I was going to post this after I'd done a review post of last year, but as that's taking longer to write than anticipated I figured this one could come first. It's not a list of what I'd like to do this year, more of a taking stock of where things are and where they're going. And it's in no particular order, just what came to mind.
- Taking photos
- working out how to properly use the new camera
- posting a picture every week or two died a death fairly early on, need to find something that works - something that keeps me taking photos and makes me critically look at them to find something I like enough to post
- Sorting photos
- I'm about half-way through the Egypt holiday in tagging photos (working backwards from "now") and after that it'll get quicker
- still no idea how I'll be doing albums either in terms of software (tho I may just use what we already have) or in terms of choosing pics
- Holiday webpage
- typed up my diary, halfway through J's
- need to sort out which photos, this can happen while J reads through my typing up of his diary
- colour scheme? layout? all that sorta detail
- writing mini-articles is probably on hiatus until after I've actually finished the holiday page
- next subject is probably Sneferu or Sekhmet
- this has been on hiatus for over a year, very bad of me, the problem is always knowing where to start & what to work on as there's so much of it
- data organisation
- finish getting the data I have in gramps into ancestry too
- photos need associating with people/places
- webpages? have some stuff done for my side. Ditto I typed up something for one bit of J's side (printout not web). Needs some coherency (much like the punctuation in this post ;) ).
- J's side:
- his father's mother's people are where I was working, continue on with that
- 1911 census is out and starting to appear on ancestry (I think), all the previously known people need to be found on that
- haven't even touched his mother's family
- my side:
- was working on my father's father's people, continue on with that
- at least make sure I've got everything I know about the other 3 grandparent's families in the database, then work on them
- Longest running project ever, particularly for one with no actual output yet! My parents have over 20 years of data from a weather station in their garden (initially read by me & my brother, latterly by my parents themselves), and I keep thinking graphs would be good. This started with hand drawn ones more than 20 years ago, and has progressed through several iterations of trying to find a decent computerised solution.
- work out how to do it
- data entry is easiest in a spreadsheet for workflow I think (this is for me, your mileage may vary etc, but that doesn't matter)
- output that as a csv? read into a database? cgi script to produce web-friendly graphs?
- actually do it
- Read more non-fiction than last year (which I think totalled 3 books, maybe 4, I'll know when I've done my list)
- read the books closer together, rather than having big gaps inside a book and taking 6 months for a book
- I'm in 3 blog book clubs this year, which should mostly keep me going for fiction and make sure it's pretty varied (within the general SF umbrella anyway).
- write up reviews more quickly - I've been leaving them till the day I'm going to post them which isn't always the day after I finish the book, and it'd be good to have some pre-written LJ posts anyway to use when I have no time to sit & write.