Mini Review: 2008

  • I was promoted. Then I lost my job. But I came to a conclusion, and found new goals. (More on this later.)
  • I had planned on running 250km, then hit that goal in October, and ended up doing 400km.
  • My granny passed away, and I miss her.
  • My faith in the USA was partially restored (the Obama campaign and its success even gave me hope, and I don’t even “count”).
  • We’re done with the bulk of the renovating of our 2nd floor. I’ve installed the floor tilings. w00t!
  • I was overly surprised by a videogame — GTA IV. I’ve spent a lot of time on that one. Wonderful adult entertainment.
  • I got me an iPod touch — which turns out to be a good reading device, thanks to both Instapaper Pro and Stanza.
  • I’ve tried to bring Child’s Play to Germany, and failed. Oh well, it was the first round. Better luck in 2009.
  • I’ve launched a few smaller projects — Twitter Twerp Scan, escaloop (which I’ve shut down a few months later) and
  • I came to love GitHub. Great site/service.


  • A really good year.


I didn’t write as much as I had planned on doing, but nonetheless, here are a few of my “better” posts (subjective opinion, YMMV).

Have a good 2009.

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