Joined: Jan. 2008
||Posted: Jan. 30 2008,06:05
Good Evening Everyone,
Saw this topic, read through, and thought this might be a likely place for an introduction.
I first sat in front of a computer in 1982. It was an apple II+. I, of couse, began learning Integer BASIC, then Applesoft. I was in heaven when the 80 column card came out (wow! I had 64k more of memory!) It didn't take long to figgure out that Applesoft was way too slow for anything more complex then:
|Code Sample |
|10 INPUT "WHAT IS YOUR NAME?"; N$|
20 PRIINT "HELLO ";N$
So into machine language and mini assembler i go.
Enlisted in the military for a while where i repaired analog and digital comunications equiptment.
Currently i do most stuff in perl for the web, focusing on downward compatability, crossplatform, and visualy impared friendly. perl and HTML were a natural progression for me. I dabbled in Borland Turbo C++ for a while and especially with audio stuff, but was so frustraited with the amount of code needed to open a window to return the results of 2+2.
no matter what language, it all boils down to the forgotten basics of a computer. Its a 1 or a 0, a high voltage in a wire or a low voltage. Its use is math, logic, and data storage and retrieval.
On the more personal side of my interests, for about a decade i've been into the old radio shows from the 30's, 40's and 50's. This where I learned about visualy impared friendly. Most blind people can't see the picture on even the largest TV, so they love the old radio shows.
Another fun hobbie of mine is electrical restorations of AF and RF vacuume tube stuff. But don't ask me to refinish the cabinet...
I am currently playing with dsl and dsl-n on 4 computers while waiting for things to upload and download, my work computer to fiinish 'doing what its doing' so i can do something again, etc...
i have nothing against paying for things that are useful to me. What I have a problem with is paying an outragious price for things I really don't need other then you have to have them to function in todays society.
P.S. I will add a link to my site when invited to. I hate that nasty spam as much as you do!
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