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I Am a Computer Programmer

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    thefrinko thefrinko 22-25 1 Response Apr 25, 2010

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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 3 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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

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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 6 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Started when I was 10

    or 11. I'm 14 now and know both Java and C, and some stuff from a few other languages. My biggest problem is that I never know what to program.
    emilsson60 emilsson60 13-15, M 2 Responses May 21

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jul 29, 2009

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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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    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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    I want to learn how to be one.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 17

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    edr567 edr567 26-30, M a week ago

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    I am not saying i am an expert, a builder or an IT person. I don't write code or programs or build websites. Its just the normal everyday things that don't involve anything too...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 18

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    OK...like right now..here I am...LOL I need to be cleaning. We have an inspection on Thursday...yet here I sit on the computer just messing around. It's just another thing that...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    I love anyone who can hack or fix computers/laptops. I go to this place to get my laptop fixed, everytime they guys look at it and tell me what's wrong with it, I think wow his...
    cantpick cantpick 18-21, F Sep 3

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    Seriously all that I do now is spend times playing games, with literally nothing to do now I wake up turn on my computer and play games most of the day or watch youtube videos of...
    Verix Verix 18-21, M Sep 4

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    I grew up in the 90s with a computer in my house. I also happen to be the unofficial IT guru at my job that sometimes tells IT how to do things.
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Computer charger stolen, need to make be ats but can't :/ at least have phone
    shitfaced77 shitfaced77 18-21, M Sep 8

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    Sat at a stupid computer conference I'm the only kid there they are all adults and I'm only 15 lol
    gm451 gm451 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Love this building it's full of computers
    gm451 gm451 16-17, M Sep 12

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    And it's not something new. I learned how to program BASIC at 8. After that I only used computers to play and watch **** for some years, but was already implanted in my brain. I...
    fredikat fredikat 31-35, M Sep 21

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    Not that I am super old but I always thought when I was younger I'd get out of this life without the hassle of gadgets. I watch my sons on their computers and other gadgets and...
    Zolan58 Zolan58 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I get angry when it goes really slow. I hate when it freezes. I can't stand when a youtube video has to buffer near the end of a video. Sometimes I even think about just throwing...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    To day while leaving computer class the teacher called me back and started asking me random questions then all of a suden she was like whats ur fav lip stick flavor i was surprised...
    agen77 agen77 18-21 2 days ago

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    Think about it in reverse... Go back to 1983, tell people about the concept of a device that can be used as a; phone, a music player, a movie theater, an information super library...
    OzarksTrucker OzarksTrucker 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    I'm sooo sleepy but I don't want to get off my iPod.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F Aug 31

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    ok ok so i need to get more traffic for my site anyone wanna help me get more traffic to my site please
    elementalista elementalista 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    I have become an Apple freak since 2 years ago! I went from 2 different Sidekicks to a Samsung a Galaxy S (realized I hated 👎android!👎 with its clunky feeling, lagginess and...
    Jo8691 Jo8691 22-25, F Sep 3

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    There's gotta be someone out there that likes a little fun... Am I right?
    rotorooter rotorooter 26-30, M Sep 3

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    I am convinced that we will see the rise of artificial intelligence in the next century and they will not adhere to the protocol of not harming man. Seriously... It might be the...
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M Sep 4

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    I love Playing Dragon Nest :3
    SunHiPark SunHiPark 18-21, M Sep 5

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    this is my favorite subject yet I am not good at it. But I love it.
    ExUser007 ExUser007 18-21 Sep 6

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    Last night I had to walk an older lady through a simple fix, She's 73 and wheelchair bound and it's really one of the few means of communication to the outside considering she...
    JessicaMarie35 JessicaMarie35 31-35, T Sep 6

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    League of Legends anyone? I haven't been on in a while because of work though.
    alifeofcreativity alifeofcreativity 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 7