Being a review of 2013, from my FourSquare check-in and blogging perspective 🙂
The year started off cold and snowy in Woking. I was busy teaching a Code Club in the local library.
The jetlag was unfortunately crippling, and the Beatles' Love show was cancelled 5 minute in - which was very upsetting.
If that wasn't enough for one holiday - we then went on a Road Trip through the Mojave desert and pitched up at our friends' house for a week in San Diego.
The rest of February and most of March were pretty dull - livened up thanks to LibraryCamp
I gave a talk on Breaking OverDrive DRM on ePubs and how it wasn't the end of the world for libraries.
March also saw me discover and report a security bug about Samsung's Android phones.
I had started a martial art - Pil Sung Do - and I received my first grading:
I blogged about the latest Doctor Who episode, and how to get your WiFi network to look like the alien language.
I published the blog post within a few hours of the episode airing - as of today, it's had 67 thousand hits! There are a lot of Doctor Who fans in the world 🙂
In May I gave a very well received talk at OpenTech about Bribing MPs.
I also released a very silly tumblr which got a lot of attention - I Don't Want Your Fucking App dot tumblr dot com - which catalogued in sweary fashion all those websites who try to palm you off onto their crappy app.
I jetted off to Dublin to speak at the OMA Conference.
BarCamp Brighton was my first big event with The Lab. Thanks to the organisational skills of Nic and Kevin, it was remarkably stress free. Liz gave a smashing presentation about video games.
I also told 22,000 people how to Opt-Out of Klout.
In July, my blog reached the One Million hits landmark.
By July, Liz had got a job at Oxford University! Cue a frantic few months of house-hunting and preparing to move.
The next few months were mostly taken up with fixing the house, painting, decorating, wiring, and all the general chores which go with a new property.
I also released a "best selling" book. Which was nice.
We got solar panels installed which have been doing pretty well.
Currently generating over 2kW from my roof. Not bad this close to the solstice 🙂 pic.twitter.com/BJEGmXMrSs
— Terence Eden (@edent) December 19, 2013
So - that was my 2013 - how was yours?