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My Coding and Developer Journey

A Love Story with a Tandy 1000EX and a Kinked Floppy Disk"


It all started with a little computer called the Tandy 1000EX and a floppy disk with a bad case of the bends. My dad and a computer genius friend helped me get my hands on some software, and I was hooked. The first time I had to repair a floppy disk, I felt like a surgeon performing a life-saving operation. And it worked! My love affair with technology was born.

In high school, I was introduced to Pascal, and I was intrigued with coding. I couldn't get enough, so I took an extra semester to learn more. As an electrical engineering student in college, I learned Assembly language, FORTRAN, and C++, which were like musical instruments to me. I then picked up web development and started playing with HTML and CSS, and even got my hands on some WYSIWYG editors like Dreamweaver and Frontpage. And just when I thought my love for technology couldn't get any stronger, I discovered graphics design and animation using Photoshop and Flash.

Throughout the years, I honed my skills by building websites for others and diving into JavaScript. During my career as an electrical and controls engineer, I worked on automation projects that required human-machine interfaces and expanded my knowledge into databases, GUI design, and IT networking. It was like a romantic comedy, but instead of a love interest, I had machines.

Eventually, I started my own firm, Banx Engineering, where I combined all of my lessons learned to automate data collection for a battery manufacturer. This project introduced me to Python scripting, and I was in love all over again.

Today, I am building SAAS products, and my love for technology is stronger than ever. My journey has been filled with twists and turns, and I can't wait to see where it takes me next. It's been a wild ride, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

So, there you have it, folks. A love story between a man, his Tandy 1000EX, and a kinked floppy disk. Who says technology isn't romantic?


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