Orquid "Phoenix"

Orquid "Phoenix"

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bio website crappycoding.com
location Iowa
age 45
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seen Feb 20 at 13:04

I started programming on an Atari 400 XL when I was 12. Taught myself BASIC, then 6502 Assembler (there's nothing like moving things around in memory 1 byte at a time). That lasted me until high school where I learned Pascal and dBase. Pascal in its various Borland incarnations sustained my career until about 12 years ago when I switched over to database programming using MS SQL Server.

Other languages I've used include x86 Assembler, C++, RPG, COBOL, IBM 370 Assembler (nothing like moving things around in memory 256 bytes at a time), PHP, and probably a few others I'm forgetting. And of course, C#, which I have to say has become my favorite, especially on the new Windows phones. More recently I've been working with Java on Android devices.

Fixing a tricky bug, or slapping an algorithm around until it does what I want it to still makes me a happy man. We've come a long way from interrupts and TSRs and 640K memory limits and all the other fun things we used to have to deal with. You young whippersnappers have it easy ;). I can't wait to see what the next 30 years have in store.


Feb
20
comment Is it possible to rotate an image by an arbitrary angle in Lightroom?
You can also hold down the Ctrl key on Windows, and I assume the equivalent on Mac, after selecting the crop tool and it will change to the bubble-level.
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