User profile: BHX

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User name:BHX
Old user name:BHX Specter
Name:Clayton Weaver
Location:Bloomington, Indiana
Bio:"If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." -- Henry Ford
"It is not easy to argue with clever but ignorant people." -- Bjarne Stroustrup
"Don't argue with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience." -- Greg King

Moving on from this site because I'm tired of the members who act like they are better than everyone (especially when they make rude or condescending remarks to new users).

Since a member showed interest in my old bio I figured I would add it back just for them before I left for good:

Been programming since 1994 when it was required to learn BASIC in the computer classes in my 7th and 8th grades. Spent two years in BASIC before moving to C++ in '96. Primarily been using C++ since, but have messed with tons of other languages including assembler, C, C#, Python, Perl, Ruby, HTML, PHP, MySQL, CSS, Java, Javascript, D, Lua, and XML. In a phrase, I'm a student of all, master of none.

Game wise, I was brought up on video games and I have always loved them. I was brought up playing the Atari 2600 (Circus Atari, Pitfall, Defender, Missile Command, E.T., Space Wars, Asteroids, Pac Man, River Raid, etc.). Then I went to playing the NES (Super Mario Bros., TMNT, Metroid, Metal Gear, etc.). Over my lifetime I have had a lot of systems Atari 2600, NES, Gameboy, SNES, Genesis, Game Gear, N64, Playstation, Playstation 2, Gamecube, Dreamcast, PSP, DS, GBA, Xbox, Wii, and PS3. I have plans to eventually get a PS4 and PS Vita, but have not had a 360 and no plans to get a Xbox One.

I've worked 9 to 5 jobs from 2001 to 2006, but in 2006 I quit and focused on college. I went to DeVry University for their Game and Simulation Programming program and received a Bachelors of Science February 2011. I spend more time helping other beginner programmers on C++ programming sites grasp concepts instead of coding my own things because of self doubt and lack of confidence.

During all of the last part (2001 and later) my driving force has been my loving wife and son. I spend my days taking care of them. They both have FSH (Facioscapulohumeral) Muscular Dystrophy and both are in wheelchairs, but sadly my son's health is more severe as he has a mic-key feeding tube and trach while staying on a CPAP vent setting day and night. He can breath on his own, but feel more comfortable staying on it. They are my motivation when mine is gone. He was just starting to talk when he stopped breathing August of 2012. I've not heard him talk since and it breaks my heart every day wishing I could hear his voice again.

Think that covers all aspects of me.

Statistical data
Birthdate:Oct 30, 1981
Visual Basic
Number of posts:3378
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