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Started programming at 8 years old on Sinclair ZX81, with 1k of RAM, which I quickly used up causing it to crash, and my parents to buy me a 16k expansion pack.

A couple years later we got a BBC Model B on which I learned further, including VDU graphics and Sprite Generation. I mostly wrote games at this point.

To cut a long story short I got BSc in Applied Computing in 1995 from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, with a final year project in connecting a website to a database using cgi scripts written in C, and eventually started a career as a web programmer, mostly for internal intranet systems and currently a software as a service web and ivr survey system, mostly working on the reporting side of things.


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awarded  Yearling
Feb
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accepted Did Adam Sandler name the film 'Little Nicky' after the character in Twin Peaks?
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10
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
8
awarded  Revival
Jun
7
comment Aliens arrive to stop a hybrid child who has telekinetic powers
@Rex Fair enough. It looks like you've updated the question since I answered it. Given the further details, I wouldn't have said V either.
Jun
7
answered Aliens arrive to stop a hybrid child who has telekinetic powers
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20
awarded  Self-Learner
Mar
27
comment Alternate conclusions of The Usual Suspects
@AndrewThompson Hmm. I've watched the film multiple times, but it has been a few years. I'll have a look out for the plot flaw you suggest next time I look as I can't recall for certain exactly what is implied they saw. So maybe you are right after all...
Mar
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awarded  Commentator
Mar
26
comment Alternate conclusions of The Usual Suspects
@AndrewThompson I think the benefit was that the cops weren't witnesses to him actually doing anything.
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22
awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Enlightened
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awarded  Nice Answer
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awarded  Scholar
Aug
8
accepted Which episodes of Twin Peaks mention the concept of 'tulpa'?
Jun
6
asked How can Jacoby be with Lana and Ben at the same time?
Jun
6
comment Are Teletubbies prisoners?
@ChristianRau Further I think its less that we treat children as prisoners so much as we treat prisoners like children (in so much as we take away the rights and responsibilities they'd normally be entrusted as adults).
Jun
5
comment Are Teletubbies prisoners?
@ChristianRau In the words of Malaclypse the Younger "Sometimes I take humor seriously. Sometimes I take seriousness humorously. Either way it is irrelevant." ;-)
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awarded  Revival
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4
answered Are Teletubbies prisoners?