Gilad Naor

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Blogging 101

At 27, I’m an old man.

I guess I’ve been living under a rock or something - I have no idea what’s “hot” in technology these days. I’m new to blogging. I only have a general idea what the whole RSS thing is and I don’t know what technorati is. I barely even have a facebook account.

Now, this is a problem for me. I program in c for a living. I like c. I’ve been programming in it for over 10 years. And I recently found out that people don’t really program in c anymore. Now this didn’t surprise me. I knew that. I was surprised, however, that people don’t even program in C++ anymore. They program in Java or .NET. This really blew me away.

I’m taking an advanced course in Object Oriented Design. You know - design- patterns, AOP, UML, etc. It’s been a real eye opener into just how far removed I am from what’s been groovy since, well, I was 18 years old. I really am old.

And now I’m writing a blog. I have a lot of catching up to do. Not just in learning what a trackback is, but also in what tools to use. Tools are important. Very important. I think I’ll probably have to write more about that later on, but for the time being, I need to find myself some good tools to help in blogging.