Friday, August 05, 2005

Have you ever....

Have you ever tried to teach yourself something new?

That's what I'm doing now. I'm trying to teach myself PHP. For those of you that have no idea what that is, join the club.

Seriously, PHP, means PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor and is an HTML-embedded scripting language. And yes, I got this from another site, PHP: General Information Manual. After all, you really didn't expect me to know that right off the top of my head did you?

Now that we have that out of the way, let me try to explain as best as I can what that says and since I have no idea what I'm doing, I'll probably get it wrong. PHP is a supposedly simple way to use a database to run a website. For example, all these forums that are such a big hit are all run using the PHP language.

Now, I'll be the first to admit that I might not be the brightest light bulb in a box, but I'm by no means the dimmest. But this stuff makes me feel like an absolute idiot. With some help from a few wonderful friends, I've managed to teach myself html, how to take apart and put back together computers, find almost anything I want on the internet and a few other things. I have people trying to help me do this as well, but it seems like it's going right over my head. If I was trying to swim, I would definitely be drowning!!!!!

I love learning new things and figured this would be no different, boy was I ever wrong.

I figure by now, you're asking yourself why I want to learn this when it's giving me such a hard time. The reason is actually pretty simple, I want to build a website that is run like a forum, only it will be slightly different. People will be able to come post on this site, hopefully, if I ever get it finished, which is why I need PHP to run it. Plain html just won't do it. Believe me, if it would, I wouldn't be sitting here bald from pulling my hair out from trying to learn this.

I've done all kinds of research on this. I've checked html, JavaScript, and PHP. PHP is the only website language that will function like I want.

I'm supposed to be studying php right now, but decided to come here instead and let you know that I'M GOING CRAZY from trying to learn it.

No, this isn't a cry for help from anyone, just a chance to fuss about what a headache I'm getting. I never in my wildest dreams thought I would have this hard of a time learning this. I mean, after all, I've taught myself a lot of other things. What makes PHP so different? It's not like it's brain surgery or being a rocket scienctist.

Oh well, I guess I've ranted enough for tonight. I really need to get back to PHP for DUMMIES. I'm determined to learn this and I promise not to kill anyone just because I've lost my mind because I can't understand this stuff. I'm not that far gone yet, just getting there.

I hope you have a great weekend and God Bless.

Tuesday, August 02, 2005

OHHHH, The Joy of Helping People

I have a friend, who, for the most part, I don't mind helping. He's a nice guy, just young. He's always asking for help. I forget what I was like at that age. hahaha After all, it's only been 22 years for me. Anyway, I helped him set up his blog today. While I think has a great service, it can be frustrating getting every little thing correct so it will work perfectly. Between the two of us, we finally have it done. I guess things could be worse, I could have no friends to help.

Here is another friend that I want to help. He just got married and has decided to start his own business with his wife. His site is CGF Creations Miami Website Design. If you need hosting or a new site, this is the person to contact. I've been watching him do this for years now. I can guarantee you won't be disappointed in his work.

I hope you have a great day.

Sunday, July 31, 2005

In Case You Haven't noticed.....

I'm as pro-military as they come. I've seen some of the things these brave men and women have given for us all. It is never an all or nothing situation. Each and every person that has served in the military has given something. I'm reminded of that every time I try to take for granted the freedom I enjoy today. They have given blood, sweat and tears, and some even have given the ultimate sacrifice, there lives. If you know someone that has served in the military, please shake their hand for me and say "Thank you." If you get a chance, please go to this page and read it. I promise you won't be disappointed. It's a great story.
Passing of a Generation

I hope you have a great day and God Bless.