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A man, a martini, and a lot of microphones.: March 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Hello World!

Now that my web designer has had some fun with the blog, I think it's time for me to give it a whack (especially since now I have some time... which is usually precious to me).

But what would a first blog post be if we didn't keep to tradition, so in the tradition of new things technical, there's only one thing one can really say at a time like this:

"hello, world"

I'm sure that more than a few folks are asking, "that's it?" Unfortunately, yes it is. But I'm not the type to do something like this without a reason, and true to form there's a good reason to use this phrase. As our good friend, Wikipedia.org tells us:

The use of "Hello world!" as a test message was influenced by an example program in the seminal book The C Programming Language. The example program from that book prints "hello, world" (without capital letters or exclamation mark), and was inherited from a 1974 Bell Laboratories internal memorandum by Brian Kernighan, Programming in C: A Tutorial, which contains the first known version.
In a nutshell, that's it. I'm still working on some stuff for the website (mostly though, on Denise's nerves... sorry), so much like "hello, world" this is a proof of concept. Next time I'll give a bit of an explanation as to what this blog is all about, and a bit more about myself.

With some luck, nobody will fall asleep in the process. =-)

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