December 19, 2003

Blogging contests?

December 19, 2003 - Categories: !Uncategorized

As requested by Marcelle, have checked out blog
competition as he is in running for
Best Philippine Blog – but by very long shot.

Amused as went through some of blogs and find them more of journals -
perfectly valid in context of contest, but not really something fit
into my day. Hmm. What blogs do I read, anyway? Friends’ for catching
up. Slashdot for some news. Occasional
Japanese blog for kanji.

Why do I blog? Mainly to remember, as M-x remember in Emacs is what I
use to store snippets of potentially useful information. Public blog
side-effect of data capture on local hard disk. Not my fault people
find pages like CookOrDie or OnLove funny. Actually, occasionally
write tongue-in-cheek.

Also blog in case Google’s listening. Would like to help capture
knowledge. Sometimes snippets also useful for other people on my site.

In fit of shameless plugging, have nominated own blog purely out of kicks.

Should have probably voted for Marcelle‘s blog
instead, but was feeling mildly piqued as own blog had not been
nominated yet.

So – will shamelessly plug. Want to help shock heck out of
not-quite-techie crowd and make near-incomprehensible, link-filled
wikiblog “Best Philippine Weblog” or whatnot? Make sure your spam
filters are all right, then click on link to vote.

Should put it in SideBar for more fun.

Mirrored blogs

December 19, 2003 - Categories: emacs

I’m thinking of making it easier for me to blog to my . I should look at the blogging Emacs
modules to see how (or if) they handle offline operation. I think I
can do it like e-mail – queue unsent items in a file, then delete as
sent. If all else fails, I can write it as a normal e-mail module,
then have a Perl script on the other end upload the e-mailed stuff to .

I guess this belongs more to remember.el than planner.el, as I want to
mirror upon remember. =)



December 19, 2003 - Categories: !Uncategorized

Although unconditional prompting requires an extra keystroke, it makes
blogging more consistent (no need to think about if you’re on a date
page or the right wiki page) and it allows you to blog to a different
page with cross-references. If people complain loudly, I guess I’ll
put it back.


Open source for school projects

December 19, 2003 - Categories: !Uncategorized

I think the idea of using open source for class projects as suggested
by is a good thing. The
page also has
[[][Contributing to Open
Source Projects HOWTO]].


December 19, 2003 - Categories: !Uncategorized

The kernel-janitor-discuss archives on seem to be
spam-filled. I’m tempted to work on the balancing-functions task, as
that doesn’t require too much hardware knowledge, but don’t know whom
to check for sync. Besides, I’m working with an ancient list.

Gmane is better.

Oh, that’s because it’s now