Graphite – Latest Generation

UPDATE 1: Added the Beekeeping Kit 11/7/2010 8:39PM EST
UPDATE 2: Added the Good Eats 2 book 11/8/2010 5:00PM EST