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Computer Science Student / Computer Hobbyist

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#1 DemiReticent


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Posted 22 October 2008 - 09:45 PM

I'm a high school computer science student who spends much of his free time trying to figure out how computers work. Sure there's books on it but it's more fun to figure it out myself. Sometimes I have a problem and I come to this forum seeking answers from people who probably know better than I do, but recently I have the need to ask some specialized questions and plus I enjoy helping people with computer problems so I figured why not join.

A quirk: I hate using the mouse (too slow). I have memorized nearly every useful hotkey in all of my software and have begun to write my own for general system navigation and macros (using AutoHotkey).

My first computer was a Win95 and I have been interested in computers since that time. Since middle school I have been dabbling with programming. First language I learned was HTML. I designed a simple website to which I mostly post files that I may want to access no matter where I am. Now I am in AP Computer Science II learning Java (actually mostly I'm teaching it now) and programming GUIs for fun because I have nothing better to do in class after my assignments are done.

Well-known languages:
JavaScript w/ DOM

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Basic knowledge:

Java is slow as crap, but it's the most well-organized and documented language I've seen.
C is nice but annoyingly terse (which I know is the point, but still). C++ is a mess.
Dells are horrible for gaming. And thus I don't do much gaming. But they're fairly stable and work well enough for school.

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 22 October 2008 - 10:35 PM

Hello, DemiReticent.
Welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Please take the time, to browse the New User Orientation forum, to help familiarize yourself with how the board works.
If you have any questions about how to use this site, this forum will probably answer them.

Also, don't forget to check out the Tutorials.
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#3 Doctor Inferno

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 11:37 PM

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