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by chaggalag (Initiate)
on Jul 11, 2006 at 17:40 UTC ( #560524=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

For all the years I've been a geek, I've never felt comfy learning to code until now. I've been pulling computers out of dumpters for years and making them into happy Linux boxes but it stops there. Hardware I dig. Ones and zeroes I get. High-level coding? Uhhh...

So I'm finally ready to apply what I know. I fathom return codes and stimulus-response in an electronic environment. I can deal with this.

Mind you: I'm a geek by experience and not by education. That means I'm watching and learning more than I want to stick my nose in it. I do enough of that in the real world. I had a revelation recently. I finally came to understand the inner meaning of a subroutine as a black box with a slot door. I'd explain but it's kinda silly. Let's just say: I read Perl code now and I can grok what it wants to do. I'm able to write stuff. I seek wisdom on this path...

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