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    Hello again everyone!

    Hey, I remember joining this forum days after 9/11 happened, I remember the planes crashing into the twin towers and me deciding to become a game programmer, because, in my child-like mind, I thought contributing more games would help people since games enriched my life. I grew up on this forum. I was 11 or so when I joined, now I'm 30. Are any of the oldbies still around? You all helped raise me, I remember spamming the hell out of General Discussions and you guys taught me that spam wasn't okay. I just wanted to catch up. Are any of my old friends here? This forum taught me the importance of programming and it'd be the place to go when I was feeling bad when I was a kid. Just look at my join date--I'm not kidding :P. I hope all of you have been well. I'm glad to see this forum is still up and running. It's my childhood. I mean, it was such a long time ago that I was programming in 13h mode on Borland Turbo C++ 3.1.
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    __asm { mov ax, 13h
    int 10h }
    What are you all up to these days?

    Thank you all for keeping this forum going.

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    I grew up on this forum.
    Hi. I just got here.

    you guys taught me
    There are some very educated individuals on this forum.

    Nice to meet you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Xterria
    I was 11 or so when I joined, now I'm 30.
    It's fairly common for 9 year olds to learn to program these days, but two decades ago you were practically a prodigy
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
    Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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    Quote Originally Posted by laserlight View Post
    It's fairly common for 9 year olds to learn to program these days, but two decades ago you were practically a prodigy
    Laserlight??? That you! Wow! It's been a decade I think. You and I used to debate over OpenGL/DirectX, I think. I'm not quite sure. Can't believe you're still around!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xterria View Post
    Laserlight??? That you! Wow! It's been a decade I think. You and I used to debate over OpenGL/DirectX, I think. I'm not quite sure. Can't believe you're still around!
    I doubt we debated over those: I've never done more than dabbled a bit in them!
    Quote Originally Posted by Bjarne Stroustrup (2000-10-14)
    I get maybe two dozen requests for help with some sort of programming or design problem every day. Most have more sense than to send me hundreds of lines of code. If they do, I ask them to find the smallest example that exhibits the problem and send me that. Mostly, they then find the error themselves. "Finding the smallest program that demonstrates the error" is a powerful debugging tool.
    Look up a C++ Reference and learn How To Ask Questions The Smart Way

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