Found this sorting through old stuff my mom had saved in storage. She saved a print out from one of my first software programs I worked on literally as a kid. It was a code example exercise from my trusty ol’ DEC DiBOL docset to dump payroll info to a green bar report on a PDP/11.
So to put my abject nerd status into perspective, I have been coding for four decades.
At 50 (an unemployable fogey by Silicon Valley ageism standards LOL) I have worked my entire career on technology spanning from switch-gated mainframe computers and green bar impact printing to machine learning and embedded finance.
I should be in a museum or something.
And all the kids will be like “who let the old fucker on here”