Oh no! It’s that time of the year… my favorite records of 2008

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2008 was the year of making lists, lists about everything, list until you drop!
Making a list has become the favorite task of bloggers who want to show up on Digg… but I still have to do this one. I do this “favorite albums of year” thing for future reference. I just go to my Last.fm profile, check out the albums that got more rotation on my playlist and sort’em out by relevance. So here it is:

  • Sigur Rós : Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust
  • Hot Chip : Made In The Dark
  • Vampire Weekend : Vampire Weekend
  • MGMT : Oracular Spectacular
  • Blood Red Shoes : Box of Secrets
  • Ra Ra Riot : The Rhumb Line
  • Kings of Leon : Only By The Night
  • Cut Copy : In Ghost Colours
  • Crystal Castles : Crystal Castles
  • The Black Ghosts : The Black Ghosts
  • Little Joy : Little Joy
  • Does It Offend You, Yeah? : You Have No Idea What You’re Getting Yourself Into
  • Nine Inch Nails : The Slip
  • Aaron Thomas : Follow The Elephants
  • Cold War Kids : Loyalty to Loyalty
  • Hercules And Love Affair – Hercules And Love Affair
  • Late of the Pier : Fantasy Black Channel
  • Portishead – Third
  • The Raconteurs : Consolers Of The Lonely
  • Jenny Lewis : Acid Tongue
  • Foals : Antidotes
  • Spiritualized : Songs in A&E
  • You Say Party! We Say Die! : Lose All Time
  • Santogold : Santogold
  • Fucked Up – Chemistry Of Common Life

I should make a mixtape of my favourite songs…

Acomplishments 2007/2008

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Time to look at the things I wanted to achieve in 2007 list:

  • Drop some weight: In 2003 I lost almost 20Kg. I felt great, but 3 something years later some of that weight is back and I’m starting to feel a little puffy again. – Somehow I forgot about this! Wooops!
  • Find some sort of professional upgrade: this may mean a job change, learn something new. – Done, changed job, dropped OutSystems and embraced PHP
  • Buy a new computer: I cant imagine to continue working with 768MB of RAM for much longer… – Same old machine at home, I’m thinking about getting a mac mini if Apple doesn’t decide to kill it!
  • Buy a new car: my 1997 Fiat Punto did a good job but it’s time to find a replacement. – Done. I drive a Renault Clio 1.5 Diesel
  • Leave my parents house: this could mean move in with somebody or find a place just for myself. – Nope, still here
  • Redesign this blog: and maybe change domain name, It’s about time I let alternative youth die… – Done, already thinking about changing it again

Things I want to accomplish in 2008:

  • Get a membership at a gym, I want to look better
  • Read more books, technical or not, just read more
  • Leave my parents house
  • Go to Sapo Codebits 2008 if it takes place
  • Travel, inside and out
  • Do more freelance work
  • Buy GTA IV when It comes out
  • Make more podcasts
  • DJ somewhere
  • Get some training on something!
  • Spend more quality time with friends and family
  • Be happy