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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
BXFix timeclock-summary : E-Mail from Trent Buck (2005.07.16 planner bug)
CXTest unplanned task
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
BX@web Read "Do what you are paid to do" http://hwebbjr.typepad.com/openloops/2005/07/do_what_you_are.html (2005.07.16 productivity)
BX@web Read http://www.lifehack.org/articles/site-news/ask-readers-a-community-on-lifehackorg.html (2005.07.16 productivity)
BX@web Read Slashdot: Improving Education (2005.07.16 TeachingIdeas)
BX@web Check out http://johnvey.com/features/deliciousdirector/
BC@web Ask Leon of lifehack about non-excerpted RSS feeds (2005.07.16 productivity)
BC@web Reply to http://bitdesigns.net/blog/articles/80/when-just-being-good-isnt-enough and tell Bit about What Color is Your Parachute?

Notes

1. In Canada!

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Miss everyone. =)

学生はこのコンピュータを利用できる。 Students have access to these computers.

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2. Life in the land of broadband

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One of the things I really like about being in one of Those Countries is the high-speed access to Those Sites. For example, here's how long it takes me to ping a Debian mirror here:

64 bytes from debian-mirror.cs.umn.edu (128.101.80.133): icmp_seq=1 ttl=51 time=28.7 ms

Way, way, fun.

ニューヨーク州アーモンクに本社のあるIBMは世界最大のコンピュータ会社です。 International Business Machines Corporation, based in Armonk, New York, is the world's largest computer firm.

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3. Microsoft Office templates

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Check out the gallery of Microsoft Office templates.

Of course, no Microsoft-related post here would be complete without subversive plugging. You don't have to get Microsoft Office to take advantage of these templates. You can edit Microsoft Word, Excel and Powerpoint files in the excellent (and free!) OpenOffice suite. If you're using Linux or another non-Windows operating system, you can use the cabextract tool to unpack the archive containing the file.

Have fun!

従業員に対する新コンピューター・システム研修があなたの仕事になります。 Your task will be to train the employees on the new computer system.

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4. In Canada

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I'm staying with a couple of relatives for the weekend. My second cousin moved to Canada in 1989 with her husband and her kids, and is overflowing with praise for Canada's social programs and peaceful way of life.

Her daughter and I had a nice chat last night. Juelle is taking up graphic design in Ryerson. She candidly admitted that she hadn't been to the Philippines in a while and preferred Canada over the Philippines. She asked if I was planning to go back.

I said yes without hesitation. When I saw the curiosity in her eyes, I couldn't help but talk about how despite the political circus and the economic problems of the Philippines, it's still _home_ for me. It is a country that desperately needs us. It is a place where we can make such a great difference.

I don't look down on people who have moved to other countries. I think that their support is a form of patriotism, too, sending much-needed dollars back home. I'd like to straddle the divide by spending time in both worlds, learning new things and meeting people in Canada and then using my contacts and experience to bring investments to and improve education in the Philippines.

I'm putting this up on the Net so that you can remind me, if I start to forget, that in the Philippines there are classrooms without teachers and students without mentors. There are companies and organizations waiting to be born or accelerated. There's so much we can do, so much we can give.

There are lifetimes more to make a difference in other places. Life's lottery has given me the Philippines, and I will do right by it.

新しいパソコンを買うつもりで金を溜めているんだ。 I am saving money in order to buy a new personal computer.

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5. del.icio.us direc.tor

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Check out del.icio.us direc.tor for a slick Javascript+XML interface to the popular social bookmarking service. The linked page goes into the detail behind the Javascript wizardry, but you don't need to understand any of that to take advantage of the thing. You do, however, need an XSLT/Javascript-capable browser like Firefox or Internet Explorer. =) Have fun!

先日、パソコンショップでSIMMの掴み取りをやっていた。いくらなんでもマニアックすぎる。 SIMM had been grasped as much as possible in the personal computer shop the other day. It is too maniac.

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6. It's the little things...

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 <rebarz99> hi sexy! :)
 <sachac> <raise eyebrow>
 <sachac> I don't think you're allowed to use that greeting.
 <rebarz99> yes i am, but only if it's true
 <sachac> No, you're not, even if it's true. We're not that close, and
          if you use that greeting regularly, you might find you offend
          people.
 <rebarz99> yeah, and apparently, that kind of greeting doesn't sit
            well with people who have no sense of humor
 <rebarz99> or maybe just those who probably just woke up too early on a sunday :)
 <sachac> Even with a sense of humor, I find your greeting
          inappropriate. And it's not Sunday morning here. Deal with
          it; just because I'm a girl doesn't mean you can be cavalier
          about these things.
 <rebarz99> you're a girl?
 <rebarz99> =))
 <rebarz99> just messing with you, i already knew that
 <rebarz99> :)
 <sachac> Well, tough. I guess you're going to go on the /ignore list,
          since you like messing with people.
 <rebarz99> anyway, sorry about that
 *** rebarz99 (rebarz99@YAHOO) has quit: Leaving...

Chat with rebarz99 on testing.bitlbee.org

もしコンピューターがなければ、私たちの生活はどんなに不便だろう。 If it were not for the computer, how inconvenient our lives would be!

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