Happy New Year!

So even though I ended 2021 with Covid and wasn’t allowed to see anyone for most of the Christmas period, I look back at the year and feel very thankful!

At the start of 2021 I was in a job I hated, I had a pending court case over the house (so I didn’t even know where I was going to live), I was fighting the ex for joint custody of the kids and my favorite past time (instead of robots) was drinking a beer and going to bed.

At the end of 2022, I am in a job I love, learning new stuff every day, I managed to keep the house and I have 50/50 custody of my kids. I now have a good relationship with my ex which is super important for the kids and I have reduced my hours at work so I can also start focusing on robotics and crazy projects. Beer consumption has also been reduced and replaced with Hot Chocolate.

I really am thankful to be where I am today and to all the people who helped me get here. Special thanks to my loving partner Jo!

So what does 2022 hold? Have I set 4096 New Years Resolutions… hmm not really.

Reduce and focus!

As I have reduced my hours at work slightly, I need to make sure that time is used for useful things. My main goal is to get back into robotics. So building and programming robots. This is really the number one goal!

Side projects to this are of course a Burf.co search engine and the GWiz electric car. I see both of these kinda fitting in with robotics a little. Burf has a AI chatbot which now will become the focus. The GWiz would be perfect to make self-drive or at least model it.

Ok, now you’re thinking what crazy money or health goal have I got lined up? Over the years I have been able to do some amazing things, however this year, I want to keep it simple, just get a bit fitter and encourage the kids to get involved. Spend money on useful things (like the kitchen) not 15 3D printers!

The last but of course most important goal is to be a good father, a good person, and a good friend to the people around me. I think over the 2 years I have learned a lot about myself (good and bad) and really feel as a human we can constantly strive to be a better kinder person.

Here are some of the things I worked on while I had Covid

Restarted on the Inmoov project
Robot Dog which can track objects etc
New CNC machine for Xmas 🙂

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