I've now learned that watching a 1hr 20min tutorial video from Michael Hartl will take me about a day. That's including:
- pausing and rewinding to catch up (typing) and to be sure I understand.
- verifying locally and on Heroku that everything is working right
(I'm still leary of Heroku, see my previous posts.)
- flipping back-and-forth between the video and the PDF versions (especially where there might be large CSS to copy-and-paste.
- taking regular breaks to shake my head (and make sure that I can remember what I just read/did).
... that and keeping a window to StackOverflow.com open for any weirdness that creeps up!