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    When I was young, gaming was pretty important to my growth. I often attempted to describe this to my parents. It was a valiant attempt, but it fell short. See, I wasn’t allowed to play during the weekdays. Friday, Saturday and Sunday were the only days I was allowed to turn on the Nintendo or the Apple IIgs. And if it were Friday, I could only do this after all homework was completed.

    I tested my parent’s directive once and was caught red-handed. For a couple of weeks I couldn’t play games at all.

    So, one day I had a bright idea. What if I learned how to write the games myself? Surely my parents wouldn’t yell at me if I was learning how to write my own video games.

    I tested the idea. I didn’t ask for permission. I didn’t drop any hints that I was considering to do this. I fired up the computer, loaded a golf game that shipped with the computer, and started pouring through the source code.

    My mom inevitably walked in asked what I thought I was doing. I told her I was trying to figure out how to change the color of the golf ball. See she had taken some programming classes at a local community college and knew how to program herself. I remembered (when I was even younger) that occasionally she would bring home punch cards from work.

    My back was to her, but I could feel her eyes piercing as she looked at the screen and looked at me.

    “Okay,” she said, and she walked off.


    30 years later, I’m still tinkering. Welcome to the blog.