Weekend Open Forum: What is your New Year's resolution?

By on December 28, 2012, 6:00 PM

We’re just a few days away from ringing in the New Year which of course means we all survived the Mayan apocalypse. And with that global catastrophe averted, it’s time to look ahead to 2013 with a fresh start. For many, that means trying to stick to a New Year’s resolution which as we all know, is often times easier said than done.

For 2013, I plan to try and do a better job of managing work and free time – something I’ve traditionally had a tough time doing. I’m essentially a workaholic and find it hard to take time away from work to enjoy personal activities or to just sit back and relax. But in the same instance, I also have some work-related goals that I hope to accomplish next year so as you can see, it’ll be quite the balancing act.

With this week’s open forum, we would like to hear about your New Year’s resolution. Do you usually stick with it for very long or give up on it after just a few weeks?




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H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

In non particular order.

Exercise

Drink more Water

Earlier to Bed

Do more work besides playing games (whether contributing to communities or side jobs)

Build a new computer and go nuts at modding the case

Educate my self further in Web Development

Create/Finish design ideas (website(s))

1 person liked this | ---agissi--- ---agissi---, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Proud to say I exercise thanks to the Air Force making me and teaching me how wonderful exercise is. I quit last new years and feel better than ever, I learned the importance of drinking water (a canteen an hour) at boot camp and carry a bottle of water to work with me and drink powerade from the soda fountain at lunch.. I goto bed early like an old grand pa.. last night I fell asleep at 6:30pm to Ice age. I built a new Llano rig this year which does the job.. that leaves the major goals:

Get a degree!!!!!!!

Get lost in the mountains of Montana

*Edit*

I quit smoking last year not exercising lol

Guest said:

I'll quit posting comments.... maybe.

Wendig0 Wendig0, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I'd like to spend more time building computers, and less time wastefully surfing the internet. I also plan on spending a lot of time on my new treadclimber, and getting rid of the gut.

misor misor said:

Lol. exercise for me too...

I'm ~10kgs. shy from my ideal body weight.

before the holidays, I'm just 5kgs. short.

damn food trips!

that exercise regimen includes walking/running my two dogs around the perimeter of my house.

Guest said:

1. Build my first system using Intel Processor. I have always built AMD systems since I am a cheap SOB. I want to see what I am missing out on.

2. Build ESXi Server (Always wanted to do this)

3. Get a better paying job

4. Get a sluttier girlfriend who puts out more so I can cut down on the pron

5. Create my first RPG using Unity

6. Learn advanced networking such as VLAN, VPN, Multicasting

7. Programming side: Learn Python, WebGL, Zend, etc......

Benny26 Benny26, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Save up and go on a all-out one to remember holiday. I haven't even been abroad for 10 years and 2013 is the year to change that.

H3llion H3llion, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I'll quit posting comments.... maybe.

Guest, "your" name seems familiar to me.

m4a4 m4a4 said:

To not have one. Have kept it every year

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Julio Franco Julio Franco, TechSpot Editor, said:

What I believe was the only resolution for this year that I couldn't take on... learn to play the guitar.

TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I'd like to make an honest dent in all the games I've purchased through all the damn Steam, Green Man Gaming, GameFly, etc. sales....

Guest said:

Done:

March (?), 2009: Quit Marijuana - Successful

January 1st, 2011: Quit Tobacco - Successful

January 1st, 2012: Quit Alcohol - Successful

November 2nd, 2012: Start P90X - Now done 57 days (following exercise and diet)

To Do:

January 1st, 2013: Continue P90X

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Get a new job hopefully and finish renovating my bathroom.

NTAPRO NTAPRO said:

1. Build my first system using Intel Processor. I have always built AMD systems since I am a cheap SOB. I want to see what I am missing out on.

2. Build ESXi Server (Always wanted to do this)

3. Get a better paying job

4. Get a sluttier girlfriend who puts out more so I can cut down on the pron

5. Create my first RPG using Unity

6. Learn advanced networking such as VLAN, VPN, Multicasting

7. Programming side: Learn Python, WebGL, Zend, etc......

Cut down on the pron? Are you crazy? -_-

8. make an account

TS-56336 TS-56336 said:

I'll start to read more articles and reviews. I'm not good at comments and getting along with users who's smarter than I am. So the only way is to enhance my critical thinking.

Lastly, maybe back off a little bit from gaming. I'm addicted, and it's time for me to kick that habit.

NTAPRO NTAPRO said:

Hey, if you got the time for gaming, I'd hold on to it before something eats into it and you might have little to no playing time left :'(

TS-56336 TS-56336 said:

Hey, if you got the time for gaming, I'd hold on to it before something eats into it and you might have little to no playing time left :'(

Well good. I assume that's how you want to change the year in gaming? Thanks mate, cheers.

treetops treetops said:

Usually mine is to not have one next year, but I think I will make mine different this year. I resolve to get a job, move out and finish my associates.

M1r said:

Do my 2012, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7's resolutions (you get the picture).

Ectech Ectech said:

My goal for this year which I have already started is to quit smoking.

Guest said:

Mine is to quit smoking weed! I am going to do it!

nismo91 said:

A permanent job for me!

1 person liked this | Guest said:

Request more money for my work, that f***** boss can go hire extraterials if he do not like the idea ...

Guest said:

Learn to read or get to the moon!

T77 T77 said:

I've got to do some exercise and lose weight!

1 person liked this | hunt4thebest hunt4thebest said:

I want to stop watching Porn,..

VitalyT VitalyT said:

My New Year's resolution is 2560x1440.

1 person liked this | 3DCGMODELER 3DCGMODELER said:

Take the Lady (Girl Friend), To Dinner More Often.

Cuddle More with The Lady at Nite, already do, but do it More.

Spoil the Lady More.

Finsh Modeling the Super Star Destroyer, 3D Model, and Finish the other 25,000 other models, I started. Add a few more Render nodes to the Render Farm. Bump Workstation Ram to 256 gig of ram, have 128 gig now.

Ride the Harley More Often..

tonylukac said:

Let's petition them to start broadcasting in 1080P, let alone 3D.

soldier1969 soldier1969 said:

Already did the lose weight cut out soda this time last year( lost 20lbs) and maintain it now. To make more money. Spend more time with my kids. Upgrade my PC which I do every 18 months or so. Continue to take better care of myself. Move back into my house I leased out.

TS-56336 TS-56336 said:

I want to stop watching Porn,..

At least consider getting married in order to make a commitment at the same time. Lol

Guest said:

@ 3DCGMODELER: How about taking an English course so you can learn when capitalization is appropriate.

Guest said:

Starts playing my backlog of steam games from the sales

tag all my music

watch my huge backlog of movies

3DCGMODELER 3DCGMODELER said:

@ 3DCGMODELER: How about taking an English course so you can learn when capitalization is appropriate.

Get a Life.... HeHeHeHe.. Dude or Small Animal.. U are..

Guest said:

That is a great resolution! If you really want to stop watching porn, consider getting an accountability partner or two, and join a 12-step group like Celebrate Recovery.

Guest said:

@ 3DCGMODELER: It's just annoying to read, like when someone types in all capitals.

Pan Wah said:

that'S riGht, aboVE guesT It is anNoyiNg as hEll!

(only joking to illustrate the point further, I agree totally!)

At least syntax was the correct this in post

Killerhardware Killerhardware said:

Same idea cross my mind!xD

WELL FOR THIS YEAR:

1. WENT TO JAPAN

2.played almost all video games

3.get new car(Dodge challenger srt 2009) thanks to my new job

4.switched from nvidia to AMD

5.and yeah doing some custom PC cases and smash things...

BTW TECHSPOT team thank you very much for every thing keep up!!

bugejakurt said:

Stop wasting time and start doing something which makes me more satisfied with my life!

Or else start appreciating things I am already doing!

Dawn1113 said:

Learn how to ride a motorcycle.

ET3D, TechSpot Paladin, said:

1280x800. Nexus 7 is my main platform now.

Marnomancer Marnomancer said:

Learn how to ride a motorcycle.

Biker babe, uh-huh. :p

1280x800. Nexus 7 is my main platform now.

Getting lame now, but still funny.:p

My resolution would be:

(1) Make no more resolutions

(2) Stick to Resolution No. 1

Other than that I'm just speeding up the OS's development. Hopefully I'll be able to provide atleast a Pre-Beta version for testing/feedback.

Rage_3K_Moiz Rage_3K_Moiz, Sith Lord, said:

Sit for (and pass!) my ICND2 exam.

Lord knows I've been putting it off for ages now...

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