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August 15, 2018 10:03 PM

Mid Year Resolutions: Part 2

Here are some more goals I'm giving myself.

Learn more about programming and computers

At work I've been feeling like I just know less and less. I'll read a piece of code or look at an application and just have this blank, confused stare. I really want to get back into actually coding, but I think I need to start small. I decided to borrow Learning Perl from one of my friends and just read through it. I know, I use Perl at work all the time, and this whole website was even created in Perl. But I like to read about the basics just to get a better understanding and see if there are things that I never really learned over the years.

2021 Update: I did finish that book. It was a very good programming book, and I definitely recommend it if you want to learn Perl. Shortly after that I read Intermediate Perl, which I do not recommend.

Read more

Speaking of reading, I'm also going to try reading more books and less social media. I've made meal time and just before bed time my reading times. As far as what books to read, I basically just like to look in the computer books and the personal finance books in the library, but I'm also going to try and expand my horizons more.

Exercise regularly

Four summers ago I managed to run 3 miles every day for about 40 days. It was the first time in my life that I really ran since that one semester of track in high school, and I lost about 30 pounds in the process. I don't think I'll ever want to be that crazy again, but I do think I'll try to run once or twice a week, along with some other kind of exercise. This week I've already gone running twice, and surprisingly it wasn't that bad. Maybe I'm not as out of shape as I thought I was.