In the last few weeks I've come up with a plan to help me focus on skills I either thought I possed or wish to learn more thoroughly. Some of these skills are not entirelyclassified as skills and come in a variety of core concepts. In the end I would like to be able to take what I am learning in my spare time, and use it to progress in a very positive, more importantly, organic fashion. I've achieved a great deal in the past few years, ideally I just want to make sure there is a balance between the work I get out of achieving a goal as well as the likelihood of how efficiently that goal is met.
GNU/Linux and everything it supports will be the tools which I am going to use in assisting me towards achieving two separate tasks in order to complete one important goal. Coding is a skill but is it the same as representing your algorithm in the way a machine could interpret and execute it? So the question I have to ask myself is which skills do I want to hone in on first, and why? It's like saying I want to learn how to build a car before learning how to drive it, right? I mean, what good is it to build something if I can't even drive anywhere to pick up the those last minute materials to finish up a major milestone in my journey. This is very difficult for me to answer for myself and the thing that makes this sound a little bit like nonsense is that I don't even know what I'm talking about half time. So there you have it in a nut shell. Identifying what I know in order to figure out what I need to know or learn what I want to learn and figure it out later anything I need to know to catch up.
Being a GNU/Linux user makes me feel unique, open, free, and appreciated. I've used a lot of proprietary OSs to the free and open ones. In the end, when there is no special signing program depending on some plugin, I feel right at home using GNU/Linux. Over the next five months, everything I am going to do in my life will be based on my knowledge and experiences with GNU/Linux. Five months is definitely not enough time to become an expert, but I am certain that I will become more proficient with the tools available in the free and open source world as well as I will strive to work more efficiently by coming up with new projects to test the capabilities of both me and my computer.