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Hi, from Belgium

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It's been ages since I programmed in Basic. I originally started out with c64 clone. My mom actually learned me some basic command, as she had learned once from her father. When I got my first PC, a Toshiba T3200, it has DOS 3.30 installed, or perhaps 4.10. I touched gwbasic every now and than. But it wasn't until a couple months later when a friend of mine installed MS-DOS 6.2. And I found qbasic, and that got me more and more into programming 

About a year later I was able to test two commodore 64's. Unfortunately I couldn't keep either. But my programming continued. Made a small detour with Visual Basic.

For a brief period I made name in the qbasic/quickbasic scene with Linux shell/clone named qbinux.

Later on I developed a piece of software for small call centers, starting in quickbasic, but soon realizing that it wouldn't suffice for the idea I had in mind. Since I was already a full time Linux user, I started looking for an alternative. Firstly I tried Freebasic, but still felt limited, and then I came across Gambas, a Visual Basic clone for Linux. I learned basic SQL, and voila, in about a month time I had develop a the first version of the software. In the following three years, I came up with a calendar, and even a way to make phone calls through the software, thanks to Android phones and ADB. 

Around that time I started working in IT, as a service desk agent, and my programming was reduced to nearly nothing.  Until the bug started itching again, and I found QB64 which I've been using for the last couple of years. Every now and then I still use Gambas. My latest project in Gambas was a Laps-clone for my personal network, which consist of quite some devices.

Also a couple years back I found the YouTube channel of the 8-bit guy, and then I found Retro Recipes. And many more followed. And at a certain point I was thinking about getting myself a C64. And just around that time David started talking about a dream of his. And so, now I am waiting until the commander x16 is available.

Have a nice one, and thanks for having me!


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Great introduction!  Glad you are here!

Lots of friendly people with diverse ideas and goals.

Have a great day!

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