New Year's Resolutions for 2019


I resolve to finally get around to reading that book about procrastination I purchased several years ago.


That’s a good one. I used to be an avid reader and I’ve fallen so far from that point that it just makes me sad to think about.


Gizmo proposes that your resolution should be to pay more attention to him than to Max.


Read more
Relax more
Drink less
Snap at Ruth less


I don’t do true resolutions, but try and focus on themes. My theme for 2019 is Creativity. I haven’t written or drawn much in the last year, and I want to get back into it.


3440x1440, same as this year.

(sorry, somebody had to do it.)

  • Read 52 books (with the Qt3 Reading Challenge thread for tracking and motivation).
  • Continue tracking calories and losing weight (currently down 23 lbs.)
  • Practice guitar 3 times per week.
  • Make a game.


Woooooo, tell me more. ;)


Heh, I’ve had a design document kicking around for a year or so for a 1v1 game combining auction-based deckbuilding, simultaneous-turn tactics, and billiards. I think it’ll be a lot of fun, but I still need to teach myself a game engine (I’m a programmer, but mostly doing data APIs in Java), come up with passable art despite an utter lack of talent in that area, and motivate myself to work on it regularly instead of defaulting to easier ways to spend my free time.


I don’t do new years resolutions. I could never keep them so I just quit.


If you’re going to teach yourself a game engine, I think you should at least take a look at the Godot engine. Really cool (and free and open-source) engine that’s getting better and better.


I’m not going to buy any more games, and not going to visit Qt3 ;).

Ok, i’ll probably stop by a couple times, and probably but a game or two, but i’ve got so many games all coming here does is feed a bad habit. My house is cluttered with stuff, like wall to wall stuff, and it’s just too much. I buy games to support the developer more than play them… but come 2019 that’s got to be somebody else’s job.

But, yea, come New Year, i’m probably signing off from Qt3.


I’m not liking that New Year resolution. I’d rather have you stay around.


Aw, thanks though.

Honestly… it’s because there is more pleasure in not having everything you want and getting rewarded sometimes, than in having everything you want all the time. I feel like i really need to focus next year and going cold turkey is the best i can do… i’m not great with partial moderation. And having to change habits is never a bad thing! (And stating this in public puts me on the hook to enforce it ^^).


I too, am not happy with this resolution. You’ve been here a while as well, but I find myself skipping between the forums here as time goes by. That way I don’t get too much of the, “must-have-it-too,” syndrome around the gaming forum all the time. I save my stops over there for a specific game discussion, or updates on what I’m playing now. You can literally sort the gaming forum by heavy posting and get a quick list of things to check out, when you actually DO need another game.


This is easy - same one as last year, only this time, I will stick to it! No, really, THIS TIME!

  • Work on my game backlog one game at a time instead of hopping from game to game and finishing NONE.

  • To actually FINISH playing a game. It’s been two or three years since I played a game to completion.

  • To read more. At least one book a month - that is a very reasonable goal.

  • Start exercising again. Was on a good roll a few years back and just stopped.

  • Lose some goddamn weight for the first time in a decade so you don’t die screaming in agony in less than another one. PUT DOWN THE FUCKING TWIX
  • Read some fucking books, you uncultured goon. I mean Jesus we’re not even talking good books, just some cheesy scifi shit, okay?
  • Improve your shitty-ass leadership and teamwork skills to ensure the two “SOP” RPG Campaigns you’re running with others are as successful as possible for their huge playerbase
  • Be a better and more attentive partner to your girlfriend, you inconsiderate wanker. She’s sick and needs help with shit, so get your head out of your ass and help more
  • Stop overcommitting to every single fucking thing someone asks of you, Christ. You’re not a fucking time traveler, so stop acting like one and SAY NO SOMETIME
  • Tear down the GOP and salt the earth in the rural lands, giving rise to the eternal Penbladian Hegemony


Sleep Discipline.

Between work, life, gaming and books it’s really, really easy to end up getting 5 or 6 hours of sleep per night, every night. I need more than that, 7 to 8 hours to be healthy and feel right. Sleep is incredibly important for nearly all aspects of life and health, and I need to stop fucking it up.

Sleep Discipline is my NY Resolution.


For someone who loves to cook, this must be difficult. I have a suggestion to consider (and please forgive the fact that these are reddit links, but reddit truly is the best repository of information about keto):

It absolutely works, it’s shockingly easy, and the food can be pretty great if you have the gear and talent to make the more interesting dishes.


This was me to the Nth degree up until about 40. And for some gloriously strange reason, each year since then my GAD (give a damn) meter has been constantly going further down towards zero. It’s a liberating feeling to finally say, “no,” “I’m not okay with that,” “I’m not doing that anymore,” “I’m setting a boundary here because that bothers me,” and instead focusing back on me. Because I was never fully happy. And without me being happy, no matter how hard I tried to do the same for someone else, it left me feeling down.

And unfortunately, this has also been me post 40. What I wouldn’t give for a solid week of 8 hours of solid sleep a night. Hell I could probably tackle world peace after a week of sleep like that.


The downside of keto is that the part of food I genuinely love most is starches. Meat is just a vehicle for sauces and an excuse to eat delicious, delicious starches, in my book.

In the bad old days, I’d eat a plate of red beans and rice with two slices of bread and a big pile of Zapps-brand spicy potato chips. And it was my favorite fucking meal of all time.

Weirdly enough, I still get a lot from virtually all of it. There are so many good and cool and fun things in my life, and it genuinely brings me a lot of joy to help out friends, create interesting things, etc. But at a certain point I get so much on my plate that I start putting in shitty work on stuff, all of which I are about, and that is what brings me down, in the end.

Also the horrifying lack of sleep. I feel you on the 5-ish hours/night, @Oghier