So, having been a Sysadmin for 10 years, it dawned on me - I don't really know how to code and it frustrates me. I have dabbled in a little bit of Python and BASH. I have bodged together some scripts. However, when I sit down to learn a scripting language, like Python, I seem to fail because most tutorials concentrate the first few chapters from 'Hello World' to mathematics which I can never be bothered with. It all seems repetitive and I loose interest very quickly. I have never been an academic. I have always learnt what is necessary to do a job. Also, time is not on my hands - I have two small children and a full time job.
If I am honest with myself I should probably not worry about it too much and just learn enough code to do the job in hand, though I don't really do this either... I find example code and alter it. I can do some guess work though 50% of my scripts - I have never been able to complete due to a lack of fundamental knowledge.
This kind of gets recursive. I was wondering if anyone else has been in similar situations and how you overcame them.