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usipeus  ·  1265 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Dear Hubski, what do you want to learn?

I want to learn (and am currently learning) programming. So far I've done some C, Python, and Java, but I still haven't mastered anything. I also need to learn shell scripting and git. There's a nice list of free resources for quite a few programming languages here.

* Creative writing and technical writing

* Cooking

* Recording music (I play bass guitar and a bit of electric guitar, but I haven't tried recording them)

* Piano (played for 6 years, stopped 7 years ago, forgot how to read sheet music)

* Music theory (some good resources I found: musictheory.net, Dave Conservatiore)

* Drums

* DIY electronics (my major is electrical engineering, so I've already learned the basics; the next step is getting all the materials)

* Art

* Philosophy

* Astrophysics (cool resource that I haven't tried yet: open astrophysics bookshelf)

* Theoretical physics

* Math First Course in Linear Algebra (free textbook)

Graphical Linear Algebra

Circles Sines and Signals (intro to digital signal processing)

* Bike and car maintenance




Super_Cyan  ·  1264 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Recording music (I play bass guitar and a bit of electric guitar, but I haven't tried recording them)

It really depends on what you want to do. If you just want to have the sounds to listen to, then Audacity is the way to go. If you want to do more than that, look at some DAWs (Digital Audio Workstations) like Reaper, Logic (Mac Only), Ableton, and Fruity Loops, but keep in mind that they're often expensive. However, if you're wanting something legally free, take a look at LMMS (it has Linux in the name, but runs on everything).

goo  ·  1265 days ago  ·  link  ·  

What about philosophy interests you?

I have an old (as in, last year) uni freshman physics textbook I could mail you, if that would be of any help. Unfortunately, all of my lin alg and astrophysics is online!

Any gear rental or bike/repair shop should also have beginner maintenance courses. My local MEC has intro to bike maintenance for $10.

usipeus  ·  1263 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I think I'm interested in epistemology, but I don't really know at this point. A class at my university that stood out to me was engineering ethics.