September 2002

Head TAs?

September 3, 2002 - Categories: goodkarma, teaching

Doc Sarmenta story. I arrived at F228 a little too early for my 3:00 CS21A class, and I ran into Dr. Sarmenta packing up. Some students asked him if they could consult with him, but as he’ll be fairly busy due to Faculty Day, I volunteered to meet them instead. Got introduced as Sacha Chua, one of the head TAs around here. I replied, “We have head TAs?” Dr. Sarmenta continued, “She does most of the stuff.” :D

Volunteered to conduct CS21B tutorials at 10:00 AM tomorrow, F230.

Doc V story. Had thorny discrete mathematics problem that I needed help with. Doc V stumped. :) Actually, talked about problem with Eric over dinner, and he had a nifty insight that greatly simplified the problem.

Doc Sarmenta story. Presented thesis proposal. Earned “That’s very exciting” comment. :)

Gino story. Gloated about the fact that my thesis is humanitarian, useful, involves Linux, and doesn’t have a GUI. Wooohooo! :D

Checking remember with timestamp (Thu Sep 12:18 2002,2002.09.12)

September 12, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized, emacs

Hey, I think this actually works.

(Thu Sep 12:07 2002,2002.09.12)

September 12, 2002 - Categories: emacs

(global-set-key (kbd “<f9> R SPC”) ‘planner-remember-region)
w00t. It just works.

(Thu Sep 12:01 2002, 2002.09.12)

September 12, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Some confusion about when Roosevelt died. See, it would be so nice to
have Google..

(Thu Sep 12:57 2002, 2002.09.12)

September 12, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

I realize that my system is still mostly unusable. tmm-menu speaks ==>

Fri Sep 13:48 2002

September 13, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

get a wish list of hardware – charmit
thinkgeek com

thin client, using the xscale chip automatic media transfer automatic networ configueration bluetooth or wireless or GPRS
US Army

problem with gprs connectivity. We can probably use thatnew toshica pda dongle with vvga and usb and bluetooth.

can it do master

team of looking for what’s cool

remind roomel o send me a copy of the proposal
enumerated the derscription. abstract. equipment and timeline
present something grand
mobile multimedia disabled first, lots of funding
two or three projets, possible projects.

send something by tuesy.
intel is keen n doing this

Fri Sep 13:58 2002

September 13, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

decode-time is a built-in function.
(decode-time &optional SPECIFIED-TIME)

Fri Sep 13:21 2002

September 13, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Not fully formed
Existentialism: no “nature” but we have history. The moment we are born, we cannot say that that is us. That we are fixed. We begin creating the history that will become our history.

Fri Sep 13:24 2002

September 13, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Maybe I should store the tasks in a MySQL database. MySQL allows us to do a simple relevance query. Hmmm. This may give me an excuse to go Java as well as Emacs.

Fri Sep 13:59 2002

September 13, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

now we’re talking about relationships

Fri Sep 13:42 2002

September 13, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

make remember use emacspeak.
learn enough to become a major contributor ito Emacspeak

if i store it in a database, then I can use queries.. I need to also find out how to make bbdb use lots of different source files

Fri Sep 13:42 2002

September 13, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

tasks in a database, guids, whatever Fri Sep 13:37 2002

September 13, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

If I store all tasks in a database, then I need to be able to quickly refer to it. Actually, i I can cache it, that’d be nice. K
That means I’ll have unique task IDs, which allows me to use pretty good task references.
Most of the time I’ll be dealing with just the day’s tasks
I want something to remind me what I’m currently working on, and the last few things I’ve been working on. For example, in a conversation, I may occasionally refer to the last things people say. This would be a circular list.

Fri Sep 13:27 2002

September 13, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Fri Sep 13:45 2002

September 13, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Research and Development – CompSAT
Paolo Venegas

We learn so that we may learn more in this committee.
I believe that we should develop a society in ourselves such that stealing should no longer be necessary. We should be a group with everyone equal, with everyone sharing common knowledge. It’s not a competition thing. That’s what I want for this committee. We are going to have activities later based on that. We are all learning here. It is not for any specific… it’s not about being able to separate yourself from the group and being able to say that you’re superior or elite. CompSAT as a helper in this community and that’s what this organization is about.
We need to know the people we work with. Sometimes people are harder to work with than computers. People are different. Let’s introduce ourselves and tell each other something about ourselves.


Paolo Venegas, 2 BS CS
Started by learning Pascal and Assembly (a little) and he started in
high school, and it really satisfying because we only had DOS
and 486s, but it was a very good environment for starting out.

Teresa Marie Lacson, junior
NagCS ako kasi when I was in high school we took up visual basic and
I thought CS would be easy because VB was easy. Apparently not.

Maria something, junior
Family background in IT?

Paolo, Third year
Experience in high school, qbasic. QBasic was easy, so college should
have been easy, but I had a hard time with first and second year, but
VB helped me learn Java. I’m starting to learn C.

Carol, Third year.
High school, VB. Relatively easy. Didn’t have background in
Pascal.. Java is okay. It was a new learning experience.

I suck at programming. Star using asterisks. Now I’m learning
something. I can program. I can program code. That’s all

Cha. Sophomore.
I’m an extra at this meeting. My dad bought this computer. She was a
freshman at a compsat ga and answered that she was

hanggang HTML, pero naaaliw ako

Matthew, third year
Started with QBasic ?

Natuwa kasi ako noong first year sa library. Book on GWBASIC. Medyo(require ‘revive)
(require ‘windows)

masayang mag-program. Natutuwa pa rin ako. Adikt sa computer games

Jeremiah Chua, junior
VB and Macromedia Director 6 in HS. Yung iba, nahihirapan sa
form.. ang galing mo. Mahilig sa computer games. bitmap editors.

Michael Cua, Junior
High school, QBASIC, batch files. Computer games.

Paul Rivera, sophomore, shiftee from development studies

Peppy Salita, Junior
Started out with computers because of games. Dig Dug, Alley Cat,
Loderunner. Grade 5 – DOS prompt. Didn’t learn prog until third year
high school, QBASIC. Learning C++.

TJ Raymudo. Third year.
Aside from I love computers, one of my classmates told me (when I was
asking what course he’d take) not business related. valedictorian.

Christopher Cheng, junior, CS
like fiddling with computers a lot. Dune II. Couldn’t beat the
game. Fiddled around with a hex editor. I eventually figured out…

? Phoebe
Demistify the computer. Always been afraid of it. Now I want to learn
everything about it so that I can master it. If you’re afraid of
something that you don’t know. When you finally learn something and
you finally understand it, you have more respect for it. Programming
is understanding what the computer …

Jal ?, junior
web dev.
One of his largest considerations
web design.

Russell Santos
R&D working
started programming
third year HS, we started on QBASIC. Fourth year, we learned Word and
Excel, so I got very disappointed. Around that time nagkaroon ako sa
Starcraft. I wanted to learn how to make those games.

Friend from high school, game before. Quake II and Quake III. 3d
graphics modelling! 3D MAX. Games.

Miguel Arguelles, sophomore

Jino Noel, sophomore
First Mac in grade school, been in love with computers ever since.

Bit Santos, second year
medyo mabagal yung HS CS, 4th year VB. Stuck with office and all that
crap. 4th year discovered joys of programming. mental
challenges. stimulation. Potential of computing in multimedia.

Plans for research
I don’t want to think of it as teaching. It’s learning with people.

Java study group


Web development
TJ, person beside him. Some people have taken electives, most people
have been taking 122.
PHP, Perl, Apache, PSQL, Oracle

C, C++



Unix, Linux

I know that everyone’s busy. There are 57 members and I’m sure that
not everyone’s going to be able to give 100% of what they can give to
this committee. We need to do stuff.

Main concentration: web dev.

c/o Paolo Venegas

Ateneo Debate Society
This is similar
They want us to make a website for the registration of the Philippine
Schools Debate Competition. Going to be presented to a much larger
audience. The PSDC is the Philippine counterpart of the Asian
contest, so it will be used as the model of the website for the
internatonal debate competition. We are going to make a website that
will be viewed by people all over the Philippines, and we’ll also
coordinate with people outside the country. So this is a big project.

Online registration thing? Being done by MIS faculty.
If we can get a better thing…

We’re going to have to group now. Not about how many per group.. Not
a required thing. If you help, please make it good. After all, this
is CompSAT’s name.

They want it on the 16th of September. We are under pressure.


Fri Sep 13:27 2002

September 13, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

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September 14, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized


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September 16, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

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September 16, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

(Mon Sep 16:59 2002, 2002.09.16)

September 16, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Jean Paul Sartre

(Mon Sep 16:23 2002, *Messages*)

September 16, 2002 - Categories: emacs

Fixed planner remember bug – context was getting picked up after the switch of buffer.

(Tue Sep 17:50 2002, 2002.09.17)

September 17, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Sept 19: 20 pt quiz on article 45, 46, 48 (social analysis folder
Sept 26, oct 1: bonus quiz: Synthesis folder
Oct 3, 6: Immersion Group Reports
Oct 10: Review of Thesis Shet
Ref 3: Immersion due Sept 30
Reflection 2: Due September 26.

So first for september 19

(Tue Sep 17:49 2002, 2002.09.17)

September 17, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

What will I talk about later?
– my wearable computing project
One of these days I really should improve the emacspeak interface to many functions. Perhaps I should consider how to make it in Java…

(Tue Sep 17:56 2002, 2002.09.17)

September 17, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Problem-solving focus for CS110.
What is traditionally covered? Stacks, queues, trees, O(n), recursion, dynamic programming, searching, sorting.

(Tue Sep 17:33 2002, 2002.09.17)

September 17, 2002 - Categories: teaching

Web development – cartolina, permanent marker
Objectives: involve them in the design process and show them how the design process works.
Start with the system concept. What kind of system do we need? Who will use it?

(Tue Sep 17:55 2002, 2002.09.17)

September 17, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Assumptions: Social Analysis in the context of the pastoral cycle
1. Before you can make a meaningful relevant social analysis, there must be that personal connectedness. There must be that link between you and that social reality, between you and the poor. Solidarity. Without the connectedness, what happens? You cannot analyze what you do not know and what you are not familiar with. The call to find God in the ordinary. In all things. To encounter the face of God in the least.
visavis indifference and apathy.

(Tue Sep 17:47 2002, 2002.09.17)

September 17, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Always keep your users in mind. Always remember why you’re doing a system – to make hard things easy and impossibly things possible.

Designing a Web Application

One of the fundamental differences between web programming and

Yet why do web programming?

The browser

Limited input and output

Web team
– database developer
– web developer
– web designer
– tester

(Tue Sep 17:25 2002, *eshell*)

September 17, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

1.3 Goal. Praxis. If we remain on the theological reflection moment, what happens – if there is no action? detachment

(Tue Sep 17:45 2002, 2002.09.17)

September 17, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

In the elections of 1949, Quirino is the candidate of the liberal
party. Laurel nationalista party. Quirino wins with 52% of the vote.

(Tue Sep 17:03 2002, *mail*)

September 17, 2002 - Categories: Uncategorized

I feel so stressed out. Traffic will do that to a person – traffic and the thought of being late. But it’s no one’s fault but my own – as my mom pointed out, I could just have started commuting at 4:30, and maybe I’d even be there by now. still, there is nothing I can do about that.

maybe I should eat first.

(Tue Sep 17:25 2002, 2002.09.17)

September 17, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

That machine runs on Linux. how do i retrieve

(Tue Sep 17:18 2002, *scratch*)

September 17, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

– talk to Selwyn and Mike Mapa
looking around corners
military applications
ask selwyn about sci fi story
six tracks – egovernment, wireless
isolated lab problem – teachers not learning about the computers
write selwyn about non-military applications.

heyey web hosting.


September 17, 2002 - Categories: emacs

(Wed Sep 18:06 2002, *Article*)

(Wed Sep 18:03 2002, existentialism)

September 18, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Existentialism is a humanism

(Wed Sep 18:19 2002, 2002.09.18)

September 18, 2002 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Today I will finish my CS178 module so that it is out of the way.
I will also reborrow the graded problems book.
I need to meet Hans, don’t forget.