So this is how the New Year begins: archiving files to CD to make room on my external drive for my tarball of 2003 mail and work files. Not with a bang, but with the slow whine of my CD burner.
Once I get the archiving sorted out, the next job will be to sort through the exactly 200 non-spam messages in my INBOX and reply to them all. Two weeks of vacation really makes the email pile up
"Any resolutions for the New Year?" asked Piers a few days ago. My facetious answer was that the only resolution I had as the New Year came in was to find another glass of port, the implementation of which resolution was made problematic by the previous glasses of port I'd consumed.
I tend to regard New Years Resolutions as a particular category of the Good Intentions that the Road to Hell was paved with. I have plenty of those ("stay on top of my email", "lose weight", "spend more time with my kids") but they tend to be more "things I wish would happen" rather than "things I will make happen". This year, though, I find myself with one major resolution to implement: to get out of the way more often.
I don't think I'm an obstacle to many people, but I can think of a couple of places where the job needs a different person. For example, running The Perl Foundation was such a job last year--I simply didn't have the time to do what needed to be done, so I found Allison and stepped aside. I can see one or two other places where that needs to happen.
Expedia 0wnz0rz my A55. I just booked tickets to Sebastopol for a little two day hackathon with some fun employees, and then tickets for a trip through New York City (for LinuxWorld Expo) and Boston (for to be chillin'). Total cost: more than the cost of a new desktop PC. Bah.