Truck Mechanic VS Computer Guru
Making this blog site does not come easy, it’s not like my family are computer gurus and just maybe some of the smarts rubbed off or could at very least helped me when I need to understand something. ..,. Nope, nobody. So I will learn to make a website on my own.
Sure I could PAY somebody but there’s no fun in that. Anyway, how does a person learn if somebody does it for you?
As a seasoned mechanic, our way of thinking is to the opposite end of the scale of the people that designed the web.
We mechanical technicians believed that when an engineer designed a car they installed the engine first and then they jammed the body over top, giving no or little thought to the fellow that had to work in that small hole.
In problem-solving, unless I’m familiar with the issue, I find it very helpful to try and think outside the box; try to understand how the makers/designers think and I find in most cases that’s all I needed. Rearrange my thinking.
The people that thought up this wondrous thing the web, well, must have been smoking some bad stuff.
The thinking then and now they seem to go out of their way to make things more difficult. The KISS rule is a thing of the past. “Keep It Simple, Stupid”
Making this site is taking a lot of energy out of me that I was saving for doing other things, but I will persevere and figure it out.
Once I understand the lingo, decipher that entire web (information overload and sometimes very useless information) I will build it and they will come. …. And where did I read that, anyway.
So the advertisement states
“Make your website in 20 easy minutes”…… Riiight!!
I will give these people one thing, My training, a way of thought is so much different, SO, I’ll have to think like them, smoke some Jamaican Gold and it will all come to me. …. I will get it.
“No pain no gain”
But in our family the hand me downs, traits of my parents, will hopefully do me justice, making this site is one thing, but having something to say, well that WILL come naturally.
So stay with me, I will beat this thing and there will be growing pains, changes as I go and with all the help of with the
10 million Plug-ins, how can I go wrong. Eh
A plug-in for this, a plug-in for that and my all time favorite is a plug-in (computer program) that will grade my content so it would be good enough for a (human) to read. Let’s see if I got this, A computer will grade your content to see if it’s (good bad or ugly) enough for humans to read or other computers to rate it and that s on their computers rating system or something like that.
You have to ask yourself…. Who is running Who?
Told ya….. I have a long way to go.
I will share this example of thinking differently,
I took Flying lessons in a Cessna 150, and the instructor told me to go higher, (more fuel). I pulled the throttle out and down we went, instead of up we went down.
Working on old trucks, equipment, to speed the engine up you pull the throttle out, the opposite way in a small airplane.
Thanks for asking … I’m still here and ready for a new adventure.
I hope making a website is not as dangerous.
Watch for a part two, How I’m making out with my website.
From one Mechanics to Another, don’t buy a OBD2 scanner unless it will do all the functions. Like Air Bags, ABS code retrieval and of coerce OBD 2 scanning. This is the only one you need to buy.