Welcome to my second annual year in review post.
- January – Scott and I attend MacWorld and are madly trying to get FeedLounge ready for launch. I finish my digital photo frame and run into the first of what will be several hardware issues in ’06.
- February – Tasks Pro™ 1.6 and Tasks 2.7 are released. My Treo 600 dies after several years of good service. I create a photo of the week voting system for WetPixel. FeedLounge suffers its first downtime. I attend Mashup Camp and start exploring alternative handheld solutions.
- March – Colorado passes a statewide smoking ban, whoohoo! I upgrade to WordPress 2.0.2 and release a few patch plugins. I begin development on PHP Tag Engine for Tasks Pro™ 1.7 and Tasks 2.7.
- April – I begin to look into Boot Camp and Parallels as a cross-platform testing solution. I get a BlackBerry. FeedLounge releases an API.
- May – I spend 2 weeks in Italy. The local volleyball gym re-opens. I consider upgrading my laptop and do so. A burned up CPU forces an emergency web server move. FeedLounge experiences another outage of sorts and I learn about DNS. My dad and I install a new garage door opener.
- June – I begin doing some consulting work in Seattle. I set up a BlackBerry Modem of OS X bounty. I break 80 for the first time. I choose the Yahoo! UI library for PHP Tag Engine.
- July – I struggle with Quoted Printable e-mails and release the first beta of Tasks Pro™ 1.7 and Tasks 2.7. I lose DSL connectivity for a few days. PHP Tag Engine is officially announced.
- August – I attend Vienna Teng’s concert in Denver. I start looking into calendaring solutions. After a year and a half, I leave FeedLounge. I attend BarCampDenver.
- September – I experiment with CakePHP. I announce the future addition of paid support options from King Design. I begin work on alexking.org 2.0. I spend a week in the Bay Area, meeting some new folks and reconnecting with some old friends. I
- October – I give up on T-Mobile but stick with the BlackBerry. I start looking at Google Calendar with a lustful eye. Daniel Pasco claims the BlackBerry bounty. I go on my first serious golf trip.
- November – I launch alexking.org 2.0, begin a series of posts about its development and begin releasing new plugins and updates. I begin the discussion about a “share” icon. I switch to Google Calendar. A new keyboard ultimately results in corrupted hard drives.
- December – I start using S3 and it comes in handy. I continue the “share” icon conversation and eventually launch shareicons.com. I have more hardware problems. UltraExplorer is finally released to the public. I release my first Google Calendar scriptlet. My hard drive woes continue. Denver gets hit with a blizzard (worst since I moved here). I revisit micropayments.
For you statheads out there, some random blog/site stats.
- 556 blog posts (32 link blog posts), up from 457 in 2005 and 538 in 2004
- 2,919 comments (442 mine) up from 2436 (437 mine) in 2005 and 2159 (486 mine) in 2004
- Avg post length 1,679 characters (2,025 if you exclude link blog posts), up from a 1,457 character average post length in 2005 and 1210 in 2004
- Total post length 935,392 characters, up from 665,849 characters in 2005 and 650,980 in 2004
All in all, a very interesting year. Some enjoyable successes, some interesting struggles and a ton of learning experiences.
I look forward to 2007.
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