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Khan Academy is an online education tool. It does not lead into any degree, just into some reasonable capability.

It isn't perfect, but it is certainly a good start to get you the basics and as a tool to hone your skills for a real-world class.

.. but the problem is.. how do you get the most out of it when it's all you have/do?

Perhaps this applies elsewhere, but my bias for this writing is with their website.

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Why aren't there many geese here?

Well, I tend to make friends with people like me. People that do the same things as me and are interested in the same things as me. That's just how things work. Isn't that how you work? Aren't your friends mostly geese?

So I brought my friends, who are mostly ducks. So here we have mostly ducks. Most of the other people who were interested enough to come were also ducks, who brought mostly other ducks. Ducks share the same interests as ducks.

The question is, then, why didn't you bring any geese?

You came alone then blamed me for .. what.. not bringing your friends?

Why were you interested and your friends weren't?

You asked me a question you would be the expert at answering.

Documentation is important.

However, many mature projects have part-time or overworked staff, or are built of a loose collection of volunteers. Whatever the case may be, there are times when documentation is old and broken, or poorly-designed and hard to use.

This document goes over some basic ideas for creating a new "better" project.

Do note that such a project is just as vulnerable as all of those old ones. Community participation is by far the most important element.

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