101 Things Round 4

Project Dates

August 04, 2016 to May 02, 2019

Project Progress

11/101 and 17 in progress

The List


001. Read through the Bible

002. Read How to Read a Book, and then read 3 books listed in the appendix of How to Read a Book [0/4]

003. Read 5 business books [2/5]

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – Project Management Institute (December 8, 2017)
The 1-Page Marketing Plan – Allan Dib (March 2, 2018)

004. Read 3 books from the Programmer Competency Matrix [0/3]

005. Read 5 books recommended by Ryan Holiday [2/5]

American War – Omar El Akkad (September 6, 2017)
Washington: A Life – Ron Chernow (December 21, 2017)

006. Read 5 books listed in Book Lust To Go [2/5]

The Places in Between – Rory Stewart (December 19, 2016)
From Cape to Cairo – David Ewing Duncan (August 14, 2017)

007. Read 3 books that have won the National Outdoor Book Award [2/3]

The Emerald Mile – Kevin Fedarko (November 17, 2016)
The Ledge – Jim Davidson; Kevin Vaughan (May 22, 2017)

008. Read 3 books from the Book In Common list [3/3]

Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson (October 26, 2016)
The Yellow Birds – Kevin Powers (March 15, 2017)
Ready Player One – Ernest Cline (March 25, 2018)

009. Read 3 Christian non-fiction books [1/3]

The Bible Jesus Read – Philip Yancey (October 12, 2017)

010. Read 5 books about psychology [0/5]

011. Read 5 books about racial/other discrimination issues [0/5]

012. Read 3 books from 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die [3/3]

The Handmaid's Tale – Margaret Atwood (September 8, 2016)
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (February 24, 2017)
Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson (March 5, 2018)

013. Read 5 paper books and 5 Kindle books that I own but have not yet read (these may also qualify for another reading goal) [5/10]

Be Brave, Be Strong – Jill Homer (October 11, 2016 - Kindle)
Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson (October 26, 2016 - Kindle)
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee (February 24, 2017 - Kindle)
Snowshoeing – Gene Prater (March 12, 2017 - Paper)
The Yellow Birds – Kevin Powers (March 15, 2017 - Kindle)

014. Read 30 books a year in both 2017 and 2018 [2/2 - completed August 31, 2018]

Culture & Education

015. Go on the Artoberfest art studio tour

016. Work through the Open Yale literature class

017. See a Kyle Williams show

018. Attend a Chico Performances show

019. Finish my MBA degree

020. Attend Taste of Chico

021. Learn to cook Thai curry

022. Take a cooking class

023. Visit a museum

024. Listen to 10 classical albums that I have purchased but not yet listened to [0/10]

Health and Fitness

025. Run a 5k

026. Swim a mile without stopping

027. Complete a century bike ride

028. Complete a sprint triathlon

029. Participate in one of the local Wednesday night group bike rides

030. Fast from refined sugar for 30 days (fruit is fine)

031. Exercise at least 3 times a week for at least 100 of the weeks during the time covered by this list (bike commutes to work count) [83/100]

032. Track my food intake every day for 30 days in a row

033. Weigh less than 200 pounds (Starting weight: 280 pounds; Current weight: 266 pounds)

Travel and Outdoor Activities

034. Visit a National Park that I haven't yet visited

035. Visit a U.S. state or Canadian province I haven't yet visited

036. Take a family road trip

037. Climb Brokeoff Mountain

038. Camp at the Fowlers Camp Campground

039. Camp at Lake Alpine

040. Camp at Juniper Lake [August 3-5, 2017]

041. Camp at Panther Meadows

042. Hike the Crags Trail in Castle Crags State Park

043. Use my new Long Haul Trucker for an overnight or longer bike trip

044. Go snowshoeing


045. Take Emily backpacking

046. Take Anna camping [August 3-5, 2017 – Juniper Lake]

047. Tour Lake Shasta Caverns with the girls

048. Take a kid-free trip with Crystal

049. Design a book, or series of books, containing family photos from 2008 through 2018

050. Go on a backpacking trip with Dad


051. Redesign this site

052. Work with an attorney to create a will [December 5, 2016]

053. Design and purchase our wedding album

054. Go a month without watching television (including streaming sources like Netflix and Hulu)

055. Transfer Digital 8 video to computer

056. Make a list of movies that I would like to own and purchase 5 of them [0/5]

057. Design and build a website that serves as a personal business card, a hub pointing to my other sites and businesses

058. Update the photos in my office at work

059. Hang things on our walls

060. Take an overnight trip by myself [Went camping July 20-23]

Organization and Time Management

061. Finish setting up Getting Things Done at home

062. Organize all media (music, movies, home videos, podcasts, and audiobooks) for streaming via Plex

063. Move to a paperless home office as much as possible

064. Organize our bedroom

065. Organize our garage

066. Private

067. Private

Purchases and Finances

068. Buy hardware/software needed to transfer Digital 8 videos to our computer

069. Purchase a wok

070. Purchase a document scanner [February 19, 2017]

071. Purchase a Plex pass so I can share videos, etc with family and friends [December 22, 2016]

072. Purchase a bike rack for our car

073. Purchase a headstone for the grave of the twins

074. Purchase an entertainment center for our living room

075. Purchase a home theater receiver and speakers

076. Purchase everything I need to make our camping boxes grab-and-go

077. Purchase the equipment needed to do camera scans from film (alternate: get a film scanner that can handle all of my negative and slide formats)

078. Purchase a new tripod

079. Buy baseball equipment so I can play with the girls

080. Pay off all credit card debt


081. Photograph Yosemite in the winter

082. Take a photo of one or more of my kids once a week for a year with the big camera [January 1-December 31, 2017]

083. Take my camera out to look for landscape photos at least 5 times [1/5]

Trip to Lassen National Park - July 20-23

084. Redesign the Divine Reflections website (alternately: rename to Coates Photo and build a website for that)

085. Catch up on copyright registrations

086. Complete the setup of our image backup system

087. Organize and keyword all digital photos

088. Build at least two BTZS tubes for 4x5 film

089. Do a nature shoot with my 4x5 camera

090. Make scans of all reasonable quality black and white film and color slides

091. Make scans of all reasonable quality color negatives

092. Create 30 book quality images for my Bidwell Park photo project [0/30]

Coatesoft and Programming

093. Design a website for Coatesoft

094. Learn responsive design techniques

095. Learn about DevOps

096. Learn HTML 5/CSS 3

097. Attend the Business of Software conference

098. Attend a tech conference

099. Release a new product for Coatesoft


100. Move into an expert, lead, or management position [November 28, 2018 - Promoted to expert team lead]

101. Generate monthly freelance/business income equivalent to half of what I make at my day job

Posted by Greg on August 3, 2016 at 6:00PM.

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