MY BLOG, my Dopplr journal and my Flickr photostream have become elements of my lifestream, so looking back at the year is easiest when thumbing through the timelines on those services. I had a really good 2007, even though I've lost some friends.
January 2007. After spending three days among young scientists in Dublin, I started using this thing called Twitter to peer into Fresh Lime Soda conversations, allowing the application to drop messages directly onto my phone. I had played with Twitter during third level multimedia classes last quarter but only now began using its SMS mode. My voyeurism has extended well beyond gawking at two women chatting and now my blogging has declined because I use Twitter and Jaiku to post ideas more frequently than I ever blogged.
February 2007. While walking my dog in County Tipperary, I watched Conn O Muineachain tweet about his well-deserved Grand Prix Award at the Digital Media Awards in Dublin. Later in the month, we kicked off the first of two Schoolworks sessions for 2007.
March 20007. The Irish Blog Awards attracted several hundred people to The Alexander Hotel, including my small group of three and I left with an award for the "best technology blog" and Damien Mulley deserved "best contribution" much more than anyone else. Fifteen days later, we discovered we were expecting a child in September.
April 2007. Kurt Vonnegut passed away, I appeared on Network Two's Scope television programme and sometime on the 22nd of April, page view number two million clicked away on this blog.
May 2007. Creativity continued percolated at Limerick OpenCoffee with the 3 May session involving an enterprising opera singer. On the last day of May, Ruth and I enjoyed Reboot 9 in Copenhagen where I started using Jaiku full-time.
June 2007. We put the Garmin Nuvi 360 through its paces in several scenarios, using it hard throughout the summer. In October, it was stolen through a smashed car window.
July 2007. Moodler Jennifer Burke died. A dedicated classmate of mine, Mike Butler, was killed in Iraq.
August 2007. I gave away my SonyEricsson P1i because I recognised it would enjoy a higher level of service in the hands of an always-on eirepreneur.
September 2007. Ruth and I married in a civil service held in a hotel, not a registry office. Although we were not the first to enjoy this privilege, our day in the Raheen House Hotel happened months before the national news announced that a Kerry couple had been the first to tie the knot in a cozy hotel. Then 10 days later, our lovely daughter Mia was born.
October 2007. Google acquires Jaiku and I started moving most of my microblogging to Jaiku from Twitter.
November 2007. We spent six hours in Limerick for an OpenCoffee session that turned into a college lecture and a special tour of the University of Limerick design lab.
December 2007. Writer and online collaborator Marc Orchant died. We finished 2007 listening to David Gilmour and David Bowie sing in the Royal Albert Concert Hall.
Off to 2008 with 730 Feedburner readers in trail.