2006 Highlights

04 Jan 2007

For the fourth consecutive year, I'm going to try to record my personal highlights from the previous year.

To get things started, here are a few memories from 2006 off the top of my head:

The most important event for me by far was when OmniTI acquired Brain Bulb. In some ways, I feel like I'm still settling in, but it has been a natural fit from the very beginning. I've got some new projects planned for 2007, and I think it's going to be a good year. Of course, there's always room for more. Maybe you'd like to join us? If you're a good PHP or Perl developer, we'd love to welcome you to our team.

One of my goals for 2006 was to speak at fewer conferences. I wasn't very successful:

To be fair, not all of those are conferences, but everything that requires travel and preparation takes time that I'd like to devote to other areas this year.

Another goal for 2006 was to do more cool stuff. I certainly did some cool stuff (some was even work-related), but the primary projects I had in mind at the beginning of the year remain unfinished. That's a bit disappointing, but it gives me something to strive for in 2007.

Blogging more was another goal. In 2005, there were 93 posts. In 2006, that grew to 106. The 20 most popular posts were (in chronological order):

I hope everyone has a wonderful 2007. Now it's time to get back to blogging. :-)