I am a college student who recently signed up for a Computer Science course despite being an utter mess when it comes to math or science (as an aspiring writer, I have a way with words instead). I needed the extra 3 credits and didn't really have any other choice. Now I'm struggling to understand even the most basic of concepts. The class requires that I write and run "simple" programs for homework each week. I was really hoping that this forum could shed some light on the world of Unix Perl programming.