OrcaSoul wrote:But look at it from my POV - I am working to get ready for a weekend craft/art show at the end of the month, I have about 20 pieces I need to make (I am a wood-turner and make bowls and tea lights and candlesticks and such), I have 180+ done but need to enter them in the database catalog, and cross reference them with the wood table so I can track what wood I have used.
It is quite clear what you mean, but as many others, you overlooked a very important thing:
I am what you call an "expert" for computer programs etc. - that is right. That took me many, many years, And not only a few days. But i am definately not a wood-turner and honestly, if would like to have a nice bowl or so, I never(!) would try to build it on my own. I am absolutely sure, that i would badly fail.
"...so you won't even try?
But then, what of all the people who DO try to learn enough of XAMPP? Should they say "I can't do this, so why ask?
"? No, they give it a try, find some problems with their understanding, and seek aid from those who should be able to help...
Shouldn't they be able to expect that those helping do more than criticize, perhaps try to understand why these folks are having a problem? We don't expect you to write our code, but we do want at least a clue as to not only where we are wrong, but how we should look at the problem in order to solve it.
Nobbie wrote:I never had an education for that. Same for a plasma TV (only for example), I definately cannot build a plasma TV, this is by far to sophisticated.
I would go the easy way: I would buy these things. Because I am not an expert for bulding would bowls or plasma TVs.
Neither was I six years ago, now I have made over 700 of them. I call it my "Meditation", because when I am turning everything else goes somewhere else, I have
to concentrate on the work, I become one with the wood - letting the wood tell me what it wants to be.
My only problem is figuring out how best to sell them...but I've been stumbling around working on that for years, seeking and GETTING
advice from those who are successful, and think I am getting close - like many things, it just takes practice, error, and friendly help to find the right mix.
You cheat yourself when you decide ahead of time you can't do it.
Nobbie wrote:On the other hand, installing, configuring, maintaining an running a webserver is also a very sophisticated task, which needs well educated people to manage all the problems that may arise. Why the hell do you (or many others) believe, that you can do that on your own, with no education, no experience, no skills, only a few computer things, but honestly far from what it needs for all these things. Why are you going this horrible way, instead of asking someone, to do this for you and (of course) offer some money for that? This is quite the same as if you try to build your own plasma TV. You cannot do everything on yourself. This is, what i dont understand. Why do people know, that they cannot build their own TVs, or their cars, but they believe, that they can substitute a well educated computer administrator? You cannot solve all these problems only in a few days. That is impossible. Anyway, you try. Why??
Interesting - here you are offering to help people do something you don''t think they should be doing...why are you working on a forum for a software system you don't think the rabble should be using?
That may explain a lot as to why we are having this conversation...
And I have work to do, so thanks for your help...