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Drilling into the New Year – what will you find?

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New Year, New opportunities

I’m not a great believer in New Year resolutions, often finding them a trite way of setting weak aspirations; however, the happenstance of calendar dates does give an opportunity to both look back, and look forward. So these are “sort of not-resolutions

My last year or two  have been challenging in family and health terms, and some sorting out at work has been testing.

I’m fortunate both with my family and my employer – and I have much to be grateful for, so I thought I’d set out some things I’d like to do.

Blogging: I have sadly neglected my blog, for Twitter, Facebook and occasional Tumblr forays. I am going to share more content here – although I may play a little with both Medium and ghost. Some of it will be technology related; some security; some knowledge management, and some more personal… I’ll try to keep my Scottish Independence thoughts elsewhere.

Coastguard: I’m part of a Search and Rescue Team locally – I intend to work more at this and step up to a more senior team role.

Family & Friends: I intend to make more effort to leave my lovely Scottish eyrie and actually see more of people this year

Personal Development:

  • I have achieved a couple of security qualifications last year, CISSP and SCF; I intend to further my security knowledge and my general architecture knowledge
  • I intend to improve my physical fitness
  • I intend to do more to keep abreast of technology – particularly Internet of Things type activity and cloud based work
  • I will do more outdoor activity, including regular sleeping outdoors – particularly in my hammock that I have used for 8 years on and off.

Work: I have said I’m lucky in my employer; I want to make sure I work with some wider teams in the company and build my contributions across our security and architecture team.

What about you?

Have you any aspirations/goals you’d like to share?

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My Week in Twitter 2012-10-14

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My Week in Twitter 2012-09-16

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  • Spot a performance management? #fb #btot http://t.co/DeftMHnr #
  • Finally found how to move G+ from my standalone account to my Google Apps account https://t.co/UPL1Y6qK #fb #
  • My week on twitter: 4 new followers, 1 mentions. Via: http://t.co/vSvoXsoA #
  • RT @mattgemmell: By checking this box I agree that I have checked this box and totally not read any of that crap, like a normal person. #
  • @fforchwen_too that's what it was. Email arrived about a change case, and when I kicked Clarify into life it failed. Ooops, no VPN up. in reply to fforchwen_too #
  • @daddacool @9600 Wonder how much comparatively Apple, Google and Microsoft spend on patent acquisition? in reply to daddacool #
  • Bangs head on desk. Office systems not working currently as I work from home. Why? I forgot to kick off VPN. #FirstWorldProblem #
  • Autumnal chill in the air; solid fuel heating on. Dogs remain in their baskets until later. Mist and grey sea out of my office window. #
  • Some Future Shock courtesy of my son…: My son, @philellwood shared the following with me: Thought you might appr… http://t.co/pcnCRLEH #
  • Stolen from George Takei: Exhaustipated: too tired to give a shit #
  • H,, My second #Kindle screen failure in 15 months. This one, out of warranty. £150 every 18 months might get a tad expensive for an e-reader #
  • My Week in Twitter 2012-09-09: @libbi_jones I talk to you sometimes! in reply to libbi_jones # @chrisaves @ noir… http://t.co/de6MXZ2Z #

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My Week in Twitter 2012-09-09

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My Week in Twitter 2012-09-02

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  • Wolfram Alpha's Facebook Report Analyzes Every Dark Corner of Your Facebook Activity – http://t.co/mr0srXfk #
  • @rattlecans I think the point is poor employers sometimes want some *other* employers to pay for training. Which is why there's so little. in reply to rattlecans #
  • MT @GeorgeMonbiot: The "self-made man" fallacy is essentially psychopathic… < The self-made man usually worships his creator #
  • Bruce Lee get's the Melody Sheep magic – AWESOME!! http://t.co/rQEAulMf #
  • @rattlecans employers do pay for experienced workers. They just pay for the result of *someone else's* training.i.e gain experience & leave #
  • RT @Ebuyer: The US have created a prototype Rococo-inspired glove*http://t.co/qMzrwM9t < Think they mean Robocop! #
  • CISSP Common Body of Knowledge book arrived today. 900 pages to absorb by Monday 🙂 #
  • RT @joannejacobs: Oh dear. More than 50% of Americans think bad weather affects cloud computing: http://t.co/iD8Y680g #
  • My week on twitter: 3 new followers. Via: http://t.co/vSvoXsoA #
  • RT @megtripp: Concerned your Twitter account doesn't have a blue check? Click here to get your own blue check: http://t.co/McDMZZJA #
  • Allegedly used BrandYourself to push a link about myself to #1 Google result for my name!Try if you like at http://t.co/8DN53vOZ #
  • My Top 1 #lastfm Artists: Ailie Robertson (79) #tweeklyfm http://t.co/jyefkCk6 #
  • My Week in Twitter 2012-08-26: Having a pint with some mates! (@ Cromarty Arms) [pic]: http://t.co/mzuURUIx # My… http://t.co/4MJUXM44 #

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