Most of my life I considered computers to be video game machines. A friend introduced me to other possibilities a couple of years ago, and I have been operating a couple of levels above my skill and knowledge ever since.
I Have found a ton of useful info on this site, although most of it is still over my head.
I have 2 projects in mind and could use some direction. I have been doing online html tuts. I'm not an expert, but I can make most of what I want happen.
The first is a web page for a friends business. I can muddle through this one myself, but if someone can point me towards a high school textbook style tutorial, It may save me a lot of frustration.
The second is a home server. I want for several people to be able to up files to the server, and share those files only with the people they choose.
For this second project, I am trying to learn mysql, dbase, NT server ...
Where is a sensible place to start?
I would not mind taking some courses, but at 45 years old I am not into going to school for 3 or 4 years.
I hope to open a dialog in this thread that will help me focus. I really don't know where to start.
Even if I get no response, this site has been(and will be) a great reference for me.