Goals for 2009 (part 1 of ?)

January 24, 2009

I really didn’t think I was going to make a list, as I’ve never really done these before.  I don’t normally think about goals as a “must do”, but rather I mentally keep a running list that changes as I re-prioritize and find different things interesting.

But, over the past few months I’ve really been thinking a lot about open source and what it means.  While some probably associate the phrase with the “super geeky”, it’s really more altruistic and selfless, or at least it can be.  If more operating systems or user software (OpenOffice!) or systems (databases, server software, etc) become open source and become competitive with commercial versions, it means greater accessibility and greater productivity for a whole economy.

Alright, enough rhetoric.  Here are two items that I need to put on my list:

1) Make a Wikipedia contribution.  (Anyone can do this)

2) Make an open source contribution to some project or start a new one (I’d like to give back to Rails or some of the open source Javascript WYSIWYG editors I’ve used).

And, since we’re adding things…

3) Read the entire Bible.

We’re doing #3 with my Bible study, but I really need to get my act together to complete this one.  I sat down the one day to “really make some headway” and stopped when I felt like I couldn’t read anymore…I realized I had read a day’s worth.  Doh!  It’ll be a good lesson in discipline as well as just some good, long-overdue reading.

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