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June 21, 2009

2009 goal review – summer

Filed under: Uncategorized — duncan @ 12:00 am

I decided this year to publish some personal goals and then review them quarterly. I didn’t manage to do my summer review when I’d originally intended, due to the complication involved in moving from Scotland to London. So here it is now, better late than never.

Experts Exchange : get one more Master ranking, and improve both Coldfusion Markup Language and ColdFusion Application Server to Guru level.
Half-done; I managed to get those two CF zones up to Guru, but don’t have another Master ranking yet. Haven’t been active on Experts Exchange since I decided I was moving to London and realised I’d be too busy over the coming weeks. Might get back into it now though.

Join the gym.
When I moved down here I thought I’d do this, and had a one day trial at a local gym. However I’ve decided not to bother for now. I have been doing a bit of running though, and my goal is to try and average two runs a week.

Start using some kind of source control.
When I set myself this goal, I’d originally thought I’d have to do this for my personal projects, due to little chance of seeing it being implemented at work. However at my new company I use Subversion every day.

Complete 40 of the Project Euler problems.
I completed my original goal to do 25 of these, and revised it to complete 40. At the time I’d done 33, and I haven’t made any progress since then.

Blog at least once a week on average. I’d also like to do more Coldfusion-related blog posts.
When I moved to London I was offline for about six weeks, so I’ve fallen behind on this, but hope to get back on schedule.

Get involved in something open source.
No progress.

Install and start using Railo.
No progress.

Start using MySQL.
No progress.



  1. Wow, what is Expert Exchange – and have you progressed beyond Guru level yet?

    Comment by Sandra — January 13, 2010 @ 7:32 pm | Reply

  2. It’s a site for IT-related questions, and no, I’ve not progressed beyond Guru

    Comment by duncan — January 13, 2010 @ 7:41 pm | Reply

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