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Following the tradition I started last year, I thought it would be a nice idea to write a wrap-up blog post on what I achieved on 2013 and what I am planning to do in 2014. Here it goes:
In 2013 I:
had the best year yet with my beloved Malin. This just keeps getting better and better :)
have been almost 2 years without smoking
started my new job as a software developer at Medius and got to work with much more interesting stuff than in my previous job, mainly building a SPA with knockout and ASP.NET MVC. It feels like I have gone from working with legacy technologies to the latest and greatest (or almost XD)
did lots of learning
Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
wrote 27 blog posts. Less articles than during 2012 but of higher depth and quality
If I were to summarize 2013 with one single sentence I would have to say… it was a year of learning, sharpening the saw and broadening my skillset as a software developer, not so much doing, but a lot of learning indeed.
In 2014 I want to remedy that and find a better balance between learning and doing, specifically I want to:
continue investing in my awesome relationship with Malin :)
start my own company and build some products
write my first book
become a more awesome developer
invest more in my drawing/design skills
continue investing in a healthy lifestyle and get a more herculean body XD
Wish me luck! And to you, I hope you have had a great 2013 and that an even better 2014 awaits you!
Barbaric Tip of the Week is a weekly series whose main purpose is to share tiny bits of knowledge that I find specially useful and interesting.
Dozens of studies have demonstrated that multitasking is detrimental to your productivity, can be a source of stress and has adverse effects in your life expectancy . I have found, however, with arduous experimentation that I can do multitasking with negligible effects in one of these two cases: I can juggle two oranges at the same time with two hands, and, less impressive yet worthy of notice, I can listen to podcasts or audio books while commuting to work, training at the gym or performing boring, repetitive tasks such as clothe laundering, dish washing and the like.
Browsing a little bit over the episode list is enough to water your mouth. Don’t hesitate! Go and start multitasking! Add more value to your laundry! Yey!