2007 was kind of a watershed year for me in many ways.
- My paper, A mathematical approach to defining clade names, with potential applications to computer storage and processing, was finally published. (More here.) I also began work on a related web application, called Names on NEXUS.
- I redesigned and rebuilt the PhyloCode website.
- March of Man launched.
- Exopolis launched a ton of websites back in the Spring—I was technical lead on all of them.
- Speaking of Exopolis, our holiday card came out pretty cool, if I do say so myself.
- And, of course, I started this blog!
My girlfriend, Susan, also had a very productive year, since she started USC film school a year ago.
Of course, it wasn't entirely positive. I dropped the ball on Parry & Carney, and the Dinosauricon continues to languish. (Some day I plan to re-use code from March of Man and Names on NEXUS for a new version, but that day is still far off.)
Well, with 2007 in mind, here's what I'd like to get done in 2008:
- Launch Names on NEXUS and give a talk on it at this year's ISPN meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia (and also try for an SVP talk or poster). Perhaps start working on a related paper, if applicable.
- Continue developing March of Man and add several dozen images to it. Continue promoting it and get at least another dozen artists to contribute. Perhaps do a poster or something at SVP.
- Fix a few remaining issues with the PhyloCode website.
- Help Susan on her filmic endeavors, and continue to develop a sci-fi concept we started.
- Continue translating Genesis.
- Release some ActionScript 3.0 source code into the public domain.