Case in point: I've spent at least 2 hours trying to debug a Gtk program which is supposed to plot some dots on the screen. Like this sort of thing in barely remembered ZX Spectrum BASIC:
10 FOR F = 0 TO 2*PI STEP 0.1
20 PLOT SIN(F)*200+100, COS(F)*200+100
30 NEXT F
The Gtk program is 20 times longer than this. And refuses to draw anything except a black window.
Computers have got worse in many ways since my first computer.
UpdateMy angry late-night programming rant makes it to reddit.
Ob-awesome Wikipedia page of the week: List of 8 bit computer hardware palettes.