Alex's Abode
This is my 100 in 1001 days list starting 2/8/2009. I decided to do this instead of any sort of New Year's resolutions and am much more excited about it. The basic idea is simply to come up with 100 things you want to complete in 1000 days. Wish me luck!
  • Total completed line items: ??


  • Education/Learning

    1. Read remaining textbooks on visual perception (2/2)
    2. Read book on Celtic culture (0/1)
    3. Read book on world religions (0/1)
    4. 1 local history book (1/1)
    5. 1 US History (0/1)
    6. 1 world history book (01)
    7. 1 book on Civil War (1/1)
    8. Learn a foreign language (0/1)
    9. Learn sign language (0/1)
    10. Read the chess books that I have (0/3)
    11. Re-read Linear Algebra book (0/1)
    12. Read an Abstract Algebra book (0/1)
    13. Learn more about Typography (intro and TDR) (0/2)

    Technology

    1. Learn functional programming (F# or ocaml most likely) (0/1)
    2. Finish vimtutor, become a vim master (0/2)
    3. Give Arch Linux another try as a VM (1/1)
    4. Turn game mechanic from the Design list into an actual playable game (0/1)
    5. Read through Underground Guide to Unix, learn linux better (0/1)
    6. Contribute to an open-source project or write one of my own (1/1)
    7. Same as above, but part of a larger project (0/1)
    8. Complete all the DailyWTF programming praxis challenges in a variety of languages
    9. Organize bookmarks
    10. Organize files and/or setup a fileserver
    11. Start doing online backups

    Reading

    1. Stocks (Jubak's Picks, Either/Or Investor by Winter, Fool Investment Guide) (1/3)
    2. Read all Pulitzers in fiction (10/61)
    3. Finish off all the classics I already have (5/?)
    4. Read the Harry Potter series (7/7)
    5. Catch up on the pile o' magazines (1/1)
    6. Read Pillars of the Earth by Follett and talk to Dr. C. about it (2/2)
    7. Read On the Origin of Species and an Intelligent Design book
    8. Read Dune and watch the movie
    9. Join a book club (1/1)

    Exercise/Health

    1. Finish 100 push-up program
    2. Be able to complete the Pilates advanced workout from my book
    3. Be able to jump rope for 10 minutes straight
    4. Try twenty new recipes (10/20)
    5. Complete the (Zen) Big Sit (http://www.tricycle.com/-practice/the-big-sit)

    Art/Creativity/Design/Entertainment

    1. Re-design website (0/1)
    2. Charcoal drawing (0/1)
    3. Ink drawings (1 color, 1 B&W) (0/2)
    4. Make a stop-animation short (0/1)
    5. Come up with a simple "one week" style game mechanic (0/1)
    6. Write a short story

    Talents or Hobbies

    1. Finish a Rubik's cube
    2. Juggle 4 balls
    3. Card Tricks
    4. Sleight of hand
    5. Whittle (http://www.wikihow.com/Whittle-a-Ball-in-a-Cage) (0/1)
    6. Read Sneakiest Uses for Everyday Things and actually try them out (0/1)
    7. Complete 100 crossword puzzles (14/100)
    8. Learn how to play Go (0/1)
    9. Home brew a batch of beer
    10. Build my own table (kitchen or end)

    Entertainment

    1. See AFI's top 100 films (4/100)

    Music

    1. Learn FF Decisive Battle for guitar (http://grahamchoo.blogspot.com/2007/05/decisive-battle.html) (0/1)
    2. Learn Drifting by McKee on guitar (http://www.ultimate-guitar.com/tabs/a/andy_mckee/drifting_ver2_tab.htm) (0/1)
    3. Learn piano (0/1)
    4. Put all the small pieces I have together (or write new stuff) for at least one complete song (0/1)
    5. Learn to read music

    Organize/Home

    1. Get settled in my apartment: unpack everything, get rid of extra clothes/stuff, organize, and decorate.
    2. Finish room organization (1/1)
    3. Get a nice banker's chair with a j-fit for the seat (0/1)
    4. Get bookmarks and computer files in order (0/2)
    5. Clean and tune-up bike (.5/1)

    Games/Computer

    1. Upgrade computer (0/1)
    2. Play through Chrono Trigger and Super Mario RPG on emulator (or virtual console) (0/2)

    Travel

    1. Go on another long distance hike in the US (0/1)
    2. Go to another country (1/1)
    3. Get a passport (1/1)
    4. Visit Katie in DC (1/1)
    5. Visit Katie and Kate in Nashville (1/1)

    Misc

    1. Grow some of my own food (herbs, vegetables) (1/2)
    2. Put this list on my website and make web friendly (2/2)
    3. Finish off the family letters (1/4)
    4. Start my blog (3/3 - get the domain, get the site up, start posting)
    5. Skydiving or bungee jumping or zipline
    6. Fly a plane or hang glider
    7. Contribute to a wiki entry (1/1)
    8. Submit a secret to Postsecret
    American Film Institute's Top 100 (2007 edition)
    TitleCompleted
    Citizen Kane, 1941.
    The Godfather, 1972.
    Casablanca, 1942.X
    Raging Bull, 1980.
    Singin' in the Rain, 1952.
    Gone With the Wind, 1939.
    Lawrence of Arabia, 1962.
    Schindler's List, 1993.
    Vertigo, 1958.X
    The Wizard of Oz, 1939.
    City Lights, 1931.
    The Searchers, 1956.
    Star Wars, 1977.
    Psycho, 1960.
    2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968.
    Sunset Blvd., 1950.
    The Graduate, 1967.
    The General, 1927.
    On the Waterfront, 1954.
    It's a Wonderful Life, 1946.
    Chinatown, 1974.
    Some Like It Hot, 1959.
    The Grapes of Wrath, 1940.
    E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, 1982.
    To Kill a Mockingbird, 1962.
    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, 1939.
    High Noon, 1952.
    All About Eve, 1950.
    Double Indemnity, 1944.
    Apocalypse Now, 1979.
    The Maltese Falcon, 1941.
    The Godfather Part II, 1974.
    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, 1975.
    Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, 1937.
    Annie Hall, 1977.
    The Bridge on the River Kwai, 1957.
    The Best Years of Our Lives, 1946.
    The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, 1948.
    Dr. Strangelove, 1964.X
    The Sound of Music, 1965.
    King Kong, 1933.
    Bonnie and Clyde, 1967.
    Midnight Cowboy, 1969.
    The Philadelphia Story, 1940.
    Shane, 1953.
    It Happened One Night, 1934.
    A Streetcar Named Desire, 1951.
    Rear Window, 1954.
    Intolerance, 1916.
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, 2001.
    West Side Story, 1961.
    Taxi Driver, 1976.
    The Deer Hunter, 1978.
    M-A-S-H, 1970.
    North by Northwest, 1959.
    Jaws, 1975.
    Rocky, 1976.
    The Gold Rush, 1925.
    Nashville, 1975.
    Duck Soup, 1933.
    Sullivan's Travels, 1941.
    American Graffiti, 1973.
    Cabaret, 1972.
    Network, 1976.
    The African Queen, 1951.
    Raiders of the Lost Ark, 1981.
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, 1966.
    Unforgiven, 1992.
    Tootsie, 1982.
    A Clockwork Orange, 1971.
    Saving Private Ryan, 1998.
    The Shawshank Redemption, 1994.
    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, 1969.
    The Silence of the Lambs, 1991.
    In the Heat of the Night, 1967.
    Forrest Gump, 1994.
    All the President's Men, 1976.
    Modern Times, 1936.
    The Wild Bunch, 1969.
    The Apartment, 1960.
    Spartacus, 1960.
    Sunrise, 1927.
    Titanic, 1997.
    Easy Rider, 1969.
    A Night at the Opera, 1935.
    Platoon, 1986.
    12 Angry Men, 1957.
    Bringing Up Baby, 1938.
    The Sixth Sense, 1999.
    Swing Time, 1936.
    Sophie's Choice, 1982.
    Goodfellas, 1990.
    The French Connection, 1971.
    Pulp Fiction, 1994.
    The Last Picture Show, 1971.
    Do the Right Thing, 1989.X
    Blade Runner, 1982.X
    Yankee Doodle Dandy, 1942.X
    Toy Story, 1995.
    Ben-Hur, 1959.X


    Pulitzer Winners in Fiction
    TitleCompleted
    2008 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
    2007 The Road by Cormac McCarthy
    2006 March by Geraldine Brooks
    2005 Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
    2004 The Known World by Edward P. Jones
    2003 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
    2002 Empire Falls by Richard Russo
    2001 The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon
    2000 Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri
    1999 The Hours by Michael Cunningham
    1998 American Pastoral by Philip Roth
    1997 Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer by Steven Millhauser
    1996 Independence Day by Richard Ford
    1995 The Stone Diaries by Carol Shields
    1994 The Shipping News by E. Annie Proulx
    1993 A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain by Robert Olen Butler
    1992 A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley
    1991 Rabbit At Rest by John Updike
    1990 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos
    1989 Breathing Lessons by Anne Tyler
    1988 Beloved by Toni Morrison
    1987 A Summons to Memphis by Peter Taylor
    1986 Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
    1985 Foreign Affairs by Alison Lurie
    1984 Ironweed by William Kennedy
    1983 The Color Purple by Alice Walker
    1982 Rabbit Is Rich by John Updike
    1981 A Confederacy of Dunces by the late John Kennedy Toole
    1980 The Executioner's Song by Norman Mailer
    1979 The Stories of John Cheever by John Cheever
    1978 Elbow Room by James Alan McPherson
    1976 Humboldt's Gift by Saul Bellow
    1975 The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
    1973 The Optimists Daughter by Eudora Welty
    1972 Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner
    1970 Collected Stories by Jean Stafford
    1969 House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday
    1968 The Confessions of Nat Turner by William StyronX
    1967 The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
    1966 Collected Stories by Katherine Anne Porter
    1965 The Keepers Of The House by Shirley Ann GrauX
    1963 The Reivers by William FaulknerX
    1962 The Edge of Sadness by Edwin O'Connor
    1961 To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper LeeX
    1960 Advise and Consent by Allen Drury
    1959 The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters by Robert Lewis Taylor
    1958 A Death In The Family by the late James AgeeX
    1956 Andersonville by MacKinlay KantorX
    1955 A Fable by William Faulkner
    1953 The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest HemingwayX
    1952 The Caine Mutiny by Herman WoukX
    1951 The Town by Conrad Richter
    1950 The Way West by A. B. GuthrieX
    1949 Guard of Honor by James Gould CozzensX
    1948 Tales of the South Pacific by James A. MichenerX