Hello World!

“Hello World” is the iconic and simple program one supposedly makes first when getting known to a new programming language. I’m using that as a topic for the first post of this new blog I’m starting.

I’m starting a new blog about technology and gaming. I’m doing this mostly because I tend to make a lot of esoteric configuration and programming work on Linux. To be honest, good “use it exactly like this and it will work” guides are quite hard to find for the stuff I’m interested in. So, why not publicly document my findings to benefit the community?

There is of course a lot of other stuff than Linux to write about. I’m planning on writing about cool gadgets I personally own. Having used a device some time is the only way to expose all the pitfalls it may include.¬† The IT magazines don’t usually give such in-depth knowledge that would be essential in making the decision about purchasing stuff.

And then there is gaming. I have played computer and video games since the Commodore 64 came out. As a 5-year old Finnish rascal it was kind of hard to try to load the games from tape drive. Luckily my dad helped by writing a small notebook about how things work. Later I got known to NES, GameBoy, PC and Xbox360, so I consider myself to know my stuff. Maybe not completely inside-out, but at least I’m competent to follow most gaming discussions.

In addition to technical and gaming issues, I will write also about politics, whenever it intersects with the aforementioned topics. However, all my “purely” political pieces can be found from my Finnish blog at http://usvi.puheenvuoro.uusisuomi.fi/ .

I believe in content before form, so for some time the blog will have default layout settings. Once I gain more knowledge about themes and managing WordPress, I’ll probably make some changes to the appearance.

I guess that is enough background information on this blog and myself. It’s time to get to work and publish some actual articles.

28th of August 2013, Janne Paalijärvi

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