22 Dec 2002 ralfdog   » (Apprentice)

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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