When I was younger, I considered myself a musician. As a real musician, I owned a collection of instruments, amplifiers, and cables. As a real musician, I wrote songs, played with groups, and tossed around words like “gig” without irony. I was so pretentious that I feared not being able to continue writing simply from running out of notes. “There can only be so many combinations of chords and rhythms, right?” But I grew older, played less, and listened more. And I became aware of how little I really knew. “Musician?” Now just an embarrassing self-title.
In Wikipedia’s overview of the Dunning-Kruger effect, Bertrand Russel is quoted:
In the modern world the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt.
So, it’s 2010. And I am starting a blog.
Though it may be ten years and two versions of the Web late, hopefully this delayed entrance will yield an otherwise lacking acute self-awareness of just how unnecessary Yet Another Blog is. After all, there can only be so many combinations of words, right?
Who are you?
The about page has that.
What can I expect?
Mostly technical topics centered on programming concerns as well as design and usability. I plan to share and discuss code, critique my own and others’ work, and make an honest attempt to avoid being just another echo in the techno-blogo-chamber.
Will it be worth my time?
What a rude, but honest, question. It may not be at first, but with practice and patience, who knows?
How often will you post?
I make no promises.
Let’s get on with it.