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« Thread started on: Mar 1st, 2013, 11:38pm »

I've been a Liberty BASIC user for about 9 years, every since I was 11 or 12. I joined this forum when I was 14, and when I turned 18, I was bestowed the privilege of becoming one of the board moderators here. I've enjoyed every minute of it.

I also used to be pretty active on the Just BASIC forum, too, as some of you remember.

I love LB. I started out making text programs that asked simple questions and responded with silly answers. (That's apparently what happens when you give an 11 year old a computer and a summer with nothing to do)

Well, I gradually progressed into making text-based games. During Christmas break when I was 13, I made my first graphical game that I called "UFO". Basically, these flying saucers would fly by and you had to click the screen to shoot them down. If they got past you it hurt your lives. How I ever finished that in a week at that age, I have no idea. Every since then, I've never been able to repeat a success so quickly. (Although, my code was kind of lacking in organization. Maybe I just have higher standards now. Yeah, I'll go with that.)

I experimented with numerous other projects, and began learning graphics design, audio editing, basic music production, and a few other things to go along with stuff for my game projects (most of which I never finished).

If it hadn't been for the help of all of you guys, I wouldn't have ever been able to learn programming or understand problem solving half as well as I do today. Thank you, Carl, and the rest of the community for all the help you guys have given me through the years.

Because of Liberty BASIC, I was inspired to learn other programming languages and frameworks. When I was 15, I began reading the C Primer Plus (it's an 800+ page book, I wouldn't have bought it if I had known that) and I finished it sometime when I was 16 from reading it off and on. It really helped with general programming skills, and completely revolutionized how I wrote code in LB.

Back when Microsoft was selling the Zune HD touchscreen device a couple of years ago, I developed a game in C# for it, in between LB projects. I think that was when I was 17. I also use LB a lot when I need to work with files in a batch.

These days, I spend a lot of time in PHP, MySQL, JavaScript, and all the web stuffs. I'm anticipating the release of LB5 and I hope to get to spend more time here on the forums when summer comes. I've also been very blessed to be a web design intern at a large, international, nonprofit organization. It's been fun all these years, and I owe it to you guys.

Thank you! smiley


P.s. I look forward to many more happy years here. grin
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