Thursday, March 22, 2007

Late to the party

My name is Kelly and I'm an idiot. There, I said it.

For years the blogging phenomenon has reminded me of the quote, often attributed to Mark Twain, "Better to keep your mouth closed and be thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt". Hence I've been following my friend JJ's blog with a bit of curious scepticism. However, the excellent feedback and generally friendly attitude of most of the commenters on his blog has given me the courage to give it a try myself.

I don't really know what I'm going to blog about yet. I do software engineering of all sorts, both professionally and personally, and I've been studying Japanese for almost 6 years. Both of which pretty much consume all of my time. I stopped watching TV about 6 years except as Japanese study practice (channel 26 here in the Bay Area offers a variety of Japanese programming Saturday and Sunday evenings). I haven't listened to radio in almost as long. Which is to say, I'm generally pretty boring.

Oh yeah, and I'm a fool. But you'll see that for yourself.


jjinux said...

Hey, Kelly! I discovered your blog on Technorati thanks to your reference to my blog.

If you're a fool, and I always say that you're the best programmer I know, what does that make me?


Kelly Yancey said...

Thanks JJ! I'm a fool for taking years to finally start a blog of my own rather than just leech off the insightful posts of others (like you :) ). The only problem is, I don't expect anyone will find my posts particularly insightful. Which means I may be a fool to bother starting a blog after all. :)

P.S. Google translate is fun!