December 8, 2003

Bulk view

Burrito attempt flop.

Writing off attempt to make burritos, as lettuce makes burrito soggy.
Must figure out how to do it properly. In meantime, will probably
start exploring egg-based dishes.

Resolve to never prepare more than a day’s worth of food at time, as
had to throw away stocked-up burrito stuff upon discovering was not
partial to the taste and texture. Toasting did not improve it.

Fortuitious events

Found my keys in pocket of khaki jacket. Extremely fortunate as
discovered upon entering Ateneo that no classes meant buildings were
closed and needed department key to get my phone charger and


The normal arrangement is HRD goes into a contract with the
instructor, but since it’s a short course, we’ll just send the fee to
Mr. B, and they’ll pay without the usual accounting requirements.
Should we continue to avail of your services and for larger
engagements… Check into consultantship. Possibly also JITSE


17-19. External training for one of the clients. UNIX fundamentals
right now. Participants ared. Can keep copyright for exercises. Memo
of agreement

- audience

Mid-career, some do not have programming background, some will
transfer into the MIS department of P. Fast pickup.

What do their managers want from the training? No feedback yet.

- Expectations
- Sample exercise
- Kind of work
- 3 days
- write-up of course
- evaluation form

P 3,500 per man/day

Problems with lphdisk

lphdisk does not seem to recognize my hibernation partition. Here is
the output of fdisk -l /dev/hda:

Disk /dev/hda: 20.0 GB, 20003880960 bytes
255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 2432 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes

   Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
/dev/hda1   *           1         574     4610623+   b  W95 FAT32
/dev/hda2            1149        2432    10313730    f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
/dev/hda3             575        1148     4610655   83  Linux
/dev/hda5            1149        1858     5703043+  83  Linux
/dev/hda6            1859        1895      297171   a0  IBM Thinkpad hibernation/dev/hda7            1896        2432     4313421   83  Linux

Partition table entries are not in disk order

and the output of lphdisk:

Warning: Cannot determine physical RAM.
Reccomended partition size is unknown.
Warning: /proc/partitions does not match partition table.
Error: Unable to find partition of type A0.