I was making great progress over the last couple weeks, but now with a broken finger it could make a lot of tasks more difficult. Since my last post I have begun to learn the names of several components, but only a few of their purposes.
So while I could now tell you a heat sink from a CPU, I still couldn’t tell you much about what each one actually does. While I have learned more about the basic components (motherboard, ram, fans, ribbon cable, power supply) I still have a lot to learn about the basics before I start begin looking at specialty components.
My mentor has been quite helpful throughout the entire process, because he is able to see computers in a completely different way, and teach me using that vision. While we still have some dispute on how to properly take apart a computer, I think its safe to say we are getting along well, and will be working well together in the future.