This month’s challenge: Learn or relearn something difficult
Learning is often both frustrating and fun. I’ve recognized this more recently since I’ve been taking a drawing class for about 2 months now. I’m not a natural artist by any means. My penmanship is so … unique? … I can’t read my own handwriting most of the time. This has been a fun exercise in seeing that, “hey, even if you’re horrible at something, you can actually get better at it with consistent practice!”
This month’s challenge for me is to learn web server administration (again). I started it mid-way through last month, but then the holidays got me off track a bit. Specific challenge is to configure Postfix e-mail server on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and transfer all of my websites from BlueHost to Linode. I also need to set up The Initiative – my small private membership site for 20 people (10 spots already taken) you might have read about if you’re on my e-mail list – on this new server. I’ll probably use BuddyPress, but still unsure exactly how to set that up.
Sure I could hire this out for $100, but I actually want to know this stuff.
What are you going to learn this month? Please read the comments before answering. A few people are missing the point of self learning. It’s not supposed to be something you have to learn for school or for a job. Must be something you want to learn.