What You Said: Geeky New Year’s Resolutions

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By Jason Fitzpatrick on December 30th, 2011


Earlier this week we asked you to share your geeky New Year’s resolutions and now we’re back to highlight them. Read on to see what your fellow How-To Geek readers are resolving to do in the coming year.

Image from the New Year’s Resolution Generator.

We should have seen it coming. When we asked everyone what their geeky resolutions were more than a few of you responded with the resolutions of your monitors. Dima and Saman led the charge with:



1920X1080 for desktop
1366X768 for laptop
480X800 for smartphone

Other readers couldn’t resist but also included actual New Year’s resolutions. Sream has a big pile of coding on his New Year’s plate:

1. Templates for the Joomla CMS…
2. C++ advanced and interface…
3. QT – finish my open-source software suite…

and for the resolutions xD

Laptop 1600 X 900
PC 1024 X 768
Smartphone 240 X 320


Scott is keeping it simple; he just wants to avoid Internet Explorer at all costs:

I’m going to attempt to avoid using Internet Explorer at all costs. Even if that means carrying a flash drive with Google Chrome portable.

Hisa is planning on extending Scott’s goal to friends and family:

1920X1080 … XD

I am a geekless resolutioner with the minor exception above. My biggest techy move for 2012 is to stop enabling my family and friends (ie stop fixing their problems so they stop doing stupid stuff simply because they know I will come and fix it…)

Otherwise, I am completely off IE and plan to hide IE from all my family and friends, giving them only Chrome and FF to choose from. The hate will be large ^^ They loves their precious IE.

Radagastll is upgrading his media center:

Create a media server with all of our movies and music on it using nothing but an external hard drive, a wireless router, and a MITX system mounted to the back of the TV.

Speaking of home networks and servers, TheFu is planning on a home network overhaul:

Redesign the home network.
* Public LAN
* Private LAN
* Home office LAN

* Refresh all (15+) Linux LTS Server VMs from 8.04 to 12.04 (when available).
* Consolidate virtualization to LXC and KVM only, dropping VirtualBox, ESX, ESXi and Xen.
* Migrate the current SAN to a private network.

After all, the network IS the computer.

And here we thought we were being fancy throwing in an extra switch to accommodate the new XBMC console!

Have a geeky New Year’s resolution to share? It’s not to late! Sound off in the comments.

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/30/11
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