Up until now, I haven’t been a real blog addict (reading or writing). However, there has to be a first time for everything. What I hope to achieve by blogging is to give my loyal subscriber base of millions a different perspective on Java programming: that of the newbie. Hopefully along the way I can learn a few things about programming and maybe even myself. If by some miracle someone gets a chuckle, laugh, or by some twist of fate, a useful tip, that would be great. Otherwise, maybe this may just be a chronicle of my Java journey for me to look back on after I become an expert (most likely in a few months).