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« on: April 10, 2010, 03:20:58 PM »

It's amazing what you find when digging through files in a proactive approach to tax preparation, a week before the deadline.  This is the brochure for my first C++ app.  I co-authored it with perks in 1990.  In an attempt to bail out a company that had made promises they could no longer keep after losing their chief engineer, we were literally provided with an apartment, a fridge that kept filling up with food and about two months to build it.

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The result of Jolt Cola, pizza and dash of peanut butter crank:



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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2010, 03:25:34 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2010, 03:35:11 PM »

WOW HOLY SHIT! Awesome ITTO, haven't seen that for, well, almost 20 years!

Incredible find. I remember the afternoon that we promised the packaged and then found out about the heroin problem. Drank myself silly trying to figure out how we'd pull that off. As I remember, we hit our first deadline, the prototype, by literally learning the language as we coded the app in 30 days.

Those were inteesting times Wink

Great find man, thanks for the memory  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2010, 04:25:34 PM »

>by literally learning the language as we coded the app in 30 days.

That's right.  Month two began to feel rather extreme and the once unappetizing microwave pizzas became downright evil.  I don't even think the mini-microwave had a door    (this is when the story spirals into unnecessary lies, like the inside of my brain was literally cooking while I learned C++). 

But having survived the Pritikin diet as a child, let's just say it could be worse.   

We were fine with C at that point.  But for all I knew; inheritance was for taxing, polymorphism sounded like an incurable disease, overloading an operator was giving an 11 hour shift to a truck driver, and encapsulation was how I distributed fine synthetics to friends  Angel

It would be a few years before my brain got OOed.
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