Tony McC wrote: > On Wed, 28 Oct 2009 16:00:00 +0000 > Tony McC <af...@btinternet.com> wrote: > > >> Hi PJ, >> >> ok, I tried (I was also trying to offer you support, just a different >> kind). There was a lot of irrelevant material in your response but the >> part I have quoted shows such a deep misunderstanding of what I was >> trying to suggest that I think I'm done. I honestly hope you do get >> past your headaches with FreeBSD, one way or another. >> > > Replying to myself, sorry. I think I owe you an apology for a grumpy > response. I think it comes down to the fact our "learning styles" must > be very different. You seem to like to try things first and then try > to understand when things go wrong. I like to gain a reasonably firm > theoretical understanding first and then try out things according to a > plan, keeping notes at each stage. When something happens that I don't > understand then of course I learn from that. I think we are just > different. So no, I'm not suggesting you learn the manual by heart > before going any further. I am suggesting that you *start* with the > manual, take it step by step, and only try things that might break your > system when a) you think you have a firm grasp of what you are doing > and b) you have a contingency plan to revert to the way things were > before if something surprising happens. And, again, as part of a > "learning style", when I do come across those uncomfortable surprises > (and I do), I generally assume that I must have done something stupid, > not that FreeBSD itself is stupid. That is also a learning experience > for me. > > Best, > Tony > > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org" > That's cool. NP. My thing is simply... if it works use it. If it doesn't try to fix it... and here's where you sometimes have to learn or find help. 8-)
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