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    Default Re:How Did You become A Techie??

    slightly touched version :P
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    Well I started counting in binary at 3 months old..... and was touch typing before I could walk. If it wasn't for the carpal tunnel syndrome at age 4 ....


    abridged real version
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    Got a commodore 64 (remember those?) round 1986. Learnt a little BASIC and played alot of test drive and epyx games (remember epyx?)

    Eventually graduated to a PC. Finally in 1998 graduated to a Linux Box and haven't looked back since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odsamuels
    Aww man.. just reading all these gets me all tingly remembering... yep... the Good Ol' days. My experience is a lot like Xenocrates and some of the other guys... oh boy I remember those old games, Stunts was da bomb, dig dug, Gapper, Prince of Persia and all kindsa stuff.
    How about Load Runner?

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    Prolly Load Runner... remind me how'd that go, lemme tell you.

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    well i dont know if i am a techie,
    But those hours spent in the computer lab..not knowing that night has fallen..cooking up SBA..basic programs...word perfect...from the days we had to remember a set of key combinations totalling near to ten..

    it all began in High school, we had to pass mathematics with 90% or more to get to sit at a computer (one of three) desperatly trying to beat typing tutor...

    well as for cxc and sba and theory paper..man i failed not low though..i would pass now..given these standards.

    i taught mi class at teachers college.. introduction to comps..i fell in love with PPatricia CClarke , because i realized i could get more music and make music with this complicated machine and so i began.
    i loved basic..but never got further than pascal.... :'( now i am a fool at this forum......no c++ not even C- .... ;D

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    lol dea_mus...join di club man.....

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    thanks man...i trying to..hard though... ...

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    But those hours spent in the computer lab..not knowing that night has fallen..
    Face the harsh reality, man. Those are the signs of a true techie. Don't fight it... Give in to the feeling.

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    Went to College after not getting into Law school (thanks to UWI's crappy points system) couldn't think of anything else that I wanted to do that was as/or more challenging or exciting, so I took up Computer Science as a minor to a Behvioural Science Major.

    Got straight A's in my computer courses, and became a College lab tech, then moved up to Jnr sys Admin, Sys Admin, and in my third year when I finished the Behav Sci degree I figured why not finish the IT degree?

    From MS-DOS to WinXP & RH9, and making my own 10 BASE Ts to routered networks... I just had to be a techie!! ;D

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    well lets see a friend of the family gave my brother a laptop for is birthday in 95 with games like duke nukem prince of persia and oregans trail being tha better gamer of the two i was on it most of the times.
    eventually my knowledge grew and i soon realized that i had the ability to do what most people call resource hacking ....i only hav the subject in cxc i've never done any courses and have taught myself all that i know .

    i'm also a member of zion and my friends refer to me as neo

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    Since the early age of 7, I think. Got some old magazie my Uncle left behind. Magazines like Bytes and a few others. Started looking at the hardware, computers, programinng code for games. Then I got a Tandy computer with a ROM chip. The unit hooked up to the TV as the display. By then I built a game in basic, something smilar to Minesweeper but not the graphical interface. Just selecting a number and avoid being caught.

    Later on , got my second computer loaded with Windows 95. Was a charcoal color Acer, with 8MB of memory and a 1 GB HDD. Got internet sometime later, loan borrowed or steal I had to be online or on the local BBS. Hey you guys remember the two groups of hackers that was always at war LOD and MOD?

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