The end of 2019, beginning of 2020

I start college on the 6th of January. I will be taking Calculus 1 and Formal logic. I am looking forward to Calclus, as I have been studying for the last 70 or so days, and this is going to be a good test to find out if all that studying was actually useful for me. I am also excited about formal logic, as it seems like it will be a great time for me to learn better ways of thinking.

I have picked up a planner, specifically a Hobonichi Techo, to assist with making it a lot easier for me to keep track of my tasks. It's been a great tool so far, and I am really enjoying the quality of the paper. I also picked up a nice multi-pen (3+1) by the brand 'Zebra', it is a 0.5mm and it is helping keep my writing small and legible. I love office supplies and stationary, so this is been really cool trying out things that are of high quality.

My goals for the year 2020 are:

+ Leave each college class with a very good understanding of the material.

+ Add 500 kanji to my understanding, and hopefully be capable to communicate ideas in Japanese.

+ Exercise daily, with the only exception being severe illness.

+ Read 7 books. (The list is below)

+ Maintain a daily log of my activities and general outlook, using the Hobonichi Techo.

+ Design and create a video game in the Godot engine.

+ Flash my Thinkpad t420 with coreboot.


0. The Trivium - Sister Miriam Joseph

1. Thinking, Fast and Slow - D. Kahneman

2. Creative and Critical Thinking - W. Edgar Moore

3. Masters of Doom - D. Kushner

4. The Image - D. Boorstin

5. Meditations - Marcus Aurelius

6. Blood, Sweat, and Pixels - J. Schreier