The blog's been quiet, I've been busy. I'm all Java'd out and have been spending some quality time in the lands of C and C++, and immersing myself in Kraut rock. Life is good.
Saw V for Vendetta. I can understand why it caused a bit of a stink. Notwithstanding the fairly obvious digs at contemporary US politics, the themes are universal: don't trust governments, sacrificing liberty for safety is a perilous choice, the day will come when the lowly ones will rise up and make the bugger's eyes water, etc etc. Under the broad stroke of 'totalitarianism', the movie takes on interventionism in all its forms, from nanny-statism and social engineering to save-me-mummy militarism and nationalism. It's classic liberalism 101 with knives and Natalie Portman. Cool.