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I just finished reading a (probably now embarrassing) interview with Smash by Crown of Cryptoburners. Smash, is it actually true that as late as 2001 you were not actively coding? When did you actually begin, and how did you really get going with it? It seems mind-blowing, what can be accomplished in so little time.

What about the rest of you? How did you guys pick up these skills?
added on the 2013-10-06 20:52:56 by wad_ wad_
I sold my soul to the devil.
added on the 2013-10-06 20:58:38 by trc_wm trc_wm
I did illegal things.
added on the 2013-10-06 21:01:25 by StingRay StingRay
I sometimes use goto just to piss people off.
added on the 2013-10-06 21:10:22 by kb_ kb_
i did a html+css course at codeacademy.com
added on the 2013-10-06 21:16:25 by Maali Maali
Dicked around in nibbles.bas.
added on the 2013-10-06 21:28:33 by mog mog
Bought it on ebay
added on the 2013-10-06 21:33:25 by D.Fox D.Fox
i put some vid around the world https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwE7RMuuoNY#t=45m10s to listen to it!
added on the 2013-10-06 21:33:55 by gentleman gentleman
I did it all wrong. Thats why i am still behind, 20 yrs later.
added on the 2013-10-06 21:39:15 by wertstahl wertstahl
what skills?
added on the 2013-10-06 22:01:08 by ferris ferris
I copied all those listings on my Amstrad CPC without working floppy nor tape drive. Each time I wanted to play a game.
..."so little time"? IT WAS 12 FUCKING YEARS AGO!!! That's more than 30% of his current age.
added on the 2013-10-06 22:31:48 by xernobyl xernobyl
I have been coding since I was five years old and me and my brothers got the C64. Never stopped at almost any point, just progressed to other platforms gradually and mostly just self-learned as I went on without any connections to sceners or coders per se before ~2004 when I was already 19.
added on the 2013-10-06 23:03:04 by visy visy
I use stackoverflow.
added on the 2013-10-06 23:42:27 by fizzer fizzer
My mind is controlled by Aliens.
added on the 2013-10-07 00:46:05 by Optimus Optimus
I started with bbcode. Its not just for Jazz Musicians.
No one else was gonna do the damn job.
added on the 2013-10-07 07:43:41 by d0DgE d0DgE
Someone dared me it was impossible, and I set out to prove them wrong.
added on the 2013-10-07 07:57:04 by trixter trixter
I hate it but I do it anyway.
added on the 2013-10-07 08:21:14 by Preacher Preacher
When I finally got my first computer (after years of nagging, really), a c64, I thought the machine was broken. For some reason I was convinced the "input" command was spelled "imput", and so I was flabbergasted that the damn thing didn't know this clearly important BASIC command. WTF. :D

So yeah, trial and error was/is a big part of it. :)
added on the 2013-10-07 08:57:42 by tomaes tomaes
C:\TP7>turbo.exe
File -> Open -> arty.pas
Compile -> Run
WOW! amazing colorful polygons, i want to do that
File -> New
garbage gabber hammer bla blub
Compile -> Run
Compiler error! Press F1 to see help
Pressed F1
Saw example. Copied Example.
Compile -> Run
Worked! Learned! My first hello world was born.
That was when I was 8 years old.
added on the 2013-10-07 09:18:41 by xTr1m xTr1m
its all that damn turtle's fault.
It was a hot summers night when I discovered italic text is not the same as italian.
added on the 2013-10-07 10:07:26 by Exin Exin
I outsourced everything to India.
added on the 2013-10-07 11:54:44 by nystep nystep
cracking lame Rob Northen protections in my childhood
added on the 2013-10-07 12:18:07 by lsl lsl

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