October 1, 2004

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That’s odd (FurtherStudies#18)

For some reason, I can’t find the envelope full of transcripts. I also
don’t have copies of my official test reports. I don’t think they’re
in the safe deposit box downstairs.

No big loss, although it will make filling out the online application
for MIT a bit difficult. Perhaps Mom can enclose an unsealed copy of
my transcript in the grad school application package.

What could explain this mystery? Hmm. I’ve checked my luggage. Nothing
there, not even in the pockets. I have my JITSE application papers. I
have my extremely important scrapbook of letters. =) I haven’t thrown
any important-looking papers out.

Hmm. If I were Mom, I would’ve tucked the papers into the brown
bubble-wrap envelopes. They’re not there, though.

Perhaps I didn’t bring them after all. Mom probably anticipated that I
might lose the documents, and no doubt has copies in that little case
in her locked drawer. Besides, I need new transcripts sent from home,
anyway, so I couldn’t have used the ones I (thought I) brought. =)

Yeah, that’s the ticket. I’ll finish the MIT online application when I
get the transcripts from home.

<laugh> I’d forgotten the months for my awards. Fortunately,
Google new. I love the Internet!

Whoops, mistake with the transcripts

I wondered why the registrar gave me loose transcripts. Looks like
we’ll have to get a new set of signed, sealed transcripts for
application. Mom, could you please ask someone to take care of this?

Also, have sent my TOEFL and GRE general scores to the wrong
department. Can request another set. Whoops.

My bad. But really am sitting down and figuring everything out. Want
to get into the Mobile Computing and Personal Information Management
research group of UToronto.

Darn. Missed the Tokyo Game Show

Saw the notice way too late. Shrugged it off as hey, it’s a game show…

… then learned today that it’s a _videogame_ exhibition, with
cosplayers that would’ve made the people back home nosebleed.

That’s life.

Furl, Spurl, and del.icio.us

Between Furl,
Spurl, and
del.icio.us, I prefer the del.icio.us social
bookmarking service the most. I love being able to easily subscribe to
all people blogging to a certain category. It also seems a lot more
active. Sure, full-text search would probably have been nice, but
del.icio.us coupled with Google has been enough for me. The lower data
requirements probably mean that del.icio.us will be around for longer.
It also helps that del.icio.us works perfectly with w3m, the web
browser I use within Emacs. URLs are short and easy to remember, too.
I love my http://del.icio.us/inbox/sachac!