New Years Resolution - 2014 Edition

Jan 1, 2014
2 minute read

Last year I spent a lot of time gathering pieces, and in 2014 I'd like to put them together.

More server-side programming

I’ve been doing iOS now for almost 5 years now. I always want to work on the whole stack, but I never have found myself drawn to a language that’s useful on the server. Recently I’ve fallen in love with the power and design of Go. Take what Ruby offers you, with web frameworks, a driven community, and the clarity of Python.1 Now add static typing, with Robert Griesemer, Rob Pike, and Ken Thompson behind it, and you have Go.

More design

In 2013, I had the pleasure of working with a few amazing designers. Luckily one of them let me pester him relentlessly with every inane question and stupid idea I had. In 2014, the fruits of his labor should come to bear in my work.

More hats to wear

I don’t mean this in the classic startup way, though best part of working at startups. Over the last year I’ve come to face it, I’m going bald. It’s pretty noticeable, my hairline is receding like glaciers in the North Pole. I decided to buzz it all off one day in November, and haven’t looked back since. Of course it was 25 degrees the next night, so I did regret the timing. But back to hats… I’ve always avoided wearing hats because I knew my time with thick hair wasn’t long for this world, and wanted to squeeze what I could out of it.2 What I didn’t expect was the white hairs in my beard… But it’s ok, Natalia thinks it’s endearing.

Do good, not just well

More on this one later, but I can’t wait to show you what I have in store for 2014.

Here's to a good 2014!…

  1. If you want a commitment to clarity, just look no further than the go format tool.
  2. Wearing hats supposedly prevents oxygen from getting to the scalp, weakening hair follicles.

Joe Fabisevich is an indie developer creating software at Red Panda Club Inc. while writing about design, development, and building a company. Formerly an iOS developer working on societal issues @Twitter. These days I don't tweet, but I do post on Threads.

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