A Simple Resolution

With the new year comes new goals. I have a few simple things I wish to accomplish in 2016 and I’m writing this post to hold myself accountable.

Reading

The big goal is to read a book every other week — inspired by Zuckerberg’s resolution last year. In 2015, I’ve read a fair amount but not very consistently. Some titles include No Place to Hide, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Getting Things Done, and Flash Boys.

Currently I’m reading Ray Kurzweil’s How to Create a Mind. On deck I have The Quartet, The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets, Clean Code, and at least one of Walter Isaacson’s works — likely Franklin’s, Jobs’, or Einstein’s biography. The theme of my readings is to be inspired to build things and to become a better programmer.

Coding

I’ve spent enough time flirting with iOS development where I should have at least a single app on the App Store; alas, I do not. I plan on having an app, no matter how simple and basic, on the app store by Q3 of 2016.

Misc

I’m looking forward to playing and watching the new Ratchet & Clank this year, too.

There are more goals and plans, of course, but I don’t have all my thoughts on the rest of the year perfectly organized just yet.