July 8, 2004

“Programming Doesn’t Begin to Define Computer Science”

July 8, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Jim Morris, computer science professor and Dean of Carnegie Mellon
University’s West Coast Campus, writes that the fall-off in college-level
computer science enrollments is chiefly due to a misrepresentation of the
field’s goals: The computing industry’s cyclical boom-bust pattern owes a …
http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0707w.html#item1

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“Cyber Crumbs for Successful Aging With Vision Loss”

July 8, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

Researchers at the Atlanta VA Rehabilitation Research and Development
Center have collaborated with Charmed Technology to develop Cyber Crumbs,
an electronic system that functions like a trail of bread crumbs to help
visually impaired people efficiently navigate through unfamiliar
http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0707w.html#item19

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Marking up note headlines with a permalink

July 8, 2004 - Categories: emacs
(defun sacha/planner-markup-note ()
  "Replace note with marked-up span."
  (let ((id (concat
             emacs-wiki-bare-digits-anchor-prefix
             (match-string 1)))
        (val (match-string 1)))
    (replace-match
     (save-match-data
       (format "#%s\n** %s " id
               (planner-make-link
                (concat (emacs-wiki-page-name)
                        "#" val)
                (concat val ".")))))))

(defalias 'planner-markup-note 'sacha/planner-markup-note)

Spam!

July 8, 2004 - Categories: -Uncategorized

The Monty Python article on Slashdot must’ve started me on a SPAM
kick. Bought myself a tin of SPAM and had fried SPAM and rice today.
Not very challenging CookOrDie-wise but still fun. Tomorrow I’ll have
a SPAM omelette. On Monday, maybe I’ll have a SPAM sandwich. Or angel
hair with SPAM. Or SPAM, SPAM, SPAM, SPAM… Mwahahaha!