An Old Novice

As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m not a member of the younger generation. It fascinates me to watch my two-year-old grandson (Malcolm) download movies on his iPad, and then become somewhat frustrated when the movie fails to load. I think I played with an etch-a-sketch at his age.

We’ve come a long way, baby. I’ve built from scratch what you’re reading here. This blog page has been quite the learning experience. If you’re where I’m at on a technological level, you might find this amusing.

“…CSS is a stylesheet language that describes the presentation of an HTML (or XML) document.

CSS describes how elements must be rendered on screen, on paper, or in other media…” 

I’m sorry, what now? When Malcolm is old enough to read, maybe he can help me decipher CSS from SASS and what the hell that means.


Dammit Jim, I’m a writer, not a programmer!


I’ll get this, I’m sure. In the meantime, I continue to stumble, fall, re-read the instructions, and try again. So far, it looks like I’m doing okay. But then again, I may have inadvertently launched nuclear weaponry somewhere. I’ll throw myself on the mercy of the court. I mean, come on, what’d they expect allowing me on the computer? I’m old, for crying out loud!

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