One more year is passed. 2006 has been a fairly good year to me. I don’t have a great memory to log every event that occurred, will log the few that I can recall.
Professionally it was kind of satisfying year. We (me and a colleague) were working on an application, which was supposed to help our company market and showcase the usability of one of our still graphic product (the product was not doing that well, despite its excellent quality and high usability). We took close to 8 months to finish the project it was actually scheduled to be a 2 month project. The application actually evolved from a very simple specification, to a complicated one. We actually went on to create a new file format learnt a lot about of Threads, timers, tweaks to make UI responsive, cross platform programming, supporting different architectures, a bit of Image processing and yeah, finally learnt to use Visual Studio. Being a Mac programmer I was more used to Project builder and XCode, now I can confidently say I can work on Windows as well. The Application we developed was a major hit with all the users, the sales of the product slowly increased. Now its the second best selling product among our company’s products. It feels real good when users in forums appreciate the work. As a result got a good hike. After engineering when I started to work I was one among the lowest paid from our Computer Science Batch. Well, it has changed, now I guess now I’ll be at-least in top 15 in terms of remuneration. I got a business VISA stamping to the US of A. Finally a page of my passport got used.
Personally as-well it was a better when compared to 2004 and 2005. Went to Goa and Mysore (Srirangapatana) with friends it was real fun. Bought a motor bike, a Pulsar for myself. Oh ! yeah and how can I forget I have learnt cooking, one thing that I thought will never be possible. Made some real good friends in office. Found some real old friends, whom I thought I’ll never meet. It was a memorable year. By the way this was the year I got addicted to blogging as-well.
I hadn’t set any goals or anything for 2006, I just took it the way it came to me. But 2007 is not going to be that way, I’ve got lots of plans for 2007. Hope that I meet all my goals set for 2007.