I currently work as a self-employed language translator. Back in school, I learned what must have been VAX Basic - phosphor green code on a glass tube. After transitioning from a VAX terminal to a Sinclair ZX81, I eventually got an Apple IIe and taught myself 6502 machine language. The past 30-odd years since have seen projects in various languages, for example Paver
, a project built around a DIY CPU called Sonne-16.