It’s the last day of the year again and time to sum it up. 2008 was the year that I…

  • had the lowest posting rate since I started this site. There are several reasons why, I guess, the rest of the summary might contain pointers.
  • exercised regularly (or at least as regularly as my unpredictable schedule would let me), both stamina and strength.
  • almost lost my father to a nasty case of cardiac arrest.
  • took a photography course and learned a lot of things I’ve never really used later.
  • played way too much EVE Online. When writing this summary, I’m browsing through the archives and there are too many entries mentioning the game.
  • discovered a few new bands, like Rise Against, Biffy Clyro and The Script.
  • went to quite a few weddings. Four, I think. Even crashed one.
  • moved with the company to some nice offices right in the middle of downtown Oslo.
  • finally converted the site to WordPress.
  • tried to sell my Xbox 360 without much luck.
  • turned 30. I probably should feel a hint of panic, but I’m not.
  • completed my surround sound setup after years of buying speaker whenever my budget allowed it.
  • enjoyed a lot of great Formula 1 and GP2 racing on the idiot box.
  • added a few more one liners.
  • quit my job. Yes, as of tomorrow, the first day of 2009, I’m unemployed. Probably the worst timing ever, but it had to be done.
  • was really sick for a week.
  • read through most of the Foundation-books by Isaac Asimov.
  • created a WordPress plugin.
  • developed a new theory for drinking alcohol: Switch to drinks and hard liquor after 2 or 3 beers and you’ll wake up fresh the day after. This has only failed once, but that was because people started to mix shots into the equation.
  • Gine and I broke up.

As I’m finishing this entry, there are only about 7 hours left of 2008. I can’t say that I will miss it, it’s been a year with some of the best and worst days of my life. I’m welcoming 2009 with open arms - it has huge potential.

Here are the wrap-ups from previous years: 2007, 2006, 2005 and 2004.


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