I'm Gary. Day after tomorrow, I'm taking my CompTIA A+, 801 @ 9:15, 802 @ 13:00. I'm trembling. We live rurally and I'll be the only certified tech in the county (fingers crossed). My first computer job was in 1974. It was a 200 pounder that did artillery trajectories. I was actually faster and more acurate with a slide rule and a slip stick. I worked applicon CAD in a basement at Moffit for a bit on a PDP 1134, ACAD on a Sun, SunOS 3.x and Sparc,whatever, for a while. I thought Windows was nothing more than a fad. Still do. While studying this past year, I've accummulated 6 systems, running 10 OSs. Sorry no Macs. Sore subject. All I really want to do is go freelance to keep myself flying. That's another passion that's never paid for itself. By next June, I'll also have a degree in Graphics Design. Hopefully, by then I won't feel so stupid.
Knowledge, it seems, like beauty, is fleeting. What once were axioms, become humorous anctidotes; Those "WTF were we thinking" moments that eventually replace what we once "knew" for "certain". Every time I beleive I know, the subject schools me further. Informatiom entropy. The answers we find, only pose new questions.
Sorry, I get like this when I'm nervous. I'll try to pitch in when I can. Mostly, all I got is questions.
Q 0: Where and how the frill did you guys learn all this stuff?
Thanks for help that you don't know you've already given,