New Month Resolution: learn a new lang
Want to learn a new lang in 2011? How about emacs lisp? (See: What is Your Favorite Lisp.)
Instead of a new year's resolution, which often are forgotten after Jan, let's have a resolution just for January.
So, what about setting a short-term goal for learning emacs and elisp? What do you wish to learn in January? Answer these questions. Before you answer, try to have a realistic, low-key goal, that you actually would achieve after Jan. Some of the questions below is about emacs/lisp if you think that's something you'll find helpful.
• Is there a language you wish to learn in Jan?
• What are some things you always wanted to know about emacs/elisp?
• Is it a particular emacs setup that's bugging you for a while?
• Any particular mode, package, you wished to install or know more?
• Do you have a basic understanding of elisp?
• Is it some basic understanding of elisp you always wanted?
• What would be some pratical things that would help in your job?
• How much time you can devote to learning (your choice of new lang or elisp)? (i recommend no more than 30 min a day, but at least every other day. You must stick to this schedule)
• At the end of the month, what would be some things that can concretely measure your effort? (a small set of learning notes? A small program as a project?)
Post your answers below.