It all started back in 1983 when my parents bought me a Commodore 64. I just loved this thing. I went crazy with it. At first I was programming in BASIC, but quickly taught myself 6502 assembly language once I realized its potential. Although I never knew the C=64 as well as Craig Bruce, that marvelous 8-bit computer taught me the basics of just about everything I know about computers today.

Not only did I program on my C=64, but like many C=64 owners, I had a pretty large collection of video games for it. Oddly enough, I'm not much into video games any more.

Nowadays, I prefer programming in the Unix environment. One could say that I have a healthy dislike for Microsoft Windows-based operating systems. I can program in many programming languages, but my favorites are C, C++, Smalltalk-80 and Java. Object-oriented development seems to be my thing.

Up until a few years ago the only computer I've ever really owned was my trusty old C=64. However, eventually the urge to run Linux at home grew so strong that I went out and bought myself a Pentium II to run it on. Since then I've upgraded a couple of times, and now have myself a nice dual-core AMD Athlon 64 system running Fedora Core Linux. I do all sorts of things with my system, such as scanning in a bunch of old family photos and searching for prime numbers as part of the GIMPS project.

My affiliation with computers as a hobby has died down quite a bit over the last few years, in lieu of all the time I'm spending at my other hobbies and interests.

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