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Tasks
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
A1XFigure out why planner publishing isn't getting honored (2003.02.20)
A2XGet synchtml to call emacs-wiki-publish before rsyncing
A3XTalk notes for Thursday
AXFind out how to make sure I regularly update my site
A5XGet the convention from the earlier class (Ph104)
A6XForward dmberris to Darla
A7XFix my schedule
A8Xplanner no longer creates origin date entry
A9XFix planner bug again (2003.02.19)
A10XSquish bug
A11XReally fix planner bug
A12XConfirm planner bug fixed
A13XConfirm that planner bug is fixed
Schedule
11:00 UP open source talk
15:00 CS21A - Double.parseDouble
16:30 ThesisProject
19:00 Meet Cyclops
Bookmarks added today
AcquisNet IESpeaker 3.0 (http://www.iespeaker.com)

Doesn't seem like very much. First, you still have to highlight and click. Second, I think this just uses the Microsoft Speech APIs to read the selected text...

This looks cool. It's like TRAMP, but for filesystems.

E-mail subscriptions to blogs?

Blogging from inside Emacs

Notes

1. Open source in education --- talk

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Ended up talking about open source for computer science, as everyone was a CS student
open source for administration
advantages
cost (upfront and maintenance)

12 million pesos to upgrade from MS Office 97 to Office 2000 8 thousand pesos per computer to upgrade to the latest version of Windows

old hardware
if you're forced to upgrade your software every two years, you very often have to upgrade hardware as well better things to spend on, like buying more computers, maintaining low tuition or raising teacher salaries
no need to track licenses or fear fines
not to mention the headaches caused by having to track all those licenses.
easily extend or customize it for your needs
can shift vendors
security and reliability
challenges
administrative support required * but UP President Dr. Francisco Nemenzo has endorsed Linux
Jan 16, 2003 edition of the weekly Phillipine Collegian student newspaper
retraining needed * but this can become part of the job
perception that it's too geeky
all it needs is the courage to try
especially in the face of a budget crunch
open source for general education
so long as students are taught Microsoft Word instead of wordprocessing and employees look for skills in a particular product instead of general skills that can be applied to any product open source in general education courses remains the major challenge here is that many, many applications run only on Windows from the accounting programs they use in business to the games people want to run on their computers but that can change if we make their equivalents and if we help students and employers learn more about Linux which is why open source in computer science and in other computer*related courses is important
open source for computer science
encourages curiosity
develops debugging skills
standinga on the shoulders of giants
resourcefulness
you can contribute to large programs
you join a community of developers
practice social skills
what can you do?
release your projects as open source
extend or improve upon open source
help other people learn more about open source
convince your teachers that you're ready
Dr. Nemezio "Let us all join the Linux revolutionary movement. Good-bye, Bill Gates."

2. blogging

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I've been reading up on blogging, since I want to get a firm grip on the kind of software I'd like. Yes, I'm not supposed to be thinking about it right now, but I am. So, what am I looking for?

I seem to be looking for a strange mix between wiki and blog - a WikiBlog. I want it to be easy for people to jump to today's entry, and I want it to be easy for them to look at all the pages I'd edited for the day. I want to make it easy for people to subscribe to pages they're interested in and to have the day's work delivered to them in their mailbox at, say, midnight the next day.

Bah. Forget them. ;) I want something that can organize information for myself. For the most part, planner mode and emacs-wiki suffice. But I also want to be able to make this information usable to other people, and that means formatting it nicely.

3. feature matrix

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This feature matrix looks like a good thing for CS. See http://snipsnap.org/space/Feature+Matrix for an example.

4. WebLog

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Perhaps I can do something like http://webseitz.fluxent.com/wiki/FrontPage... See how the wiki's almost blog-like?

5. planner plans

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First things first. I need a calendar view so that I don't clutter up the WikiIndex.
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