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  • Kysol (edited 3 years ago)
    +3

    - Location: Brisbane, Australia

    - Interests/Hobbies: Programming, Gaming, Achievement Hunting

    - 5 Music Artists: Black Sabbath, Nine Inch Nails, King Parrot, Mastodon, Baroness

    - 5 Films: Dr Strangelove, Bladerunner, Fight Club, Aliens Series, Anything Miyazaki

    - 5 Shows: X-Files, Twin Peaks, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, LOST

    - 5 Games: Final Fantasy Series, Tekken Series, Borderlands Series Life is Strange, Alan Wake

    - A Dream/Goal of mine: Run a small profitable company while still allowing me to be a Pro-Gamer.

    - Two truths and a lie: (1) I've been a programmer for 28 years, (2) I'm fluent in English and Japanese, (3) I worked in the adult industry

    • peyton
      +2

      あなたは日本語がわかりますか?日本語も分かります。スナプズが大すきです。 Anyway, all of that aside... My guess is number 3 is the lie.

      • Kysol
        +2

        Even though I've been to Japan 3 times now, I am not fluent in Japanese. I wish that I was. Truth be told that I have a survivalist level of the language and culture. I could live there without much issue, but I would feel very uncomfortable as I wouldn't fit in as well as I would want always feeling like I was a burden due to my lack of language skills. Can read to an extent, speak on the other hand is limited.

        (2) is a Lie (as much as I wish it was true, and maybe someday it will).

        Leaving (3) as True.

        It's not what you think. I've worked for two adult companies who created some of the biggest sites in the late 90's early 2000's before the free video phase too hold. My job wasn't to approve content (like most people joke), I was more at a technical level with the site programming and general upkeep of servers as well as the referral systems for webmasters sending traffic to our sites. For the record, we came down on them hard if we found that they had used exploits, or really dodgy code to "trick" users, or malware'd users computers (I had a webmaster do this to me at one point.. they we're with us for long after that). You'd be surprised to know that most of the stereotypes and ideas of what happens in the industry are so far from the truth that it makes what we actually do sound boring.

    • Splitfish
      +2

      I'll take a crack at the lie. The first one. You would have had to start programming in 1987. I didn't have my first PC till the late 90s.

      • Kysol (edited 3 years ago)
        +1

        I used to read books from this series religiously as a kid. As a child I had access to Apple ][e and a C64 around 85->88 I used to dabble with the programs provided in the books learning how to change them. In 88/89 I got an Amiga 500 which later went on to learning AMOS, cut to 1993 where I changed up from AMOS to QBASIC (Gorillas was played far to often in that class). Around 1995 I was doing stuff with the web, and from there that lead to VB, ASP, C++, PHP, NodeJS, ObjC and the rest is history.

        Even though I don't classify what I was doing as "real" programming back in the lat 80's it technically was as I was experimenting and cutting my teeth in the industry that I now reside in. And to think, I went through most of high school focusing on art rather than computers.

        (1) is True (sickening fact is that I've been using computers for more than 7/10th of my life).

      • picklefingers
        +1

        Well if they are an older programmer, it doesn't sound too implausible.

        • Splitfish
          +3

          I know I had to stop and re-do the math when I first did it. I thought it would land me some time in the 70s.