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2010 Year in Review

Seems to be the trend these days to ‘review’ the year, and since I am nothing if not a trend-follower (snicker)… Here goes.

In 2010 I:

  • Got married – well, we had our official wedding, anyway
  • Shipped Office 2010 and joined a new team at work
  • Started teaching Web Design at Issaquah High School
  • Learned to write apps for Windows Phone 7
  • Moved from Mercer Island to Lynnwood
  • Almost downed the Lich King in Icecrown Citadel – hopefully I’ll get him during the guild run on Monday!
  • I bought an iPad
  • Gained weight
  • Grew a beard
  • Learned firsthand the challenges of living near the in-laws

In 2011, I predict the following things will happen:

  • I’ll stay married
  • I’ll keep shipping software as part of Office
  • I’ll prepare to teach another bunch of high school students the awesomeness of Web Design
  • I’ll share what I’ve learned so far from my experience teaching here on tylerbutler.com
  • I’ll re-theme/redesign tylerbutler.com
  • I’ll lose weight, then gain much of it back
  • I’ll shave my beard and vow never to grow it again
  • I’ll ship the first of what I hope will be several apps for Windows Phone 7
  • I’ll dig in and start hardcore learning HTML 5
  • I’ll speak at some conference somewhere
  • I’ll buy some new Apple gadget, but probably not a phone
  • I’ll build a new computer so I can play WoW on Ultra
  • Elizabeth will start graduate school
  • We’ll get either a second car or a second dog
  • I won’t take nearly enough vacation
  • I won’t play nearly enough video games
  • I won’t have nearly enough time to code

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