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Fred Richards

I'm also in my mid-40s and learned Basic on a C64, then taught myself machine language on the C64. Fast forward roughly 30 years, with a great career in infrastructure, networking and unix systems, (ironically very little development work)... it's safe to say a position really needs to be very special and interesting for me to want to leave.

If someone doesn't find it cool that I was doing machine language (albeit on an 8bit machine) when I was a teen, I'm not sure I want to work for them.

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Same .. but you lucky devil had a C64 ? With a sprite chip ? I only had a Plus-4. No cool graphics for me :)

Assembler was great on that machine though. So simple and satisfying.