May 31, 2003

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Xemacs text menus?

Does XEmacs even have text menu support? I’m looking for something like tmm.

message-sent-hook

Strange, the hook is locally set to (gnus-agent-possibly-do-gcc t), but message-to-planner gets called.

pda dev class

I need to look into dualbooting iPAQs so that Stanley and I can share the iPAQs. We’ll need high-capacity CompactFlash cards.

Message to planner

(defun message-to-planner ()
  "Logs this message to the News and Mail section of today's planner file."
  (save-window-excursion
    (let ((string (concat
             (format-time-string "%R")
             " | " (if (message-fetch-field "newsgroups")
                       (concat " News " (message-fetch-field "newsgroups"))
                     (concat " Mail " (message-fetch-field "to")))
             " | Subject: \"" (message-fetch-field "subject") "\""
             " | Message-ID: " (message-fetch-field "message-id")
             "\n")))22
      (planner-goto-today)
      (planner-seek-to-first "News and Mail")
      (insert string))))

(add-hook 'message-sent-hook 'message-to-planner)

Logging gnus messages

(defun message-to-diary ()
  (make-diary-entry (concat
		     (calendar-date-string (calendar-current-date) t)
		     (if (message-fetch-field "newsgroups")
			 (concat " Sent news To: " (message-fetch-field "newsgroups"))
		       (concat " Sent mail To: " (message-fetch-field "to")))
		     " Subject: \"" (message-fetch-field "subject") "\""
		     " Message-ID: " (message-fetch-field "message-id"))))
(add-hook 'message-sent-hook 'message-to-diary)

Constructivism

- problem-based learning
- case-based learning
- goal-based scenarios
CAI: Output should be a constructivist module

Stuff I need to take care of

- Mindstorms? Mostly Stanley
- Alternative user interfaces: order my keyboards and HMDs, and think of good research projects

Oooh! DoubleTalk speech synthesizer!

Writing special

embedded systems courses? operating systems.

Codestriker debs

Codestriker is a web-based collaborative code review tool.

deb http://nthomas.free.fr/debian sid main
deb-src http://nthomas.free.fr/debian sid main

Need to make a list of things I’d like

- Twiddler
- other keyboards
- head-mounted device

Debian-related HOWTOs

http://lyre.mit.edu/~powell/debian-howto/

List of UML products

http://www.objectsbydesign.com/tools/umltools_byPlatform.html

Pen tablet that can run Linux

Someone on PLUG said that the Fujitsu Stylistic 1000 is a “dirt-cheap”
pen tablet that can run Linux, and that too many of them are on eBay.

CS161 William

CS161 CS becomes 162, which is a combination of CS161 and systems
programming. Change of textbook back to Tanenbaum. Lab class.
CS162a&b. We’re going to merge the two classes into a 6-unit lecture
and lab course.

Still going to require the two major projects in OS. The survey will
stay, and the benchmarking will also stay, just to give them an idea
of what the market holds for you guys. The systems programming class
will still cover the same topics, but more emphasis on security and
network programming. The OS installation part has been moved to the
main class. More tools – lex and yacc.