I have been a very good end user. And I’m tired of it.

I’m a librarian by trade and a creative tinkerer by nature. I knit with wire and beads. I crave color and texture and interesting constructions in knitwear. I’ll pick up music instruments, some passionately, some just to try. I cram reading time in like it’s coffee.

But in technology, I’ve been an avid end user. Tinkering means playing with new devices and apps, but not making them. Let’s change that.

So, first up: Committing to blogging this process. Which meant doing it robustly, finding a domain and a host company and installing the software rather than using a sign-up-and-play blogsite. Um, this took far longer to do than I anticipated. But I learned to evaluate FTP clients fairly well…. And to ask for help when getting stuck. Which I did. (Thank you, Laughing Squid, for not being Laughing-At-The-Newbie Squid when I had questions.)