Originally Posted by Mugabuga
Just in general. I haven't decided a project yet. Also, where would good Python tutorials be?
I have heard good things about Learn Python The Hard Way
although I have have never gone through it myself. The name is completely false and it starts you out assuming you have no programming knowledge at all. It is very slow and annoying if you are a experienced programmer but otherwise is very helpful.
As to Python vs C++, I don't really think that it matter all that much which one you start with if you are just trying to learn how to program. After you learn your first language all the others become much much easier to pick up. Starting with C++ (I would actually learn C first, then add objects later) gives you a much greater understanding of what the system is actually doing which can be helpful later on. This is lower level and more intricate but is a very useful thing. Starting with Python would help you learn how to learn to program from a bit higher level perspective.
Either way is fine honestly.