So this was supposed to be posted yesterday, but I dropped the ball and hadn't finished the required reading by Saturday (I had about 50 pages to go). So I finished the reading and did the class today. The first week seems pretty hardcore in the amount of reading you have to do; I think it's the hardest week in the whole course. (It's probably designed that way to get people who can't hack it to drop out.) Looking ahead, I'm noticing the reading load gets a lot easier (while the writing load gets harder) and it shouldn't be a problem to keep to the schedule from now on.
Anyway, Day 2: