What inspired you to become a computer programming?

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    Originally posted by Silvercord
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    That's something what the kind of people would say which we
    talked about above (thinking only about a finished game).

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    Sorry, We discussed about it in the 'For Those Of You That Want A Career In Programming' thread.

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    Several years ago, I had a passion for video games and eventually wanted to make my own. After my family got a PC, I quickly became adept at using Windows and even wrote simple menu-based DOS *.BAT file "programs." For awhile, I was stuck with HTML and JavaScript, but I soon got Visual C++ 6.0 for Christmas. My interest slowly waned, but every now and then, I've wanted to get back into it, and so here I am.

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    Originally posted by Unregd
    My interest slowly waned, but every now and then, I've wanted to get back into it, and so here I am.
    *scrathes head* , So you want to do it now and then? And
    when you want to, you do it for a while and then stop again?

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    I liked the idea of something that would listen to me.

    Actually, I just like the fact that it does what I tell it to, and when it screws up, its my fault (or Microsoft's :P).
    Naturally I didn't feel inspired enough to read all the links for you, since I already slaved away for long hours under a blistering sun pressing the search button after typing four whole words! - Quzah

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    There's also always something new to learn about computers, you will never get bored with them if you've got a searching mind. There seems to always be something more difficult and challenging to go to, for I doubt many of us here have a true understanding of the low level dynamics that actually makes up a computer.

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    Originally posted by Silvercord
    There's also always something new to learn about computers, you will never get bored with them if you've got a searching mind. There seems to always be something more difficult and challenging to go to, for I doubt many of us here have a true understanding of the low level dynamics that actually makes up a computer.
    Of course you can always write Quake3 in assembly, So yes there
    keeps being something that's more difficult to do .
    I don't exactly know how the lowlevel system of a PC works, But
    i certainly know that its very complicated and that a pc game isnt
    just a silly game but a very advanced structure.

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    Originally posted by Polymorphic OOP
    I live on the internet. I have no social life. I love math. I'm creative.

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    I live on the Internet, I have no social life, I hate math with a passion, i'm not creative.

    Its mostly because I sit at the god damn mother beeping nerd tables at school because i'm kicked out of every other one.

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    Originally posted by civix
    I live on the Internet, I have no social life, I hate math with a passion, i'm not creative.

    Its mostly because I sit at the god damn mother beeping nerd tables at school because i'm kicked out of every other one.
    :: points and laughs :: It's funny because nobody likes you.





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    Re: What inspired you to become a computer programming?

    Wow.. I'm surprised, how do you know that? Never noticed. Yeah... I'm living little a bit inactive social life.

    I wanted to do something special, wanted to be someone special. I wanted machine to work for me the way I want. I was surprised, how machine works for people. As XSquared said, I liked the idea of something that would listen to me. Actually, I just like the fact that it does what I tell it to, and when it screws up, its my fault.


    Editing the autoexec.bat and load win.exe (Windows 3.11) at startup with QLMC (Quick Link Message Center, found from the CD of USRobotics Modem 28.8Kbps) to prepare the pc ready to receive Fax, Messages for individual even I could check messages out of my office using password. I could use it for BBS.

    oooo!! sweet memory. Thanks RoD for helping to recall.
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    I'm not a programmer. I'm a jack of all trades.
    The world is waiting. I must leave you now.

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    Well, I can't call myself a computer programmer yet. Yet I'm learning about it.

    I want to learn it because I simpely love it because it's a mental challenge, and it just feels so good when the compiler says "compiled successfully".

    I guess the entire complexity just facinates me

    -:[XR3D403]:-

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    Originally posted by XR3D403
    it just feels so good when the compiler says "compiled successfully"
    And so awful when it crashes at runtime

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    Haha that's true But then I just blame M$ for it (ok, they have nothing to do with it, but it feels really good )

    -:[XR3D403]:-

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