2012

The following new things happened to me in 2012. I…

  • visited a friend in hospital
  • fixed a link on the work homepage that 404d
  • got admin access to the sales intranet at work
  • my line manager changed
  • got FTP access to the live copy of the work website
  • went to formal at Fitzwilliam
  • tried, and failed, to automate CV sifting using Bayesian analysis
  • joined Trello
  • became an admin of the work organization on Trello
  • applied for the Head of Software Engineering job at work, which I didn’t get
  • deployed a change to the work CRM that I’d written
  • won a bottle of wine for memorising our strategy at work
  • went to Thorpe Park
  • wrote Java professionally
  • claimed on expenses
  • visited Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • went to TechEd Europe
  • started line managing somebody
  • travelled on a steam train on the National Rail Network
  • walked along a road that had fallen into the sea
  • used Mercurial professionally
  • met Ross’ school friends
  • went to a gay pub
  • got a MasterCard
  • joined LinkedIn
  • made somebody a job offer
  • went on holiday with people from work
  • shared a hotel room with somebody from work
  • went on an aircraft carrier
  • saw Marine One
  • visited Austin, Texas
  • visited San Francisco, California
  • visited Chicago, Illinois
  • had Chicago-style pizza in Chicago
  • visited Boston, Massachusetts
  • started liking sushi
  • required my line manager’s signature to claim on expenses
  • started paying off my student loan via direct debit lest I over pay it off
  • grew chillis
  • went to a murder mystery dinner
  • started using Windows 8
  • my line manager changed again
  • wrote code in F#
  • paid for something using Visa payWave
  • deployed a code change to a production web server at work
  • contributed to an open-source project on CodePlex
  • took Ross to the work christmas party
  • took Ross to visit my grandparents in Warrington

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