This is the first installment in 0xCDD. Like all good things, it must eventually come to an end, there will be a finite cap of 0xcdd (that's 3293) unique posts before this site and all of it's content will be archived and no more posts will be made. This nature should mean the quality of an individual post, article or series will be of the highest standard I can provide. I will strive to write regularly and write well, and if you see what you think is a mistake; please point it out on IRC. Only 3292 left to go.