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Rags to Microsoft Software Developer - My Life Story

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I tell you my story of how I got involved in computers & programFromming at a very young age starting from my earliest memories to present day. You get to hear about the people I met, the risks I took and luck that lead me down the path of becoming a Microsoft developer and ultimately a self employed video producer here on YouTube. Due to the video length I had to leave a lot out so if you enjoy this let me know and I will do a follow up down the road. ▼ Links to things mentioned in this video ▼ Kevin (My 1st mentor & friend) ^ https://citizenni.bandcamp.com/releases ^ https://twitter.com/kevinhesswrites Cam (Cam's Castle BBS) ^ I can't find him, lost touch years ago... Jason (My good friend and co-worker at Mothersboard Computers, R.I.P) ^ https://www.gofundme.com/JasonRIP ▼ Your donations pay my bills and allow me to make great content ▼ http://bit.ly/helpbarnacules ▼ You can also donat bitcoin via this wallet ▼ 18Su2PV63BabMZWwYEhgXC8obK1XBVveCp ▼ Follow me on social media (updated daily!) ▼ http://twitter.com/barnacules [Giveaways] http://instagram.com/barnacules [Behind the scenes] http://facebook.barnnerd.com [More than 140 chars] ▼ Get my Windows 10 - We're Watching T-Shirt ▼ http://bit.ly/WereWatching ^^ - Use code 'BarnaVlog for $2 off order ▼ Get my Shut up and take me T-Shirt ▼ http://bit.ly/ShutUpBlack (Black Shirt) http://bit.ly/ShutUpGreen (Green Shirt) ^^ - Use code 'BarnaVlog for $2 off order ▼ Apple iBuggy T-Shirt ▼ http://bit.ly/iBuggyBlack (Black Shirt) http://bit.ly/iBuggyBlue (Blue Shirt) http://bit.ly/iBuggyHeavyMetal (Grey Shirt) ^^ - Use code 'BarnaVlog for $2 off order ▼ Discount on GT Omega Racing Office Chair ▼ GT Omega Chairs @ http://bit.ly/1lA4h4K -or- Use code 'NERDGASM' at checkout! ▼ Check out my BLOG ▼ http://barnacules.wordpress.com ▼ Get 10% off Kinesis Split Ergonomic Keyboards & Pedals ▼ http://www.kinesis-ergo.com/ [use code 'Barnacules' at checkout to get 10% off] ▼ Purchase MayFlower Objective 2 Headphone AMP + DAC ▼ http://bit.ly/1J0GZXK ^ - Use code "NERDGASM" to get $10 off any order over $99 ▼ Purchase a Rad Power Bike (The bike I ride daily) ▼ http://bit.ly/RadPowerBikes ▼ Music by Audio Sprite ▼ https://soundcloud.com/audiosprite87 ▼ Questions & Answers ▼ Q) You missed a lot of your computer history like Pentium, etc. A) The video is already super long so I only included the computer upgrades that were significant to changes in my life. But I did go from a 486 to Pentium 90, then a 133, then a 300a, etc. Q) Why didn't you go into more detail about your Microsoft Career. A) I figured that could be a video all by itself in the future if you guys enjoy this. A lot happened during my 15 years at the company and it would be fun to make a video on it and talk about all the crazy up's and down's. ▼ Join my [email protected] team and help cure diseases with spare CPU/GPU cycles ▼ Barnacules Nerdgasm Team # 231300 Download Client @ http://folding.stanford.edu/ ** Top 10 contributers shown on Twitter weekly! ▼ I am now live streaming on Twitch so come give me a follow to receive notifications when I'm streaming ▼ https://www.twitch.tv/barnacules 💥 See my Amazon Store for all the products I use & review 💥 https://www.amazon.com/shop/barnacules1
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Kerjava fate (1 day ago)
sbtoolman12123 (2 days ago)
You have taught me more than you will ever know.....Thank you for everything.
Miah ! (3 days ago)
I wish I came across your videos yrs ago... But I'm subscribed NOW... Taking risks, You got me to get my business licence & go off on my own, been on the fence for yrs. 👌👍
Zachary Eaton (9 days ago)
I love this man! Ur so awesome this is almost exactly my childhood!
DTK MRP (10 days ago)
Great story! I don't know how you could remember all the details.
Aiden Wawczak (11 days ago)
I watched the video until 57:43. Although I've only seen a few of your videos this is the most inspiring. I am now considering pushing SUBSCRIBE!!!
Blitz (11 days ago)
I give props to you hour long vid and only one ad
francisdon SMG (16 days ago)
I have a math test to take in the morning I am a CIS major I suck at algebra and it is like an up hill battle for me. I can right code and learn code like no mans business and I love computer technology. I dream of a day I can work a job remotely related to computers or programming and contribute to my field of study.
francisdon SMG (16 days ago)
Please if you could do a tutorial on C++
Questchaun (17 days ago)
Don't know why people think you need a college degree for it 🤷🏾‍♂️
pug55 (19 days ago)
52:13 still here
For Today (26 days ago)
Your a true inspiration thank you.
I’m from Kitsap County! NKHS baby!
DFK2017 (1 month ago)
SUKANYAA GUPTA (1 month ago)
This is very interesting. And inspiring to me. Thanks for sharing. Your passion is engaging. It's ADHD all over. My boyfriend has ADHD and you remind me of him. :)
SUKANYAA GUPTA (1 month ago)
Maikel K (1 month ago)
The good old days. My first pc was a 286 16 and i upgraded it to a 386 sx 40 Mhz. When i went to highschool i got another pc. It was a 486 dx4-100 Mhz. But that was a lemon cause i returned the pc like 7 times for not working and i got another one each time. So my dad got fed up and we packed it up and he threw it through the shop and we got the money back. Then i went for a custom pc.
Da Ga (1 month ago)
when does the movie come?
Tek Arts (1 month ago)
Live your life guy, If you want to loose weight do it. If not just be you. im 38 and i had a life kinda like you. I went to the oilfeild and now wish i hadn't
Tek Arts (1 month ago)
Love how you remember 486 dx II 66. That math co processor made the world
Tek Arts (1 month ago)
i used wildcat BBS builder
Tek Arts (1 month ago)
wow this took me back I made a board game, monopoly, with qbasic and showme.exe
Tek Arts (1 month ago)
This is how i mad a doom game b4 doom. Im still not working in the computer field and miss it but im still poor
Joe Quirk (1 month ago)
Great video I sat through the whole hour. Good story telling very inspirational, I know nothing about programing but I have other dreams that involve a lot of risk and this video helps in pushing me to follow them. So I just wanted to say thanks and I don't subscribe to much but you earned it today.
latengocomoburro (1 month ago)
What an asshole his boss was. There is no way to understand what he did.
Alec Silva (1 month ago)
This video is better then sex (well close enough!)
ryan raymond (1 month ago)
Oh my god! If you focus on his face, not his folds, you can see skinny barnacleses face stuck on a pillow!
techyougo (1 month ago)
Still watching
Be_Dubbs_ (1 month ago)
was still watching
John Donnelly (1 month ago)
I watched the full video
blackneos940 (1 month ago)
Tech is BAE :D
David Wills (1 month ago)
Just wanted to say. I only just found your channel after searching for scambaiting videos. And to me you're a real inspiration. I am also a heavy guy with a family and pretty nerdy into computers since the mid 1980s. I resonate with much of your story. You're a pretty awesome guy and you have great presence. Your videos are a lot of fun to watch. I'd love to meet you some time in meat space (is that still a thing? I don't hear it used much anymore.) I am pretty social media inept. My experience and understanding is pretty old school. The modern world is accelerating away from me at an increasing rate. My man cave is pitiful compared to yours. But I do run some decent metal. The handle wherewith I infrequently twit: @DA_Wills
David Wills (1 month ago)
still watching
Liberty Media (1 month ago)
This was a great window into how you got to where you are today! Thank you.
Prakash Vishwakarma (1 month ago)
Is your date of birth 31/10/1956 ?
Prakash Vishwakarma (1 month ago)
No, your dob is October 30, 1979.
Prakash Vishwakarma (1 month ago)
BaNeGa - In hindi, it means will be prepared or it will happen :D Don't know if you made it on purpose :P
Marta Von Runge (1 month ago)
With YouTube censoring & demonetizing people right and left, you may want to branch off to another streaming site like HookTube, Patreon, or BitChute.
junner sonches (1 month ago)
you  are a good man and I know what life was back then in a way I'm, like you but  the only difference is I'm not computer inclined , But  I now  to keep,  my pc in tack and running with all the spy wear and  viruses,  out there to day  and I have been watching your vids now   trying to learn,, more on how to keep my pc alive I no wiz but I did take some it tic , in programing with windows and I was always being a target  being shot at being  accused, of being a gang member  , But none of the abovebut I envy, you for never giving up and  making your friends  happy, to help others to parotic, there computers   and ty  for taking time  to read this  . Mr. Ramirez ...... I will be looking forward to seeing more of you  video's   n ty ....
Pinchgrinch (1 month ago)
Awesome story! Very inspiring. Keep up the great work.
Daedran Vanoras (1 month ago)
Seeing you make this video about how you got through your daily struggles as a teenager is extremely inspiring to me, because, not to be rude or anything, I am in a better position then you may have been as a teenager. But the fact that you sat down and put yourself forward to apply yourself to your passions and take risks that many people wouldn't take today is really motivating to me, and not only is it motivating it just gives me another reason not to take things for granted and to be more appreciative of the things that I have, whether it be my computer or even time with my family. I really enjoyed the entirety of this video and I really hope you have a good one. But before I go I have to ask, what kind of coffee did you have? XD
Stephanie R. (2 months ago)
Still watching
i (2 months ago)
Barnacules dont be so hard on you, i saw your other videos about failing with losing weight. Belive me i was there too, i dont have kids and house like you. But from experience i can say, small steps is the way too go. You have an amazing story and inspiring. I watched your vids, and other in tech/computers/gaming and havent yet found a desent job but where i have started is much better than where i was before. I learned so much and still learning just by doing the things i love. I work as a consult what ever you want call it but i work in IT and it is much better paid than working in production/industry. I love everything about it and found great coworkers and cool boss. Since 6 years ago i didnt know nothing about it and now i repair and sell computers. Most of the time i dont even know what i am working with but googling and researching i learn how to fix. My next step is learning to code and advance in programing. I feel so passionate about helping others with their tech and i know how important it is today in a age of technology. I couldnt buy any stuff to learn and started to pick up parts and fix from scrapyard and dumpsters. I took out parts and build a medium gaming pc. I got my self other jobs like photograf and started to work on birthdays and events. I feel so blessed even if the way was long and hard, not knowing how to get money for food and for rent i managed always some how with help of friends and family who supported me. Not many people knew my hardship with money and how much i failed, but it was worth it and standing now and remembering how i started, with watching your videos and other tech channels i feel so lucky to find people with similar struggles. Now i get by even better and i have so much expecience so i can apply other jobs. I will start a channel my self and build parts from what ever i could find. I wish you the best for you and your family. Blessings// Wilson
J4CК (2 months ago)
quits job to get better job, gets fierd by good job :v
Aaron (2 months ago)
That sounds like to me, that your "friend" John was the one who broke into your house after he moved out. And dumped garbage in your bed because he was bitter that you fired him? Just a thought. Awesome story by the way, I've watched this video at least 3 times!
Ben Lake (2 months ago)
what suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuup
Michael Möller (2 months ago)
The same histori for me but today I am a truckdriver but i miss the good times.
VehanenVEVO (2 months ago)
This guy should have like 10 mil subs, he has so much experience of technology
Lucas Dupree (2 months ago)
Great video man. You have an amazing story!
Stefan Rodic (2 months ago)
Stil watching
MegaMidget Xtreme (2 months ago)
It’s ironic that schools still use computers that are a generation or two older than the modern (hardware wise, not actual generations)
Rw Nourse (2 months ago)
Wow! Super Story...
dtec30 (2 months ago)
i can remember buying a cd rom for $120
dtec30 (2 months ago)
yep in highschool apple 2e and amstrad cpc 464 wow that brings back memories
Alex M (2 months ago)
Yo, this was a lot of help, I'm going through the same stuff as you did right now. This is a real inspiration.
PH10 AD600 (2 months ago)
Impressive! Thanx dude!! 👍🤟🖖
shoebucket (2 months ago)
Good on ya, man. Keep it up
James Price (3 months ago)
One of the greatest stories ever.
Conrad Verner (3 months ago)
I think it was 60+ dollars per MB of RAM at the time you bought your first 486DX. Man, it was crazy luxury. :)
Kerry Page (3 months ago)
I did 11.5 years at IBM in manufacturing of PCBs when I was downsized out in 1992. I was there during the early days of the PC revolution. I know what you went through as my life was similar in some ways. Good luck and keep moving forward!
DEVIN LUTHERAN (3 months ago)
You and 8bit guy should do a video together
Nick Nikzat (3 months ago)
I watched this video today - July 9, 2018! Jerry, I like you as a human being, you are genuine, and you are someone who has paid his dues. I share a lot of your early computer escapades, like my first "computer" was the TI 99/4A! I learned BASIC on that beast, and I remember writing games, and a Farsi word processor. I am very impressed with how you've made a lot of lemonade from a lot of lemons in your life, and I really hope that with all the good work you've done, that you continue to enjoy the fruits of your labor. Keep doing what you're doing brother, and enjoy your moments with your family!
chevy guy55 (3 months ago)
And I seen how long the video was I grab me a snack and a couple drinks and sit down and watch the whole thing Non-Stop. I've been subscribed to you for years love your videos..
96 Kilobytes (3 months ago)
still around
GOD GAMER (3 months ago)
I watched the full video without a single skip just. 😍😍😍😍
i am
Cosmic Aesthetic (3 months ago)
You are awesome Jerry, that is all.
Cosmic Aesthetic (3 months ago)
oh and im still watching lul
York Powers (3 months ago)
Steve Brule (4 months ago)
Crazy to see how much your channel has grown from this vid. Almost 1 million! Here's to 2 mil.
Mars Mahoney (4 months ago)
I had started out on a vic-20 and my neighbor friend had a Commodore 64
db Vetter (4 months ago)
Ahh VESA drivers, the memories.
db Vetter (4 months ago)
Remember GEnie and Compuserve? Large community BBS’s. At 23 years old My first computer was a Commodore 64 in 1983. Then I bought an Amiga 1000 and got into 3D animation. My career today I’m a CAD Manager at a large company using Autodesk Inventor - 3D CAD.
Luis Arevalo (4 months ago)
still watching
Luis Arevalo (4 months ago)
What an awesome dude! Great video my guy!
Tom's songs (4 months ago)
I love you man.
Technology Nerd18 (4 months ago)
How old was Kevin, was he the same age as you?
Groovy Moovie (4 months ago)
Dude i love your video's keep up the amazing work
MarcasswellbMD (4 months ago)
WOW 16 Meg's of memory and you were excited, Now 16 Gig's is like average... lol..
ARCHIT RANA (4 months ago)
This is the first time I came across your video. Loved it!!! I am a subscriber now.
Angelo Apodaca (4 months ago)
Great video
Remy.B. Studios (4 months ago)
I'm still watching!!!!
sprybug (4 months ago)
Wow, you and I had very similar experiences growing up. My first computer experience was the classroom computer, the TRS-80 Color Computer 2 in 3rd grade, and in 4th grade we had a TRS-80 Model III, and that's when I learned to program. Went down a similar path as you. Did the BBS thing, had my own BBS for about 6 years. Had to buy my own Computer with a paper route job (It was a Tandy CoCo 3). I didn't get my first PC until the high school donated an 8088 to me, and then after a summer job, got my first new PC, a 486 DX2/66. When you said that in your video, I was like, me too! I also grew up in Washington State as well. I also had a few computer jobs with mom & pop type places. A big difference was that you got that Microsoft job and I didn't. I too, it was about 2002 I think, had an interview with Microsoft, through a friend, through Volt as well, and I actually got an interview for audio testing, but one thing with me is I do not interview well. I get nervous and tend to babble. I didn't get past the first stage. However, maybe it wasn't meant to be. I hit a really bad period, was back with my parents, and decided to change my career. I went to school for animation, and now I'm a professional 2D animator. I still do computer and electronics as a hobby, and in fact I made 2 Atari 2600 homebrew games, Princess Rescue (homage to SMB) and Zippy the Porcupine (homage to Sonic).
Chris Morey (4 months ago)
Your childhood and mine are exactly the same until I discovered the rave scene.
MarcasswellbMD (4 months ago)
DUDE whats UP with the NEW WINDOWS 10 UPDATE??? Windows 1803.... MY PC is so fucked up and Glitchy now ever since the update!!! Can't even play games Right This New (Blury option) is Freaking everything up!!!! LET US Know WHAT THE DEAL IS????
Cory (4 months ago)
Awesome story bro. I loved every minute of it. I wish you luck and continued success in the future!
Porky WithAPistol (4 months ago)
try growing up in the 70's. We had a stick to poke in the mud. The internet was military only.
Porky WithAPistol (4 months ago)
I just wonder how high his electric bill is.
Matthew Gray (5 months ago)
Still watching. I love this story. It's quite inspiring for a future computer engineer.
Corrie Kruger (5 months ago)
Still watching 😁
Whelp, There it is (5 months ago)
Still watching
Horsey. (5 months ago)
Cool video
Crazedditto (5 months ago)
Lassigamer (5 months ago)
I watched this when this was released, I was in Billund back then and you really made the car trip home less boring.
Lassigamer (5 months ago)
2 car ferry trips later, I'm home.
Mike Forslund (5 months ago)
Great story...took me back to my days with my dad working on the 286,386, and 486.. awesome time... now where do I get that beautiful background for the desktop behind you.? :)
Stephen Pena (6 months ago)
Barely seeing this video and I gotta say within the one hour watching(and yes I watched ever second lol) you put me in a better mood. I have a bad habit of giving up on the things that I am passionate about because of difficulty with the business side of things or difficulty with other people that I end up having to deal with. Hearing your story makes me wanna keep pushing though. Thank you for sharing this story and for the constant great content that you continue to put out. Wish you the best of luck and hope you become more and more successful as time goes on. You definitely deserve it man.
Tyler Hagen (6 months ago)
Wow. This helped my confidence
GTTwincam (6 months ago)
I started on a 486dxii, it was the shit at the time
GTTwincam (6 months ago)
Porn pics took a lot of time loading, loaded stripe by stripe
cobra9458 (6 months ago)
Love your vidoes man! Really cool to hear about your journey!
Mr. gAJTAN (6 months ago)
respect from SERBIA :)
Talha OneJZ (6 months ago)
Do not regret watching this video over a movie ❤️❤️❤️ Life lessons Taken You are an inspiration and motivation for us ❤️ Love and Support From Pakistan ( ahm ahm our youtube ads gives very much less revenue 😜 but it helps )
Null Null (6 months ago)
Amazing story.
Dave (6 months ago)
im still watching

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