Things I Want to Understand Much, Much Better

I just wish there were more time in a day. So I could spend more time learning things I want to learn, and less time on those I don’t. Can I please have more time in a day to study? Can I please have more time in a day to learn? Can I please have less crap to do in a day?

During this week I am teaching a class on Network Services in Linux, and it has some really neat stuff. Day 3 and we are really covering some good ground.

Mostly, I can teach these concepts, but I find myself wanting more. I want to be an expert and understand every minute detail. I think I know it and then I teach it. What I realize is that I don’t really know it as well as I thought. My students learn it from me and I can portray what I mean quite well, but when I get to the nitty gritty, I wan’t to know it! COLD!

Here is a short list of things I am teaching that I’d like to understand better. I view this list as a task list of things to study over the next few weeks/months as an improvement of my skill and knowledge. If anyone out there has a desire to learn this stuff with me, I am always interested. To that end, this will be a sort of checklist for me to improve my understanding of some of these topics. As I do so, I will try to report back and talk about what I learned and the interesting features of each, problems I ran into, and things I liked/disliked.

Anyway, here is my list:

The way I see it, Linux provides so many avenues to learn and the problem I encounter is the amount of time I get to spend upon these problems. I hope this list inspires me to actually dedicate time to learning about all of the items above. I also hope this may help you create your list so that I may know about other things I can learn about when I have had sufficient time with these subjects.