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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

  Feliz Año Nuevo

to everyone... and all that.

While the rest of the world struggled, this was a very good year for me. Arguably the best I've had a very long time...

Last year at this time, I was flying to New Zealand. I spent a few weeks there (loved it) and then a few months traveling Australia (highlight - hacking with David Rowe and linux.conf.au), Malaysia and Hong Kong, then a brief stop to visit my friends in California, and then back to Nicaragua, where I surfed every other day and lost weight and gained friends and a deep tan...

In the coming year... I don't plan to go anywhere but to the beach. Well, maybe, come September, I'll go somewhere.

Workwise, I have some audio code here and there to finish, (an odd Christmas present was hearing my tranzport and alphatrack drivers went into the linux-staging tree), and some stuff I can't talk about...

...AND a steady gig two-three nights a week. I hope a (couple) record(s) come out of it.


I plan to work much more heavily on my Spanish... and turn off the prolefeed,

There were times in my life where I would have sneered at such a plan - so unambitious! - but to hell with that, I hope to sit out the troubles that the world will have next year - with style - and that's all I'm aiming for.

I hope that next year isn't going to be as bad for everyone else as I fear, and for now

Happy New Year

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Comments:
Sounds real nice. Best wishes for your plan.
 
Thanks for your kind words Mike. I enjoyed your visit here in Adelaide. Summer is back here, 'tis the season for geeking. LCA 2009 in a few weeks.

Some memories of your visit:

+ bike rides on hot summer days and nights. Many punctures.

+ sitting on Rosetta's porch sipping beers (you smoking) and talking geek. US, Greek, Italian, and Australian accents.

+ the smell of your pipe tobacco

+ many fascinating conversations.

I have tried to summon enough enthusiasm to plan 2009 but it's easier to just to treat this as month 13 of 2008. Modulo 12 calender arithmetic.

- David
 
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