The review 30 Dec, 2005
The predictable review of the year that was:
- Malaise. 2005 started with not an inconsiderable amount of woeful navel-gazing which continued through spring right ’til now
- Apple. Lots happened on the Apple front: we had Tiger and that Intel thing, whilst I actually got m’self an iPod, albeit a tiny Shuffle (still going strong, very happy with it BTW!)
- Lotus & IBM stuff. The Domino bloggers didn’t stop, nor did they take any shit. Technology-wise, I took another look at Workplace with m’colleague John. Our work in this area continues. Well, OK, his work continues… I still need some project time on that. I also got version 1 of DominoWiki out the door, thank God. Finally, towards the end of 2005, we got podcasting, Domino-style. Yay!
- Swearing. I might do more gratuitous swearing in 2006. You have been warned
And so, finally, on to stuff to look forward to in 2006:
- Intel Macs
- more info on Damien’s CouchDb project
- more awesome code from Julian
- discovering more authors — e.g. Stephen King, Harlan Coben and Dean Koontz were the new ones on me this year.
- (re)discovering loads more music. Highlights from 2005: some old favourites are back, augmented by some amazing newer talent.
So these bullets comprise the basics of 2005 for me. A big mention has to go to one of the other highlights: attending the Collaborative Technologies Conference in New York this summer. It was a good conference, and I met some great people. Lars, Tim, Larry and Simon were people new to me, whilst it was fantastic to finally meet Michael and Eric. (More CTC posts linked here).
Bye bye 2005, here’s to 2006!