Hello World!

Hi everyone!

Thank you for being here to witness the start of my new adventure – this time blogging and getting myself into the Web.

My name is Dorota. Probably the first time any of you ever heard that name, unless, of course, you’ve seen every single episode of the Gossip Girl (which you probably haven’t if you’re not from the 90’s).

If I could, I’d name myself Blair or Serena, unfortunately I am Polish, and only Polish names are allowed to be given to children here, hence… my name is used for Blair’s servant. Well… at least I can refer to something!

I started this blog just to share some creativity with the world. Working a full-time job and studying for an approaching exam made me realise that for a long time now I have not really created anything – I don’t paint, I don’t draw, I don’t sculpt, I don’t really do anything creative anymore – maybe except occasional polishing of my penmanship skills.

I’ve been writing my entire life. Ever since I can remember, and quite frankly, I used to be rather good at it. In Polish, that is. English is my second language, I’ve never been to England or any other country where English is an official language – so please keep an open mind about any mistakes you can find here.

This blog was created for a simple reason – I do not want to lead a boring life of a hamster running on its tiny wheel everyday for the rest of its life. I want to wake up one day and be able to think that yesterday I created something and it was cool. Or at least that I created something that has not been immediatelly shut in the drawer 😉

you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will – Stephen King

What I want to write about? Things that interest me, things that make me happy, reports from my trips – if I ever go anywhere interesting – my tips for you guys, which might help you start an adventure just like mine or simply my everyday thoughts which may, or may not, bore you to death.

After this rather long prefix, I’ll try to keep it short this time. I titled this entry with words “Hello World”. The first thing I learnt during Computer Science classes at the University of Technology was how to code a program which output presents “Hello World”. Why these particular words?

Well, the romour says that it is the first message that has ever been displayed on the computer screen. Is this true? I don’t know, but the truth is that since it appeared in the first chapter of a book titled “Programming language C” in 1978 it has been a part of all programming languages ever since and you can check how it looks using a search engine.

I studied Computer Science over 7 years ago, and except how terribly my teacher smelled and how he was alway late, the only thing I remember is “Hello World” story, which made quite an impact on me at that time. Nice to think that students around the world use the same exact phrase when they start programming classes. Makes you think the world is really small, doesn’t it?

I hope you will enjoy this adventure with me and keep up with my posts. There is only one thing left for me to say now:

hello world

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