For this monthâ€™s T-SQL Tuesday, Jen McCown asks:
So tell us: what techie resolutions have you been pondering, and why? Are you heading for a certification? An award? Are you looking to pick up CLR because that guy at the Summit said itâ€™s â€śbitchinâ€™â€ť? Go crazyâ€¦
Iâ€™ve already covered a lot of my techie resolutions in this post, but hereâ€™s a recap, with some expanded thoughts:
- I vow to learn something new every month. Iâ€™ve already started on this one, but I need to keep working on it. For example, Iâ€™m working on XML and XQuery this month; next month, Iâ€™m thinking SSIS.
- I vow to be more involved in the technical community. Iâ€™ve slipped out of tweeting (mostly because itâ€™s blocked on our corporate network); I will do more. I also want to read more blogs, as well as do a LOT more blogging myself. For example, I plan to participate in every T-SQL Tuesday for 2011. I also plan to present at least 6 times this year.
- I will earn my MCITP: Database Developer certification this year. Been meaning to do it; just havenâ€™t invested the time to do so.
On a personal note, I want to tackle a few more technical projects that have been hovering over my head:
- I want to do more with pictures and videos. I have a nice digital camera, and a nice Flip video camera, but I donâ€™t do squat with them. Iâ€™m horrible about leaving them behind when I travel; I will use them as needed.
- My fiancĂ©e is an iPod user (like 90% of the world); I am not (I have an Archos). Merging our music into iTunes is not going to be fun (especially since Iâ€™ve never used it), but in the long run, itâ€™ll be the right thing to do for us.
- I want to work smarter, not harder, so I can play more. Thereâ€™s lots of little services out there (like Remember the Milk, Yodlee.com, Google calendars, etc) which will help me manage my life on the move (shuttling between my apartment, my fiancĂ©eâ€™s house, and my office).
Short, sweet, but at least itâ€™s submitted