Welcome to my coding and programming blog. I first started coding when I was in the 4th grade and I bought a book called 'Basic for Beginners' from the school book club. I started coding without any computer, just by book, because I couldn't get computer time where I lived, and I didn't have a computer.
Later, my grandfather bought me some computer time, and I started doing his loan amortization schedules. He'd pay for the computer time (It was $6.00 an hour, if I remember correctly), in exchange for me programming a loan amortization schedule for him. He was a real estate investor, and used to sell people buildings and 'hold the loan', meaning that they would pay him instead of borrowing money from a bank. Later, after I did a couple for him, he even paid me a few dollars for my trouble doing the schedules for him. I had a lot of fun doing that.
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