The 2014 Retrospective Post

The year 2014 was an important and well-lived year in my life, for which I’m very grateful.

In 2014 I’m proud to have:

  • Became a Zend Certified Engineer for PHP 5.5 and Zend Framework 1.
  • Received word that I passed the MySQL 5.6 certification exam during the beta last December (2013).  Though Oracle claims the credentials are equivalent to non-beta exam takers, I’m proud to have earned mine because of the enormous block of questions featured only in the beta exams. It feels hard-core.
  • Succeeded at a dream job and found another. I’m getting closer to figuring out what I want to be when I grow up.
  • Released 3 games through the Ludum Dare game development competitions and also worked on the Shadowgate remake. That was cool.  I only had one small game out in 2013, so I feel like I’m gaining momentum in this area.
  • Joined the current decade in cell phone and laptop technology.
  • Visited Portland, twice!  Portland is neat. I could retire there someday.
  • Went on a proper (if somewhat local) traveling vacation to the empire mines.
  • Played and wrote more about games.

I’m also happy to have seen my family more and spent time with people who are good for me. That’s the most important thing.