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The Daily Dishtowel - 4

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

I should perhaps amend that to "The Weekly Dishtowel," but it doesn't have quite the same ring to it. ;-)

One of the articles on the Spark front page today is about resilience.


I'm in the middle of an online course that I started long before the pandemic crisis. (In some ways, it's easier for me now to justify spending large chunks of time at home on the computer. The classes weren't enough, but self-isolation and sheltering-in-place are better reasons. Apparently.)

This unit is about - God help me - Access databases. I last studied Access in 1998-99. In twenty-plus years, it has changed and I've managed to forget anything I once knew about it. But the article about resilience being not magic, but hard work--? Yeh. It speaks to me.

I really dislike Access: I'm like the kid who has to be dragged kicking and screaming through geometry. Which I didn't have to be - I actually liked geometry, probably because I understood it. It's just a bunch of puzzles, really. I do enjoy solving puzzles...

...and there it is. I just need to approach Access as if it's a puzzle to be solved. And keep at it, chipping away at it, putting it all together piece by piece.

How do you move a mountain? One shovelful at a time.

Carpe diem, people. Time is fleeting.
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  • PICKIE98
    Better you than me. I remember needing a statistics class and a chemistry class in college for my degree. Even with hundreds of hours of tutoring, the chem was still a foreign language to me for the final exam.
    Stats and math were so stressful I took tranquilizers to pass the class.
    You are a warrior!
    317 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    324 days ago
    What? Are you normalizing data bases? I remember those classes... years ago. Kind of liked the puzzles. Retired now, so finding other kinds of puzzles.
    325 days ago
    Good luck with that puzzle---LOL
    325 days ago
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