New Year’s Resolutions

It might be a little early to think about this, but its already on my mind. At the end of each year, I like to think back on the previous year, about what has happened, what was accomplished, what wasn't accomplished, what was awesome, what wasn't, etc... It helps prevent the years from just sliding away without taking notice.

For most people new year's resolutions are a joke, but I like them. Probably people don't like them because they feel bad when they don't meet their goals and so'd rather not set them. I like setting goals, even if I don't reach them. The attempt is more important.

For 2008:

  • Pay off my debt. This was a resolution last year too! I got close, but still not there.
  • Study Polish for 2 hours a day until I have a language break-through. I'm hoping this will be a 6 month goal, because I plan to study in Lublin again in July.
  • Find a way to monetize Memorati™. Right now I'm leaning to toward selling card sets with high quality media. I like the "give away the tools, charge for high-quality content" business model. Advertising is a possibility too, but I'm not sure I like the idea of being in that business.
  • Release Lingwo™ in some end-user form. This weekend I began my 4th rewrite of the Lingwo code-base and I'm really excited about it. I'm sure I'll post more about this soon.