April 4, 2003

Yesterday’s CS party

April 4, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

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.

Graduate school deadline

April 4, 2003 - Categories: school

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

More puzzles

April 4, 2003 - Categories: geek

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.

I hate floppies.

April 4, 2003 - Categories: geek

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

Gender stereotypes in CS

April 4, 2003 - Categories: women

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

Another cat link

April 4, 2003 - Categories: cat

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

Hacking Society

April 4, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

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

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.

Cards

April 4, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

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!

Emacs tips

April 4, 2003 - Categories: emacs

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.

NealStephenson uses Emacs!

April 4, 2003 - Categories: emacs

Alan Shutko on debian-user@lists.debian.org 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.

Week summary view

April 4, 2003 - Categories: emacs

Cross-reference: PlannerMode#4