Got the flu/grippe last week. It sure was strange to get up and go outside after four days of sleep, reading, and a little typing. But thanks to the time off from work I got started on Berty Russell's Marriage and Morals, and I got some good work done on a couple of personal Python projects. Yay Python ! Also, epydoc is really quality.
At work I'm trying to use the Boost.Python library to wrap CORBA components (written in C++). Seems like a neat library so far. The Boost.Python tutorial is quite helpful as a beginning reference, I think. Might try to help with some of the reference docs if I get a chance.
Peace protests and economics
I got to thinking the other day that folks out protesting about a war for oil in Iraq would be more effective if they stopped buying gas. Is that true, even ? I wonder how many people have actually done this. I'm a car owner myself (though I'm currently not in the country to use it), but I don't think I could personally go as far as selling my car. But using my bike or feet (or taking the bus, or whatever) in lieu of burning more gas just seems like a good idea in general : more social interaction, less pollution, more exercise, etc.
I think there's a lot in the States that can improve (or even just become more of a visible issue) if more people put their money into it : public transportation, public education, more publicly funded arts and sciences, etc. Is economic freedom the only true freedom in the US ?