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Re: Young programmer

Posted 18 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

So older people, does programming get an easier with age?
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:32 PM

At 21, almost 22 it's becoming far more relevant to me which makes it quite a bit easier to justify learning it. It's no longer a chore but a way to make things easier.

Wait wait wait, Modi's 14?
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:40 PM

This is madness!
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 18 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

No, Lemur. >_>

I was 11 when I was touched by BASIC for the first time. Ah, yes. My first time, we all remember it so well.
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 18 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

View PostNeoTifa, on 18 April 2012 - 08:44 PM, said:

No, Lemur. >_>

I was 11 when I was touched by BASIC for the first time. Ah, yes. My first time, we all remember it so well.


Fixed.
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:06 AM

Isn't it pathetic how people -1 people who give people -1. Pathetic.
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:26 AM

It's pretty much frowned upon, yeah.

But yeah, I think programming at a young age is very good. It shows that you are interested enough to want to program, when heck, most teens just want to sleep and play video games. I started around 11 with qBASIC, and I'm still programming. As for high school classes, they are more for beginners. If you're at the point where you can successfully program some intricate designs and solve complex(ish) problems, the classes will be the easiest A you will get. Pretty much the only downside to taking a programming class is if you get a teacher who knows less than you. That's when the class turns into a copy-paste festival and you get marked down points for doing something creative and much more efficient/secure/whatever than what the teacher provided.

The best advice I can give you, as a fellow teen, is try to not sound like an idiot. I know at times you may think you're being insanely witty/mature/awesome - but you're not. The best thing you can do is accept this and try to improve it.

Also, your age is not an excuse for anything. Ever.

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Re: Young programmer

Posted 19 April 2012 - 06:33 AM

I first started programming in C on a text-based RPG that a few of my "online friends" were working on. We wanted to make a game similar to one that we were playing at the time and nobody on the team had ever programmed before. That was when I was about 16, so 13 years ago... Holy shit I suddenly feel old. I took quite a few years off after that project feel through, but I found my way back to programming about 6 or so years ago and have been wishing all this time that I didn't take any time off and would've focused my efforts back then to continue working to create games.
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:33 AM

View Postregonaros, on 19 April 2012 - 06:06 AM, said:

Isn't it pathetic how people -1 people who give people -1. Pathetic.


Isn't it pathetic how people fucking care what their magical internet number happens to be?
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:54 AM

16? You're still not fully legal! :P

anyhoo, happy birthday! enjoy while it lasts! :)
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:28 AM

View Postcreativecoding, on 19 April 2012 - 09:26 AM, said:

The best advice I can give you, as a fellow teen, is try to not sound like an idiot. I know at times you may think you're being insanely witty/mature/awesome - but you're not. The best thing you can do is accept this and try to improve it.


HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA pot calling the kettle black, eh?


View PostBenignDesign, on 19 April 2012 - 10:33 AM, said:

View Postregonaros, on 19 April 2012 - 06:06 AM, said:

Isn't it pathetic how people -1 people who give people -1. Pathetic.


Isn't it pathetic how people fucking care what their magical internet number happens to be?



Fuck you. I care!
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:28 AM

Crap do I feel old. In high school I wrote an English paper on my family's IBM OS/2 machine. The file got corrupted the night before it was due. My mom brought the floppy disk (and I mean the 5" disk that was actually floppy) in to the teacher to verify that I wasn't making an excuse. We were able to recover the 10 page paper that night and turn it in the next day. I was docked a full letter grade since I didn't follow the rules that it must be typed. I didn't use a typewriter, so it didn't count as "typed".
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:42 AM

Ha.. now the question is who still remembers the bruises from getting beat with the ol' frozen-rope ethernet (10base5) wires? Those suckers hurt!
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:45 AM

actually turning on the old com 64 and having to tell it to load the program and then run it
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Re: Young programmer

Posted 19 April 2012 - 08:50 AM

... or just buy a new one.

Speaking of - has anyone picked one of those up yet?
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