April 4, 2003

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Cross-reference: PlannerMode#4

NealStephenson uses Emacs!

Alan Shutko on [email protected] links to
http://hobbes.ncsa.uiuc.edu/nealstephensonOS.html . Coooool. Well, as
if the OrdoEmacs reference in Cryptonomicon wasn’t a giveaway…

NealStephenson is cool.

Emacs tips

EmacsWiki:ProgrammingEffectivelyWithEmacs has a lot of productivity-boosting tips. In particular, it links to a Kuro5hin article about making Emacs stand up to Microsoft Visual Studyio 7.


Another cool project can be found at http://cards.sourceforge.net . It
was started by Sam Watkins, one of my friends and an all-around nice
guy. Check it out and add your card!

Hacking Society

On the compsci mailing list, Migz Paraz mentions the
Hacking Society, a pretty cool

I’d love a real-life space like this. Currently, I get this sort of
stimulation in irc.freenode.net#emacs, which has a high concentration
of – what else? – Emacs geeks who speak little LISP snippets like
it was their native language.

It would be nice to have this happen in real-life; a space where we
can pair-program on anything that comes along. All we really need is a
space with computers (or bring your own!), a common time to meet, and
a common desire to learn something new and hack on something cool.

I’m all for it.

Another cat link

- http://www.sniksnak.com/cathealth/howto10.html

Gender stereotypes in CS

Susan Fox (SIGCSE) has a student double-majoring in CS and Psychology. From the message:

A part of her project is collecting anecdotes on personal experiences
with gender stereotypes, primarily but not only from women in the field.

If you might have an anecdote to contribute, she has an online form to
use at: http://www.enderton.com/maria/womeninCSrequest.html

I hate floppies.

This is the Nth bad sector that I’ve come across. It’s starting to get a little annoying.

More puzzles

The anonymous person from 2003.02.26#6 contributes another puzzle
link: http://www.claymath.org/Millenium_Prize_Problems/ . This one has
heavier problems with big cash prizes.

Graduate school deadline

The deadline for applying to the graduate school of education in Ateneo is the second week of May, or 2003.05.05.

Yesterday’s CS party

Yesterday I had a thanksgiving party for the computer science faculty
and staff. People who went: Dr. Vergara, Dr. Manalastas, Sir Olpoc, Sir Mike,
Sir Maguyon, Ate Lisa, Ate Marivi, Reagan, Sir Mark, Ate Nanette, and
Maan. We played Trivial Pursuit for a short while, but found the
questions too America-centric. Taboo! was a lot of fun. Here’s an excerpt:

Sir Maguyon (? Who was it?): Doc Mana is a… ?
People: Pervert! Sex maniac!
(Turns out the word was “sexist”.)

Then we had grilled steak, salmon and sausages, with portabello
mushrooms and vegetarian pizza for Doc Mana.

It was lots of fun.

Also, got invited to the faculty R&R this 2003.04.14 and 2003.04.15. Practically
required to bring games along.