Earlier this year I made a few resolutions for this year.

So far I have completed the following:

  1. Finished and reviewed “Groovy In Action”

  2. Refresh on networking

Despite this not being much, I have learned many new things about disk storage, and Maven. Also, I’ve created a new GitHub repository for a ogg2mp3 script that I created.

Things left to learn/do:

  1. Finally get around to learning GridGain.   [I would love to see a well published book, or at least a Kindle eBook to get some headway on this] HazelCast would also be interesting, but GridGain has more of what I’m looking for.

  2. Finally understand how network routing works.

  3. Get more experience with DNS, and DNS tools

  4. Master NMap [not just learn the basic uses of it, but to really excel with the tool] This would be similar to the reading up on SSH I did last year.

  5. Get up to conversational level German. [Living outside of German speaking nations makes this incredibly difficult]

  6. Finally develop some strong time management habits.

  7. Learn how to use Python [to the point where you can do some cool stuff with it]

  8. Learn R [rather than haphazardly hack]

  9. Meet/talk with some of the gurus of airfare scheduling/decoding, and the famous Tom Stuker.

  10. Learn how to use GraphViz [This is one of the odd ones here, but it’s interesting]

  11. Get better with Erlang and to find/make real world uses.

  12. Learn/Create a GUI in Apache Pivot

  13. Create a web interface with either Stripes and/or Wicket.