Another hobby of mine is coding and, more generally, messing around
with computers. This started quite early, when I was 8/9 years old,
thanks to my older brother who bought a flagship (at the
time) IBM PS/2 computer. From that point on I never
really ceased to interact with computing devices of various sorts.
Naturally enough I started by simply typing in some BASIC programs
from a book and running them. Then I slowly learned to code myself
(with a lot of help from my brother), and in the following years I
progressed from BASIC to more interesting languages such as (Turbo)
Pascal, Modula-2, C and C++. Unfortunately, few of my programs from
this early period survived until today (and most of them were
Starting from 1999, when I enrolled at the University, the amount of
time I was able to spend coding got thinner and thinner, only to
disappear entirely some years later.