Where to put research
In addition to the core goals of this site I'm going to switch to using two different types of files -- projects and info files -- to denote projects versus raw research materials. I tried to keep things in books but it is difficult to map what I've read to projects I'm working on, so I hope that this will work a bit better.
Info files will not show up in the projects drop down at the top of the page. In order to find these you'll have to refer to the site map.
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This weblog is about learning by doing. I'm using a tool to build this site that automatically creates RSS feeds for the individual folders. If you are interested in what I've written about PHP for instance you'll find an RSS file under PHP/index.rss. The same will hold true for every path endpoint.
As for the structure of the content I'm loosely following the recommendations of Burton Rast for self-education: create a project with a deadline; commit to teach the subject to others (similarly with a deadline); [I'm presuming use what you've learned] and solve a real-world problem you're passionate about. Now, until you are handy with a technology you really cannot create a meaningful project, so this site starts with small projects and then builds upon them. This is a powerful way to learn.
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