I'm trying to learn how to configure, compile and install the kernel. In my research, I discovered you need someone to rewrite the HOWTO page for that issue. I'm not expert on the subject (obviously!), but I am an expert technical writer. And besides, what better way to gain the skills I need?
If you don't have an expert who can pair with me, I may know a guy.
Anyway, email me if you're interested in letting me help.
asked 25 Mar '12, 14:34
Google is your best source of information.
The best way to gain the skills is to just do it.
If you fail the first time, then figure out what you did wrong, and try again, and so on, and so on.
answered 26 Aug '12, 04:47
do everything by oneself so you should do better first
answered 18 Dec '12, 08:23
You must be talking about your post that makes no sense.
“I'm trying to learn how to configure, compile and install the kernel.”
So if I am reading your post correctly, you are “learning“ how to configure, compile, and install your own custom made kernel image.
“In my research, I discovered you need someone to rewrite the HOWTO page for that issue.”
You doing this is because you think that you are a superior technical writer to all those who have written the “How To” articles you have read regarding the configuring, compiling, and the installation of your own custom kernel image.
“I'm not expert on the subject (obviously!), but I am an expert technical writer.”
With a post that starts out as “Hey-”, having any sort of structure or relevant wording, and a following sentence that starts with the word “And” I can not see how anyone would disagree with you in saying that “ I am an expert technical writer”.
Are you a high school grammar teacher as well?
“And besides, what better way to gain the skills I need?”
The discovery that you have absolutely no experience in configuring, compiling, or installing a kernel as well as learning that you are a better technical writer then those who have configured, compiled, and installed their own custom kernels would suggest that you were a savant.
If you can write or rewrite the “how to” page for configuring, compiling, and installing a kernel better then those who do it for a living, and have already taken the time to write a “how to” then you would already have the skills you need wouldn't you?
“If you don't have an expert who can pair with me, I may know a guy.”
If you have someone who may be willing to help you then why bother us? Wouldn't it be easier to ask them first then go ask for help? I am just saying.
“Anyway, email me if you're interested in letting me help.”
OK Genius where is your email address?
I read it. Did you?
“I didn't say I wasn't interested in doing my own work.”
Then what exactly are you saying? R2-D2 and chewbacca make more sense then you do.
“I said I was interested in helping the community as a part of my own learning process.”
Thank You very much that is such a kind thing for you to be doing.
“Since you seem unable to understand what I said previously, I'll spell it out for you.”
Thank You. Would you mind using large print, and proper grammar?
“I said I was doing my own work, but that if an expert was willing to work with me, I'd be happy to have that help.”
Would you like a cookie for doing your own work?
Sorry sir but you are not going to get any type of help with an attitude like that.
“If not, I might know someone who would, but whether alone or with help I'm moving forward with my own work.”
So I owe you two cookies now right?
“The only reason I suggested an expert is for review of the writing phase.”
Are you looking for an expert in configuring, compiling, and installing a kernel, a expert technical writer, an expert grammar instructor, what....
Your lack of detail, and understanding makes it very hard to provide you with anything.
“Are you unfamiliar with good academic writing practice?”
No I run spell check to search for my spelling and grammatical errors.
I also ask some one with a writing or English major to look over my papers for me.
I will spell this out for you.
When I have a paper, or article that I am writing and I need the advice of “good academic writing practices” I usually go see someone who is qualified to do that type of job. It is usually someone who has English, and/or writing major.
When I have a paper or article that I need technical help on (ie a tutorial, how to, ebook, and so on...) I ask the advice of someone who is in the field, in which the article was written.
So this means that your question is based more on “good academic writing practices” and not on how to configure, compile, or install a kernel?
If this is so then you are in the wrong forum. If it is not then you need to rephrase your question and ask again because you make no sense.
“At no point did I ask for a free ride to knowledge.”
Well that just seems silly. I don't know anyone (well I guess one person) who is not willing to learn something because it is a free ride to knowledge. I am pretty sure Google will let you donate money to them. You should make it a point to let Larry Page, and Sergey Brin know that you are donating money to Google because you feel that a free ride to knowledge is wrong.
“If that's not clear enough for you, I'm sure your local cafe needs a dishwasher.”
Funny I was just there this morning having breakfast. Would you like me to pick up a application for you?
I personally would rather stick to being a software developer who has the ability to configure, compile, and install my own kernels. I can even read documentation that helps me with the things that I don't know how to do. Oddly enough I also know how to be polite and detailed when I am asking for help, or responding to someone who is trying to help.
Let's see how may other people took the time to respond to you?
“Don't ask people to read the manual when you can't even take the time to read the original post.”
Unless I am experiencing dejavu, I just explained this to you.
If you are not willing to RTFM, be detailed or make any sense, use Google for whatever reason, be patent or polite then don't expect any help.
Since you have such a charming personalty towards those who try to help I thought it would be a nice gesture to go ahead and report your post's for you.
Your original post:
Misleading, Not relevant/off-topic, and other (not enough information, and does not make any sense)
Misleading, Offensive, Abusive, or Inappropriate, Not relevant/off-topic, Someone is not being nice, and other (does not make any sense)
I hope that I have been able to help you
Have a nice day sir
RTFP, man. I didn't say I wasn't interested in doing my own work. I said I was interested in helping the community as a part of my own learning process. Since you seem unable to understand what I said previously, I'll spell it out for you. I said I was doing my own work, but that if an expert was willing to work with me, I'd be happy to have that help. If not, I might know someone who would, but whether alone or with help I'm moving forward with my own work. The only reason I suggested an expert is for review of the writing phase. Are you unfamiliar with good academic writing practice? At no point did I ask for a free ride to knowledge. If that's not clear enough for you, I'm sure your local cafe needs a dishwasher.
Don't ask people to read the manual when you can't even take the time to read the original post.
answered 03 Dec '12, 07:35