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2024 Hobby Resolutions

Today I discovered a blog post that I wrote years ago and had completely forgotten about, a list of 4 coding resolutions for 2013 (I was being a smart arse and wrote 100 in the title for a binary representation of 4). I don't think I ever went back to the post, but in short they were:

  1. Learn more ARM Assembly
  2. Contribute to Haiku
  3. Finish a Game
  4. Continue to Participate in the Force.com/Salesforce Community

To the best of my recollection (hey, it was 11 years ago!) I would have scored 25% on this, with #4 being the only thing I managed to do, and it's something I still do today but in a much smaller capacity. Some years later I wrote quite a lot of 68k assembly, but never really progressed on the ARM front. I didn't do much for Haiku other than comment on things and maybe get it building, and as for finishing a game that just didn't happen. Again, it did happen some years later, that game being written in 68k - two birds with one (late) stone!

2024

Discovering this blog post again, and at such an apt time of year got me thinking, what should my resolutions be for this year? I don't typically set them, but having some that are hobby specific might (but probably won't) kick me into action to some extent, so here's a short list, that I'll endeavour to report on again next year, just so I can show myself how distracted I get and how I'm a perrenial starter, not a finisher, when it comes to hobby projects.

  1. Sort out the Atari STF that I bought and need to sell
  2. Finish the TIC-80 platformer I started, at least to the point of making it a worthwhile 'demo' of sorts
  3. If possible, get my old Honda CBR1000F back on the road
  4. If not possible, because it's in more of a state than I already know, get rid of it