Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by falconer, May 12, 2010.
In the early 80's (when I was about 7 years old) I had a VIC 20 and some programming books from my cousin. I would be much better off today if I'd started learning back then, rather than at the age of 27, after getting mental illness. I am now 35. I regret leaving college, but I think there was no other viable option. Same story with creative writing. If I had stuck to it when I started at age 23, I might be farther along here, as well. I often wonder if I am what is called schlimazl in Yiddish, someone who has nothing but bad luck. I just learned the word, last week, by random, on twitter.
How old are you?
EDIT: let me guess .. hmmm 50-60 yrs old?
Not knowing about black hatting back in the 90's is all i regret
When I was in High School, the ultra pale-white albino dude with the shock-white curly afro, thin-lipped and weird looking doofus in my Computer Science class had made a program on the Apple IIe using Apple Basic. It was a rectangle with "pins" at one end and a moving point on the other, and at the right moment you would push a button and a "bowling ball" would roll out and hit the "pins".
The Computer Science teacher was very impressed. I thought it was stupid. Asteroids was a REAL game, and pasty-white doofus was never going to catch up with that. All the really cool game ideas had already been done. He was too late, and wasting his time screwing around with computer programming stupid "games" that no one would ever play.
Asteroids was the best video game ever, and it always would be. The time for computer programming was over; they had already done everything that could be done with them, so I decided that I would do something else for a career; something that was going somewhere. I was going to be the most famous Disco musician ever. Even bigger than Barry Manilow. Ozzy Osborne was real popular then, too. That fucker is a vampire, and will live forever.
I thought you were getting somewhere with this story and you were going to tell me this guy was Marc Zuckerberg or something. I'm still not even sure what I just read or what the point of that story was. Were you just speaking in 3rd person?
He is just trolling you.
Typical troll story.
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