2008: Year in Review

Ah, another year over – and 2008 was a big one (for both me and the site).  Some highlights include:

  • tannerhelland.com finally has a real home.  2008 marked the merging of all my previous sites into one cohesive whole.   (I know, I know – “it’s about time!”)
  • 2008 was the last year I used a Microsoft OS.  I made the switch to Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux and absolutely love it.
  • 2008 was the year I finally picked up a PS3.  It’s a beautiful device.
  • For the first time in 20+ years, 2008 was my first school-free year.  Being done with university has been GREAT, and being able to “just work” for an entire year was a godsend.  In fact, the only things I miss from university life are student tax breaks.
  • 2008 was the year I officially became an author.  The year started with placement as a semifinalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award (ABNA) competition, and hopefully 2009 will be the year that my first novel finds a home with a major publisher.  In the meantime, pick up an advance copy of the book at http://www.createspace.com/3341273.

2008 was a great year, and 2009 looks to be even better.  Hopefully you can say the same.  :)

Happy New Year!

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