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I thought that it was funny that syntaxpolice had a dream that evolution had full emacs bindings.

After I read that though, i had dreams about software too. I don't remember what they were exactly. I was going to write them in a journal entry this morning, and then i didn't and now it's night.

To exciting things that I did today as far as software was to work on my quiz program in python. Python is so easy that it's embarassing. I copied some dates from the "Venezuela timeline" from bbc.co.uk. Then I used my quiz program to help memorize them. It was really a lot of fun.

Another thing that I did was to program with gtk for the first time. Man, that's great.

This is my first journal entry.

I was encouraged to create an account here and to post journal entries by my friend syntaxpolice as an extention of his programming class.

right now I am learning gtk and python. My immediate reason for learning gtk is so that I can work on the interface to a program called xppaut. Xppaut is a program to help scientists view differential equations.

I am also interested in literate programming, although I have not produced any literate programs yet. Also, my friend dutch recommended that I learn how to use a database. I have been thinking about databases since then and would like to learn how to use one, but I have not done so yet.

I think that all human endeavors since fire have far reaching ethical considerations which are percieved by their human practitioners but which are difficult to articulate, and very difficult to talk about. Included among them is this wonderful website with which I am impressed, and which I believe will help syntaxpolice and myself help eachother to learn how to program.

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