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Happy New Year!

At the beginning of 2007 I listed some resolutions:

  • to get back to some “real” work,
  • to keep travelling and speaking (I do love it so!),
  • to not write a book,
  • to play more bouzouki.

Three out of four ain’t bad. While I didn’t play nearly enough bouzouki, I enjoyed rolling up my sleeves and diving back into HTML/CSS/JavaScript, I really enjoyed not writing a book and yes, I certainly did plenty of public speaking:

  • Web Directions North Web Directions North in February
  • BarCamp London 2 BarCamp London 2 in February
  • South by Southwest South by Southwest in March
  • Highland Fling The Highland Fling in April
  • Web 2.0 Expo Web 2.0 Expo in April
  • XTech XTech in May
  • @media America @media America in May
  • Reboot 9.0 Reboot 9.0 in May
  • @media Europe @media Europe in June
  • Hackday Hackday in June
  • An Event Apart An Event Apart in August
  • dConstruct dConstruct in September
  • BarCamp Brighton BarCamp Brighton in September
  • Fundamentos Web Fundamentos Web in October
  • Voices That Matter Voices That Matter in October
  • Web 2.0 Expo Berlin Web 2.0 Expo Berlin in November
  • @media Ajax @media Ajax in November
  • BarCamp London 3 BarCamp London 3 in November

As a result, I did plenty of travelling. I paid inaugural visits to some wonderful destinations:

  • Whistler Whistler
  • San Francisco San Francisco
  • New York New York
  • Chicago Chicago
  • Asturias Asturias

I’ve already got some more travelling lined up for 2008. I’ll be making at least one return trip to San Francisco and needless to say, I’ll be in Austin again for South by Southwest. But not all of my sojourns will be web-related—Jessica and I will be making a trip to Thailand in February that I’m very excited about.

I’m going to start cranking up this year’s odometer in a few hours when I make my return trip across the Atlantic from Arizona back to Brighton. I think one of my new year’s resolutions should be to plant a forest in an attempt to assuage the guilt I’m feeling about my carbon footprint.

For my future self throughout this coming year, here are those resolutions you were looking for:

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