In a few hours I will be leaving for Malaysia, specifically Singapore and Tioman island, to spend the holidays there. I feel privileged to be able to end my year like this, and I dare say I think it’ll be good for me.

Quickly, before the year ends, here’s a madly short look back at the past year.


  • Worked on “Shuttle
  • Khaled‘s brain-child Shuttle is a new backend for WordPress. It’s been a very interesting project, because it’s been molded by a number of highly clever people. The end result is much better than the current WordPress backend, and part of Shuttle will be included in WordPress 2.0 once that’s launched sometime soon.

  • Got Fauna out the door
  • My open-source theme for WordPress, “Fauna“, had been on the shelf for quite a while. It’s nice to have it out of the door.

  • New installments

2005 was a good year for my monthly installments. Possibly the best year yet. I’m proud to have made such installments as Arboretum, Stagecraft, Surr?alisme Recut, and Undergrowth.


  • Noscope redesign
  • I have early sketches done, and plenty of reasons for this. Noscope will see a redesign sometime in 2006. The focus will be to simplify things, remove text, increase transparency of content, and highlight sub-sections.

  • Relaxation & health
  • I plan to focus on getting and staying as healthy as possible, next year. What this entails, I have yet to plan.

  • Fauna final
  • A number of bugs have surfaced for Fauna, and I plan to fix these quickly and be done with it.

  • More installments

My installments are the best things I’ve done with my website, and they keep getting more interesting, challenging and surprisingly, fun to make. The no-demands-to-myself feel of them and the randomness with which they are devised every month have kept making me proud. So I see no reason to stop.

Have a happy holiday and a great new year.

7 thoughts on “2006”

  1. It’s been good hanging around this place for yet another year. Enjoy your little trip there, you won’t catch me being jealous at all!

  2. Jonas Rabbe says:

    It’s been a pleasure to be part of the noscope “community” this past year (or how long it’s been since I stumbled onto this).

    There are some thoughts I want to write later, I’m simply too tired to get my mind together now. Looking forward to seeing you and reading your stuff in the new year.

  3. AkaXakA says:

    What they said. Have a good time 🙂

  4. Ka-Meng says:

    This has probably come a wee bit too late but have a great time in Tioman Island.

    Being a Malaysian (but based in Melbourne now), I’ve only been there once but I would also recommend that you give the Perhentian Island a try too – it’s pretty good for snorkeling and scuba diving.

  5. Tristan says:

    It’s been great working with you on zenphoto this past year, and good luck in 2006 with all that stuff!

    Have a great vacation! That sounds wonderful right about now…

  6. It was indeed a great year, and I’m looking very much forward to working more with you, and perhaps meeting up some more?

  7. Joen says:

    Thank you all for the kind words.

    Noscope would be little without you guys, so thanks. I hope to continue work on these various wonderful projects.

    Happy new year!

    Being a Malaysian (but based in Melbourne now), I?ve only been there once but I would also recommend that you give the Perhentian Island a try too – it?s pretty good for snorkeling and scuba diving.

    Unfortunately, we didn’t have time to visit any other than Tioman Island, but if it’s half as good as Tioman was, it’s on my to-do list! I now officially love Malaysia. Ringitts forever!

    and perhaps meeting up some more?

    It would be a crime otherwise.

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