I'm sitting in Q's nursery room, about 5 feet from his crib as he falls asleep. I'm back early from my first CS class, because we went over chapter 1, course objectives, basic programming information, and the syllabus. It wasn't a surprise that we got out early. The first chapter focuses in part on the ubiquitous "Hello, World!" program that I can write in at least a couple of different programming languages, including the C++ that the course is taught in.
The sounds of Q's quiet breathing and the sound of the washing machine are soothing as I contemplate installing a second IDE on my school laptop (yes, I bought a laptop for school, a 5-year old Macbook Air doesn't meet the course requirements). I mean, it is free, and it is Microsoft, so it will be good to be familiar with it. I will probably download it on Saturday during naptime.
So, writing, a video introduction, an IDE and finishing a sweater all before Monday. Sounds like a wonderful weekend to me!