I've been lacking the ideas on how to write the regular and last off-topic post of the year, thinking which piece of music I should link to.
And then the inspiration came from the completely unexpected source.
Those of you who follow Arsenal FC in the English Premier League know that Arsenal can either draw against Liverpool but in such a way that fans will remember it for years (yes, that Liverpool 4 to Arsenal 4 draw), or, most likely, lose badly to this Merseyside team, something like 1:4 or similar.
So less than a week earlier, Arsenal was playing with Liverpool in London, losing 0:2. Oh well, most Arsenal fans thought, one of those days which can only be described in Fever Pitch. Then, in the 2nd half, after the few minutes, while the fans were having mince pies and tea, Arsenal were 3:2 up, with Liverpool managing to equalize. The game saw many mistakes and brilliant moves and fans just had the day of the year watching the game. I liked this summary.
How would I translate that to a New Year wish for you, the software engineers ? Here it is:
Enjoy your work next year, try to do something extraordinary, something new, and don't be afraid to make mistakes :-)
Happy New Year !