After lurking on this site for a few months I thought it was time to register and join a few of the discussions. That's the 'new' part of the subject line. I've been programming computers for a living since 1966. That's the 'old' part of the subject line. It started at Reidrubber in Auckland, followed by a lengthy stint overseas, before returning to NZ 30 years ago.
Since about 1977 almost all the income side has been derived from programming embedded computers, from 4-bit chips to 32-bit processors. The spare-time, fun part has been programming for the TRS-80 and later the PC. For a number of years I subscribed to a large number of magazines, including Byte, 80-Microcomputing, Interface Age, PC World, PC Tech Journal, Computer Shopper, and numerous others. Many of them are still stored away in a shed, together with my old Model I TRS-80, but many were recycled in a move some years ago. There are also a large number of books, PC accessories, and parts lying around. One day before too long all of that will have to be given away or thrown out or sold, as the next move will be to a somewhat smaller home.
The TRS-80 is probably no longer in working condition, but I've tried reliving some of the old times with an emulator running on a PC.