On Tue, Oct 02, 2001 at 12:19:00AM +0100, Ivan Kelly mentioned:
> could anyone advise as to where in ireland has the best college courses
> which involve *nix programming?
None of them, to my knowledge.
Don't think that in college, the lecturers will teach you cool stuff.
It's mostly quite boring. For databases, we did VB talking to Access. I
still shudder when I see green text on black, as it reminds me of doing
cobol and fortran on a VAX. Any interesting stuff I did in college, wasn't
coursework. And I'm not even talking about the culture shock I got
discovering that my school now had girls and beer.
College brings you into contact with many interesting people, many of
whom will know more than you. They give you computer equipment, that if
you are willing to take the risk & the effort, can be perverted into using
whatever OS or software you want.
After that, you get books, and teach yourself.
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