Hello world!

2 November 2009

I’ve been blogging since the fall of 01997. Back in those days I blogged almost exclusively about computing; however, over time I started blogging about  topics such as road tripping, biotech, nanotech, robotics, math, stocks, politics, community, and life in general.

I keep reading about the popularity of WordPress, so I created this blog to help me learn about this popular blogging service.

I like how WordPress creates an initial blog entry that says “hello, world!” When it comes to learning new programming languages, the tradition is to begin by writing a program that prints the phrase “hello, world!”

By the way, I am Gerald Thurman and I live in Tempe, Arizona. These days I’m a computer/math instructor at Scottsdale Community College. I am in the process of developing the RoadHacker, TempeHiker, and MathBabbler characters.