- Lose 18 pounds and keep it off the entire year through casual dieting and working out
- Be more active with my kids in all ways
- Get them golfing more
- Teach them more about computers, programming
- Get them interested in new things
- Become a single digit handicap in golf
- Make the Lotus Expeditor client/platform a great development environment and runtime
- Ship Lotus Notes 8!
- Finish my masters degree
- Educate the community on composite applications and our products through blogging/articles.
- Promote Eclipse
- Stay motivated and keep focus!
The last one is very important to me. I try to stay motivated and keep productivity and product quality good by having a great interest in my work. I love my job and I think it helps in these areas but with all jobs it is still a job. I visited the National Marine Corps Museum last week and it reminded me how motivated I was being a Marine. I carried all of those attributes into my programming career – things like Leadership, Initiative, Decisiveness, Dependability, Integrity, Enthusiasm, Knowledge, etc are all attributes I try to display all of the time. Of course I am human and I can always do better. I then realized, what is my Marine Corps now? What makes me proud? What keeps me motivated?
Well, here they are:
- My loving wife
- My three children – Bobby, Kayla, Nathan
- My extended family – I have a very large family
- Former Marine!
- My passion for software programming.
- IBM – being part of several huge products in arguably the best software company in the world
- My team – I have some of the brightest people in the industry on my team.