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Day 2 (Thank God It's Friday)

Got some Code School done. Read several chapters of Eloquent Ruby interacting with IRB along the way. Then banged my head against the wall for several hours trying to make my Rails app look “prettier” with Twitter bootstrap. Met with as much success as Congress on, well, anything. Bootstrap is easy enough to install, but unfortunately that by iteslf only gets you from the crappy Rails default look to crappy with smoother edges. At least I figured out how to make my buttons look nicer.

Lesson learned: Worry about functionality first, making it look “pretty” later.

On a totally unrelated topic, I saw the documentary The Revolutionary Optimists in the city tonight at Cinema Village. Great documentary, great story. I highly recommend it. Two thumbs it. Go see it.

Gonna take a break tomorrow. Have a great weekend.

I firmly believe that any man’s finest hour, the greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear, is that moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle - victorious.” - Vincent Lombardi