Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Mar 2013 10:45 UTC
General Development "Programming is hard. Don't ever feel bad because you aren't as good at 'just googling it' as the person next to you. Don't ever let hackathon snobs talk you out of creating the next Twitter for cats or Yelp for public washrooms. Even the dumbest ideas (like trying to make animated polygons disappear and reappear) will help you improve as a programmer. Learning to program is largely about learning to learn - and the best way to learn is to do." For some reason, I love this short story.
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RE: Only natural to improve
by jburnett on Wed 27th Mar 2013 13:07 UTC in reply to "Only natural to improve"
jburnett
Member since:
2012-03-29

I don't know, I would probably hire a candidate who could pull up code from when he was 8 in addition to whatever he was doing at the present. It would speak volumes on the meticulous nature of the person that they still have it. And it would show a life long passion.

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RE[2]: Only natural to improve
by Alfman on Wed 27th Mar 2013 14:39 in reply to "RE: Only natural to improve"
Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

jburnett,

I played alot with graphic effects. For sentimental reasons, I just searched for and found my old qbasic and pascal development collection from the 90s only to discover that none of it will run under windows 7 64bit. I feel sad that I don't have a machine / OS that can run them anymore.

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sbenitezb Member since:
2005-07-22

jburnett,

I played alot with graphic effects. For sentimental reasons, I just searched for and found my old qbasic and pascal development collection from the 90s only to discover that none of it will run under windows 7 64bit. I feel sad that I don't have a machine / OS that can run them anymore.


If only emulators existed...

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Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

jburnett,

I played alot with graphic effects. For sentimental reasons, I just searched for and found my old qbasic and pascal development collection from the 90s only to discover that none of it will run under windows 7 64bit. I feel sad that I don't have a machine / OS that can run them anymore.

TurboPascal binaries stopped running on Windows since Vista. I remember that day well as I needed to bang out a quick CLI program for work so thought Pascal would be my best bet (not having been sold by .NET at that point). Needless to say, I did end up using .NET and was presently surprised at just how much things had improved.

If you want to reminisce, then I'm sure they'd work in DOSbox (open source DOS emulator).

Edited 2013-03-27 15:28 UTC

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