July 8, 2004

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Spam!

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!

Marking up note headlines with a permalink

(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)

“Cyber Crumbs for Successful Aging With Vision Loss”

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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“Programming Doesn’t Begin to Define Computer Science”

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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