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May
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comment How to become a super user (programming)?
I know it is not trivial :) That is why I am asking for good ways to learn this. Or if there is any shortcut instead of just learning from experience. Maybe there existed some good books on this subject or people would recommend me learning the unix architecture.
May
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comment How to become a super user (programming)?
This certainly is not meant as rant though I can understand you charactherize as it. I think it is a relevant question because I think it is something every programmer is going through. It seems though some are better handling it than others.
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comment How to become a super user (programming)?
I would rather get good grades.
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comment How to become a super user (programming)?
I agree. But what to do when the program you want to use does not work because you get a mac related problem no one else have had. Where do you start where do you end? The whole problem seems overwhelming. Because of this I shoot in the dark and hope for the best. To understand everything can take years to learn.
May
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comment How to become a super user (programming)?
#Ashley Mills - Thats a low blow. As someone mentioned, sometimes it is just not worth the trouble. As I said in my question I sometimes use 10 hours and get nowhere. Because I am in academia I know that I will get no credit for getting something fixed because I used 200 hours and therefor I stop at some point.
May
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comment How to become a super user (programming)?
+1. To answer you last point. I often don't have that level of expertise. Because of time-constraints I decide it is not worth the trouble. I was hoping there was an easy way to learn getting tools to work.
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May
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comment How to become a super user (programming)?
I will try and clarify. By "this" I mean general computer problems. I want the tools and libraries we use in programming to be "plug & play" but often they are not. Fx "You download opensource project and compile it but then get 102 unexpected errors that the documentation says nothing about". I am not asking how to learn better/faster. I have no trouble learning new languages, concepts or algorithms. My problems are related with computers in my daily work in programming. Each new problem is so specific to the tool that I dont feel I learn something if the problem is solved.
May
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comment How to become a super user (programming)?
This does not help me. What you are basically saying is that I should just practice and get experience. Also I think I was not clear in my question. It is not that I find new areas confusing or hard at first but that I never get to that point because of "computer problems". Ie. setting class paths, editing makefiles, xml files etc. that has nothing to do with what I want to learn.
May
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comment How to become a super user (programming)?
Maybe I was not clear in my question. First: I don't think I learn anything when I try to get new tools or libraries to work. Often I get stuck and give up. Second: How to "deliberate practice" computer problems related with programming? Maybe my question belongs more to superuser.com.
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asked How to become a super user (programming)?