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Highlights of 2012

I don’t consider 2012 to have been a great year personally, I’m quite glad to see the back of it. But I do have to join in with almost everyone else in the blogging world and post my highlights of the year. First up of course, is albums…

Records of the year

  1. Mid Air – Paul Buchanan (Mid Air on Youtube)
  2. The Devil’s Debt – Love & Money (The Devil’s Debt on Youtube)
  3. Now for Plan A – The Tragically Hip (Goodnight Attawapsikat on Youtube)

Books of the year (not necessarily published this year, but read by me in 2012)

  1. No Country for Old Men – Cormac McCarthy
  2. A is for Angelica – Iain Broome
  3. The Deep Dark Sleep – Craig Russell

Tech books of the year

  1. DBA Survivor – Thomas LaRock
  2. How to Become an Exceptional DBA – Brad McGehee
  3. Pro SQL Server 2012 Practices – a ton of great SQL folks (still reading this but it’s the business)

Beers of the year

  1. Hit The Lip – Cromarty Brewing Co
  2. Magic 8 Ball – Magic Rock Brewing
  3. A Face With No Name – Tempest Brewing Co

Sporting moment

The 49ers beating the Saints in the playoffs courtesy of this last-gasp Alex Smith touchdown pass to Vernon Davis.

Personal highlights and goals

  1. Finally getting my degree through the Open University
  2. Running 5k for the first time ever (using Couch To 5k)
  3. Reading 50 books in the year – thanks to my Kindle!
  4. Meeting one of my music heroes, Nile Rodgers, at the Edinburgh Book Festival2012 08 22 11 55 29