It took me far too long to get into the crypto world, particularly considering that I've been building desktop computers from around the age of 12. I got lucky enough to have a family member who is basically a computer himself, he taught me a lot of things that helped me progress much quicker.
Being a total and 100% complete computer NERD in my teenage years, I spent a majority of my time behind a screen, forever typing my life away on mIRC32, downloading/sharing music videos, movies, mp3's, games, and all kinds of other things with some friends and a whole bunch of random strangers online.
I loved mIRC, one of my favorite things about it was the ability to customize the program to suit your needs. this was referred to as scripting.
Personally, I wasn't the best at scripting or making any kind of code do any sort of thing whatsoever so I would primarily rely on the feature-rich versions that others had programmed and shared. The picture below is just a sample screenshot of some random script I pulled from the interwebs but if you've ever used mIRC you probably know exactly what you're looking at.
some old-schoolers Winamp there too
Scripts were nuts, especially compared to the very basic downloadable version or mIRC which had nothing on it in a battle of utility. You could pretty much make a script do anything, granted you had the required coding skills to do it. I would mostly stick with the ones that were good for downloading and sharing warez.
My favorite past-times include sitting around playing these so-called hacked versions of games I couldn't afford to buy, watching movies in CAM quality, and if I was lucky enough, maybe even a DVD Screener. I couldn't have cared less to go out to the movie theater and spend loads on money on some stale, sweaty and overpriced popcorn.
I was an ideal candidate to discover crypto, if it hadn't been for me deciding to move to Hawai'i at 19 years old.
The first few months though, I was a little lost, and I spent a majority of my time annoying my poor mother, while she yelled "go get a damn job and get off my f***ing couch!" as I'd just lay there apathetically pondering who knows what, virtually being a vegetable. I didn't know what I wanted to do then, so I just didn't do much of anything. She had no idea what to do either, it was frustrating to say the least, for both of us.
Thankfully, as time went on I slowly crept out of my shell, after that, life started to be much more interesting to me. But I wasn't as interested computer related stuff anymore. Instead, I found myself walking several miles a day in the heat of the mid-afternoon sun, hitchhiking around the island with strangers, not even really knowing where I would end up sometimes..
By 19-20 years old I had changed almost completely, I was going out to parties and making all sorts of new acquaintances. Generally having a pretty good time with my newly found self-confidence. I'll always have gratitude for that. Hawai'i helped me grow tremendously in a very short amount of time and I would recommend just about anyone that they might try it, if at least for only a visit. Who knows, you may find yourself living in a Hawaiian paradise too.
I had no complaints. Nobody around to bother me, just the ocean breeze, A'ama crabs and some sea birds. Perhaps my wife and I will go there someday together, which is what I am hoping for. Maybe we can make good enough posts on Steemit that we will be able to travel from all the upvotes we get! :)
Here's to hoping! That's all I've got for now.
End of milestone post.