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To commit to learning to code. I’ve kept staying at the beginner level even though I’m about to finish my Associate’s Degree. I keep juggling languages and not sticking with a single one so I’ve made it my new years resolution to learn Java before the year ends and be able to actually use it to make things.
Installing Arch Linux on my pc.
If you can follow directions and only follow from arch wiki…it’s actually much easier than everyone says and pacman is wonderful and super fast…even large updates take mere minutes.
Also, insofar as things “breaking” after updates that’s mostly hyperbole, especially for a casual user.
A real challenge (skill and patience) would be Gentoo! But again, with following directions it’s doable
I’ve had “Learn Python” on my bucket list for two years. Decided to tackle it a few days before end of 2021 (so I don’t delay again). Got it done and published it on Github. Just felt so good, and I really enjoyed it.
Last year I wanted to have a child, write a book, attempt to self-host all the services I personally use, substantially stop using big tech sites, read more books, clean up the back yard, set up our big swimming pool, cut down our apple tree, set up a standing garden, arrange to take 3 full months off with my newborn child, get our fire pit licensed, and lose some weight.
I didn’t get a chance to get the fire pit licensed, and I didn’t lose any weight. Check out “The Graysonian Ethic: Lessons for my unborn son” on Amazon. It’s less than $10 for a hardcopy, and less than $5 for an ebook.
For this year:
I want to make sure every day to stimulate my son so he doesn’t grow up with developmental delays due to COVID (many COVID babies are suffering developmental delays to the point that the average IQ is in the high 70s instead of around 100 where it should be!)
I want to get the network routines for my newjrpg engine running and get a working demo of the game engine in action using the network routines because that’s been a stumbling block for a while and I can’t realistically move forward with the project until I’ve got the basic server and client running.
I want to spend some time and money properly getting the word out to The Graysonian Ethic, since the feedback I’ve been getting is that it’s a really good book but it isn’t selling because people aren’t aware of it
I want to pay off my line of credit
I want to stop renting my AC unit
Last year I upgraded an old electric bike to a lithium ion battery from a lead acid battery, I want to start using it for simple transportation when the weather is acceptable for it.
I want to get my asthma properly managed finally so I can move around more without struggling
I’d like to make substantial progress on writing a textbook about programming in FreeBASIC that covers all the major features of the language in a way that can help someone who doesn’t know how to program get from not knowing what FreeBASIC is to making substantial programs.
Get my motorcycle license and get my motorcycle on the road
It’s a new year’s resolution in the sense that it’s my 2022 plan, but it’s a pure accident that most of the things I wanted done in 2021 were completed by the end of the year.
Never made one. Never gonna lie to me. Never gonna make me one. Never gonna let me down. Never gonna sob me down.
So…as long as you don’t try, you will never fail! I love it.
@gun interact with lemmy users from mastodon
@gun that’s one of my new year’s resolution :)
Oh I see. I guess when mastodon users reply to Lemmy users it tags them. I was wondering why you were tagging me. It’s cool to see the federation stuff working.
Getting a new waifu.
What about old one? 2D or 3D?
Read/play through 4 visual novels
Actually get one of my programming projects to a state where showing it off would be meaningful.
Try to not procrastinate as much as I do. Learn Rust, improve in marcial arts (I really suck tbh) and practice more sport meanwhile.
Also not sleeping in class will be a nice thing to accomplish…
I want to make at least one full meal per month using only ingredients that I have either grown myself or foraged. Hopefully many more, but at least one.
I like this one. Not for me, at least this year. But I like it…it’s challenging and socially conscious.
This is a great one. I worked with a guy who worked all year gathering, gardening, hunting, and putting things up so that he could try to go the whole month of January on only that for him and his family. He never quite made it, but it was very impressive anyway.
That is the dream! Unfortunately this is definitely out of my reach at the moment, living in an apartment in a large city. Even carrots are wrapped in plastic in my local supermarket… As soon as I am able to I want to move somewhere more rural.
Wait 2 weeks before start going back to the gym, so that all the people with “year resolutions” get bored and make room for me.
I’ve worked in a gym…I can assure you that your reasoning is sound…if you delay the resolution two weeks, you will definitely get plenty of space at the gym …just make sure to start before summer months, when people start their gym goals again.
Read more books
Nothing really, getting out of depression would be nice.