Hello world!

This is a programming blog so ‘Hello world!’ is an appropriate first title.

Welcome to Programming Space, a blog where I hope to talk about my experiences as a programmer, astronomer, and other topics losely related to those areas.  I think I suffer from what Jeff Atwood (@codinghorror) describes as the Fear of Writing.  It’s not that I don’t and can’t write, but it is usually to a small audience.  And I’m not very quick about it.  I type reasonably well (~60 wpm) but my thoughts go so much faster than my fingers and I’m editing before I even get it on the page.  And I like to write in detail.  And explain things.  And give all the background.  And it just takes a long time for me to compose anything in written form.

And so I’m going to take the plunge and start this blog.

This is actually the third blog I’ve started.  The first, which is still limping along, is a gaming blog called Star Frontiers Lives On! and is dedicated to an old school Science Fiction role-playing game that I love.  As part of my blogging efforts, I plan on putting out more content there as well.  You can expect to see more on the topic of Star Frontiers appearing on these pages since I spend a lot of my free time working on Star Frontiers projects.

My second attempt at blogging was a personal blog that originally had similar goals to this one.  It is dead.  And so we are here.

Welcome once again to Programming Space.  I hope you enjoy the content in the coming weeks and months.

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