I’ve been programming in C++ for over 20 years and I’ve used the language in all kinds of problem domains; it’s not perfect by any means, but it is thriving and evolving thanks to the efforts of many great people who invest a lot of their time time and energy.
I just got back from New York, where I spent a lot of time talking to people. A lot of my discussions were about operating validators on the XRP Ledger. And a few people took me to task for not having delivered on my promise to write a blog post about how to operate a validator securely.
So this is my new blog. And what better way to start than to talk about beginnings.