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I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..

by apl (Monsignor)
on Jan 01, 2011 at 13:21 UTC ( #879992=poll: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

vote on I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..

1492
[bar] 39/5%
1776
[bar] 8/1%
1941
[bar] 14/2%
1984
[bar] 70/9%
2001
[bar] 34/5%
2010
[bar] 96/13%
2012
[bar] 25/3%
2525
[bar] 47/6%
the year I started programming
[bar] 56/8%
the year I found Perl Monks
[bar] 46/6%
the year I was able to drink legally
[bar] 29/4%
the year I stopped drinking
[bar] 30/4%
the year I entered college
[bar] 28/4%
the year I graduated college
[bar] 43/6%
the year I met my Significant Other
[bar] 25/3%
the year I married my Significant Other
[bar] 21/3%
the year I divorced my Significant Other
[bar] 45/6%
other
[bar] 81/11%
737 total votes
Comment on I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by Kanishka.black0 (Beadle) on Jan 01, 2011 at 13:24 UTC
    waiting for the 2012 myth .... if that happens ... bye bye cruel world ...
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by moritz (Cardinal) on Jan 01, 2011 at 14:36 UTC

    There's a good reason for me to look forward to 2011: I'm going to be a father, and I think that's going to be the single most drastic change in my life so far :-)

      Congratulations moritz how lovely for you.
      Congratulations!
      Congratulations!!!!
      Congrats, me too. Having a baby girl in May.
      It's a rush, I've been through it twice already :) And it keeps getting better as the little ones become less littler ;)
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ... 2112
by toolic (Chancellor) on Jan 01, 2011 at 16:12 UTC
    Our great computers fill the hallowed halls
    2112
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by Tux (Monsignor) on Jan 01, 2011 at 17:59 UTC

    I seriously don't know how to feel facing the fact that this year will be my 50th birthday. Too old to do more? Yough enough to do more? Only time will tell ...

    At least I still have the looks that make others guess me up to 17 years younger :)


    Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
      Too old to do more? I'm guessing your next 30 or so years may be rather uneventful if you go that track. :-)
      The great thing about passing fifty is that you can stop taking life so damned seriously. Passing sixty is a bit like that as well, you can still care about things, but only the ones worth caring about. The scary thing is wondering if you will live to see a Perl 6 production release ...

        Sorry to say that I really don't care about perl6 at all, as they decided to make my coding style close to illegal in perl6 by default because of whitespace issues.

        For me, coding is like art. The code should not only work well, but also look appealing. That will increase the maintainability. Perl5 gave everyone all the flexibility they needed to make their code adapt to their personal style. And all were happy, as all think their style is best. Nothing wrong with that, as long as you are consistent in that style and gave it some thought. I have tried to explain my personal style, which is best for me. I will not try to convince others to change.

        Perl6 is not my language.


        Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by wjw (Deacon) on Jan 02, 2011 at 01:09 UTC
    .... looking back on 2010....

    May your 2011 have at least four numbers in it, all of them less than 3... :-)

    • ...the majority is always wrong, and always the last to know about it...
    • The Spice must flow...
    • ..by my will, and by will alone.. I set my mind in motion
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by zentara (Archbishop) on Jan 02, 2011 at 13:48 UTC
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 03, 2011 at 04:34 UTC
    Perl 6, Would be glad to see a huge improvement in that area! And Hope full adoption from developers side too!
Reaped: Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by NodeReaper (Curate) on Jan 03, 2011 at 15:31 UTC
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by ChuckularOne (Parson) on Jan 03, 2011 at 15:31 UTC
    THE END IS NIGH!

    Or something like that.

Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by raybies (Chaplain) on Jan 03, 2011 at 19:51 UTC
    Happy New years all. Since I discovered Perl Monks at the end of last year, I'm pretty sure this year's gonna be a the Year of Perl for me. This place rocks, and you folks make me look forward to programming something new everyday... Thanks all ye experts!! --Ray
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by petecm99 (Pilgrim) on Jan 04, 2011 at 14:51 UTC
    I find it interesting that at the present time, the majority answer is 1984. Is the 1984 significance based on the Orwell book? Are respondents looking forward to 2011 to see if time will dispel another author's imagined future? If so, I would expect that would have happened in 2010 - I don't recall a massive space odyssey occurring last year...

    Personally, I'm starting a new job in 2011, so chose 'the year I entered college' as akin to such an event. Unfortunately, the new job has absolutely nothing to do with Perl (I almost declined due to that fact, but money talks). Sigh.
      Are respondents looking forward to 2011 to see if time will dispel another author's imagined future? Well in that case I'm looking forward to 2015 as according to "Back to the Future" we'll be driving flying cars and playing on hover-boards.
      Well, Pete, I picked 1984 because that's when I graduated from High School, not because of the book. That said, any time a dystopian novel is disproven, it's a good thing.
        So 2011 naturally would be your 27th High School reunion, which is obviously relevant since it's three cubed!

        I'm way off-base here, aren't I? ;)
      petecm99 said:
      Is the 1984 significance based on the Orwell book?
      For me, it's the year Apple introduced the Macintosh.
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by mertserger (Curate) on Jan 05, 2011 at 10:17 UTC
    What is that expression about: Nostalgia isn't what it used to be?
      I hurd Nostalgia put on 30 lbs dis holiday, gurl bootylicious
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by technojosh (Priest) on Jan 05, 2011 at 21:38 UTC
    2011 will be the year I turn 30, and finalize my (probably 1st AND last) divorce.. where the ____ did my 20s GO??
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by Utilitarian (Vicar) on Jan 06, 2011 at 09:22 UTC
    Well I'm based in Ireland, the IMF have come in, the outgoing govt. has agreed to cover the losses of Irish based banking companies, so I'm looking forward to this year like Dustin Hoffman does a visit to the dentist.

    print "Good ",qw(night morning afternoon evening)[(localtime)[2]/6]," fellow monks."
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by Bloodnok (Vicar) on Jan 07, 2011 at 12:59 UTC
    I _was_ looking forward to 2011 like I looked back on 1986 - however, after the events of early this a.m. (UK time) and we've once again got one over the Aussies, I'm now looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked back on 1415 and then again 400 years later...

    :-D

    A user level that continues to overstate my experience :-))
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by Swalif (Scribe) on Jan 11, 2011 at 00:47 UTC
    I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to 1408
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by Mushka (Acolyte) on Jan 11, 2011 at 21:15 UTC
    1999 cause that's 1 year before 2000 which was "supposed" to be another apocalypse (just like 2011 is 1 year before 2012)
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 13, 2011 at 07:12 UTC
    I think the government is going to start confiscating 1984 pennies.
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by Illuminatus (Curate) on Jan 14, 2011 at 15:08 UTC
    Most of the initial answers don't make a lot of sense. With the exception of zentara, for whom time runs backwards as often as it runs forwards, it would not be possible to 'look forward' to years who's significance was not predicted ahead of time.

    For me, the year 2000. I cleaned up as a consultant, holding the hand of various paranoid customers worried about Y2K...

    fnord

      > it would not be possible to 'look forward' to years who's significance was not predicted ahead of time.

      Why not? Noone says anything about that 'looking forward' to such a year has anything to do with the significance (that wasn't predicted),..

      I looked forward to the year I met my spouse, but the reason that I looked forward to that specific year had nothing to do with her...

      I should have been more specific. I was really only referring to most of the numeric date years. You couldn't 'look forward' to 1492, when the event that is most identified with that year could not have been known ahead of time. Ditto 1776 and 1941. You could make the case for 2001 and 2010, based on AC Clarke's books, though. Few people 'look forward' to the year they stop drinking before they finally make the decision, ditto the divorce option. Just picking nits...

      fnord

Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by firecop (Initiate) on Jan 17, 2011 at 16:44 UTC
    Back to doing what I love next to best - improving my knowledge and use of perl. Thank you for allowing me for the past years to read the wisdom (and the humor) here. What I love best is not a what but a who and I look forward to 2012 to improve upon that first and foremost. Best wishes for a wonderful new year to all!
Re: I'm looking forward to 2011 the way I once looked forward to ..
by BioLion (Curate) on Jan 19, 2011 at 15:22 UTC

    1984 - the year I was born! I feel reborn in 2011: new job, new country (new language - argh!), new start!

    Just a something something...

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