transferim wrote:My first computer was a timex-sinclair 1000. My first FUN computer was a used C64.
Ditto on my first computers, though this is preceeded by learning on Apple ][ in high school. Back then (in the '80s) I played around with a little Z80 Assembly code on the Timex but never went far with it. After the C64 I moved on to Amiga and PCs (Windoze). While right now still stuck on XP (I'm too cheap to upgrade OS just because they stopped supporting it), I'm now also using Android (phone, tablet & TV box). Weeks ago I got my first Raspberry Pi with Raspbian/NOOBS, though this is not my first time delving into linux.
Starting to learn Python, I still need to get my mind wrapped around the idea of object-oriented programming in modern languages (vs the line-numbered BASICs I learned on). Over the years I've gotten a few books on programming (C, Java, etc.) but never really dove in for more than a couple chapters. My current intent is to build/program an internet radio (also with MP3 player mode & HD radio if I can find a receiver chip (they're SMD) already mounted on a breakout board).
Prior to the Apple experience, I had read Dad's electronics magazines and was interested in building the Cosmac Elf computer project but never got a start on it.