This is ironic. I have never been a huge fan of computer science, or programming for that matter. Yet ‘Hello World’ is the first title that popped in my mind, when I thought of writing my first blog. Haha, I just realized, everything about computer science is an irony in my life. I go to a ‘tech school’, where more than 50% students major in EECS (Electrical Engineering and Computer Science). Moreover, for being an active participant in math olympiads in high school, I have had a lot of friends who are top coders and to-be computer scientists. As such, why computer science is such a repulsion is something I wonder about very often.
So this is me, probably the only person at my college, who does not get computer science for the love of her life. And right now I am far from the said ‘tech school’, enjoying summer at home, in Bangladesh. Growing up, I was the silent kid, who wrote- a lot. I wrote on the margins of school notebooks, I wrote on the pages of old novels, I wrote everywhere. My most ardent reader was my mother. She is the reason for me being me. I’ll save that for another entry. 🙂 Then I turned 17 and flew off to this college abroad. Alone on this foreign land, very often, I found the facebook status box too small for containing the random thoughts I had. Also the college-campus newspaper I wrote for did not allow space for my random ramblings, and for justified reasons too. So I thought about blogging. I read several blogs by people from the homeland and some of them, quite honestly, intimidated me. Let’s just say they were not very encouraging.
This summer though, I came back home, finishing my sophomore year at college. I started studying for a professional school entrance exam. The preparatory materials for these tests can be super-stretched and obviously, at times I got bored. Occasionally, I found myself typing on Microsoft Words, again about random stuff. Then I thought, why don’t I start a personal blog? It’d be the same as typing stuff on Microsoft Words (well, almost) and instead of backspacing them, I’d be able to store and share. So here I am, hello-ing the world. Let’s see how regular I am in this and where this takes me.
PS: I came across this and could relate to it SO well that I stored it in dropbox! 🙂 Apparently this is from the website icanhascheezburger.com. I don’t want anything to do with cheese, but couches- I want, always .