Learn MVC – Accomplished. I started down the asp.net mvc route but after a short bit realized I didn’t want to learn beta technology that would be a moving target on top of learning mvc. I then went down the ruby on rails route but again I was learning 2 things at once and ended up settling on CodeIgniter MVC framework for PHP. I really enjoyed learning CI and mvc and made doing PHP much more bearable and actually enjoyable again! I can’t imagine writing PHP without a mvc framework and hopefully it will make learning asp.net mvc or ruby on rails that much easier since I now understand the mvc concept pretty well.
Get Microsoft Certified – Accomplished. Passed the MCTS 70-536 exam test. Learned/memorized some new things but frankly I think I’ve already forgotten alot of it. It was worth it though.
Actively Post to this Blog – Accomplished. I’m going to say “mission accomplished”. The daily find never was daily and really was never meant to be. It’s just a name and besides I do have real work to do besides finding the best web stuff for my readers, the 2 of you 😉
Learn LINQ – Accomplished. Big fan of linq and grudge when I’m working on an older application that uses plain sql strings.
Learn Ruby – Fail. Really epic fail. Just never got to it. This is one of my top goals for 2009.
Learn Silverlight – Fail. This I don’t feel that bad about. I’ve never been keen on Flash development and silverlight falls under this category for me. I’m not a great designer so my UI will never be sweet and I don’t see myself using this professionally so, eh… off my list.
Zero Inbox – Fail. Instead I now depend on search, either in Gmail or outlook 2007 (which is actually not bad). It’s been working good for me. Off my list.
5 out of 8 is one heck of a batting average in baseball and I’ll take it.