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Coding


I have had an interest in coding since owning my first computer, a Commodore Vic-20 in 1982. As a child I wanted to play games but couldn't afford to buy any and didn't own a Commodore 1530 (C2N) cassette recorder for the first six months so couldn't load games anyway. What I could do was afford to buy a computer magazine every month and some of them, like Computer & Video Games or Commodore User included program listings of games that you could type in and then play.

The games were small, simple and very fun but the fact that I was sitting for hours typing code into a computer from a young age meant that some of it was sinking in. Often spelling mistakes in the magazine meant that syntax errors occurred that needing fixing and I even managed to convert a few very simple games from one basic language to work with Commodore Basic

Since then I've treated programming as a hobby and this website has some examples of mine in various languages. I will be updating these and adding more as I get the time. Most of these are working programs but there are also a few snippets of source code and information.

The website includes programs and apps created using several different languages including, but not limited to, Visual Basic, C++, Java, Blitz Basic, R, and processing. It will be updated as and when I find the time to program.


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