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Is 2008 a Good / Bad for you?

Hanuma Deepak Muvvala
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Joined: Nov 20, 2005
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Its almost end of 2008, What the year 2008 left for you Good or Bad?

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Gregg Bolinger
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Good.


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Akhilesh Trivedi
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Bombaastic and fantaastic!


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vijay jamadade
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Joined: May 12, 2008
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it was bad for me hope 2009 will be better


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Ankit Garg
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Joined: Aug 03, 2008
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Not Great but Good


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Himanshu Gupta
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Joined: Aug 18, 2008
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Was good.... but not very good... but achieved most of the targets decided for 2008... A lot of things to be done in 2009..



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Jesper de Jong
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It was good. I had two long holidays (to Ethiopia and to Ladakh, India) and I've also visited my brother in the USA (he lives close to New York), and met Jeanne there, one of the other moderators of JavaRanch.

I hope 2009 will be even better. I have a big change related to work: I quit my job and I'm now starting to work as an independent software developer, a freelancer. Fortunately I have a job for the first three months of 2009 already. It's exciting and interesting to learn how having your own company works.


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Ankit Garg
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Great Jasper that you are now working as a Freelancer. I'm also thinking about this but I'm not experienced enough to do it right now. May be in 2010
Rambo Prasad
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Joined: Feb 23, 2006
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The first 5 months of 2008 was a totally messed up time for me...I wish 2009 is better..

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Joe Harry
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Joined: Sep 26, 2006
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I had a lot of learning this year. Hope it continues in 2009 as well.


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Rajasekhar Devi Reddy
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Joined: Dec 21, 2007
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I was awesome!!!
Steve Luke
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I for one am happy to see 2008 leave. On my 3rd job of the year. Both my girlfriend and her dad are currently out of jobs. Have 4 other close friends who spent 6+ mos. without a job. All told, makes everyone on edge and times tough... (hey this sounds a bit like a country music song). I am definitely looking forward to 2009 :-)


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Jeffry Kristianto Yanuar
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Joined: Oct 01, 2007
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Very GOOD, in 2008 I achieved the following :
- Passed SCJA
- Graduated in bachelor degree
- Got the job as a Java instructor
- Passed SCJD

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