Welcome to the Future

So, this is the future, huh? Admittedly, there's a lot to be thankful for and amazed by these days, but ...

Where's my spaceship?

When I was a kid — maybe 10 or 11 years old back in the mid '80s — I would fantasize about the future. I thought that the year 2010 was almost unseeable. Were we lucky enough to make it that far, there were two things I was sure I'd have: a flying car/spaceship and a jet-pack.

Needless to say I have neither of those items today. Its funny how technology has advanced in ways a kid like me would never have thought about. I may not have a jet-pack, but I do have an iphone, a Macbook Pro connected wirelessly to the internet and a DVR connected to my TV. Who woulda thunk it?

Looking Forward

I'm usually not the type to set major goals for the year, as I like to see how things turn out without a lot of over planning.

However, I would like to document a couple things I'd like to do this year.

  • Write a book with my son. Actually, he wants to write it, I'm going to illustrate it. Should be fun - more details later.
  • Develop my own HTML/CSS framework. Instead of starting over every time I create a new site, I need to have a "site starter" of common elements and basic CSS (grid infused) to jump start the development process. Maybe I'm make it available for download, maybe I won't. We'll see how it turns out.
  • Master Javascript/jQuery. Jared Christensen says that "JavaScript is still a black box to me. A sexy, enticing black box which I will one day unwrap." I have felt the same way for a long time. This is the year I unwrap that box.
  • Read 25 books. I've tried reading 25 for the past couple of years. Twenty-one in 2008 and only 17 in 2009. Here's the list I've compiled so far for 2010 on Readernaut. Never hurts to try, eh?

So that's what the future holds for me this year. That and a whole lot of other things I can't even imagine at this point. And I'm looking forward to every minute!