I was a computer programmer from 1982 to 1985. It was on an Apple II with 64K
memory and the 6502 processor. I only programmed with the original version (I
assume) of BASIC. I loved it. Writing my own programmes, for my own needs,
using my own format and my own math. And I loved writing more complex ones
that required you to document and debug on paper. Here's the problem:
I have ideas that I have on paper. I would like to start using my current pro -
cessor's speed to work on projects. But with this Windows operating system,
there is absolutely NO WAY that they make it easy to just poke away and
start programming, like I used to do with BASIC. Not much on-line to
act as a tutor either.
So here it is: is anyone on this site interested in pointing in the direction of
how to program a (DELL dimension L733r with a pentium and Windows 2000)
machine - as in - you use THIS as your platform, and you load the language
like THIS - buy a book and go from there, and I'm set.
Go ahead and have a good laugh at how clueless I am, but despite the appearant
lack of knowledge of New Hardware, etc., I am a fellow geek.
Call me Tony - I'll be back.