I am Keith Robertson, also known as fearless / mrfearless. I was born in Scotland but now live in Ireland.
I have a Teacher Trainer Diploma in Information Technology Skills and have worked as a professional programmer for over 5 years. I have used a number of programming languages in production environments and custom built applications for clients using: dBASE, Clipper, Foxpro, Visual Foxpro and Visual Basic.
I remember being interesting in coding from a young age, starting with the basic language on the ZX Spectrum 48K.
Over the years I have managed to develop and enhance my skills with other technologies and programming languages that interested me - including assembly language.
I recall a time in the past, when my then current boss - who was coding in x86 assembler - said to me:
Its not for you. You wouldnt be able to understand the low level nature of assembler, its too advanced for you, you should stick to basic and clipper instead.
I silently vowed I would understand this language, taking it as a personal challenge, and I took every opportunity I could to read all the books and articles on assembly language i could find or buy.
That was over 15 years ago. I never told my old boss of my self-taught accomplishment, and as far as I know he never learnt that I did infact suceed in learning assembler - including more advanced topics than my boss would have expected.
Learning is a great and rewarding experience. And sharing that knowledge is a way of repaying that. Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something.