I’m pretty savvy as an end-user of computers, and I can poke around a bit here and there to do basic troubleshooting. But more than once I’ve joked that I’m a frustrated systems librarian waiting to burst free.
That being true, some things I wish I knew how to do/use include:
- programming (php is my desired flavor du year)
- how to effectively use cascading style sheets for lovely web design
- linux of some flavor
- cataloging (shhhhh… don’t tell any of my colleagues.)
- digital slr photography
I’m sure I could pick up pieces of this here and there if I applied myself. But honestly, right now? I’m content to be able to do my basic troubleshooting. Should my work circumstances change at some point (or should I suddenly come into possession of a Canon Digital Rebel XTi) I’m more than happy to apply myself to learn any of the above.
If you’ve picked up new technology skills in the past few years, what were they and how did you go about learning?