What's a 'blog' and why this one?
Well, Oxford's New English Dictionary has a great definition that I think is appropriate. And besides, who am I to argue with the good folks at Oxford!
Noun: A personal website or web page on which an individual records opinions, links to other sites, etc. on a regular basis. Verb: Add new material to or regularly update a blog. Write about (an event, situation, topic, etc.) in a blog.
While this website has a new look and feel, I've been writing/blogging/posting/creating web content for far too long. It first started back in the early 1990's when we were producing internal websites (intRAnet vs intERnet) content for internal business uses. In those days it was products like FirstClass and Lotus Notes and a whole range of things that let us send notes and email internally or access it remotely from - ready for this - 1200, 2400, 9600, and eventually a whopping 11,000+ baud modems. After the .com boom of the 1990's internet access became faster and more inclusive, making it easier for anyone to post and share content. Blogging became all the rage and it really hasn't slowed down.
As you read in the tag line at the top of this screen:
The ramblings of a slightly insane Canadian. Simply an ad-hoc collection of my personal thoughts, musings, or anything else that comes to mind. Anything is fair game; some serious, some frivolous.
So this blog is nothing more than my collection of personal thoughts on just what it said above - a wide range of topics. I have other blogs out there, some for technology related stuff (just check out the guru link on this website), and some for photography related stuff (check out the creative link on this website).
And why the whole "zee" vs "zed" thing?
Well that's poking fun at the fact I'm a misplaced Canadian now living in the United States. And while English is a common language - there are some nuances that are always fun. In fact the title of this blog (Eh to ZED) was originally inspired by this very funny Molson Canadian Beer Commercial that aired many years ago (about 7 years ago at the time of this writing) - click here to check it out It's well worth the one minute. More recently, as part of the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Canadian Poet Shane Koyczan performed his poem live for hundreds of millions across the globe - click here to watch the 3 minute live performance from that event - it's an anthem of it's own! (click here for a longer/full version of that same poem).
And those are two reasons are why this blog is titled 'Eh to ZED'.
Thanks for visiting.