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Old 04-30-2002, 02:44 PM
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No problem ANIS - actually my name is Hugh - This site is terrific - and I just keep learning & learning & hopefully, passing along something too.
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I've been programming in VB for about 3 months, so I guess I'm a journyman (ADO, Inet, Some API). As most of the forum is aware of I am a horrible programmer (too many typos).

But I can take on almost any project you can throw at me. My divine computer experience started when I was 13 over the summer of 2000 with simple webpage design. In 2001 I started buying many books and help guides. I was impressed by what I heard about Visual Basic from others and I picked up a copy of John Smiley's, "Learn to Program with Visual Basic 6."

I am now learning to program with C++ and assembly. I have also began intense research with the fundimentals behind operating systems.

But my non-computer science life was dull and boring (nerd since the beginning). Lately I have taken a liking to building complex circuits and tutoring in algebra.
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Old 04-30-2002, 07:38 PM
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i thought, i should also Update my Profile!.. Who am I?

I have been programming since last 3 years, when i started my B.Sc(Hons) in Computing. I had been programming sequentially in Pascal, Cobol, C, C++, Java, Visual Prolog 5.2, ASP, Lingo, Visual Basic 6, 3D Lingo etc!..

I had an experience of about 1 year in Visual Basic 6. I started learning from www.visualbasicforum.com in July 2001 and still in a process of learning, and i think that learning process will never go away!. I love to learn & learn & learn. Before that, most of the programming i had been doing was either in ASP, C or Visual Prolog. I had also been involve in 3D Stuff, and have developed few 3D Games using 3D Studio Max R3. I had been also doing alot of programmign stuff in Unix, Shell Programming, AWK & SED Scripting etc!.

I am currently working in APIIT (Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology- Malaysia), as a System Development Executive/Software Engineer, and is involved in developing application in Visual Basic, Visual Prolog and sometimes ASP. My Final Year Project is a "3D Intelligent Information Kiosk", which is a very intresting system and i have used 3D Lingo, Open GL etc for the development. It shows 3D Walk Through with Dynamic Cameras inside the building, which has been programmed in 3D Lingo & Director Shockwave Studio.

I am looking forward to start my Masters in Technology Management or Artificial Intelligence in coming months. I am also a Microsoft Certified Professional as well as Linux Certified System Administrator and Unix Shell Programmer.

Thanks to everyone on this Forum who has helped me through, specially, BillSoo (He was my first teacher here at this Forum), Thinker, ArountV, dcl3500, KelseyK, Squirm, VoltaFace, usetheforce2, Laurent, Dazz, pratim_g, wildwolf, Ad1, Waqas, Yoda, Neptune and reebot. These are few that i remember!...

I love VB Now, and i think of it as the best language for me!..

I think thats all for now!..
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Old 04-30-2002, 09:56 PM
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Ok, I feel like the kid at the dance who waited too long to get on the floor!

I consider myself a bit of an imposter starting off as a DBA for a multi-national accountancy firm (currently staring out a certain govornment law-suit.. heh-heh).
Even basic Excel formulae were a problem for me in '96, despite several earlier (botched) attempts to learn Basic/Pascal/dBase4/FORTRAN at college!
And so I began my nomadic career, I left to another low-calibre DBA job (banking) within a year - but they let me make stuff and generally learn on-the-job (Access2).

A year later ('98), I knew just enough to get another job with a consultancy. Here my learning curve went off the scale and I was born into the world of DAO, complex SQL and MS Office Automation. After the toughest year of my working life (16 hr days were pretty normal), I decided to begin my globe-totting antics.

Ever since, I've been contracting for various Ozzy firms - battling desperately to keep my (limited) skill-base honed enough to make it marketable!
This Forum and it's membership has played no small part in that.. Also, my current (and longest) contract has given me over a year of invaluable experiece with VB6, SQL7, Oracle and Outlook.

However, this will end soon, and I will once again decend in to the limbo that is a backpackers paradise (for 6 months). I have accepted that technology will have changed (possibly many times) by the time I re-emerge in Europe; but having discovered that with the right attitude, big things happen - I think I've got a great deal!

When I do return to the rat-race (and this Forum! ), I think the next string to my bow will be in the direction of the internet - it's about time!
But as my short "professional" history hints at, this is really all just a means to an end. I love problem-solving and I enjoy exercising my logic, but I'd rather be on a new beach with a fresh coconut any day!!
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Old 05-03-2002, 09:22 PM
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I am a 16 year old with experience in multiple languages including qbasic, vb, html, java, c++, among a few others. I have been programming for 8 years, and I consider myself an expert. . . . I have extensive knowledge in vb, api, classes and custom controls. I have been making commercial programs for 5 years. Right now I'm working on a full blown nintendo emulator in vb, and possibly encorperating the super nintendo in it also.
Owch . . . That's impressive. I'm not too bad, but nowhere near that. (Not to mention I don't have access to a NES (Though that wouldn't make a difference))

I'm 16, and I've been programming off and on most my life. . . Dad started me on QBasic4.5 when I was 8 or so, and I've been working with VB for about 3 years.

I started with VB3, then VB4-32, and I've been using VB6e for about 3-4 months . . . I'm not too good with Windows-specialized things (Like API and databases, though I'm making one right now . . .) I'm also rather good at a medium level of HTML.

But it all started when I was almost too small to move a joystick, and dad just happened to be in the buisness of selling C64s . . . I've been hooked on computers ever since, and if programming doesn't work out I'm going into tech support ^_^

Other interest include Anime (Tenchi Muyo, Ranma½, LoveHina), drawing Anime, video game music, emulation, and Legos (Technic and Mindstorms)

Oh, yes, I almost forgot (yeah, sure ^_~) -- you can check out a bunch of freeware apps and games I've made with QB45 and VB3-6e on my site: Gamer X Creations (http://gamerx-creations.cjb.net)

Tell me what you think of it ^_^


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Old 05-04-2002, 12:21 AM
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I'm 25 years old. My early computer experience amounted to writing ultra simplistic BASIC programs and playing "Oregon Trail" on an AppleIIE circa 1990. I had probably 5 total minutes of web time in high school and thought the Internet was mainly used for things like getting a copy of "The Anarchist's Cookbook". However, I always knew that I wanted to do something with the computer (at the time, I had no idea 'we' would be anywhere near where 'we' are today -- but who did?)

I joined the U.S. Marine Corps straight out of high school, mainly because the recruiter told me "heck yeah, we have the best computers money can buy. And you can play on the all you want!". Also, I am very patriotic, had no money to pay for school, and I did not want to go to college and follow the typical "life template". Incidentally, I ended up getting an Associates degree through correspondance courses and night school by the time I was 20. I was in the Marines for four years, during which the entire time I was stationed with front line infantry units and traveled to 14 countries, playing with big guns that went *boom* the whole way. My official duty was as a communications specialist. I was never involved in a full-blown war, but I did see combat in Monrovia, Liberia.

When I first got on active duty in 1995, the standard field radio was the PRC-77, which is the same radio used in the Vietnam War (on occasion, I sometimes used radios that were actually in the war.) Uncle Sam may have a lot of money, but he takes a long time to phase things out. At any rate, I worked with this massive chunk of metal for two years. When you couple its normal weight with the additional crypto gear needed on certain missions, it is a pain to deal with (upwards of 45 pounds total -- including your normal gear.) Radiomen are, in essence, the geeks of the standard infantry unit. For fun in the field, we would design new and improved field expediant antennas out of anything we could find or attempt to perform "stratospheric bounces" -- trying to get the longest range.

Around 1997, we finally upgraded to the new SINGARS radios, which are much lighter and have integrated crypto capabilities. Needless to say, this made my job a lot easier -- especially on 20-30 mile hikes in the mountains.
This was about the same time I really started to familiarize myself with the net and the web, so I dropped $2K on a 300 mHz 32 MB Gateway and started going crazy. I spent upwards of 50% of my time training in the field and living in mudholes, and the rest of it on the computer. For my last 12 months in the Corps, I was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. This was one of the best years of my young life, however computing took a back seat for the most part. I immersed myself in the culture and lived life to its fullest. I spent my days snorkeling, scuba diving, and chasing Okinawan women (who love American men).

I got out of the Corps in July 1999, mainly because it rips your body to shreds and is not condusive to a future family life. (Most Marine Corps infantry units are gone to sea for six months, every two years.) I switched over to be a reservist in the Air National Guard and enrolled in college to finish my degree. I initially picked Business Administration, but soon switched to Computer Science (CS). After about three years of fun filled Discrete mathematics, Calculus, Networking, and AI development I finally graduated with a Bachelors in CS. I took a few months off to ponder going to Grad school or to search for a quality job (I also traveled to Bali during this time.) However, after the September 11th tragedy, my guard unit was activated and I have been working full-time there since October 2001 (and will be doing so for probably the next year.)

I guess I could go on and on with old "war stories", but I won't. I donno... is this a tall tale? Believe it or not, but this is me in a nutshell.

((Help, I'm in a nutshell))
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Old 05-04-2002, 06:44 PM
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The Oregon Trail, god how I loved that game, is it available for download at Download.com, I wonder?

It's been about 9 months since I've answered this question and I've changed a lot, so I'll take a turn at the wheel.

I'm 17 now, and I've learned a lot about making games since I've joined. My hobbies still include roleplaying & computers. I'm doing things now with computers I never imagined (I sound like that army commerical, lol). I guess that is about it, though.

Glad to see this thread is still active after this long...
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I've been working with VB for a few months now, after my Dad introduced me to it. I have, however, hit several blocks in learning the language, such as the math parts. I'm not even in high school yet, so I can't do a lot of game things, but I have made simple tile-based things anyways just for fun. Unfortunately, because of this, I haven't been learning as much about VB daily as I usually had.

Oh well, just my two cents.
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Old 05-05-2002, 06:16 PM
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Old 05-05-2002, 06:50 PM
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Here I come...

I'm sixteen. I first started out with a free webpage at Angelfire. I was excited. I used their basic editor where you can click on what you want. Then I started learning pure HTML, and now I still write webpages in notepad or either I write in a PHP IDE that will parse my code for me.

In VB, I consider myself the medium of learning and expert? Though I've been making apps in the Visual Basic IDE for about 10 months now (?), I started with Qbasic. I mainly learned about writing to files and string operations back then.

I know programming logic to the most part but I still don't tamper much with C or C++ or whatever. I still know how it (C++) is structured. Kind of similar to PHP!

I still have alot to learn, and I hope yall can help me alot and I'll help you if I know I can!
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I am one of those guys who is sitting between "lost" and "found" in programming. Either I am an expert on the subject or I know nothing.

I have been doing VB for two years. Before that Fox Pro, before that dBase 3.3+

I sell software on the Internet to a very specific niche market. I have some stuff out there that no one else has. My strength is in refusal to give up once I set my teeth.

You can check me out at www.integrationwizard.com
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I've been programming for about 9 years now. I'm a reformed English major & didn't get seriously into computers until I was out of college. Once I figured out what I was missing, I went back & got my masters in CS. Most of my training is in C++, but most of my professional experience (about 5 years) is with VB.

I've done a bit of everything since then, from tech support to database design to programming, but am now programming full time.

My strengths are in OOP design, database-driven VB apps (particularly with an Oracle backend), GUI design, & Access. My latest interest is DirectX, which I'm just beginning to learn, but I have a long way to go yet before I'm proficient there.

I seem to be somewhere in the middle in terms of skill level, because I use this forum to give advice to those less experienced than I as well as to get advice from those with more experience. Both have been a joy so far!
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I too am suprised at how young some people are, oh well. I feel like I should have started about 20 years ago. Anyway I am 23 (feel old) and have just started diving into VB about 6 months ago. I've got a long way to go, but I have no choice, I have to succeed.
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I'm a newbie to programing only a couple of weeks of actual effort.
but I've been working on computers for 6-7 years now and
I can prety much fix anything on a PC and now even MAC's.
I work at a print shop doing prepress work for a commercial digital waterless press.
I would like to put out my own line of security apps and apps that let you check your system and troubleshoot. and maybe an app to let you and your pc become friends with each other

And as you all know i will justify anything so don't ask(Conciously and Sub).

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I am a 17 year old computer geek . I am by no means an expert in any programming language. I am a junior in high school and began programming my freshmen year. My school began the program teaching pascal (UGH!! but so delightfully fun!) From there we go to c++ (Ap level, scored a 4 on the AP exam, alas, lowest in my class...everyone else got 5's LOL) and then this past year I took a class at the local university learning VBA. I'm trying to apply my programming knowledge more universally and use VB.

Other computer related things:
I am A+ certified, graduate of the Cisco Certified Networking Academy and hoping to take my CCNA in June of 2002. Hopefully I pass After that, I'm really hoping to work towards my MCSD by the time I graduate high school...I think that'd be impressive . Far fetch dreams methinks, but hey, gotta set goals eh??

Currently I'm employed in a jewelery manufacturing shop, kind of a waste of skills eh? Untill my boss realized that I could do something useful like create inventory software . That's my current project...3 weeks and I'm finally almost done. I'm pleased, it's large scale (for me) using 8 forms (currently) and roughly 2500 lines of code (but I'm a clean freak so I have a lot of blank lines hehe). It also incorporates a lot of usage of excel. It's been an amazing learning experience so far and I have to say, this forum is THE BEST resource I've had!!
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I'm 45, & have programmed since '78. Started with Fortran IV on the college mainframe & teletypes. Did some assembly language work with Honeywell level 6 minicomputers in the early eighties, and worked a lot with Pascal right up through VB3. In the meanwhile, I was working as a control engineer, using propetiary languages for automatic process control in the pulp and paper, chemical, & pharamacuitical industries. In '94 moved to the solid fuel pyrotechnics industry (Automotive airbag inflators), then went to work for a solid rocket fuel manufacturer who was branching out into automotive airbags. As lead control engineer for the install on a new airbag assembly line, got a LOT of exposure to VB (v5, and then v6) and SQL Server, as a contractor supplied a supervisory traceability/control system written in VB/SQL server. Have since moved to the IT side of things & have done a lot of work with database apps, primarily Oracle backend/ VB front end.

I live in OH-SO-SUNNY Arizona, USA, the land where asphalt DOES have a liquid state, and driving with oven mitts on your hands is generally considered to be a good idea... On the plus side, summer here is perfect weather for making beef jerky (it's currently 110F/43C and 3% relative humidity)
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That's scary. You've been programing as long as I've been alive.
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"and driving with oven mitts on your hands is generally considered to be a good idea"

I wish we had that problem here, (lousiest summer ever)

Wohoo! tommorow... 30C/86F
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Old 06-19-2002, 07:16 PM
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3 or 4 years ago, it hit 126F/52C here. ("But it's a dry heat" ... it only FELT like 122 #$%!@)

We have a reverse season here; you suffer through the summer (mid-May - end of September); the rest of the year it's great!
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