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Goodbye 2012! Hello 2013!

Another year gone and I am not in Forbes’ richest-person-alive list yet, what a disappointment… I really had high hopes there for a minute with quiz4couples… XDDDD (Seriously how does people write without using smileys)

Anyhow… The year was actually quite great after all. These were my highlights:

  • Awesome year with Malin
  • Moved downtown to a beautiful appartment
  • After 5 years being the biggest fan and advocate of tobacco, I quit smoking and have been clean 10 months (I really need to write a blog post about how I quit smoking from one day to the next with no effort whatsoever)
  • I relaunched my blog, Barbarian Meets Coding and wrote 50 blog posts
  • I launched jaimegonzalezgarcia.com as a hub for my personal brand
  • Built and published my first windows phone app: quiz4couples
  • I am finally able to speak and understand Swedish. Yey!
  • Built an WP7 and ASP.NET MVC 4 evernote clone with a backend on Azure at work as an innovation project (Fun!)
  • Started Barbaric Monthly to build monthly projects with quite success
  • I finally learnt WPF, XAML and MVVM
  • I read 45 books on tons of topics
  • I went to the gym 3-4 times almost every week this year and ran regularly
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Pretty good… I have to remember to read this post whenever I feel I am not doing enough.

2013 looks quite exciting in prospect. I am going to start working at Medius focusing on ASP.NET MVC this 4th of March, which means that I will be doing pure .NET both at work and at home, something I haven’t been able to do for the past two years (Yey!). I think it will be awesome not to feel like I have to play catch-up with the software development world week after week. And there’s Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, two super exciting platforms full of promise for this upcoming year. It’s going to be great…

Ok. Time to wrap up. Good night folks. Malin and I wish you a happy 2013! :)

Malin and I wish you a happy 2013!

P.S. Oh! One more thing, I finally found some time to create a trial version for quiz4couples. So, if you haven’t tried it yet, please do, now you can check it out for free :)


Jaime González García

Written by Jaime González García , Dad, Husband, Front-end software engineer, UX designer, amateur pixel artist, tinkerer and master of the arcane arts. You should follow him on Twitter where he shares useful stuff! (and is funny too).Jaime González García