[Chugalug] Simple Advice .. Plugging It Up

Benjamin Stewart 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...
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> Being "good at" computers  simply means you have a high tolerance for
> frustration.
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> Eric B. Wolf                           720-334-7734
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> 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.
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>> 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.
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>> > 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.
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>> 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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>> Regards,
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>> dtb
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