Lab Book Week 2: ¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿¿

I only ever use the inverted (aka Spanish) question mark when I need to emphasise how confused I am. I know for a fact I have a lot of blonde moments where people need to take an extra 2 minutes to explain things to me but I don’t think I’ve ever been this lost in life before.

I started this class already behind because I was dead and dying the first week and I figured “Oh I’ll be alright there’s no tutorials the first week anyway. I won’t be too far behind”. boY WAS I WRONG.

Anyhow, here’s a list to break it all down.

Things I’m about 50% sure I’ve managed to do:

  • Get my Github sorted (I think?)
  • Download VM and run it smoothly.
  • I don’t seem to be having any problems with Terminal or Atom so far — which, on one hand is great because right now the last thing I need is more confusion as to why things don’t work, but also does mean I’m not learning anything.
  • Complete Exercise 1 and 2 (10% my own thinking 90% following instructions)
  • Make a short list of python commands, terminology and “other things to note” so that all this information doesn’t just go over my head.

Things I’ve yet to do:

  • Get added onto medium publication
  • Finish exercise 3 (I tried, got really really confused, gave up now I’ve left it to the last minute- Lornia, why are you like this).
  • Figure out testing process on terminal
  • Try to read through stuff on Slack (it’s like trying to catch up on 50 messenger group chats, where everyone has been spamming non-stop for the past week and you’re trying to figure out where to read from)
  • FEEL, at least, that I have my life together for this subject.

Look, I’m sure that this is going to be a great subject once I’ve found my footing. It’s everything like learning a new language and I love love love learning new languages. The only thing is that right now I need things to slow down about 300% and I really hope that I can keep up.

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