April 7, 2004

TheBrain as a brainstorming tool

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

http://vielmetti.typepad.com/vacuum/2004/04/wiki_and_the_br.html

Hmm. Disposable information architectures. Makes sense—the process of
organizing clarifies things for us…

Time management, geek-style

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

http://vielmetti.typepad.com/vacuum/calendars/index.html

Insightful!

- Ready for Anything, in a wiki way
- Time Management, from my 1999 journals

Commercial link: http://www.socialtext.com/, blog http://www.socialtext.com/weblog/

Rank 6741

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

All those compile errors for Java… <grumble> I’m sticking to
that language out of principle and because our students will probably
submit using it, so I need to demonstrate that almost all the problems
are easily doable in Java.

I had to rewrite the Australian Voting solution several times to get
it to pass the weird mix of Java 1.1 and 1.2 on http://acm.uva.es . I
suspect my final implementation is actually better, but still…

AcmTraining

Interesting blog interface

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

http://punzki.europe.webmatrixhosting.net/

I should steal his Javascript code for hiding-unhiding blog entries…

Mark C. Punzalan

InterestingLinks

April 7, 2004 - Categories: emacs

Flutterby! : Email clients and integrated tools
(http://www.flutterby.com/archives/comments/6943.html)
Dan Lyke’s comment

LIU Jing’s personal wiki (http://hep.pku.cn/liujing/WebWiki/Emacs.html), nice clean design

Emacs-wiki, Japanese (http://hpcgi3.nifty.com/shunuhs/index.cgi?Emacs%2Femacs-wiki)

sacha/list-web-stats

April 7, 2004 - Categories: emacs

Foo bar baz qux ba

(defun sacha/list-web-stats (prefix)
  (interactive (list current-prefix-arg))
  (goto-char (point-min))
  (let ((results) referrer page)
    (while (re-search-forward "GET \\([^ ]+\\) [^\"]+\"[^\"]+\"\\([^\"]+\\)" nil t)
      (setq page (match-string 1))
      (setq referrer (match-string 2))
      (when (string-match "\\(google\\.[^/]+\\)/search.+?q=\\([^&]+\\)"
                          referrer)
        (setq referrer (concat (match-string 1 referrer) "://" (match-string 2 referrer))))
      (add-to-list
       'results
       (if prefix
           (concat page " " referrer)
         (concat referrer " " page))))
    (setq results (sort results 'string<))
    (with-current-buffer (get-buffer-create "*Web stats*")
      (erase-buffer)
      (while results
        (insert (car results) "\n")
        (setq results (cdr results)))
      (pop-to-buffer (current-buffer)))))

Channel9: A look inside Microsoft

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

http://channel9.msdn.com/

sacha/acm-submit-problem

April 7, 2004 - Categories: emacs
(defun sacha/submit-acm-problem ()
  (interactive)
  (let ((buffer (current-buffer)))
    (gnus-fetch-group "mail.judge-acm")
    (gnus-summary-post-news)
    (save-excursion
      (when (re-search-forward "--text follows this line--" nil t)
        (forward-line)
        (insert-buffer-substring buffer)))))

../../.emacs

Sacha’s Paradise: “Island Paradise”

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

The image of islands like townhouses just popped into mind… =)
I need to check this against real-estate ads, but it’s a quick draft.

ISLAND PARADISE

“No man is an island… but you can own one!”

Tired of living in the city? Own your own island paradise now! Sip a
martini while watching the sunset on your own private beach. Spend a
lazy Saturday afternoon in a hammock strung between two palms. Located
only thirty minutes away from the commercial district, the Island
Paradise planned community offers all the amenities of modern living
in a idyllic setting.

Each island comes with:

- A one- or two-bedroom cabana
- 24h electricity, hot/cold water
- Palm trees
- At least 20 meters of beach

For your convenience, ferries pass by every hour, and a boataxi is
just a phone call away. A shopping mall and a playground are on a
large island in the middle of the community.

Ask your real estate agent about Island Paradise now!

E-Mail to FlashXer@yahoogroups.com

Kidding: “Second Honeymoon”

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Prompt: “Just Kidding”

(a shot at trying to reply to prompts on the same day)

SECOND HONEYMOON

“A trip to Paris. Just the two of us.” I tapped airline tickets
against the palm of my hand.

“You’re kidding.”

I poker-faced until her disbelief turned to delight. “It’s my way of
making up. You’re the only woman in my life.”

Gratitude lit up her face. “I knew they were wrong about you!” She
threw her arms around me. “Wait until they hear about this!”

I kissed her on the forehead gingerly. “I just have some business to
arrange in town on Tuesday afternoon. The meeting would bore you out
of your wits. Why don’t you just drive down and meet me for dinner
at… What was that restaurant you wanted to go to?”

She went on in a breathless litany of thanks and fantastic plans.
She’ll be on the phone for hours tonight, boasting to all her friends
about how thoughtful I was after that big fight we had. I didn’t
bother to catch the restaurant’s name. I wouldn’t need it anyway.

She ran out of breath and I saw my chance to get out. “I’ll tune up
the other car.” I headed to the garage.

After all, it would be such a tragedy if her car skidded out of
control in those difficult zigzags at night. A terrible accident,
considering that she’s normally such a cautious driver unless excited.
I think I need to take a look at those brakes.

A smile crept over my face. It should be easy enough to be loving,
then heartbroken, then free.

E-Mail to FlashXer@yahoogroups.com

The Adventurer

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

From http://www.9types.com/descr/7/

Enneagram type: 7

Adventurers are energetic, lively, and optimistic. They want to contribute to the world.

How to Get Along with Me

- Give me companionship, affection, and freedom.
- Engage with me in stimulating conversation and laughter.
- Appreciate my grand visions and listen to my stories.
- Don’t try to change my style. Accept me the way I am.
- Be responsible for youself. I dislike clingy or needy people.
- Don’t tell me what to do.

What I Like About Being a Seven

- being optimistic and not letting life’s troubles get me down
- being spontaneous and free-spirited
- being outspoken and outrageous. It’s part of the fun.
- being generous and trying to make the world a better place
- having the guts to take risks and to try exciting adventures
- having such varied interests and abilities

What’s Hard About Being a Seven

- not having enough time to do all the things I want
- not completing things I start
- not being able to profit from the benefits that come from specializing; not making a commitment to a career
- having a tendency to be ungrounded; getting lost in plans or fantasies
- feeling confined when I’m in a one-to-one relationship

Sevens as Children Often

- are action oriented and adventuresome
- drum up excitement
- prefer being with other children to being alone
- finesse their way around adults
- dream of the freedom they’ll have when they grow up

Sevens as Parents

- are often enthusiastic and generous
- want their children to be exposed to many adventures in life
- may be too busy with their own activities to be attentive

Renee Baron & Elizabeth Wagele

Teach yourself programming in ten years

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

http://www.norvig.com/21-days.html

The article makes a very good point. Learning isn’t something that can
be rushed. It took me a lot of time and a lot of practice to pick up
ideas from the contests, and I’m not sure if we can get our students
to understand those things after only a sem! That said, we’re going to
try—and maybe we can help them get hooked.

I have so much more to learn. =)

Raw scores for enneagram test

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

http://www.duniho.com/fergus/enneagram/test/results.phtml?scores=s332311146664667778778bbbbbbb&mask=5

You scored as a Seven.

On your left is a breakdown of your scores, ordered from highest to
lowest. If you are not the type you scored highest as, you might be
one of the types you scored next highest as. The highest possible
score is 28, and the lowest is 0. Each type is linked to additional
information on that type. On your right is the breakdown of how many
questions you answered in favor of each triad group.

Type Score
Seven 20
Five 14
Nine 8
Two 8
Six 8
Four 8
One 8
Three 5
Eight 5

Your Raw Scores by Triad

Preferred intelligence triad

Behavioral 891 0
Emotional 234 0
Mental 567 7

Hierarchical styles triad

Control 258 2
Harmony 369 0
Ideals 147 5

Coping styles triad

Positive 792 5
Competency 135 2
Reactive 468 0

Social styles triad

Assertive 378 3
Compliant 126 1
Withdrawn 459 3

Remember that your Enneagram type is not how you score on a test, and
the reliability of this test has not been established. You should
regard its results with skepticism, using them only to guide you in
discovering for yourself what your Enneagram type is.

Each point in favor of a type comes from answering a question in favor
of a triad containing that type. This test measures for four different
triads. Three of them are described by Riso & Hudson in The Wisdom of
the Enneagram, and three are described by Hurley & Dobson in What’s My
Type?. All four triads are part of my own Enneagram Theory. It is
currently rough and unfinished, but you can look at it in its draft
form if you’re curious.

Seven

Primary Intelligence: Mental
Coping Style: Positive
Social Style: Assertive
Hierarchical Style: Ideals

Sevens use their mental intelligence to create a positive spin on life
by coming up with various utopian possibilities about how things could
be. They can be very inspirational as they assert their utopian ideals
about how people can live better lives or make the world a better
place. Robin Williams is a well-known Seven, and his character in the
movie Dead Poets Society is an excellent example of this. By regularly
imagining how things can be good or made better, Sevens tend to be
very optimistic, and their optimism gives them the confidence to
assert themselves in the world, going after whatever it is they want.

Article about job interviews

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/fog0000000073.html

Great read! Thanks to aadis for the pointer.

free.net.ph scheduled downtime reminder

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

free.net.ph will be down from today until 2004.04.11 . If you need to
get in touch with me, leave a message at irc.freenode.net #emacs or
e-mail me at schua@ateneo.edu . =)

More toys

April 7, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Deja View
http://www.mydejaview.com/pages/2/index.htm
(I really want one of these.)

OQO
http://www.oqo.com/hardware/basics/ (pre-order only)

Presentation remote
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/630b/

Soundbug
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/electronic/5a15/