A Brand New Year

Happy new year everyone. I realise I’m over two weeks late but, as they say, better late than never. Hope you all had a great festive season and drank plenty of beer with family and friends. I did.

Been quite a while since I last wrote anything and in the meantime so much has happened. So much, in fact, that my life- and the lives of millions of Zimbabweans- completely turned around.

The military takeover intervention of November last year that resulted in Mugabe’s “resignation” is without a doubt the most significant political event since 1980. It was so surreal and sudden, so much that I couldn’t even write about it. I just took notes and decided I will reflect on it from a much sober position some time in the future.

Aside from the coup-not-coup life’s been pretty normal, if anything can be normal after the departure of dear old Bob. So that means the usual- disappointments, unmet deadlines, drinks, friends, not finishing projects, drinks, unfinished books, drinks and so forth.

And 2018 promises to be just the same, though there are a couple of big things that will be happening   this year including elections here in Zimbabwe and the World Cup. Also will be interesting to see how the cryptocurrency craze turns out. It’s one of the most important developments since the internet came to us, and it promises to change the world. On that note, yesterday I found this article in the New York Times quite interesting.

Lastly, of course, New Year’s resolutions. And these, as ever, remain more or less the same: Make more money, exercise more , blog more, read more books, drink less beer on weekends, finish projects , learn new things blah blah.

Ladies and gentlemen, to another year of disappointing our parents hehe.

Happy 2015 and all…

It’s going to be a big year. I can feel it, I know it… and perhaps more importantly, I am going to work for it.

I haven’t written anything here and on other places I had promised to write mainly because over Christmas I was in the village, and there the internet is as elusive as Santa Claus.

While I generally don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions and all, I have plans for this year.

The first of these involves an issue that has been neglected for over a year now- personal fitness. So I decided to get fit again. I thought it would be good to add aerobic exercises to my preferred bodyweight workout routines which means in addition to working out again, I am going to start running. Three times a week. Every week.

I’ll be following a program called Couch to 5K, with takes couch potatoes (like me) from the couch to running 5000 m in about 8 weeks. The program has a really cool app, a great website and an encouraging Reddit community. I’ll try to follow it and see how it goes. That’s number one.

Number two is my favourite: Books. This year’s big challenge will be to read a book every week. At least one book. I know I have said this before but this time I’m serious. I promise to review the books here.

Oh and I got a Kindle too
Oh and I got a Kindle too

Hopefully I’ll read more than 60 books this year.

Number three is blogging. I like writing and hopefully I’ll be doing a lot of it this year. I have two blogs and a couple of other websites I manage. I’m going to increase my output and post some articles I wrote ages ago but never published. And something big is coming. You’ll see.

Fourthly: Random stuff. This includes more and hopefully better coding, more Engineering…make a few more friends, have more fun, write a book and so on and so on.

May 2015 be your year friends.

Ah..by the way, do you believe in New Year’s resolutions? Have any?