Programming

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1 Timeline

1.1 Early stuff

  • I have early memories coding with my Mum and my Grandad
  • typing in BASIC to the Amstrad
  • making the screen background flash different colours
  • making it print out "Hello, <name>" over and over
  • these were from the instruction manual I'm pretty sure
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  • also I think we got these other books full of code from somewhere, where you just went through and typed a full program in line by line. Often it didn't work, you had to go through line by line and find the error.
  • I also remember making a program with my Grandad on his business Amstrad PC. It was something to do with the Blitz, a game of dropping bombs on a city.

1.2 College

  • I learned Pascal at college in my Computing A-level

1.3 The web

  • I remember teaching myself HTML around late 1990s it must've been, from Webmonkey. I was listening to Tri Repetae by Autechre a lot while doing it. Fun times.

1.4 Now

I'd like to learn Lisp. We were doing a group learning via SICP for a while at https://evalapply.space, but that has gone dormant for now.

Perhaps Clojure.

2 Elsewhere in the garden

Notes that link to this note (AKA backlinks).

At some point (around college time I guess?), I started getting into IDM. Warp (Autechre, Boards of Canada) and Skam (Jega) being the labels that kicked me off. Where did that come from? I think that was me going off into my own territory at that point, possibly with some assist from Michael. I distinctly remember teaching myself how to make websites while listening to Tri Repetae on repeat. College? Pre-uni?

I used to code a lot, as it used to be my dayjob. But I code less at work since 2017, and do the odd bits here and there both at work and in my spare time.

I like technology (insofar as you can like an abstract concept). I have been interested in computer programming since young, and have a background as a software developer. So when I say 'technology', I probably subconsciously lean towards meaning computers and surrounding technologies, worth bearing that in mind.

At some point (around college time I guess?), I started getting into IDM. Warp (Autechre, Boards of Canada) and Skam (Jega) being the labels that kicked me off. Where did that come from? I think that was me going off into my own territory at that point, possibly with some assist from Michael. I distinctly remember teaching myself how to make websites while listening to Tri Repetae on repeat. College? Pre-uni?

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