I shamelessly stole some of the userboxes on your page when I made this account. :D Thank you for unknowingly teaching me the virtues of <div> over <br>. I'm a microcontroller nut who works in C and ASM, not an HTML wiz... (and in the process of this edit, had to discover the <nowiki> tag, as well as embedding that tag inside itself in order to type out that tag... woah, that's getting deep) - ArcticVixen (talk) 09:54, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
- Ohai! Hehe, I hate web development, but yush, I couldn't find anything else in the industry until I graduated (currently employed as a simulation researcher using C and C++ and much happier!); I'm glad someone else can make use of this blood-knowledge :P. Also, hail C! The programming language I started with. Wooo C buddies! :D. DarkFire (talk) 14:25, 15 June 2015 (UTC)
- I'll extoll the virtues of C all day, no problem. I really got my start tooling around with QBASIC on a mid-1990s Dell laptop (still works!) when I was 12 or so, which got the base logic in my mind somewhat, but I never got a real hold of a lot of key concepts until 2010-ish, when I started to do microcontroller work, and really wanted a grasp of the inner workings of things, so I went head-on into 8-bit PIC assembly (ugh, this is not what I went to university for!). Once I started working with C compilers after I got all core concepts down, it was one of the biggest breezes of fresh air I had in a while! :/
- Anyway, I don't mind mentioning (but sure mind admitting :/) that I'm stuck in Washington state, USA for now. I could do a whoooole lot worse as far as location if I were to be outed (less "life and death", more "I don't want the stress"). Most open I ever was was also around 2009 when I was in college. Did quite a few things with the local groups there, and it was known what my deal was, but I sure didn't flaunt it! Could pass a lot better back then, too, whenever I had the chance. Have a few things that make truly passing a hell of a lot more difficult nowadays (and no, I never did any HRT or anything. Never been much of an option, so of course testosterone has done its damage), but most of my "out" time is at home anyway, so I don't try and cater to a large audience. Biggest problem I ran into, actually, was totally unrelated medical issues that have sidelined me for the past year or so (nothing fatal or anything!). Lots of bedrest and medicine with some totally desirable side effects do wonders for your figure, so THAT'S out the window. All my hair ended up doing was get matted and greasy when it's in a pillow half the day, so it made sense to just get rid of it all. Had it halfway down my back, too, for a few years, but it was just way too much trouble, but ease of passing sure went with it.