I have already been on this forum for a while, but never really introduced myself properly. My name is Brion Davis, I live in Hurricane, WV and work at a Veterans Hospital. I have been into computers since the Commodore 64 days and throughout the Amiga days. I remember back when AOL was originally Quantum Link. Lol I also remember Compuserve and the old GEnie online services and when the WWW was text only and browsed with Lynx using Gopher as the defacto search engine.
I also enjoyed the PC days and remember the Tandy 1000 and 2000 like yesterday. I enjoyed DOS and and Windows 3.1 but disliked the future versions of Windows. I was using Linux far before it was popular and my experience with Linux goes well back into the 90's back to the beginning. I also even have Unix experience which is even further back using shell accounts to get online with Commodore 64 and 128 computers back in the day. I even have owned the even older VIC 20 system and used it.
Having been in the field since such early times, I tend to view modern computers as quite unlimited, including the Raspberry Pi. I see modern code for the most part as being very sloppy. The garbage that is out there now would never have worked back when Processors were 8 bit and ran at just over 1 MHz (6502). Many resources are wasted these days and if code was as tight as it used to be, it would baffle one's mind at even what a low spec modern computer could do.
I have owned Coleco Vision, Atari, NES, Super NES, Sega Genesis and all the classic systems. I love retro gaming of course. The story lines of the old games are beyond the junk that you see selling now. So much more effort was put into it back in the days getting them to work on such limited systems and the story lines were far more skillfully written. Most of the this crap you see these days is spit out as fast as possible to earn as much money as can be made with the least bit of effort put into optimization. It is shocking how many PS4 titles I have seen absolutely choke the system when it should have the resources to run them. Lol
I hope to be a valuable member here and hope to learn as well as assist where I can. I have been enjoying this forum quite well so far and the Pi has given me that old time computing feeling again. Glad to be here with all of you.