An entirely different world — Day 4

Thursday morning was fairly laid back.  I was basically “multi-tasking,” between listening to the online morning lecture with demos going on by the instructor and reading through my new programming “bible,” Visual Studio 2010 All-In-One For Dummies from the beginning.

The Microsoft Visual Studio .NET logo.

The Microsoft Visual Studio .NET logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Again, I’m heading toward the final day of what is supposed to be an introductory course for Visual Studio and the concepts of web development, but this seems like it’s more mixed between being geared toward students who seem to have at least a taste of experience in this kind of programming and those who have more experience than that and might just be needing some fine-tuning on a few points.

It’s not geared toward those like me who’ve had nothing but mainframe-type programming experience, with only a few months of Visual Basic experience thrown into the mix many years ago.

That’s why I made the investment in my Visual Studio “bible.”  It helps to take the “Greek” that’s being spoken during the class and have it start making more sense.

Just what I need!

As usual, the afternoon was set aside for lab assignments.  There were four of them available to do, but I hadn’t even been able to get through two complete ones so far — more like 1 1/2 until Thursday.  And this time, two of the assignments were “required.”

I just kept my cool, stayed relaxed, read through the instructions carefully … and finished both of the “requireds.”

Thursday turned out to be a pretty darn good day.  I needed that.

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Hi, my name's John. I've thought about this blogging stuff for a number of years now. I got into it for real on November 10, 2011, after suddenly losing my job in late October. I've been blogging ever since, and I kept it up over a period of a year and four months of being unemployed or under-employed, to try and paint a picture of what being jobless with a family to support can be like. Finally, on February 28, 2013, I got a better job that puts us back into the "middle class." I won't stop blogging, though. Who knows, maybe I can actually turn this blogging stuff into a way to earn a living someday! If you go to my blog at http://viewfrommiddleclass.wordpress.com/ and click on my About page, it'll tell you a lot about me -- maybe more than you ever wanted to know. I'm just your average, laid-back guy who's GOING TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD, despite all the roadblocks thrown in the way. I also launched a "niche" blog on music at http://thecrossovermusicchannel.blogspot.com/ that I'm very excited about because of the popularity of music playlist articles here. Also, check out and "Like" this blog's Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/daddysangbassdude2 for instant updates. Look forward to seeing y'all around!
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