Python is now my new favourite language, I'm about to
order the O'Reilly book to complete my knowledge. I love
the loose OO it allows, and the relaxed code it lets me
write. It will never replace Perl for my string manipulation
(c'mon, =~ rocks), but as a language for writing
quick GUI applications (import gtk) it is
To top all of that, jamesh has written a
Bugzilla module for Python... finally I have the tools to
write the Bugzilla backend into Evolution I have always
wanted (it been on my personal To Do One Day list since I
first saw Evolution, back in the days of Evo 0.6). All I
have to do now is get bonobo-python running
without passing null pointers everywhere. Damn and blast.
Decipher turned out to be an interesting
novel — lots of what-could-happen-if situations
applied to quantum gravity (ha), particle theory, the
history of humanity etc etc. The bibliography is long (~6
pages I think) so the man had done some research at least.
Just don't read it if you are doing that sort of thing for a
So my next book is an oldie which has been sitting on my
shelf for a long time: Armageddon 2: The
B-Movie by Robert Rankin. Its the usual stuff —
people from the future who are married to Jesus' twin
sister; Elvis from the past with a talking time sprout
called Barry in his head; etc etc.
Some time this week Vicky and myself are off
to see K-Pax — is this a thumbs up or
thumbs down I wonder? I've seen very mixed reviews, but
personally I like Kevin Space (American Beauty
was brilliant) so I think I'll like it.
What else have I watched recently? Evolution
was a laugh, The Commitments was brilliant, and
Ghostbusters is still sitting on the shelf in
its shrink-wrap, waiting to be played.