I really am just an old geek. My computer experience started when I got my first computer for high school graduation. It was a Commodore Vic-20 with a whopping 5K of memory, 3.5K of which was usable. One summer I wrote a Pac-man clone on it for the neighborhood kids. It didn’t take them long to find a way to make all the ghosts go in circles in one corner while they gobbled up all the dots.
From there I went on to owning a Commodore-64, an Amiga 1000, and an Amiga 2000. My first, and only, store-bought “Windows” PC was a Packard-Bell. I learned about hardware by constantly repairing it. All my other desktops since then I have built.
Before becoming a professional geek, I was a correctional officer at both the county and state levels for approximately 15 years. After the closure of the prison where I worked, I went back to school and earned my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Governor’s State University.
In 2013 I became the legal guardian of my two grandkids, then aged 6-months, and 1 1/2 years old. They inspired me to write a game to help toddlers learn their basic colors for a software engineering class I had. The game later morphed into the Learn My Colors game. If you have little ones, they can play it here.