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What are the personal technlogical events in your life?

examples:

1. Learning a Language
2.  Starting a new career
3.  start participating new tech-forum on the web.
4. Wrting weblog..

Programmer
Sunday, March 21, 2004

Understanding that 'On' is not the same as 'Off'.

Everything else is just a combinatorial event.

Simon Lucy
Monday, March 22, 2004

Getting the first modem. It was a 14400 baud modem.

Finding \/\/arez on local BBSes.

Dumped \/\/arez when I found programming documentation and forums.

:)

Max Max
Monday, March 22, 2004

Figuring out that the industrial revolution was over.

old_timer
Monday, March 22, 2004

>The Industrial Revolution is over.

Really? Who won?

  Not a Capitalist
Monday, March 22, 2004

The machines.

Really though, I was there. Back in the 60's I worked as a machinist, metal working, heavy iron sort of work. At the time computers occupied rooms the size of a union meeting hall. But you could already see that the manufacturing economy was beginning to wane.

If you think the weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth about outsourcing is bad now, go back and research the 60's and read what was being said about losing our industrial base to Europe and Asia. The shoe industry, clothes, TVs and Radios, appliances, then by the 70s steel making, autos and more.

Millions of blue collar workers were sent packing and told to retrain for service sector jobs. Industrial blue collar work had been the backbone of the US workforce for about a century. With a high school education and a few weeks of on-the-job training one could always make a good living. And then it all came crashing down in just about one decade.

We not only survived, we thrived, but in the process it did displace an awful lot of workers and hurt many who could not adapt.

old_timer
Monday, March 22, 2004

First time with a pleasure droid. Definitely.

son of parnas
Monday, March 22, 2004


The first time I managed to make a vertical & horizontal multiplexed sprites on the C64 by hacking into the $D011 & $D016 registers ...

I can also say cracking was a hell of a challenge too,
Timex loader, Nice americans protections from Electronic Arts (I think it was called VMAX) ....

Ho boys those were the dayz ....

We were spotty & nerdy geeks.

Fuck off My plot routine is 3 cycles fasters than yours ;-)

~ CycleBurner ~
Monday, March 22, 2004

The first time I managed to make a vertical & horizontal multiplexed sprites on the C64 by hacking into the $D011 & $D016 registers

Done on the Horizontal & Vertical SideBorders (It was meant to be impossible)

~ CycleBurner ~
Monday, March 22, 2004

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