Friday December 19, 2003

Accomplishments, Past, Present & Future

[This question comes courtesy of "Past, Present, Future", a blog meme on the web at greyduck.net. Sadly, I only recently discovered PPF; it's already in its 42nd week and the founder plans to stop after one year. Sigh; well, that's what archives are for.]

I posted this question to my new Yahoo group, InsPURRation.

PAST: What would you consider your first real accomplishment in life? We're talking about something you put real, conscious effort into, here.

PRESENT: What are you working on now that you're hoping to have accomplished soon?

FUTURE: What accomplishment would you like to be remembered for? (Hint: This is where you could get away with making up something delightfully improbable.)


My thoughts...

PAST: What would you consider your first real accomplishment in life?

That would be my Masters Thesis — it was a lot of effort, but worth it. Working on the thesis taught me a lot about the Unix Operating System and many of its tools and languages. The thesis project (plus everything I learned in doing it) got me my first job, which got me my second job, and so on.

PRESENT: What are you working on now that you're hoping to have accomplished soon?

Most of what I'm working on is open ended but the "accomplishment" I would like to have realized soon would be — finding paid employment (preferably something I will enjoy!)

FUTURE: What accomplishment would you like to be remembered for?

I'd like to be remembered for being a capable, precise, and careful programmer; for being a person other people liked to be around; for being a good friend. I'd like to be remembered for living to 100 like my grandmother did :-)

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