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  • Anton Pirker

"Und jedem Anfang wohnt ein Zauber inne"

Translated to English this means "And there is magic in every beginning". It is from the poem "Stufen" by Hermann Hesse.

This is the beginning of this blog.

I have been writing a blog for many years but at some point I stopped. Now feels like a good time to start writing again. There is no exact plan about the content and the pace, but it will be about writing software, because this is what I do.

Maybe it will also contain some other topics, I am not sure yet. We will see.

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