Here are my technology resolutions for 2013:
Stop carrying around a laptop - My last two trips where I carried my laptop bag, I didn't end up using my laptop. I could do everything with my iPad or Phone. I need to take the plunge and leave the laptop at home.
Get those pictures backed up - If my computer dies, I have my 20,055 pictures backed up, but I have a feeling that getting them back in a organized usable state won't be as easy as it should be. If I change the software I'm using for photo management, I want to be able to pull in the photos from a backup. So, I need to figure this out. Ideally, I would like my backup to have photos in a standard format, with all the associated metadata (dates, geotags, etc.).
Find a better way to manage passwords - I have been hesitating using software to manage my passwords because I access sites from a variety of platforms and I doubt I can find any password management software that would work on my Mac, PC, iPhone, Surface, etc. I try to keep different passwords for different sites, and I'm forced to do this anyway because of the different rules imposed regarding case, special characters, size and numbers. I keep most passwords in a secret file, but I don't like this solution. It seams really vulnerable.
Better manage incoming email - I have about six email accounts. I don't have all email accounts on all devices, for example, I don't have my work email on my iPad, and I don't have any of my personal email on my work laptop. The account I give to my friends I want to check more often than the one I give to those sites that require registration. I currently check everything often. I have a friend who cleans out their inbox every day, and automatically flags items from their boss as 'important', and puts a reminder on other emails so they respond in a timely manner.
I happy to say I mastered last years resolution of automating my finances and eliminating my checkbook. If you have any thoughts on this years tasks, I would love to hear it!