- Understanding what it's all about, including checking the reader is the target audience.
- Achievement getting started on concepts or running a tweakable demo. Lots of little steps that each have a 'reward'. (A box-out try-yourself example is a good format in a discussion.)
- Include documentation in your production process.
- Be consistent.
- Be a human writer when you think the user will empathise. Anything to break up the boredom.
Look around you. 10% are really bamboozled by [Insert skill here] and 10% are streets ahead of those that get by. Maths, Foreign language, social skills, drawing. (Skydiving may be an exception.)
Have you heard of BAD-GOOD-BEST clinical governance? 10% of clinicians lead and make big efforts to study and improve. 80% 'keep up more or less'. 10% are drunk and/or good at covering up their lack of competence. (See http://vulpeculox.net/ob/index... and follow the bad-good-best link)
Let me also draw your attention to the '10% rule' in gene-controlled attributes. Left-handedness, Harder tooth enamel and so on. IMHO this is an evolutionary insurance mechanism (nothing whatsoever to do with the subject) so that if there's a mass-wipeout type event then there may be odd-balls who are far enough different to survive.
But if I want to view the poems of Emily Bronte I don't want 100 gazillion results from Amazon.
Just like I use NoScript and AdBlock+ so I want to cut out the shop windows. If I want info from the web then I don't want canned waffle.
Tech is for older kids. Challenge and experiment at this age. Lego to make a bridge that the cat can cross . Draw a picture that Auntie thinks actually looks like a Badger not a [insert vague animal here] Create a birthday invitation card that has fizz. Ask 1,000,000,000 questions you don't know the answers to.
(2) Brush-up on keyboard navigation. Most desktop applications are good in this respect but many web pages are in the stone age.
(3) Tune the driver parameters.
(4) If the user has particular issues (which may not all be motor related) then focus on a 'way to do it'. For example a positive one-click even if the mouse button takes a hammering.
(5) There used to be special drivers but 5 years ago when I looked they seemed to be dying-out.
One of the issues is losing faith/confidence in one's own skills and getting more nervous/flustered. Try and find a fun and 100% no-problem' way of coaching them. Another issue with poke 'n hope is things go wrong and much more confusing. For example a double click or a right-click instead of a left click will start weird dialogs or actions. "Hey! I wandered over that email address and now it's asking me lots of questions!!" and so on. So it's up to your patience to reduce the stress. (And if you're trying to sort it out by phone then without something like Teamviewer you're going to get in a muddle and the user is going to feel a time-wasting idiot and failure.
- If whatever happened against the girl was a crime (Sounds horrible) then where are the cops?
- If it wasn't a cop-electrifying crime then should it be?
Either the chief apologist for the local constabulary should
- Have the balls to take official action, or
- Admit he/she doesn't think they have the powers.
Guess what? Harassment is anti-social behaviour which should be criminal. (Pressurising a politician is different.)
- (R) Outward facing. Customers are important to them
- (C) Need a comfortable berth but are really keen to help 'friends'
- (L) Techies and creatives who have visions inside their heads that must get out
Structure your organisation with Right/Centre/Left branches for sales/admin/production and you can fit the right personality types in and then they all get their different achievements. Look at Left-Right-Center at http://vulpeculox.net/treems/i...
Suppose I make a 2x2 Rubik Cube. You and 100 others say we must extend this to 3x3...
Concepts that catch the imagination come first. Then comes the sense to build a foundation or the tools or the clear ethos or the luck to know a few bods who will play as a team following your clear lead. (They may be ancillary skills to big chief um he programmer, but everyone sees the purpose of the device.)
- You don't need to know how to lay bricks to be an architect.
- You don't need to be a plumber to use the lavatory.
- Programming and software engineering are different.
- As clocks go tick and cows go moo so programmers go 'what could possibly go wrong'...
- ...coders on the other hand go 'gurble burgle'.
But suppose there was a number you could punch in just after a junk-call. This would then feed through to (a) the who paid for it data and (b) a central nuisance calls depot. Now as soon as say 5 nuisances are registered against some caller (indexed by who's paying not junk number) then the cost per call becomes say £3.00 If they get 20 reports then it becomes £30 per call. All collected through the existing phone toll collection system. All hassle free for the consumer.
PHP will be around for a long time because any idiot (and I mean that) can have a go. That doesn't mean all PHP code is crap but what makes code 'good' can be skipped. (YMMV for what the base for quality code is.)