I keep telling myself I need to update more.Â That’s one thing I’m going to work on this year, for sure.
So, like a lot of people, I resolved to do better on diet and exercise this year.Â I got a little gizmo called a FitBit to help me with that.Â It uses the same technology as a Wii controller and tells me in no uncertain terms how sedentary I am during the course of the average day.
So I have decided to change that.Â Granted, it’s only been two days, but I’ve done OK.Â I’ve gone walking in Griffith Park because I’m so freakin’ bored with our neighborhood that I don’t want to walk in it any more (after 15 years, yeah, you get burnt out).Â For now I’m walking the same stretch of roadway that the December light show is on, a distance of about two miles round trip.Â But there are a lot more walking trails to check out and I can see covering many miles before I get bored.
In a few months I am going to build myself a new computer.Â This one’s at least six years old (I can’t remember exactly when I built it but I believe it was in 2004).Â It still works fine, but it’s showing its age.Â I’ll have to buy a new motherboard and CPU, new memory and new hard drives.Â I’m already deciding which of my current software will make the transfer and which I won’t bother to reinstall.Â I’m looking forward to the project.Â I like building computers.
I need to do some serious work on my web sites and I think I should look around for different website software.Â I have been happy with NetObjects Fusion, but I think the structure is more complicated than it should be and let’s face it, the templates it comes with are dull.Â I am not yet to the stage where I can design the whole look of a site from scratch, though, so I need templates for the time being.Â Â I’m looking around to see what the options are.
In November, I wrote a novel for National Novel Writing Month.Â I am proud of that.Â The book is a sequel to a novel I’ve been pecking away at for more years than I really care to admit.Â My goal for the first quarter of this year is to finish that first novel, edit both books to make them a reasonable length, and then try sending them out for publication.Â Or perhaps go the self-publish route.Â There are a lot of ways to go about getting published, these days, and I figure I have piddled around way too long.Â Being able to write a 55,000 word book in less than one month showed me in no uncertain terms that I can do this and I should be getting my fanny in gear and doing it.Â Besides, then I’ll have the fun of telling people to treat me right or they’ll end up in my next novel.Â 🙂
Even though it’s only four days in, 2010 is off to a good start.