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Bloody hell I've not heard that in a long while. I think you got the interpretation wrong, it is when you get lucky (or highly skilled). An example may be when an average pool player sinks a particularly difficult shot his opponent may call him a "tin arse" or just an arse shot.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
So I'm volunteering for Florida State Parks and the park I just did 5 months at was petty remote and my hot spot device was used by Fred Flintstone so internet was dicey at best and sloooooowwwww when I did have it. I am now in a less remote park for 4 months and have a new verizon hot spot and the difference is astounding, instead of a page loading while I make diner its now almost instantaneous.
Only drawback is that at the other place I had 10 channels on the TV and here I've got 18 but can't watch them until evening...that I can live with.
It's amazing living without certain technologies and what you can get used too.
Now I can take some of those online classes I've been wanting to take.
1) Get yourself the DVD boxes of any complete Star Trek series you can get your hands on.
2) Start coding something that's a lot of fun and highly experimental.
3) Always have a small video window open where you can see your Star Trek episodes. They are not too distracting because you know them all, but they allow you to get away from work to get a more critical look at what you are doing. You would not believe how many bugs have disappeared after I said something like "Sir, there's a multi-legged creature crawling on your shoulder."[^]
The user can't update the up: we update it for them (Choice in the CP poll)
I agree Troelsen's book is very good BUT as a former instructor NOTHING beats a textbook with structured lessons.
Deitel and Deitel are arguably the best textbook publishers and "C# A Programmer's Introduction" is what I would recommend to get started from scratch. Expensive but worth it if you are disciplined enough to do every excercise as if you were in school else a waste of money that will end up on the shelf next to Troelsen's "C# and the .NET Platform."
I would second Troelsen. I had a class that used Troelsen's book in 2005 when VS2005 and .Net 2.0 was in vogue. He does a good job of explaining the subject. Be sure to read the first few chapters, then go to where you can start programming windows programs, either forms or WPF. (Forms is easier.) There are other books out there, but they are more for reference than taking you step by step.
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