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lisi.reisz at gmail.com
Fri Mar 20 22:10:40 UTC 2009
On Friday 20 March 2009 21:06:11 Steven Vollom wrote:
> Thanks Lisi, I don't think any of you realize how hard I am trying.
We do, Steven. But you are not trying in the right way. Rather as though you
were trying to ride up a steep hill on a bike with a high gear ratio. You
need to learn the most basic things before trying all these weird and
wonderful things. Don't use Alpha software. Don't install GTK if you don't
know what it is, and probably not if you do. Look up the vocabulary if you
don't understand it.
You ought honestly to have installed 8.10, not 9.04. Or even perhaps 8.04.
Just a basic system, accepting defaults all the way. It would have done
everything that you needed without your having to stir a step or click a
finger. You could just have used what you were given. Why install
Thunderbird when you didn't even know what it was?
And above all READ the advice you are given carefully, reread it, make sure
that you have understood it. Don't skim over it and then say we don't
You remind me a bit of my granddaughter. If I am around she will say about
everything on her computer: "I don't know how to do this, Grandma." So I
say: "OK, darling. Just let me finish this and I'll come and help you."
And when I turn to her a few minutes later and say that I am ready now she
says: "Oh, it's OK, I've done it." You leap at asking here before you have
actually digested the advice.
And here is another piece of advice: Don't blindly follow something that you
haven't understood. If in doubt, stop. Think. Look some things up. E.g., I
told you how make Google easier for yourself, but you didn't try it. You
just fired an email back saying that you were misunderstood. Luckily someone
spoon-fed you. Think of the adage: Give a man a fish and you feed him for
today. Give him a fishing rod and teach how to use it, and you feed him for
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