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From the first line of code to transitioning from an Auto Mechanic to a professional Software Developer.

1977 (ish): Writing Basic code on a Bally Entertainment System, wrote a simple Multi-Die + Adjustments dice rolling routine for D&D. Had to load and save via cassette tape.

Late 1977: Followed shortly thereafter by an Apple II+ that my dad received for his office. Wrote several D&D applications where I could run a random campaign pretty easily. Unfortunately, it was at his office most of the time.

1982: A KayPro II luggable continuously borrowed from a neighbor who didn't care to use it (it was supplied through his emplyer). I finally had something I could use on a regular basis. Ported all of my D&D code from the Apple II+ to the KayPro and wrote even more stuff for our D&D campaigning. Smile | :)

1983: Life happened... Didn't touch a computer for 5 years.

1988: Discovered BBS's via a friend of mine who ran one. Rented to own an 10Mhz IBM XT clone, taught myself QuickBasic and Pascal. Quickly acquired 2 80286 machines. Taught myself C. Picked up an 80386 machine. Ran a BBS of my own, wrote BBS Doors, other utilities.

1990: I was hired as a programmer writing billing and management code for a company (now defunct) in Carrollton Tx. The journey begins!
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