First Post


Welcome to the humble beginnings of my blog.  When I start something new, I always try to start with a goal.  And I also believe strongly in having one, and only one, primary goal.  Sure you can have secondary goals, and yes, things certainly change over time.  So…

The primary goal for this blog is my writing. I desperately want to be a better, faster writer.

Once the choice of a primary goal is made it acts like The Force–and as Obi-Wan says “The Force is what gives a Jedi his power. It’s an energy field created by all living things. It surrounds us, and penetrates us. It binds the galaxy together.”  Everything in this blog, especially code-filled posts about Flex animation or Nginx configuration files, will always be about my writing (that’s the surround and penetrate part that binds this blog together).  I want to find a voice that is terse, but informative.  I want to go deep into the details, but I don’t want to bore.  And it’s gotta be funny.  Along the way, I expect there’ll be some swearing, cursing, and lots of frustration, but there always is when code, work, and life collide.

Why?  It’s probably something from my science upbringings, but I always like to question decisions, including mine.  First, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a job posting without “Excellent written and verbal communication skills” in it somewhere.  Second, and more importantly, communication is one of the keys to success in today’s global society.  And that’s that, not much to question.

Please enjoy, and I do so love feedback.

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