ByWord is a little app where I type up these posts here in Tassitus. It’s very basic and you can’t attach pictures – at least I haven’t found out how, only post them as inline links. I do this because I’m forcing myself to learn a little more of what’s called ‘Markdown’. I honestly don’t know why markdown came to be, but it’s what makes certain words in italics and others in bold letters. I can’t change the colours with it, like I can with HTML. Anyway … it’s there, so I’m learning it. When it comes to the web and computer stuff, I never want to stop learning! The more interested or curious you are, the easier it is to learn.
Long time ago … 1997, to be exact, when I first came online, I attended a chat room in a place called WBS [WebChat Broadcasting System], frequently. And by ‘frequently’, I mean as often I could sneak away from work … before work, lunch breaks, weekends – I didn’t have Internet at home. This was also where I met the man who is now my husband! There, I learned how to copy and paste! Also, that by copying a link, I could produce an image/avatar to my name in that chat. My, oh my … I thought that was the coolest thing since sliced bread! Talk about bringing out your inner child! In fact, that was probably my first introduction to HTML. I was hooked immediately.
This chat server, WBS, also had so you could build a simple webpage and link to that, so that was also a big incentive to learn HTML. It didn’t take me long to learn the basics of it and it was so much fun!!! I was perfectly able to design a simple webpage, back then they were mainly made of of tables. Nowadays I’ve lost the grip of the whole thing – there’s so much more to it now and I have no real reason to keep up with it. But this only goes to show how quickly you can learn something when you really want to. If I was really desperate to learn Hebrew, I probably could do that too if I put my mind to it. Heh!