101 Goals - 100 Day Update
It’s a bit late but I have just gone through and numbered my 101 goals in 1001 days. As per meta-goal 101, here are success criteria for each.
Health 1 - Teetotalitarianism for 3 months Don’t drink for 3 months COMPLETED (Jan, Feb, March - cheated a bit and drank while out of the country. They are my goals though so my rules ;-) )
2 - Cheeseless for 3 month No cheese for 3 months COMPLETED (Jan, Feb, March)
3 - Do a marathon
4 - Do a triathlon
5 - Lose 2 stone In progress, lost 1st during teetotalitarianism
6 - Attend martial arts classes for 3 months
Literature 7 - Write an artice for Plus new writers
8 - Read all the VSIs A wonderful series from Oxford University Press, introductions to many different topics. There are ~200 so I need to read one every five days or so, I am a bit behind at the moment
9 - Read Godel Escher Bach I’ve started it 3 times but never got to the end, read I am a strange loop recently and made me want to return to this intellectual tour de force and finish it..
10 - Write book reviews for each book I read Up to date so far.
11 - Reread all Dennett books “all” = the trilogy of Darwins Dangerous Idea, Conciousness Explained and Freedom Evolves Just finished Freedom Evolves, reviewed DDI here.
12 - Read all PG Wodehouse There are ~100, so need to do 1 every 10 days or so, a bit behind at the moment.
13 - Release 303 books on bookcrossing.com Started, may also have started a crossing zone in Liverpool
14 - Read a short story for librivox
15 - Proofread for Project Guttenburg COMPLETED
16 - Send Dan Dennett a letter 17 - Send Richard Dawkins a letter Both among my favourite authors and really shaped my view on the world. I want to write them a letter of thanks.
18 - Read epic literature Not decided on the exact list yet.
*Personal * 19 - Blog on average once a week On track
20 - Organise a big bash for my 30th Going to be called TomFest, should be a good buzz.
21 - Read GTD Need to get organised at some point, maybe this will help
22 - Spend 3 months in another country
23 - Organise all my DVDs
Jolly 24 - Swim with sharks
25 - Paraglide
26 - Scuba
27 - Skydive
28 - Drive Offroad
29 - Do a banger rally Something like this
30 - Have a track day
31 - Hire the whole of Salvos Salumeria for an evening
32 - Bungee Jump
33 - Safari
34 - Vinyard tour
35 - Visit 5 Michelin 3* restaurants
36 - See Northern Lights
37 - Visit porto
38 - Take dad to an opera
39 - Take Mum, Dad and Carrie to the Welsh Mountain Zoo
40 - Do 1000 things in London This may get dropped but I want to program all the items in the 1000 things to do in London book into a scheduling program and try and do them in as little time as possible (will need a fair bit of cash but I recon it would be a great adventure). Ill publish the itinery online and my location in realtime and give myself over to the route finding algorithm for as long as it takes.
41 - Do a standup comedy course
42 - Visit Japan
Work 43 - Get CCEE
44 - Get CCNP
45 - Get MCITP - Enterprise Admin
46 - Get VCDX
47 - Say to a recruiter “I dont work MonthName” and turn down work Nearly did this in March but did a week in Dubai.
48 - Create a Backblaze storage pod Work progressing nicely at UKblazers
49 - Work only 100 days in a year Ambitious but worth a try, fits well with the goal of staying in another country for 3 months.
50 - Move 10 people to FreeAgent My accountancy software, really good. Got 3 people on their at the moment.
51 - Investigate Visa situation for Australia 52 - Investigate Visa situation for US Would be nice to work in Aus or the US, need to see what the situation is like for contractors from the UK.
Crafty 53 - Make Jam COMPLETED (well I did Lemon Curd)
54 - Grow mushrooms
55 - Paint a water colour
56 - Make beer
57 - Make wine
58 - Cook a 4 course meal for 20 friends
59 - Do a photography course
Outdoors 60 - Hike on average once a month Behind as I twisted my ankle in the Czech Republic, have trips planned for may, june, july
61 - Do a UK long distance path
62 - Do a big hike in Europe
63 - Attend Nehru Institute of Mountaineering This is the course I had to retreat from last year as I was not fit enough.
64 - Climb a continental highest mountain Prob means Aconcagua or Kilimanjaro
65 - Volunteer for the Mountain Bothies Association Great society maintaining free shelters in Scotland
66 - Via Ferratain Italy Went last year but want to go again.
67 - Do another alpine 4000m peak Did Allalinhorn a few years ago. I think I have it in me to do another.
Learning 68 - Complete Pimsleur Spanish Was going to put “Learn Spanish” but wanted it to be less vague. There are 90 parts and I’m at 15 now.
69 - Learn to dance Hehe. Not sure what style I’m going to attempt to learn, fairly sure I’ll never be great at it but it might be fun to try.
70 - Learn to play golf
71 - Learn 10 magic tricks
72 - Read “Winning Ways” A wonderful book on Game Theory in 4 volumes.
Programming 73 - Make a Dots and Boxes program A university friend made a program to play the game and won a computer Olympiad with it, I’d like to get something together myself
74 - Read AI: A Modern Approach 3rd Edition of the leading AI text.
75 - Watch SICP, do exercises from book Famous course, until very recently MITs into to programming, uses the scheme dialect of LISP
76 - Do on average 1 Project Euler problem per week I am behind with this but should be able to catch up.
77 - Complete “Real World Haskell”
78 - Learn to use Emacs
Charity 79 - Raise £5005 for charity
80 - Talk about Free Software at a school
Culture 81 - Watch all TTC Art history DVDs 11 of them, easily done.
82 - Visit Egypt
83 - Revisit Louvre
84 - Revisit Met Museum in New York
85 - Visit Pergamon Museum in Berlin I am really excited about the Ishtar Gate
86 - Give Carrie a British Museum Tour COMPLETED
87 - Go on wine tasting course
88 - Go to the theatre on average once a month Well and truely on track, watching 2 things this week alone.
89 - See a whole run at the theatre by the lake
90 - See all world heritage sites in the UK There are 28, so about 1 per month.
91 - Memorise 10 poems Ive not selected the 10 yet but will probably include: * On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer * Jabberwocky * She Walks in Beauty * Inclusiveness * Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening * If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso * The Raven * The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
92 - Read “The Ode Less Travelled”, do the exercises (but not share them!) A fun intro to poetry that does not hide the jargon, I blogged about it a while a go but got distracted and never finished the book or did the exercises. I promise not to share any of the poems I write!
93 - Go to Melbourne Comedy Festival
94 - Go to Edinburgh festival
Wealth 95 - Pay off all credit cards On track to be debt free at day 1001
96 - Let loans run course and dont get any more Done
Metagoals 97 - Be 1/3 through in 2010 A bit behind.
98 - Have done 2/3 by day 666
99 - Have a completion party
100 - Set success criteria / progression metrics for each goal COMPLETED
101 - Do 100 day updates This is the first!