I have put it off for a long time… You know… actually really deep-diving and really learning a programming language. After reading, and then reading some more, and then talking to some developers where I work (we are a Microsoft Shop from pretty much top to bottom), and then reading a few more things… I have come down to learning in basically this progression (which probably sounds… and probably is… a bit haphazard):
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Media Temple does some stupid interesting things with its linux installs. Particularly it seems like they don’t like clients upgrading their own boxes… So they don’t include some core packages that are needed to run the automated upgrade on Ubuntu. Now, I got on the support line and the front line cannon fodder (aka Tier 1 support) gave me the following entertaining fiction to avoid helping:
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