[Chugalug] Simple Advice .. Plugging It Up
stewartbenjamin at gmail.com
Fri Mar 15 12:14:14 UTC 2013
I agree -- perseverance is key. So is not being afraid of the computer,
regardless of one's skill level. A healthy respect is good, but fear leads
to stupid user tricks!
On Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 1:52 AM, Eric Wolf <ebwolf at gmail.com> wrote:
> I argue that being "good at" computers is not "getting" logic or a knack
> at anticipating what the computer does...
> Being "good at" computers simply means you have a high tolerance for
> Eric B. Wolf 720-334-7734
> On Thu, Mar 14, 2013 at 9:13 PM, Dave Brockman <dave at brockmans.com> wrote:
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>> On 3/14/2013 9:09 PM, Mike Robinson wrote:
>> > Computer technology is, actually, profoundly difficult. Still.
>> And if you're in the business, it's not just the computers... hell,
>> they are the easy side of the equation these days. Lots o cores and
>> lots o ram, and I'll take the 250W power supplies please.
>> Oh, now add your hypervisor. Your Guest OSes. Your Network. Your
>> Storage. Your Storage Network. And you have to be fairly intimate
>> with all of those, because they all play together, and if any part(s)
>> aren't playing nicely, your users are blowing up your phone.
>> > If "we're good at it," it's because we have a knack for
>> > anticipating and working-within the (still) extreme strictures of
>> > the ... machine. It's surely an acquired taste.
>> Something like that... there is a (mostly simple) logic that we "get"
>> that seems lost on the other segment of the population. Then there
>> are the truly rare ones, we are blessed with several on this very
>> list, the ones who can take scraps of documentation, completely
>> foreign technology, and nothing but a known end result "success" code,
>> and make it happen. I've actually been accused of much worse :)
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