Programming for fun and profit

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    Programming for fun and profit

    I'm curious, why did folks here learn to program?

    Was it necessity, potential income, just for fun, inadvertant, or something else entirely?
    I live in a giant bucket.

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    Laziness. The ICL mainframe at my uni back in 1977 could produce the statistical scattergrams I needed for a palĉontology project with a lot less effort from me then the manual method I had been using before.
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    For fun and work.
    I dont actually work yet though I'm still a student.

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    I heard the famed adrianxw was a programmer, so I immediately started learning.

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    I didn't want to look stupid to my (ex-)boyfriend who programmed. Shortly after I found the joy in it and continued to do it for fun.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Didn't you say one time that one of your reasons for breaking up was that you were a better programmer and he was jealous?

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    Always had an interest in computers... figured programming was just one more step in mastering the beasts. Started for fun, playing around with little things and then I got to college and it kinda took off.

    However, truth be known, it took me a while to catch on in my first Pascal class. My team members did most of the work. I still got like a 97 in the class cuz it was cake. I did eventually learn it tho. And then I found useful languages

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    I went to fill in the "Rock Star" bubble on my college application and accidentally filled in "Computer Science"... go figure.

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    >I went to fill in the "Rock Star" bubble on my college application and accidentally filled in "Computer Science"... go figure.

    LMFAO
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    >Didn't you say one time that one of your reasons for breaking up was that you were a better programmer and he was jealous?
    Something along those lines, yes.
    My best code is written with the delete key.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prelude
    >Didn't you say one time that one of your reasons for breaking up was that you were a better programmer and he was jealous?
    Something along those lines, yes.
    Prelude is(n't) a guy!?!

    Oh, my god!

    Last edited by Micko; 12-14-2004 at 02:49 PM.

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    Because when you're the only one in your hometown that can do it... (not a very big town by the way... Barely qualifies for townhood)... or wants to, whichever. It's a sign from God.

    Actually I think it's fun. Hopefully I'll be able to do it for profit one day... Programming I mean.

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    > Actually I think it's fun. Hopefully I'll be able to do it for profit one day... Programming I mean.

    If you're the only one in your area that does it, there's no reason you can't do it for profit now.

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    I knew nothing about programming when deciding my major. I came from technologically backward and country, and I was still using win3.1 when everybody already uses win95. So when I came to US, I tossed a coin betwen majoring in music and computer science. You guess what the coin said. Anyhow, overtime I've found that programming is quite fun. Never regreted the coin made decision for me
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