That tag made me remember something else. In elementary school we all had to take a typing course. This was sold to us as hugely important, since a typing certificate was required for office jobs.

They gave us these massive old typewriters. My fingers would always miss the keys, which hurt. Being a stubborn kid, I quit the course. It was hammered into me that I would not have a future. "Did I not want to become a secretary?!"

I still type weird, but I think I ended up ok. 😂😂

@Gina I, on the other hand, dutifully completed all of my typing courses in high school, during which I got into massive and continuous trouble for constantly keylogging the instructors admin account so I always had full access to our school network. I suppose things worked out in the end.

@mike @Gina Ah, I didn't have keyloggers, but very "long" ears, and I had access to most of the systems at school as well, it was a lot of fun :)


@sotolf We didn't "have" keyloggers, we made it. We wrote a qbasic script that looked and acted like the login screen, and we put it on computers that actually had hard drives (maybe 50% of them), and then we waited until the teacher tried to login with the admin password on one. It saved the password off to our home directory, told her she typed the password wrong, and then kicked her to the actual login screen. It was primitive, but it actually worked.


@mike @Gina haha that's pretty funny though :) what works works :)

@mike @sotolf How though?? Like where did you learn this as a kid?

@Gina There were a couple "sample" games that came with qbasic at the time (which was already installed for students to use for class) called Nibbles (I think anyway) and Gorillas. We started out super basic and dug into the code to figure out some of the other bits. No one showed us how back then.


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