Hey people, this is my new blog, part of my new website. This is my first obligatory post, and after this (in theory) we get to the serious business of blogging.
For the record, I think “blog” is a stupid stupid word. I’m told it’s short for “weblog,” which makes no sense to me, it would be like if the abbreviated form of “Renal Failure” was “Lfailure.”
I would also like to take this first blog to bitch about the world of web design, which somehow liberally mixes the byzantine with the Kafka-esque. In order to build my website (did I mention that it’s http://www.benrockonline.com?), I used a TEMPLATE which is supposed to make life easy, but then I had to use programs like Flash and Dreamweaver as well as Photoshop and Final Cut Pro. The latter two make COMPLETE sense to me, but Flash… Man, I don’t want to start. Flash is a great program in which the output of all your work is THREE f*cking files, an XML, a FLA, and a FLV. ALL of which can mess you up. And they did. Because I wasn’t happy with the fonts and 100% of the layout in the template, so I had to go mucking about.
So it turns out my first blog post is the blog version of Andy Rooney. Maybe that’s what all of them will be. We’ll see.