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#1 pounded clown

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 04:00 AM

I know enough about computers to get myself in some real trouble. Got the "Hmm, what does this button do?" Syndrome. As I can't resist tinkering and will continue to screw things up in the name of curiousity, I figured best to improve my overall knowledge and have a place other than tech call centers in case I take the proverbial Bugs Bunny wrong turn at Albuquerque. I work in trades and have had to teach myself alot of different skills one of which is MacGyvering my way out many a impromtu stituation. This however, doesn't necessarily carry over to the PC as much for me because its lacks the immediacy and transparency of building things . Most of my frustration comes out of learning about computers with limited time, that is alot of people are self taught learning at points in their the life when time for exploration went uncompromised by life's demands, or they grew up completely computer literate in the era when Commodore 64's and Atari 2600s would be antiques and the one rich kid on the block was the only one who could afford an Apple computer and little league hockey. To futher complicate things, other than the constant and rapid changes of the technology, is computer "how -to's" are either, in appealing to the needs of an occasional user, too basic or conversely, uber technical, meant for pros or the guys who probably have some good stories about misadventures with a soldering gun and essentially put in the hours with these machines much like a musician must to master his instrument. I am hoping this site will provide me with something that won't insult my intelligence or make me feel like I'm reading Finnegans Wake in Farsi. Thanks

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 10:44 AM

Hello and welcome to Bleeping Computer.

Please take the time, to browse the New User Orientation forum, to help familiarize yourself with how the board works.

Also, don't forget to check out the Tutorials.
There's a lot of very useful information, in there.

Edited by garmanma, 13 November 2009 - 10:45 AM.

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