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  My Blog Title 

I started this blog a couple years ago, in August 2003. Back then, as I still do now, I live and breathe C#. So I picked a C#-ish title to reflect a bit of my passion for all things C and geek.

{ public virtual blog; }

No, it doesn't compile, it isn't valid syntax, and it doesn't really mean anything - but it is what I picked for my blog's title. Since then I've seen a plethora of blogs emerge, using code in the title and have thought of changing it to something else, something witty like “Hi, this is my blog“ or something along those lines. I've got trackbacks all over and my blog is listed in a few places with the current title. A friend also convinced me (possibly by overriding my virtual blog to change my mind?) to keep it what it was. Maybe it's something that reflects my personality, easily overridable and doesn't compile.

Phil Haack doesn't like it. He's down with the whole code in a blog title thing - so I'm sure he loved the title of my last post ;-). I just don't have a name that makes for a witty title. It's sort of grown on me over time, but I'm open to suggestions.


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  1. Haacked 9/26/2005 1:41 PM
    Heh heh, now I wouldn't say I don't like your blog title. I'm just making fun of it. ;)
  2. Ryan Farley 9/26/2005 1:48 PM
    It's all good, Phil. No worries, I make fun of it myself too.

  3. Bryant Likes 9/26/2005 3:31 PM
    I vote to keep it. It's a blog title, not code. :)
  4. Ryan Farley 9/26/2005 5:22 PM
    Thanks Bryant!
  5. RoudyBob 9/27/2005 7:26 PM
    It's a good one - keep it. It sets you apart from others - not to mention, it makes sure that your blog is the first one sorted in my aggregator because of the clever use of the { symbol. Perhaps this was your plan all domination by hijacking the alphabetical sort feature of common aggregators....hmmm.
  6. Ryan Farley 9/27/2005 8:28 PM
    Thanks Bob! You know, it is all about taking over the world, isn't it? That reminds me, I've got to get back to work on my mind control device. Talk to you later.

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