[SATLUG] Question about questions

Jeremy Mann jeremymann at gmail.com
Sun Feb 24 17:34:53 CST 2008

Herb, you can only learn by trial by fire. Get it working, break it
and try different things to fix it. Once you do that, break it again.
Then, break it again. There's nothing in a book that will tell you
everything to look for, a few things, but not everything.

On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 4:52 PM, herb cee <hc at lookcee.com> wrote:
>  I wanna take advantage of the quiet spell and ask this.
>  So I know now after 9mos that learning Linux is hard and learning Linux
>  when you're dumb is really hard. I don't recall seeing this printed as
>  super important but you really have to learn about the CLI and learn
>  some basic commands as soon as you can, if you are the admin/user.
>  I think one of the most important to understand that when dudes like me
>  is/are a sole user, I am Captain, I must know where the bridge is. To do
>  that I had to understand how to make sure I knew where the bridge is now
>  not last time, tricky devil can be anywhere on the ship, and how to get
>  there when the Captain gives a command.
>  So I also have learned that you need to know some stuff just to know how
>  to ask the question, I still don't know what to read on and I wonder
>  what questions all you cool dudes on the list would recommend to get off
>  the ground learning how to steer the damn ship off the rocks? I mean
>  regardless of why I want to use the puter for but to keep it running and
>  know how to get out of a fix like being in the galley thinking I was on
>  bridge and typing the command and winding up with a black screen, yep I
>  did that one.
>  Thanks folks, herb
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Jeremy Mann
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