Okay, I'll admit it. Using the command prompt/bash shell, even for the Windows version of GitHub is preferable to the GUI version. Intuitive the GUI is not. At the very least, the exercise showed me just how rusty I can be with nearly a month of time between writing any programs in C++. Only the most obvious errors stood out at first (adding the '+1' to when dynamically allocating memory for a new object for instance). And then there is Git, and well, Git, like all Linux-related software that isn't an Android front-end for a phone, is not about ease of use, but function. Maybe I'll try TortoiseGit and see how different that is.
Now on to the labs and reading, woo!!