While job hunting last year, the need to constantly write about my programming background prompted me to start writing an autobiography specifically about my coding history. It’s a project I’ve been working on sporadically for the past several months, and has helped me remember some fairly obscure details of my past that, frankly, would have been useful during some interviews.
One of the most prominent parts of my software development history is my involvement with Sharune. Today, while attempting—and so far failing—to locate some old Delphi code written for this little MUD, I decided to do a search for the thing that I had built to see if it had become yet another artifact of the web.
No such luck.
What I did find, however, was this old forum thread of me seeking help with what was the precursor to that project.
This, essentially, is the moment I stopped being just a video game nerd and started becoming a “fucking prolific” hacker.