Programming Python for Absolute Beginners

harrismh777 harmar at
Wed Jul 27 23:50:28 EDT 2011

Greetings folks,

    Well, we're back from a 3985 mile road trip around the Southeastern 
U.S. ending back in Minnesota--- dragging a trailer--- spent somewhere 
close to a month visiting battle fields honoring the CSA dead from that 
little skirmish between the states 1861-1865... found my great great 
grandpa's tomb (he served with the Smyth Dragoons 8th Virginia Cavalry 
Co A...  did Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, and D.C.... quite a trip. 
   so what?

    So what??? I feel like I own major stock shares in British Petroleum!

    No, seriously, in the evenings I worked my way through the 3rd 
edition of the book, "Python Programming for the Absolute Beginner": 
quiet cool evenings with a starlit sky... my notebook... and python game 
programming;  what more could I want?

Author: Michael Dawson

    Most of the campgrounds we visited had free wifi in on the grounds, 
and there was peace and quite for evaluating a fantastic book. What 
makes this book different is that it is project oriented rather than 
reference oriented. He teaches programming in Python by teaching the 
reader how to construct some simpler games using the Python tools.

    I used the public library copy for the trip... but I picked up my 
own copy since getting back, and I'm gonna set my kids down with this 
text as a fun educational motivator.  I'll let you know...

m harris

FSF as in freedom/

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