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Posted by SimpleMan (Member # 2860) on September 09, 2004, 11:36:
 
Hello everyone. I started posting here a few weeks ago and wanted to introduce myself. I got a late start in computers in 1997 with mny first Win95 machine. Windows was all that I knew. i started gaining an interest in computers once I found the Internet and saw what you can do online. I have been through several college computer classes and have come to the conclussion that I am learning more on my own and from others than I can learn in a classroom and from a textbook. [Smile] I am visually impaired so trying to read a book and then type what I see in the book...like read a Linux textbook and then type the commands from the book so I can do my homework....that is a hard thing for me to do because of my eyes. I would love to find online or cd-rom based training so I can see it right on the screen. It is hard for me to go back and forth between book and computer. [Smile] I am interesting in computers because of the "geek" factor or a passion for learning about them and understanding them. I know we have to get paid to live and have $$$ to pay bills, etc but that is not what draws me to computers. I like the "image" of being a geek. I do not want to work a computer job just to get paid nor have a job in computers just be a "job". I want to do this because I enjoy it. I want to learn things like Linux, beginning programming, modding, etc. I do not just want to be a "paper tech" or be some network IT guy just to have a job. [Smile] Because of my eyes I can not drive and it is hard to go out and meet people, so I meet folk online and try to get to know people that way. It is all good, so we just keep on keeping on.
I picked my screen name based on two songs: Simple Man by CDB and Simple Man by Lynard Skynard. That prety much sums it up. My desire is to grow in knowledge of computers and to be able to share what I know with others. It seems to me that the passion and love for computers has faded away to wanna be script kiddies and people taking the "easy way out". Some of the ones I look up to in the computer world are Steve Wozniac, Kevin Mitnick, and the crew at 2600 The Hacker Quarterly. They have a passion for what they do and enjoy helping others to grow....that to me is what it is all about. [Smile]
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on September 09, 2004, 11:46:
 
CBT Nuggets has some pretty good CD based learning programs. I have some, they are cool because they have an actual dude taliking, while he also switches between his desktop so you can acually see what he is typing/clicking on etc. Works well for those of us who hate reading a 1000 page book on Linux or the like.

Check out their free demos.
 
Posted by drunkennewfiemidget (Member # 2814) on September 09, 2004, 12:55:
 
The only thing I like about Kevin Mitnick is despite all those script kiddy morons out there defacing websites with the latest downloaded h4x0r t00lz and saying "fr33 k3v1n l0lz!", he was the only one going, "I committed a crime, and I'm being punished for it."
 
Posted by ZorroTheFox (Member # 917) on September 09, 2004, 17:35:
 
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Originally posted by Cap'n Vic:
CBT Nuggets has some pretty good CD based learning programs. I have some, they are cool because they have an actual dude taliking, while he also switches between his desktop so you can acually see what he is typing/clicking on etc. Works well for those of us who hate reading a 1000 page book on Linux or the like.

Check out their free demos.

lol, CBT has a whole different meaning in the BDSM world. I almost forgot which forums I was in.
 
Posted by Cap'n Vic (Member # 1477) on September 09, 2004, 18:31:
 
Oddly enough......'nuggets' has a whole different meaning up here too [Big Grin]
 


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