May 31, 2003

CS161 William

May 31, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

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.

Pen tablet that can run Linux

May 31, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

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.

List of UML products

May 31, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Debian-related HOWTOs

May 31, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Need to make a list of things I’d like

May 31, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

– Twiddler
– other keyboards
– head-mounted device

Codestriker debs

May 31, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Codestriker is a web-based collaborative code review tool.

deb sid main
deb-src sid main

Stuff I need to take care of

May 31, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

– 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.


May 31, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

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

Logging gnus messages

May 31, 2003 - Categories: emacs
(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)

Message to planner

May 31, 2003 - Categories: emacs
(defun message-to-planner ()
  "Logs this message to the News and Mail section of today's planner file."
    (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")
      (planner-seek-to-first "News and Mail")
      (insert string))))

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

pda dev class

May 31, 2003 - Categories: -Uncategorized

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


May 31, 2003 - Categories: emacs

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

Xemacs text menus?

May 31, 2003 - Categories: emacs

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