Happy new year

It's 2009. Kind of shocking how quickly all those years in this new decade/century/millennium are going. But, well, many things have happened on those years, so it's not that I'm just realizing that I haven't accomplished anything. But I'm not sure I can say the same thing about last year.

Anyway, let's start with the obvious: Happy New Year to all my readers. There aren't many of you out there, I know, but it's not what is important.

So, what are my plans for this blog for this new year? I'm actually not so sure yet. I still have plans of keeping a personal (this) and a technical blog separate. But maybe I'll finally work on my homepage and migrate both blogs there. It's been on my plans for the last year, but didn't get even close to doing anything about it. I think most of it is because I want too many things on that homepage. Things like:

  • Research interest/links to my papers: not that hard as I have stopped writing papers some time ago
  • Technical interest/links to my project designs/alpha implementations: this is a little trickier, because I'm not sure how many of my projects I actually really have a consumable design or implementation. But that's where my other blog would be linked
  • Aggregation of my pictures: that right now are mostly on SmugMug
  • This blog
  • A twitter-like feed of interesting links: It's what I'm trying to accomplish with the FriendFeed side bar, but the current way I find hard to really navigate
It's a good amount of things and integration with things. Especially when getting to my projects up somewhere and running.

Anyway, I also know that a good part of this year is going to be devoted to the new house. The list of things that might need some work is getting long. I'm planning on not starting on anything until I have enough experience with the house and weed out things I want changed not because they are unusable, but because I'm used to something different from my previous houses/apartments. But I'm sure that there will still be a lot of things to do. And right now my goal should be finishing setting up my office, which right now is a sea of boxes with a small island of my chair and a small part of my desk, where I'm sitting and writing this post. It's actually quite impressive how many books and magazines I've collected in the last 8 years. I came to the US with pretty much no books. But now I have a Kindle and the speed of my book collection growth might slow down a little. Hopefully.

Alright, time to start the work today. Happy new year again and wishes to a wonderful year, full of accomplishments, to everybody.