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I walked under spaghetti junction (many canals, not to mention the railway) several times while it was under construction. Only a 15 minute walk from school. It was strangely beautiful then (especially with arcs of motorway several layer up, just in isolation and not joining up). But didn't dream about it, so stuck with IT DP. (Data Processing)
I really like this idea of taker-aparter. As a kid in the early 60's, we would rummage neighbors trash cans for stuff to disassemble and "rebuild" into some other useless thing, until activated with imagination. I always wanted to know how something worked.
So, I fell in with the wrong crowd in high school (1968) - the science and math department. They had a ASR-33 teletype connected to a timeshare system and had no idea what to do with it. I got some info on Dartmouth Basic, and was writing simple things in a week. By my senior year, I assisted in teaching a class on programming and had created a library of various apps for the department.
I went to college to get a degree in Electical Engineering so I could design computers. Well, that never happened, never finished my degree, but just retired from programming/manager/architect after 45+ years. Seen it all, done it all. Had a great time. Still coding for fun. Might look to do some pro bono work for a local cause/charity.
The cure to boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. -- Dorothy Parker
Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - Never argue with a fool. Onlookers may not be able to tell the difference. Mark Twain
As today I'm writing a game for C64 - using emulator...
Cool. I did much the same thing, only with Apples, because i learned on them, and they share CPUs with the nintendo and super nintendo so i learned how to write games for those machines by learning on an apple.
So I wrote a nintendo emulator in c# at one point. started writing some games for it but never finished. LOL
When I was growin' up, I was the smartest kid I knew. Maybe that was just because I didn't know that many kids. All I know is now I feel the opposite.
I have many, many pet projects that I started with great enthusiasm and curiosity, "can I make this work?". Many of them petered out once I got the "yes, I can make this work" stage as I lost any determination just to polish it to the end point.
I wrote many games for my friends to play but if there was no interest from one or more of my friends then the project would fade away.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
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