When I was a kid (last century), the internet as we know it didn't exist yet. Since 1993 there's internet in the Netherlands, but before the internet, programs were spread on data cassettes, 5¼ floppy discs, 3½ micro diskettes, in book form as type-in program, or tune in to a packet radio station.
I was subscribed to a few computer magazines and in one of them I had a few publications. Those were published in a Dutch computer magazine called "PC Consument", which translates to "Personal Computer Consumer".
I've been in doubt if I'd republish those publications again. Mainly for a few reasons;
1. The stuff I made as a kid is very childish (which kinda makes sense)
2. Times have changed; what was funny/innovative or sharable in 1996 doesn't meet standards in 2024.
3. Most of the code doesn't run natively anymore on modern operating systems.
4. Everything that PC Consument published of me was in the Dutch language.
Still, I've decided to share a selection of those publications. Keep in mind the age of this content though.
Work in progress
I'm still working on a download that contains all files below in a structured manner, and a way to actually execute them.
I submitted this publication on the 2nd of July 1996 at the age of 12, and it contained a few small programs that were all programmed in QBasic:
I submitted this publication on the 22nd of April 1997 at the age of 13, and it contained some programs that were all programmed in QBasic:
I submitted this publication on the 24th of June 1997 at the age of 13. This publication contains mostly VGA (Video Graphics Array) demos; testing on plotting graphics.
I submitted this publication on the 5th of September 1997 at the age of 14.
This publication contained programs for MS-DOS written in QuickBasic 4.5, and for Windows 95 written in Visual Basic 5.