One of my first publications

Commodares 45-2 from Ahoy! 49

Commodares 45-2 from Ahoy! 49

In high school, I had to learn to program mostly on my own.  One of the resources I used to challenge me was the Commodares programming challenges from Ahoy! magazine.  Every month there would be a few small programming challenges, and readers would be challenged to send in solutions.  

I always worked on these and occasionally sent in solutions.  Since I found the Commodore magazine archives, I've been digging through them trying to find some of my old solutions, and I think this may have been the only one of mine to make it to print.  I've found at least one other mention, but none in print.

Commodares from Ahoy! 60

Commodares from Ahoy! 60

It's not beautiful code, nor is it very impressive code.  But, this little programming challenges kept me on the path of learning and exploring that let me get to where I am now.  

I guess this is why I still love doing things like 4clojure  and project Euler problems.