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I was in college working for a EE degree and started reading about these new things called microprocessors. I read about the IMSAI 8080 computer and thought that I could probably build one of those. I started designing boards (s100 bus) and then wire wrapped the memory board (4K RAM), a dual port serial board, the CPU board. I did purchase a 16 line by 64 character terminal board (connects to a TV). I finished the day after my last final senior year. All I did for the next 3 weeks (before I started my job) was play/learn how to program the CPU by the numbers. All I had for programming was the Zapple monitor program (kind of like DOS Debug). All I could do with it was dump memory to the screen, peek and poke memory, set break points and start running from a memory location. I eventually learned most of the z80 instruction set by the numbers.

After I start my job, they found out I had a computer at home and said that they were working on a microprocessor controlled smoke detector tester/calibrator. They asked me if I'd like to work on it and I said yes of course. I then spent the next 40+ years (just retired this year) writing embedded code for a multitude of devices. I just love the low level stuff, writing RTOSes, embedded languages for industrial controllers, DSP algorythms, etc.
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