(I’m going to start going over the major projects I’ve worked on over the years.)
This project, dubbed Revolution, was my first major programming endeavor. I worked on it heavily in late 1998 and distinctly remember sending it to my friends in middle school and watching with pride as they used it to scroll massive amounts of text in random AOL chat rooms.
This was the reason I got into programming in the first place. My friend Jake sent me an AOL prog (program) and curious, I set out to learn how to build one.
The code is absolutely terrible and the only thing uglier is the design. It was a start.
Here’s some screen shots:
And here’s the menu hierarchy which shows all the exciting features:
I almost forgot about this program until I was going through some old 3.5″ disks and came upon it. I’m glad I did… I haven’t seen the words “Lagger” or “Punter” or “Fader” in many years.
Gotta love it.
2022 Update: I discuss Revolution and much more in an interview on the AOL Underground podcast.