learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task

Posted by: Testing

learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/24/05 05:24 AM

Hello,

As I sit here drinking on my wine I began reflecting a bit. You see I am currently learning php and the curve is different this time.

I have tried learning PHP before. However back then it was to accomplish a task I was told I could do with PHP. So what happened? I learned enough to do what I was trying to do (barely and crudely) and then dropped PHP. I became frustrated and overwhelmed arrays and the basic syntax of it all.

So here I am this time with a similar but different project in mind. The difference this time? This time my project can burn in flames for all I care. I am learning to learn and not learning just to accomplish my project. I am finding subjects I previously found difficult now quite interesting and thus easier to learn.

Well enough rambling and more drinking. I am off to merlot land and on the way ill be visiting pinot noir.
Posted by: Infinite

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/24/05 05:26 AM

And here I thought I was the only wine drinker on UGN...
Posted by: Shinobi

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/24/05 05:50 AM

Drink makes you reflect.... wow, it usually just makes me get naked and terrorize my neighbors...but to each his own.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/24/05 01:10 PM

Quote:
Originally posted by Infinite:
And here I thought I was the only wine drinker on UGN...
Not true, I enjoy a glass of whine here and there...

Quote:
Originally posted by Shinobi:
wow, it usually just makes me get naked and terrorize my neighbors...but to each his own.
This one time, my doorbell rang, and there was shinobi knee high in a bucket of tofu without any cloths on...

Well Testing (or LoanBanker), at least you have the right mindset... We're going to take and append to the other thread with useful functions to get you started; heck, we may even start a "Useful PHP Functions" thread in the Web Design section...
Posted by: Infinite

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/24/05 01:30 PM

Haha! Nice one Giz. You figured it out too.

At least I was the first to call him on it to his face :p (or in IRC, whatever)
Posted by: §intå×

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/26/05 03:51 PM

Loanbanker? WTF, Dude why you hiding man, it me Learner...
Posted by: Testing

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/26/05 06:30 PM

Hello Learner!

Howya been? Been a long long time. Ill pm ya later.. off to work.
Posted by: Ice

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/26/05 08:29 PM

Vodka + RedBull ==> really fuxed up lol.
Try it some day, messes you up pretty good, screw the whine lol.
Posted by: Testing

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/26/05 09:01 PM

Well I love my vodka (have some greygoose in the freeezer right now ). What does the redbull do? Just a taste thing? Let me know what the mix is so I can try it (50 -50, 70-30 etc!
Posted by: Infinite

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/27/05 12:33 AM

Think of RedBull as liquid speed you can buy at the 7-11. Personally I stay away from the shit. It seriously fucks me up.
Posted by: Ice

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/27/05 01:44 AM

there really isnt a special mix (well i dont). I put the redbull in a glass, pure some Vodka in there and start drinking lol

Like infinite said, liquid speed + liqour ==> fuxed up lol.
Posted by: Testing

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/27/05 03:21 AM

Well Im gonna remember that one.. not trying that one till I have the house alone with no kids, wife and can afford bail money. In the meantime ill stick with my wine! lol
Posted by: Infinite

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/27/05 04:15 AM

Quote:
not trying that one till I have the house alone with no kids, wife and can afford bail money.
That's why I avoid the stuff
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/27/05 06:08 AM

Fuck that, take a few Yellow Jackets (energy pills, best there are; take a handful), drink back a few bawls, and then chug as much vodka as you can... Yeh, you'll be fucked.
Posted by: Ice

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/27/05 06:33 AM

Quote:
Fuck that, take a few Yellow Jackets (energy pills, best there are; take a handful), drink back a few bawls, and then chug as much vodka as you can... Yeh, you'll be fucked.
lol man dude, that shit sounds suicidal lol
Posted by: §intå×

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/27/05 06:46 AM

At the very least a bad morning, wether it be hung over or waking up next to bubba in jail.
Posted by: Infinite

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/27/05 09:30 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by int:
At the very least a bad morning, wether it be hung over or waking up next to bubba in jail.
Sounds like the words of experience talking there

How is Bubba doing anyways?
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: learning to be good vs learning to accomplish a task - 09/27/05 07:46 PM

BTW, for anyone wondering "where can I get a special thing like Yellow Jackets now adays" well my friend, your good old friend Internet is here to help you... Or you can go to 7-11, ours has them...

Anywhere that has "decent" energy suppliments will have them, just shoot off a google search for '"yellow jacket" energy' and you should find this product:
http://www.bodybuilding-supplements-for-you.com/stacker/yellow-jacket.htm

BTW, this product has Ephedra in it (psudophedrine anyone?) and can be made into meth, so you may have a hard time finding it in some places...
http://www.ephedra.nu/