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Some kind of new thing. For the new year and all that.

At some point in the past, a new year turned up. This seemed like a good opportunity to go and do something useful with various things that I wanted to do in life.

First up, finishing off buying a house. Having had an offer accepted back last May, I’m looking to actually move house in February, only 9 months later! Who’d have thought that this could possible be a long, annoying, drawn out process.

Secondly, I’ve already mostly done the second thing I meant to - port this site to Django. I switched over from a Java/Glassfish based platform to Django back in early January, partly to try something new but mostly because I was a little worried about Oracle. There’s a long way to go in terms of getting the performance up - it’s quite bad at the moment and I need to do a fair bit of profiling, optimisation and general jiggery-pokery. All a good learning experience.

Thirdly, I want to cycle the South Downs Way over two days. I’ve not done nearly enough biking out and about and think that 100 miles in 48 hours should be a reasonably achievable target. This should also be a decent motivation to get some fitness up.

Fourth, join an orchestra. Don’t care which one. The world needs more piccolo players.

Finally, do a stable release of Feedling. It’s been hovering around my mind for a long time now, and I’ve yet to get it to a point where I’m comfortable with it being stable. There’s a bunch of features that I still want it to have, but I should be able to finish it off at some point this year.

And that’s it. I’ll probably get to December and find that I’ve done none of these things. Hope not.

continues/ (Me vs Universe. The struggle continues)

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