My first time joining a Game Jam

It’s the year 1999. All media is going crazy about the Y2K bug and people don’t seem to understand what’s happening to a point some believe their toaster will become aware and take over the world. I don’t remember if people said this kind of things sarcastically or not, but there were people actually believing it.

That year I was 13 years old and attended secondary school with a computers specialty. Back then not every family had a computer at home in Mexico so those big and old DOS PCs from the school lab were my first experience with a computer.

Part of the tools they taught us included Logo, the QuickBasic 4.5 language, and Dbase III plus, which was a visual database management system… in text mode. Actually, all the mentioned tools were command-line software. I immediately fell in love with QuickBasic: grabbed a copy on a floppy disk and made my parents buy a PC for me so I could write programs at home. But what really made a true impact in my life was a copy of a Mario game clone installed on the school PCs.

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Hello world!

I’ve tried writing a blog several times over… the past 10 years maybe? Each attempt ended in an abandoned site with just a hello world entry.

This time, I’m having a reminder to write at least once a month. Topic? Probably random unelaborated thoughts, but I’m sure I’ll be posting mostly weird pieces of code.

The stack for this blog is WordPress of course. But instead of dogfooding, I’m using a standard theme here as opposite to my other secret evil projects where I always use Oxygen Builder and OxyPowerPack.

The reason for using a plain theme here is that I didn’t want to spend time building a custom design. I don’t need to impress anyone with my (lack of?) design skills.

Writing soon…

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