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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
A1XPrepare array lab for tomorrow
A2XTimezone correction for today.php
A3XFix gnus e-mail link
A4XDo some reflection
A5XDisable automatic typeahead find for links
A6XFix adphoto@adphoto account (E-Mail from Harvey Chua <harvey@adphoto.com.ph>)
A7XHelp Mau with project (E-Mail from Maureen Sorreta <maui_bien@yahoo.com>)
A8XPost free cut notice for CS123/231
A9XPrepare free cut notice for CS123/231
Schedule
9:00 9:40 Reflection
10:00 11:00 planner.el work
Notes

1. Poetry : 08:18

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Rainy days invite one to slumber.
If the sun does not wake, why should I?
So it happens this morn in September:
*I* would rather stay dry.

2. programming kata : 08:32

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Miguel Paraz said:
No surprise. About your journal entry for today, I think this is applicable: http://pragprog.com/pragdave/Practices/Kata/KataThirteen.rdoc,v

I'm currently practicing the Katas to learn Ruby.

I have issues with "Bells and Whistles though" - I think too many programmers are enamored with flashy technology and equate it with proper work.

4. Message IDs on Mom's mail : 08:46

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For some reason, the internal IP address is getting out. I thought Eudora was supposed to automatically handle that...

5. Disabling automatic typeahead find : 09:05

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// If you set this pret to true, typing can automatically start Find As You Type.
// If false (default), you must hit / (find text) or ' (find links) before your search.
user_pref("accessibility.typeaheadfind.autostart", true);

6. Mozilla Firebird : 09:14

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- http://www.mozillatips.com/ - What's "Caret Browsing"?

7. What "Finding Nemo" Character Are You? : 09:14

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8. More about life, the universe, and everything : 09:37

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Jerome seems to have been rather busy. He was here just yesterday, (errata: Saturday, it turns out, so things aren't that bad) and if I had not joined the other teachers at The Grind, I might have met him. I usually eat at Eyrie by myself, anyway.

I suppose it's for the best. If I were there, it would have been somewhat awkward. They planned to review, after all. It would probably be hard for them to leave me eating alone, and it would be hard for me to eat alone, but...

Sometimes I don't like being on the JITSE board. What did I do? I just submitted a short list of questions, and that was it. Nothing else from them, nothing else from me. I don't even feel very much like a board member. I've lost an opportunity to study with friends and test myself in friendly competition. (Darn it! Next time, I'll probably turn them down. ;) )

I know that this is wise. I might want to be more a part of his life, but I know that the way things are now is for the best. I did have fun last night. I learned a little bit about playing the guitar. But still... I read about his life and I miss him. I know why he didn't get in touch with me, and I'm happy that he's getting to meet other people. He started mixing with his old batchmates - he's certainly not the introvert he thought he used to be. So - voice of reason - this is good.

Yes, this is good. Part of me might not like it, but it's good, and I won't get in his way. I shouldn't dwell on it or feel bad. I should continue living, learning, and having fun. That way, when we reconnect - if we will, if it'll still be all right - I'll have stories to share and lessons to pass on. I need to remember that.

(Errata: Apparently, they were there on Saturday. I suppose that's somewhat better, but still... <mildly put out> ;) )

9. Created WearableComputingPlans : 15:05

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WearableComputing contains the general public stuff. =)

11. Array review -- cs21a, education : 21:59

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Drew from ACM problems today - used a simplified Lights Out! for their array game tomorrow.

12. Communication problems : 22:55

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I talked to 1 today because he and 2 aren't getting along very well and I feel that something must be done.

He said that he had taken a part-time job. He also said that 3 pressed 1 for details, but he didn't want to say where he worked. (This may have been a good move, as after all, 2 seem to be under the impression that 1 name-drops a little too much.)

The reason 1 gave for not wanting to say where 1 worked, however, was the "crab mentality" of other people, and that he didn't want to say until "the air was clear" (memory fuzzy). I noted that that statement could be taken to imply that 3 had "crab mentality", and

1. confirmed that that was what he meant.

I was concerned about that. I did not agree that these miscommunications are the product of "crab mentality". I said that the way we act toward others shapes the way they act toward us, and personally, I find the department very supportive. I find it hard to believe that 3 has crab mentality, as 3 has accomplished much on his own, actively helps other people learn, and has no need to put other people down in order to raise himself.

(Note to self: must ask 4 for the transcript)

I suspect that he1 needs to think about what he implies.

More thoughts about it sometime. I should probably send him a summary of points to confirm/deny/elaborate.

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