Welcome to the VT CS BLOG. What’s the point? Mostly this is just a place to ramble about computer science, and especially computer science at Virginia Tech. The CS Department’s website includes the usual summary of recent department news — a little dry, but accurate and useful as a snapshot of what’s going on. This blog is a much more informal place to rant about things in the CS department, the college, the university, the discipline and the field. A few of us faculty types will be posting mostly. We’ll probably invite a couple of students to get involved eventually as well. Usual disclaimer — our posts are just our own humble opinions. They don’t represent anything or anyone official.