The theme of this Inauguration Day is change for the better.
At this moment, President Barack Obama has just taken the oath of office to become the 44th President of the United States. This historical moment really ushers in 2009, so it is an appropriate first post for this year.
Note that the new President now officially works from a home office (the most famous one in the world), as I and many independent software developers do.
For my part, I have worked to change my priorities and schedule to further reduce the number of distractions and focus primarily on actual development tasks. I am now setting aside two days per week during which I only do development, barring emergencies. Of course, through today, there have been more minor emergencies than not, but I will persist nevertheless.
I am looking forward and aspiring to great things in the coming months and years.