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3. February 2013 07:23
by Brad Falk
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Hello Blog World!

3. February 2013 07:23 by Brad Falk | 0 Comments

Yes, I know, if you had a nickel for every nerd who started their tech blog off with "Hello World" you'd be rich. I've never been known for my originality - sue me.

With that said, welcome to my blog. My name is Brad Falk, I'm a lead developer/software architect at NetWise Technology, working in the Microsoft .NET space. I've been doing web development since 1999, starting out doing mostly frontend work, writing tons of JavaScript way before it was cool to write JavaScript. I'm currently in the early stages of taking a 10+ year old web forms application, that primarily only works in Internet Explorer, and rewriting it in ASP.NET MVC 4, with all the HTML5 goodness and <insert buzz words here> that enable cross browser/device, etc. This is an awesome challenge that I'm really licking my geek chops over. Most of what I'll be blogging about over the next year will be things that I've learned throughout this project. It's going to be fun.

Ready...Aim...Aim...Aim...

I actually put this site up over this past Thanksgiving break. I've been wanting to start a blog for quite a while and just never "got around to it". So, with some free time, I bought the domain, signed up for the hosting, downloaded BlogEngine.NET, and got the site up and running within a few hours. It felt great to finally do it. Coincidentally, the week after I put the site up, at our weekly team breakfast meeting, we listened to a short audio presentation by John Maxwell about falling into the trap of always just thinking about doing things, but never actually doing them...the "Ready...aim...aim...aim" syndrome - never pulling the trigger. I'd fallen into that trap, big time, in regards to the blog I always wanted to do. It was good to hear that other people do the same thing, and it felt awesome that I had just pulled the trigger on a goal I had been aiming for, for quite some time.

Fire!

Well, here I am, almost three months after creating the site, with my blog still idle - the temporary "Under Contruction" post patiently waiting for me to take it down and write the real "Welcome to my blog" post. I actually stressed quite a bit about what this first post should be. I don't know why I thought it needed to be some grand work of art. Heck, even one of my favorite blogger's first post wasn't anything to look at.

So, now I've officially pulled the trigger, and I'm excited to have finally kicked this thing off!!

....for real this time, I promise.  Embarassed 

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