Beefy Boxes and Bandwidth Generously Provided by pair Networks RobOMonk
There's more than one way to do things
 
PerlMonks  

Comment on

( #3333=superdoc: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
The idea is this: to be good, you have to be an expert at something.

I don't know whether this is right or wrong, as I myself also tend to think this way; but my experience tries to teach me otherwise, and sometimes I can hardly believe it. I keep thinking that I'm sort of a conman in computing, whilst my colleagues and customers tell otherwise.

I don't have any formal CS education as well, and I am no expert in any field. But I'm a good trouble-shooter. Show me a box I don't know that has some problem, and in half an hour I'll have the general direction of where the problem might be, and maybe also some accurate hints for things to look at. I'm pretty much a generalist, and in each field I try to do my best in, there are experts which I admire and whose knowledge I'll never reach. I know to ask the right questions sometimes, and I'm good at coming up with funny ideas...

But expertise is not always required, as in the profession I come from - architecture. A good architect has a good handful of half-baked knowledge in everything, and knows which experts to ask for specifics... but they love their profession.

And that's my point - to be good in something, love for $subject is required (even if it's a love-hate relationship at times). The rest comes along as it likes ;-)

--shmem

_($_=" "x(1<<5)."?\n".q·/)Oo.  G°\        /
                              /\_¯/(q    /
----------------------------  \__(m.====·.(_("always off the crowd"))."·
");sub _{s./.($e="'Itrs `mnsgdq Gdbj O`qkdq")=~y/"-y/#-z/;$e.e && print}

In reply to Re^2: Recommendations for a self-taught Perl programmer by shmem
in thread Recommendations for a self-taught Perl programmer by silent11

Title:
Use:  <p> text here (a paragraph) </p>
and:  <code> code here </code>
to format your post; it's "PerlMonks-approved HTML":



  • Posts are HTML formatted. Put <p> </p> tags around your paragraphs. Put <code> </code> tags around your code and data!
  • Read Where should I post X? if you're not absolutely sure you're posting in the right place.
  • Please read these before you post! —
  • Posts may use any of the Perl Monks Approved HTML tags:
    a, abbr, b, big, blockquote, br, caption, center, col, colgroup, dd, del, div, dl, dt, em, font, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, hr, i, ins, li, ol, p, pre, readmore, small, span, spoiler, strike, strong, sub, sup, table, tbody, td, tfoot, th, thead, tr, tt, u, ul, wbr
  • Outside of code tags, you may need to use entities for some characters:
            For:     Use:
    & &amp;
    < &lt;
    > &gt;
    [ &#91;
    ] &#93;
  • Link using PerlMonks shortcuts! What shortcuts can I use for linking?
  • See Writeup Formatting Tips and other pages linked from there for more info.
  • Log In?
    Username:
    Password:

    What's my password?
    Create A New User
    Chatterbox?
    and the web crawler heard nothing...

    How do I use this? | Other CB clients
    Other Users?
    Others meditating upon the Monastery: (13)
    As of 2014-04-18 21:32 GMT
    Sections?
    Information?
    Find Nodes?
    Leftovers?
      Voting Booth?

      April first is:







      Results (472 votes), past polls