Hello, World

Eric Lawler

March 20, 2019

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The Beginning

When learning computer programming, it’s traditional to begin one’s journey towards mastering the syntax by instructing the computer to print Hello, World! on the screen.

This is Python’s Hello, World!:

#!/usr/bin/env python
print("Hello, World!")

And this is PHP’s:

echo "Hello, World!";

My Hello, World! for the GameBoy, written in Z80 assembly, is an impressive 179 lines long—a sharp contrast to Python and PHP.

What’s the point?

This brief missive is lawler.io’s Hello, World!, if you will. In the weeks to come, this lonely piece of content will be joined by more meaningful thoughts.

Productivity is meaningless unless you know what your goal is.

Eliahu M. Goldratt, The Goal (1984), pg 32

My goals for this website are straightforward:

  1. Allow me to keep my writing skills sharp, lest they rust in the withering deluge of texts, emails, and social media lols.
  2. Give me a space to better understand my own thoughts by typing them out.
  3. Serve as a resource for others. When someone asks me for help, I can write a thoughtful response and throw it into the tangled snake of wires that is the world wide web—maybe some brave soul will stumble across the response and lessen their own pain.

Here’s to a great 2019.

Finalized at 1:11 AM.

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