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Today is the third year anniversary of my joining Dream.In.Code.

I thought I'd take a brief moment to reminisce and relay a small anecdote regarding the circumstances of my "arrival".

I had taken programming classes before, but in the Fall of 2007, I was in my first official college level programming class.

The first assignment was the traditional "take X amount of grades from a student and output the grades and their average". Restrictions on the assignment included no Vectors, Lists, or any dynamic structure. I said self, (which is what I call myself), short of remaking the array every time we hit our memory bounds, how can we accomplish this mission?

So I did some Googling. Lo' and behold, a site appeared in the listings. It said "Dream.In.Code Programming Community". I clicked...and now I live in skyhawk133's basement. I kid, I kid.

The moral of this story (from the assignment perspective) is get clear requirements from your client, professor, etc... As it turns out, we did not need to list the grades inputted, only the number entered and the average, thus negating the need for holding the input for later display and with it, the need for a dynamic structure.

On the up side, this confusion allowed me to find my way to this community, which I am grateful for, as I have grown leaps and bounds as a programmer during my tenure here.

Here's to the last three years and hopefully many more! Posted Image

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Locke Icon

14 September 2010 - 09:24 AM
I'm at about a week over 2 and a half years. Man, I thought you were here long before me. Like at least a year. Eh.

taylorc8 Icon

14 September 2010 - 09:28 AM
It's nice here.

I also learned quite a bit shortly after registering, I'm a decent programmer.

Nykc Icon

14 September 2010 - 09:56 AM
Ahh it seems like yesterday we were trolling the lounge.

KYA Icon

14 September 2010 - 10:19 AM
Oh wait, it was yesterday. Also today.

alias120 Icon

14 September 2010 - 02:14 PM
Congrats KYA.

Martyr2 Icon

14 September 2010 - 07:49 PM
My friends and I are sad that you kid about skyhawk's basement. *cough cough* The dust stings our eyes and here you kid as if coders like us don't live in such poverty. I would fight the sentiment more, but the lack of food has made me weak.

OH NO! He is coming....

BenignDesign Icon

15 September 2010 - 04:39 AM
My big 3 year anniversary is in 13 days. I love my DIC anniversary. That's when skyhawk133 The Master (I'm sorry, Master! It was an innocent mistake! Please don't put me in the hole again!) lets me take a shower. On my birthday, he takes the little metal plate off the wall so I can see sunlight and smell fresh air through the 3 sq in hole in my wall (that's 7.62 sq cm for you metric freaks out there). Master is so good to us.

BetaWar Icon

15 September 2010 - 04:46 PM
Ah, yes. I guess it has been a little over 4 years now for me. There have been good and bad times through those 4 years, but DIC has always been a place I can come and be helpful (and most people appreciate the help they get). So that is nice.
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