Tuesday, January 02, 2007

New Years Resolutions, 2007 Edition

I both hate and love New Year Resolutions. On one hand, they are often overinflated promises that tend to get broken. On the other hand, they serve as a point of self-improvement (or self-destruction, for the masochists.)

For 2007, I have one and only one resolution, which is to work out more. Biking reemerged as an interest of mine in the summer of 2006 and while it was reasonably fun, I don't enjoy it so much that I want it to be my only source of exercise. (No offense, I hope, to the local ski mafia. You all get far more exercise than I.) A gym club membership has been established (my wallet scream-eth), with my first order of business being to continue the anti-RSI exercises I was given by a local group of physical therapists.

Installing and maintaining a Linux-based workstation is under consideration as my second resolution. Work's been progressively turning me into a Windows weenie, to the point that Vista is starting to look somewhat appealing. In the grand scheme of things, this really isn't that important, however Ubuntu is starting to look nicer by the minute. If one of the various x86 virtualization products were to support GPU virtualization, at least so far as to allow me to run Direct3D apps in a virtualized environment, then these Linux-based workstation plans may be set, unless I go Mac.

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