Am I too old to learn?

Dick phoned me just now.

He’s looking for Ron. He’s wondering why Ron hasn’t turned up for work.

Now Ron is lost somewhere in a hospital waiting to be treated after our unfortunate incident last week. But I can’t tell Dick that his main employee has been shot [by me], so I told him Ron was staying here for a week or two, and that he had just nipped out for a while.

Dick said he had no problem with Ron being here, and that he would communicate by e-mail, and that Ron could carry on with the project he is doing at the moment.

Now, Ron once accidentally left his notebook here, so of course I photocopied it. It has all his usernames and passwords in it. So I can get into his mail. In fact, I can get into every site he has ever worked on!! So I can read his mail.

The problem is that I’ll have to do his work too. For the moment anyway. So I need help.

Apparently, Ron is working on several web sites that use HTML [I know what that is], PHP, MySQL and CMS. What the f*ck are the last three?

Can someone please send me an e-mail and tell me all about them, because apparently I have to have a site finished by the end of the week. I don’t want to know what they are. I just want a quick rundown on how to write them.

Don’t tell me about any books, or web sites. I don’t have enough time. I just want a quick rundown. Something simple like that you can speak Russian by talking backwards, or Italian by adding an ‘o’ at the end of each word.

If I can’t finish this work, I’ll have to explain what really happened, and then I’ll have Dick after me as well as Ron.



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Am I too old to learn? — 14 Comments

  1. Ah Jayzus, Twenty!! can’t ya read – “Don’t tell me about any books, or web sites.

    I haven’t time for that. I only have three days left!

    Thanks for the effort though.

  2. I am in a hurry out to catch a toyboy. So this has to be a quick answer.

    Those codes are simple:

    PHP = Park Here Please. It is a place where you put text.

    MySQL = Square Leg. In other words it refers to the things in the corner of a website.

    CMS = Church Missionery Society. You use it on sites for Holy People.

    I hope you find this information helpful.

  3. PHP – a scripting language: toss in a few >s and you’re golden

    MySQL – maintains the system..keeps all those little programming squiggles from running amok in cyberspace

    CMS – stores files and makes them available to users

    The whole kit and kaboodle might be compared to a friendly neighborhood pub, where the owner needs to lay in supplies, keep things running smoothly and monitor – referee – “discussions”.

    Right up your alley, I’d be willing to bet!

  4. dianne has it mostly spot on: my only further comment is that all of them are free – open source – and take very little time to learn.

    ..though, perhaps, not that little bit of time.

  5. Wow! Sorry People. Fell asleep again…..
    That won’t help my projects!

    Grannymar – Thanks. That helps. A bit. I think. Maybe.

    Diane – I think that helps a lot more. It gives me a clearer idea. I like the idea of throwing in a few >s. It seems I have to throw a lot of cash in too. I noticed there were a LOT of $s around. Would it help if I used £ or even €?

    Robert – There’s always one. You ask for help and someone comes along and offers it – at a price!!

    Doc – I think you’re right. Diane has it right, but it’s not free if Robert has his evil way.

    Paul – Tourists are rarely nerdy looking. It would sort of spoil the spontaneity of the sport if I had to interview my targets my victims tourists first.

    Manuel – Now there’s a thought!!! But it’s against my principles to shoot real people. That’s killing! I might try LSD, though.

    Myspace for squirrels? Hmmmm!

  6. Forget all that code writing crapola!
    Go down the pub. Drink 15 to 17 pints. Drive home. Write a post about transendentalism. Copy and paste the whole post to the web site code page.
    There you have it! Web design in one evening.

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