8 Jan 2002 Krelin   » (Journeyer)

Pretty uneventful weekend/monday. Hardly worth an entry. Started playing with a little GTK code last night for a self-instructional project I would like to undertake... GTK doesn't really seem to do dockable windows quite the way I want... or I'm just not getting it. The MSVC feel of dockable windows is really what I'm after.

Went to see Lord of the Rings again this weekend (had to make the wife go). She didn't like it, but I liked it even more than the first time. What a great flick.

Oh, yeah! Also saw "A Beautiful Mind" (what's the proper bibliographic format for a movie title? Italic? Quoted?). That was a very good movie.... Russell Crowe ought to win Best Actor for it, except that the Academy will probably hesitate since they gave it to him last year fo "Gladiator." Really, this is a much more worthy project, in terms of Academy acclaim. Ah well.

Spent the bulk of Saturday shopping (it seems), or runningn errands. Took my dog to the dog park for 2 hours on Sunday... Barely got anything productive or fun done, otherwise. The weather was nice this weekend, though....

Still increasingly amazed by the life of Theodore Roosevelt.... the level of corruption he faced in the New York Assembly at the time he arrived is unbelievable. I wonder if our current political system is actually less corrupt, or simply more cunning/crafty at concealing it? Certainly, I have realized that the concept of a career politician is not a new one (nor necessarily a bad one). Here are a couple of nice (if slightly biased) quotes from TR:

"It is not often that a man can make opportunities for himself. But he can put himself in such shape that when or if the opportunities come he is ready to take advantage of them."

"...the more I see the better satisfied I am that I am an American; free born and free bred, where I acknowledge no man as my superior, except for his own worth, or as my inferior, except for his own demerit."

Now I can take the dog-ears out of those pages of my book... Of course, having slid down a grassy/leafy hill last week ON this book, I am beginning to care less about its pristine condition. :) Normally I am a book-freak.

Well, back to work.

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