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I Am a Computer Programmer

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    I started teaching myself to program

    when I was thirteen on an old computer with GW-BASIC. Eventually that crossed over to website development. I got my first job as a web designer/developer when I was eighteen and have been doing it ever since. Some years ago I went independent and now work as a contract...
    notryonlydo notryonlydo 31-35, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    Programming

    I am an oldbie with internet and computers.. Have played around with it for 25 years but I am a complete newbie in programming.. I just want to learn to use Python and to invent my own stuff with it. Making games, textparsers and ip checkers..
    logicus logicus 41-45 2 Responses Oct 30, 2010

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    Coolguybigj123 Coolguybigj123 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2014

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    I Love Programming

    It feels deeply cathartic. Like what I think people feel when they build things. I like building things too, but I am better at programming. I should program something now. It'll likely make me feel better.
    ygolo ygolo 31-35 Aug 18, 2013

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    I Started With Java

    I'm a programmer since i was 11. I started with Java and in 2years i became a much bettero programmer. Now i'm studyinrrg C++
    Zekromaster Zekromaster 13-15, M Sep 2, 2013

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    Intimidated By College Class?

    Good morning, everyone... I'm currently a student at University of Phoenix, and studying Computer Programming. I chose this field because I like to program... .I like to do a lot of things with computers, but programming has been very helpful. Today, I'm working near the...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    joily joily 13-15, F Nov 7, 2014

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    Currently Retired And Obsolete

    Started professionally April 28, 1969 although the first thing I did was take a course on the job in IBM Assembler. I had already taken COBOL before I was promoted. I would say most of the work I did in my first years was in Assembler although there was quite a bit of COBOL. It...
    CFOM CFOM 70+, M 15 Responses May 7, 2011

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    I Programm Computers, Well Very Small Ones

    arduinos. i used to use AVR-ASM, but got tired of it. tho ASM is nice where your trying to time things. working on a clock display right now. old school numitrons. was planning on useing 595 shift registers, but might useattiny44 instead.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 31, 2013

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    Tv Programmer

    I am a computer pogrammer. At the moment I work for the BBC, where I work in Java, Perl and MHEG to develop TV technology. We do things such as program the code that runs on satellite set-top boxes to display live TV and other information. It is very interesting, and I hope to...
    emptyroads emptyroads 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    joily joily 13-15, F Nov 7, 2014

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    joily joily 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2014

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    I do c, c++, c#, asp.

    net, java, vb, php, flash and have lots of computer skills. I have a degree actually. I do not recall some of them now but I could if I would easily. The funny thing is.. I do not appreciate programming. Darn it.
    chaud012 chaud012 22-25, M 7 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    Adobe Acrobat 9

    Wow... what a cool program this can be! I use this program at work to view electronically filed documents for my job. In the last three years, I've had the opportunity to write the programs that help me file these things lightning fast. However, I've had an idea for the PDF's...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M Aug 16, 2012

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    Was a Programmer

    did it for three years, loved it at the time, did'nt like the work involved gave it up, now work in a brewery which is'nt bad. Computer programming is very time consuming but very rewarding maybe in the future i will return to it
    Donalh Donalh 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 3, 2008

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    My Occupation

    I've been a programmer for 22 years now - where does the time go? I currently have one of my best jobs ever.  I am working in c#, but need to get into c++ soon.  My next project is motion control - so much more fun than accounting systems. I've worked in T-SQL, thats...
    MarkFree MarkFree 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 19, 2009

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    A Computer Programmer That Never Made It

    I got into programming influenced by a mate who ran a business. Asked me to join the business to market his university project; an accounts DOS program (early 90s). I got given the job to write the manual. Got interested from there. I started to mess around with QBASIC. Previous...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    I Am A Computer Programmer

    I wish I could be a computer programmer. If I have the opportunity to be sponsored.
    amirash4real amirash4real 22-25, M Feb 12, 2012

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    I Used To Be

    I started with FORTRAN, mostly skipped COBOL, and wrote mostly PL/1 and assembler. “Back in the day” you still could exercise some creativity. Even C and C++ were fun to write. I picked up a few other languages along the way, and even wrote a couple of specialized...
    happinins happinins 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    thefrinko thefrinko 22-25 1 Response Apr 25, 2010

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    Been using the computer

    since age 3 on my parents' Windows 95. Now I write personal scripts, mess with open source, and occasionally code if I know what I'm doing. Really fun stuff when you learn exactly how to add a feature or do something that you want that you normally couldn't!
    aj1996 aj1996 18-21, M Sep 5, 2014

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    Frustrated

    I am a frustrated computer programmer who works at an insurance company with several brilliant programmers, most of whom cannot touch-type. I dream of working at NASA or Lockheed Martin, or Northrup Grummund...while I spend my days optimizing code that makes database calls to...
    j4v4x j4v4x 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2008

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    I Think I Figured This Out....

    At work, we got a complaint that a webpage isn't refreshing after an Ajax call to update a DB. The prior developers had a success function on the Ajax call (this is all going through 'Ext' JS lib) to redirect to the new page but this was commented out. I put this back but didn't...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 2 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    Mendex Mendex 13-15, M Oct 26, 2014

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    And I Even Speak Computer!

    I'm a real old-time computer geek!   I can even read a binary dump!    Understanding how information is stored on a computer is really easy.   Take a cassette tape--the information on a cassette tape is stored in tiny bits of iron oxide...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 8, 2008

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    Programming Rocks !

    Hey ! I am a computer programmer, and I love it ! I started when I was 13, with the "Hello world !", program in c++. I'm 15 now, and I have experiance with over 16 programming languages including java pearl and python. I've made my own two programming languages as well...
    zack999 zack999 16-17 2 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    I want to learn how to be one.

    Whats the funnest job in creating a video game?
    L00kas L00kas 13-15, M Aug 23, 2014

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    I started learning computer

    when i was 14 -15 .now i am 19 . I built 3 complete websites and working on an erp . But i always wanted to become a game developer And not a web developer . May be some day my dream will come true.
    xman111 xman111 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    Looking For a Way Out

    I am a software developer who is looking for a way out. For the past 6 years I've had nothing but short programming contracts and one job that lasted 9 months before being laid off. This in spite of having a MS in computer science and years of experience. The industry is much...
    swats swats 41-45 2 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    I Have A Dream To Make Virtual Reality Into Reality.

    I tried a career in Computer Programming in 2001, but unavoidable circumstances led me to another path. Anyway it is about my dream. I am serious about technologies which provides platforms for automated manufacturing of any object from particle level physics to complex machinery...
    koolman2811 koolman2811 36-40, M Feb 4, 2013

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    How I Fell In Love With The World Of Computer Programming.

    I remember as a child, I had only one household computer: A Windows 95 with Internet explorer. I spent half of the time hitting random keys on the keyboard, getting a blue screen and then fixing it. I was instantly hooked. I was never really accepted into the whole thing since I...
    OfMonstersAndMen OfMonstersAndMen 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2013

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    Building a Java based computerized store management system as my final year project.. About to do the presentation
    venac7 venac7 22-25, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Actually I'm just getting my feet wet with an introductory class, which started Wednesday. I'm a total noob. My dad has been a programmer for 35 years, he knows his stuff but he's...
    Twichl Twichl 18-21, F Jan 30

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    I earned my associate of applied science degree in computer science and am well versed in most junior college computer courses. I have 90 hours in computer science courses. At...
    redheadfemale redheadfemale 31-35, F Feb 7

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    When I am working or chatting at home, I will always use one of my three computers. I have three computers two for business and one for chatting and having pleasure or fun.
    momwearingblack momwearingblack 46-50, F Feb 1

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    I do love playing computer games at times. My favorite two computer games are Deal or No Deal and various versions of Slots.
    dianefisher dianefisher 22-25, F Feb 1

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    I believe that my farce for a mother is plotting against me...this is in coherence with other stories on my EP blog... When we had gotten into a fight about 2 or 3 Saturday's ago...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    More like my phone not my computer
    GassGirl03 GassGirl03 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    I currently have a laptop computer for my personal use. I have friends and siblings with desktops. That type of unit works for them and that is great. However, my laptop works...
    dianefisher dianefisher 22-25, F Feb 1

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    When I am on my computer, I listen to all kinds of music. I enjoy the oldies but goodies, 1960s through the 1980s, classical, military, marches, religious, Christmas, and so much...
    dianefisher dianefisher 22-25, F Feb 1

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    Hey i am lending my skill to help anyone with computer problem.
    deltaXray15 deltaXray15 31-35, M Feb 3

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    I am offering free over experience project messages help and advice about any computer problems people out there are having. I also have a YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com...
    NCFCfoote NCFCfoote 18-21, M Feb 9

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    My computer is my drug. 420 blaze it.
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M Feb 16

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    I dont have a computer and am getting fed up with finger typing and browsing on a phone thats not even mine, it is my 3rd loan phone because i keep breaking them and then they...
    everycolour101 everycolour101 22-25, M Feb 19

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    These are the current specs of my worstation/gaming computer.Intel Core i7 4770KCosair H80 water cooling sytemASUS Sabertooth Z8732GB of DDR3 RAM PC3 128002 x 2GB AMD Radeon HD 785...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 31-35, T 1 Response Feb 19

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    I'm not a hermit that spends their life on the pc but I can and do develop apps and software for computers when I can. There is a fine line between genius and nerd I am before that...
    bradymossy1 bradymossy1 18-21 6 days ago

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    Technology is so fascinating but I have bad luck hands or something. I use my computer and other technology for basic things and they break. I need to replace a charger, get...
    WhatTheFrenchToast WhatTheFrenchToast 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    Again the whole day, playing and, well, boys' stuff. Now i regret that because i should've read my homeworks.
    DehFinn DehFinn 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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