Happy 2006!

Welcome to 2006, a little late perhaps for some, as I am on the western edge of the day.

I spent a good part of my evening partying it up with a bunch of AARP-types and a very excellent gentleman that happens to be my fiancé's grand-father. Enroute, after almost a year of "trying to remember", we picked up a Olympus WS-100 digital voice recorder. The idea being to record all of the great stories, conversations, histories, and lives of our families for archiving, later reviewing and retelling, and other possible "mash-ups". I'll post a better review later, but it seems to work rather well.

A few resolutions for the new year:

  1. Install bug-tracking software for my open-source projects
  2. finish some of my projects - specifically, lay out a timeline, action items, and milestones and meet them before starting new projects.
  3. learn another foreign language - teetering between Japanese and Mandarin Chinese. I really want to learn Japanese but the local course times and a potential future outlook preference Chinese.
  4. Plan a wedding

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Andrew Turner is an advocate of open standards and open data. He is actively involved in many organizations developing and supporting open standards, including OpenStreetMap, Open Geospatial Consortium, Open Web Foundation, OSGeo, and the World Wide Web Consortium. He co-founded CrisisCommons, a community of volunteers that, in coordination with government agencies and disaster response groups, build technology tools to help people in need during and after a crisis such as an earthquake, tsunami, tornado, hurricane, flood, or wildfire.