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I have one of those, or at least a more sophisticated/expensive version of it that includes audio (this converter from Amazon would be video only, would it not?). Mine's either no longer working, or there's something wrong with the conversion somewhere along the way, because it wouldn't show anything. I'll admit I haven't fully investigated all my options yet...
Failed my last year of University* because I had been playing World of Warcraft too much.
I still lived at home and my parents weren't pleased.
They just sold their IT company to an uncle, an employee and a third that wasn't with the company until he bought it.
My mom said "you're going to find a job or I'll do it for you, you can start there!"
And I said "but I don't even know how to write code!"
And then she gently whispered "THEN YOU'LL F***ING LEARN! "
And so I was hired because I was the son of old management and the nephew of new management and also because I had some affinity with computers, being a gamer and all.
No one in this story regretted that decision.
I liked programming and I learned it very quickly.
I learned a lot, wrote some great software, introduced some new technology to the company, made them a lot of money (earned some myself as well), and then I moved on after four years
Another five or so years later and here I am
*I still finished that last year of University, earning me the title Master of Arts
You're not young, 40 is like ancient
And with 31 (almost 32) I'm not that young myself anymore
WoW came out when I was still in high school.
I'd say I'm a little too young to have played Warcraft: Orcs & Humans, but I have played Age of Empires which was released only two years later
I've played Warcraft III though.
I started as an operator in late '65 on LEO III systems. One of my colleagues taught me how to key in a program using the buttons on the front panel (WTF you may well ask). From there it was a small step to writing machine code and punching it up on paper tape or Hollerith cards, which could be self booted into the machine. I was hooked!
The single, most important event that motivated me to start coding was when I solderd together my first computer, flipped the power switch and the LED displays came to life and some more tinkering and I got cool 64x32 pixel video on an ancient black and white TV. Look here.[^]
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.
His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.