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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
A1XSet up ERC BBDB
A2XSet up GRUB
A3XTrack down Emacs20 planner incompatibility (E-Mail from Bob Newell <bnewell@chungkuo.org>)
A4XPrepare CS123 grades
A5XFix sorting of planner-renumber-tasks (E-Mail from Thomas.Gehrlein@t-online.de (Thomas Gehrlein))
A6XTabulate CS123 finals
A7XPrepare CS21A grades
Schedule
9:00 12:00 CS123
12:00 12:30 Planner maintenance
12:30 12:45 Lunch
12:45 15:30 Planner maintenance
15:00 17:00 Emacs annoyance
Notes

1. Paranoid mail servers : 12:16

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Our school mail server is particularly paranoid. Whenever I am on campus, I have to use it as my smarthost, but it won't relay messages unless my From: has the school's domain. However, when I am _outside_ the campus, it refuses to accept mail from me if I use that as my From:. I've been trying to figure out how to set up a tunnel to an SMTP-AUTHable server outside (managed by a friend, yippee), but the host in the DMZ doesn't allow me to use public key authentication for SSH. I tried writing an expect script to set up the tunnel, but I'm getting hopelessly lost. To wit: expect either kills the SSH tunnel as soon as the script ends, or doesn't allow me to kill it because the program doesn't process the EOF sent by expect when it in turn is killed.

Argh.

2. Internet and E-Mail on a dialup using linux : 12:57

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3. Emacs weirdness : 15:41

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For some reason, local-write-file-hooks had the BBDB stuff in it, so cookies were getting added to my data...

Hmm. Test script.

(let ((old-hook local-write-file-hooks))
    (with-temp-buffer (add-hook 'local-write-file-hooks 'foo))
    (unless (equal local-write-file-hooks old-hook)
      (error "Failed test. local-write-file-hooks was modified in this buffer."))
    ;; Let's put things back the way they were
    (setq-default local-write-file-hooks old-hook))

4. Bah. mozilla-psm is segfaulting on me today. : 15:45

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Downgraded to testing and held.

5. Emacs annoyance : 17:10

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I've tracked it down - make-variable-buffer-local needs to be done..

6. /dev/ide/host0/bus0/target0/lun0/disc does not have any corresponding BIOS drive. : 21:52

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Got this error when installing grub.
grub-install --recheck /dev/hda

fixed it. Switch to 2.6 kernel and all...

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