Who is Vladimir Arnost

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I'm a 3rd-grade postgraduate student at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the Technical University of Brno, Czech Republic. My specialization is Cybernetics and Computer Science.

I was born on 17th March, 1975 in Chrudim, where I still live. Computers became my hobby in 1987 at the age of 12. I came accross several programming languages: Karel, Basic, Forth, 8080-Assembler, Logo, Turbo Pascal, 80x86-Assembler, C a C++.

I'm not an object-oriented programming enthusiasist, because I grew up in the era, when an information unit was still 1 bit. Today, it seems to be 1 megabyte. :( Back in the times when average computers had memory capacity about 32 or 64KB, the programmers were forced to spare every single byte and it is surprising how much were those folks able to squeeze into the limited memory and CPU power. I still can't comprehend, why such performances which were considered normal on 8-bit micros seem to be impossible or at least extremely difficult to do today, in the age of Pentium(TM) processors. For example: effective and working programs, which don't crash every now and then (in this criteria Micro$oft Windoze looks pretty losing). The old 8-bit programs worked nearly as fast as the latest modern programs.

That's all for now. I'm short of time (and ideas).

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