I start more projects than I finish. My current open projects include: finish Max Payne 2, write the code for a online plant encyclopedia, write a paper on commercial open source software, read Orson Scott Card’s Alvin Maker series, write a program to create mix CDs to listen to in the car, maintain and improve my blog, flesh out, learn Esperanto, learn the basics of Mandarin Chinese, learn to read music and play the keyboard, finish Metroid Prime, create an online photo gallery, work on a short movie, build something with electronics, get in better shape, be a better person, learn to cook something really well, read the MIT encyclopedia of cognitive science, read Feynman’s physics lectures, write an application in python, and more.

I will finish many of my projects, but others will eventually be forgotten. I don’t know about most people, but I remember recognizing when I was six or seven that I get interested in something, work on it for a while, and then drop it. Maybe it’s just how I keep from getting truly bored. I’m sure it’s the same for most other people, it just doesn’t seem to bug them as much.