Has it been that long?

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So, according to my archive, my blogging experience started 7 years ago tomorrow. I’m not sure if this is accurate, I certainly don’t remember when I started blogging “consciously”. A lot has happened since that time, back then I was in college, trying to figure out what I wanted to do with what I was learning.

Blogger was the blogging tool, this was before Moveable Type or WordPress, I remember the way to find new blogs was though blog lists, linking to other blogs was also big (nobody does that now).
A lot of blogs were born and died as fast as they were born. Back then it was something special and different to do, these days your grandmother has a blog about knitting and it’s probably a success. I wouldn’t say it’s not fun anymore, but it sure isn’t special.

This blog has always (and will continue to be) a dump for thoughts, suggestion, rants and raves and self promotion. It was never big, never will be, nor do I care about that. It never really had a focus, focused blogs are boring and die very fast because you eventually drain out all the possible content. I always preferred personal blogs to the other kind. So I’m going to keep on blogging, for another 7 years, or 14, or 21, or who knows, for as long as it makes sense to me, for as long as I need a channel to communicate.

photo by joikaika

Home Alone

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It’s has been a while since I spent a whole Saturday all by myself. I had planned to go to the gym in the morning but overslept and to be honest, I’m still sore from my last session. I had also planned to finish a freelance gig but that didn’t work out also, maybe tomorrow. It’s now 7:30 in the afternoon and I can’t remember what I have been doing all afternoon, talk about a productive day! But being honest, I rarely have moments like these, so I’ll excuse myself and try to manage to spent the rest of the day absolutely nothing! I Now where is that Saw dvd… 😛

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