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  • How double-entry accounting works and why,
  • what each layer of the OSI 7-layer model is, and why,
  • how recursive descent, LR (and LALR(1)) parsers work,
  • if they use a Unix-type operating system, the filesystem layout standard for their OS,
  • XML, including a little reading on the top-down document-type versus the bottom-up piecemeal-type debates,
  • how to locate relevant W3C and IETF standards, drafts and intermediate documents,
  • basic C, including how to include a header, how to write “Hello, World”, how to allocate and free memory, and how to link a simple program,
  • how to use diff(1) and patch(1),
  • how to use cvs(1) or svn(1), preferably both,
  • basic SQL, and how the JOIN operator relates to the ⊂ operator,
  • and how to speak basic POP3, SMTP, and HTTP.

More should probably be here, but there it is.


( 12 comments — Leave a comment )
Mar. 11th, 2005 01:57 pm (UTC)
I've got far to go. But then again, I'm just a lowly web geek ;). If you can even call me that! I'm barely even a proper music geek. And I'm almost a pretty good D&D geek, but that sure doesn't get me very far. I spread out my Geek like butter on bread... *sigh*
Mar. 12th, 2005 08:58 am (UTC)
Re: heh
Hey, it's a list to learn!
Mar. 11th, 2005 02:24 pm (UTC)
What is this "compupter" of which you speak? they sound fascinating.
Mar. 11th, 2005 04:18 pm (UTC)
Thanks, twerp.
Mar. 11th, 2005 02:49 pm (UTC)
I know around 4 of that list.
Mar. 12th, 2005 06:17 am (UTC)
Know them all except for "what each layer of the OSI 7-layer model is, and why" (looking it up as we speak), though admittedly I know the first because the only way I could drop biology for my O Levels was to take accounting instead. An expansion on each one would make a nice series of entries.
Mar. 12th, 2005 08:57 am (UTC)
Absolutely. Most are things I know already, but that I find instrumental in understanding the systems I find on a regular basis.

I should post more about them, though. Hmm.
Mar. 12th, 2005 08:11 am (UTC)
ummm. know all 'part from the first one. reading now :)
Mar. 12th, 2005 08:58 am (UTC)
Hehe. Go you!
Mar. 12th, 2005 09:02 am (UTC)
all of them now ;)
Mar. 13th, 2005 03:07 pm (UTC)
+ basics of ICMP and TCP networking
+ how to google efficiently
+ what RFCs are
+ how to handle SSH (and putty in case you are using the Redmont stuff)
+ basics of sh and/or bash
+ how to handle man or MSDN (either way)
+ how to construct URIs

-- Patrys
Mar. 14th, 2005 03:44 pm (UTC)
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