Yesterday marked my one week anniversary as an ActiveRain member. Last Tuesday I received an email from AR member Bahman Davani. He asked me if I knew about the Sensei/Grasshopper Challenge, and did I want to take part with him?
I appreciate the fact that Bahman contacted me for two reasons:
#1. I'm usually too stubborn to ask for help.
#2. I'm generally too embarrassed to post a "stupid question" to AR.
So did I think that for 2,000 points I could pose some questions to Mr. Davani? Of course!
So I checked out his profile and found out he's a really super smart guy. He has a Ph.D in Computer Science, a Master's Degree in Applied Mathematics, he's a certified Web Master; I hit the jackpot because the questions I had were computer technology related! Oh, and he speaks Farsi. Farsi! Pretty cool.
So we emailed back and forth a few times (more than a few times, I realize, upon checking), and I asked him how to link Facebook to my AR profile, can I pre-load blog templates with my links, and what is the purpose of the short URL? He answered all my questions in numerical order, and offered to help me (as in DO IT for me) if I couldn't work it out.
I figured I was done with Bahman until I went to a blank blog page and couldn't figure out how to get the "link" icons to light up. Big problem.
This looks like a job for Bahman Davani!
I emailed him yet again, and he explained how to link. I'm about to try it for my first time here, by linking my FIRST BLOG EVER to this one. Wish me LUCK!!! Look below to see how it goes...
Please feel free to read this blog. Many happy people have!
Aha! It worked! I am so smart, la-la-la-la-la! And if you know what Saturday morning non-cartoon I'm referencing there, so are YOU!!!
So, to make a long story short, or vice versa, Bahman Davani is my Mr. Miyagi of mathematics and computer programming. I LOVE that he offered to do it for me, but I'm more happy that he taught me how to fish. Metaphorically typing.
Thank you, thank you, Bahman! The last thing I have to say is that the most wonderful thing to come out of this mentorship is that I know I can contact you directly anytime to avoid embarrassing myself, and that will make me much more likely to reach out for help.