My name is Herb, and I began learning computer technology when I was 10-years-old. I began with pecking commands into an MS-DOS 3 command line that I found in a manual. Eventually I started writing batch files. Then this led me to finding GW-Basic where I got my first taste of real, structured programming.
GW-Basic led to QBasic.
QBasic led to Borland Turbo Pascal 7.
This led to Microsoft Visual C++.
Once I got to C++, I realized programming was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
Today there are more languages than I can keep up with, which is delightful because learning them is fascinating.
I currently work as an embedded device developer for Industry Weapon, writing mainly C++, php, and C#.
Falling right into harmony with the typical nerd stereotype, I played a lot of video games growing up. This exposed to me my second true passion, composing music. I enjoyed getting immersed in the sountrack more than the game most times. You’ll find occasional references/links to the music I’ve written throughout the site. I currently play the electric guitar. The rest of the instruments I use are samples.
If you want to learn more about me, the person, outside of programming, visit this blog’s parent site: www.hlmjr.com.