I've been working on implementing the ability to post to LJ via LJ::Simple into POUND, and getting used to folding, I decided to change the (IMO rather ugly) default colours to something nice, like orange on darkgrey. The line I used, for the interested, is:
- highlight Folded term=standout cterm=bold ctermfg=3 ctermbg=0 guifg=Yellow guibg=grey10
I am flabbergasted at the U.S. government's reaction to the suicides at Guantanamo Bay. Calling them alternatively "PR Moves" and "Acts of War" seems bizarrely two-faced. I suppose they're enormously embarassing for the United States (which is a good thing), but this reaction feels panicked, trying to suggest they're meaningless while at the same time saying the people who did them are disgusting and unworthy of concern. Normally the US government would do a better job(?) at these things, if there is a good way to deal with this kind of thing.. I am wondering the whole time whether Castro is considering closing the base. Given his recent political strength from alliances in South America, I would hope that he's keen to get that embarassing abomination off of Cuba.
At least not everything is going wrong in politics.
I'm not really feeling up to walking much today, but I am *really* in the mood for India Garden. Hmm... I will probably call my doctor on Monday to talk about the podiatrist option he mentioned. It's been a few weeks, and this isn't getting any better.
I wonder if, in foreign countries that still have a lot of local flavour and quaintness, whether they're managing to preserve that by zoning laws, by different tastes of the people, or by simply not having the same kind of commercial investors building McDonalds and high-rises and other destructive efficiencies.