It is almost the end of the year so I thought I would have a look back at my Aims for 2012 to see how I did.
Aims for 2012:
Design and have manufactured my own PCB
Build a wireless sensor system for the home
Fit new carpet to one or more rooms in house
Finish loft insulating project
Rid the house of vermin
Regularly Contribute to an open source project
Success - I have indeed designed and manufactured a pcb. Development on its function continues but it works.
Failure - The wireless sensor system does not exist, but ideas towards it continue.
Success - Carpet has been fitted to one bedroom. More carpet in 2013?
Success - The loft was insulated and there is not much else to report on it.
Success - The house has been rid of vermin as a new kitchen fit allowed their entry point to be filled in.
Success - The lounge was rearranged several times to try different setups and use cases. A usable arrangement has been decided upon.
Failure - I have not contributed to an open source project this year, not a good result.
So 2012 can be seen as mostly a success. What I have failed at are the projects occupying my free time. This is not laziness on my part but just filling my free time with projects not listed at the beginning of the year. I will have to have a think about what I want to achieve in the year ahead.