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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
AX@0800 Leave for Finch station
AX@1030-1130 IBM meeting in person : E-Mail from Julie Waterhouse (TaskPool)
BX@1530 Lab meeting : E-Mail from Anna Malandrino
BX@1530-1730 Lab meeting in BA8171 : E-Mail from Anna Malandrino
AX+praxis Set up https
AXOrganize the top of my desk
AXOrganize my binders
AXMake sure I registered for Toastmasters training
BXTry changing my password : E-Mail from Harvey Chua
BCRegister on http://linux.org.ph/forge/ : E-Mail from Marvin T. Pascual
BCE-mail Harpreet
BCMake exercises : E-Mail from Calen Martin D. Legaspi
CXCheck Multiply again : E-Mail from Carlos Sia
CCWrite about the Google talk
CCCheck out Moneyball - GV880 .L49 2003X
CCCheck out http://nick.poblador.us/ - from university paper : E-Mail from Harvey V. Chua
Notes

1. Valentine's: 01:31

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Yesterday was fantastic! I woke up extra early and chatted with Dominique, who Googled up a few wonderful poems and read me a few. Then my mom called me up with news that some of my friends were over there for a small party! =) Whee!

I did well in my two speeches today, despite mishaps. I survived my metadata presentation despite having to go with Plan B (blackboard) when the USB disk wasn't recognized by the faculty computer, and I had fun doing the Evaluate to Motivate talk despite leaving the prepared overheads in the department.

In the evening, I declared a Chocolate Night. Steve, Rob, David, Mike (Math), James, and Calum were there to play Scrabble and munch on nice chocolate.

Happy. =)

2. Darn you, SELinux!: 01:32

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I'm very annoyed with SELinux today. I've just figured out that the reason I was getting very mysterious access denied errors was that I hadn't done the magical incantation:
chcon -R -t httpd_user_content_t the_dir_to_show_in_apache

which allows the use of those directories in the HTTP context.

Hey, it's my first brush with SELinux... Anyway, I'm glad I got that sorted out, although it took me slightly over half an hour to figure that out and get Twiki up and running. Mrph.

Next step: Kerberos authentication.

3. Scrabble game results: 01:42

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Name (running total) Name (running total) Name (running total) Name (running total)
Rob Steve James Calum
10 9 16 7
13 (23) 24 (33) 20 (36) 13 (20)
34 (57) 13 (46) 28 (64) 29 (15)
30 (87) 24 (70) 18 (82) 15 (44) - then Calum had to leave, so I replaced him
11 (98) 20 (90) 18 (100) 11 (55)
18 (116) 21 (111) 8 (108) 92 (147)
9 (125) 20 (131) 10 (118) 4 (151) - I finished first
By official Scrabble tournament rules, this would've been
-7 (118) -8 (123) -1 (117) +16 (167)
but Rob, Steve and James decided to play on (ah, well, house rules - but that messes up end-game strategy! mrph).

David was appropriately impressed by the 92-point move. So was I. Steve was annoyed with James for leaving me with that opportunity. I wasn't. =)

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4. Research-happy!: 22:12

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I went up to IBM today. I can't tell you the details as I've signed my life away, BUT suffice to say that I felt very happy after the conference call, as the person we were talking to listed all the stuff I'm interested in. As a fledgling researcher, I find it totally awesome when I have the same ideas that other people do. =) That tells me I'm on the right track. This kind of synchronicity is just perfect for a master's student. I can save the ground-breaking, mind-boggling stuff for my PhD.

Happy girl!

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