Fri Apr 8 09:50:16 NZST 2005
Yah, I know that coding ability isn't mandatory. It's just tricky
gauging my own knowledge and ability against others when I don't really
personally know any other Linux users :) I admin Windows at work, and
feel pretty confident in that, but computers are such that the more you
know, the more you know that you know damn all.
Still, I have no problem with taking risks. And I'm learning to take
Daniel Lawson wrote:
>> don't consider myself a "power user" in Linux in the way that I think
>> many of you are: I can't write my own code, and my ability to fix
>> problems is limited, often, by how well I can use google. However, I
> Not answering your question, but "power user" doesn't translate to "can
> code for a living". It might seem that way, but I have to say that most
> of the problems I encounter and solve do not involve any coding at all.
> Most of them are entirely about how well you can google for a problem,
> and read obscure mailing list posts. Confidence is also important - the
> ability to say "if I screw this up, that's ok. I can just start again"
> is crucial. Most of the time, you won't screw something up so badly you
> have to reinstall your distribution, you might just have to remove your
> config file(s) and start again. Oh, and TAKE NOTES. Very important :)
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