So, that was 2010

I always do some kind of “year in review” post at this site, which is interesting for me if no-one else. However, this time round I was somewhat disinclined to do so at first. I’m not entirely sure why, but suspect it has to do with a combination of factors:

  1. I’m lazy
  2. I’ve only written forty-six posts this year (not including this one): less than one a week!
  3. It’s been a bit of a strange year, with a lot of doom ’n’ gloom in the wider world

However, during the course of migrating this site I ended up doing some data clean-up, tagging old content and so forth, and it made me realise what a nifty thing it is to have one’s own weblog. Purely from a selfish (and self-centred) point of view, it’s fascinating to see how my opinions have changed, how my focus—technically or otherwise—has shifted, and what this on-line presence has done for me. (I realise this isn’t fitting seeing as the new decade has already started, but there it is).

So, I’ll keep it brief. Looking back at the posts for 2010, this site was mainly about Amazon Web Services, our lovely London Developer Co-op, Notes / Domino (blah blah ;-)) and music. Not a bad mix at all.

Going back further, and reviewing posts from 2002 onwards, personal highlights include:

  1. The relationships one fosters via a site like this
  2. The MacBook 4 Ben episode thanks to Mother vowe (I can’t tell you what a difference that made to my life, and what changes it helped bring about)
  3. The visibility and learning opportunities having this site has given me

Thanks for continuing to come by. Here’s to 2011 (and more blog posts!)

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