This is why i like writing tutorials on stuff

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Agree, but read this

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I tend to write “war and peace” emails - often times trying to explain a technical issue to a customer, and in the process of jotting down my thoughts and findings, I come across the solution!

i.e. I use the description process to analyse the issue and that helps me find the solution… Whereas just sitting there nutting it out in my head, gets me nowhwere…

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Two things work for me

  • your ‘describe it to someone’
  • sleep on it… I often wake with the solution.

and, most important, get away from the terminal… its a distraction.

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This here is the book that spawned my question. It’s reaalllly good.

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I agree! One of my high school teachers taught me that being able to explain how something works in more than one way is a great way to master a topic.

Lots of times just by writing something out in an email I realize just how many steps I’m asking the person to do and figure out a more efficient way to do things.

Generally speaking, I find most of my non-geek clients often won’t/can’t follow anything more than 4-5 steps. In that case it’s simpler for me to just remote into their computer and do it myself. :sunglasses:

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The way I quality check my articles is very simple … I let my family read them. If they understand what I’m doing and can follow along, chances are 99 percent of the people that would try to follow along could figure it out. lol

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