GLUTTONY (55 words)
Flash fiction by Sacha Chua
“Gluttony is indecent and a catalyst for sin,” said his devoted
mother, measuring rice grains for the famished boy.
“Forgiving it would be like sending you to hell. No.” She controlled
everything he ate and did.
Eventually she died, still dogmatic and unrepentant. Traumatized, he
satiated himself on junk food. He died obese.
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by Sacha Chua
(Sneak preview of m-ph entry for tomorrow)
“I’ve found the perfect PDA,” I gushed. My friends perked up. Knowing
how much of a geek I am, anything I was that crazy about was bound to
be interesting. They leaned over and watched as I reached into my bag
and brought out…
… my Hipster PDA.
Introducing the Hipster PDA
One of the hottest topics in the productivity blogosphere right now is
the Hipster PDA, a surprisingly effective low-tech way to
organize your life. Grab a pack of 3″x5″ index cards and a fold-back
clip and you’re set to go!
What’s so cool about the Hipster PDA?
Here’s what you can do with your own Hipster PDA:
Check back on Wednesday for tips on making the most of your Hipster PDA!
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There is a feature in xtla.el to send/review patches via gnus.
To set it up, you need the following lines for your .emacs:(tla-insinuate-gnus) (setq tla-apply-patch-mapping '(((nil "planner" nil nil nil) "~/work/planner-dev/")))
Replace ~/work/planner-dev/ with your planner working directory
The patches are sent as .tar.gz files.
When you receive such a patch (I will send one soon), You can hit
K t v to view the patch
K t a to apply the patch
I can even provide a log message in the mail.
You can insert the log message via C-c C-p in the tla-log-edit buffer.
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I had so much fun writing today. 500 words for my m-ph entry, 1000 for
the Linux Journal article on taming the todo (okay, I wrote maybe half
of that last week), and 55 for the short story “Gluttony”. I e-mailed
the people I was supposed to e-mail from the game journalists’ meet. I
also released another version of Planner (3.30) and started setting up
better version control.
_And_ I got to bond with my dad this morning, too. We looked for
music. Couldn’t find any decent musicals at Music One. They had the
movie soundtrack for Phantom of the Opera, but I want the Broadway
version because Raoul sounds like such a wuss in the movie. ;) Time to
look for Rent, Cats, and all of those other musicals…
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why do I have to write all this syntactic sugar to just do the canonical “Hello, world”?
I firmly believe that the canonical “Hello, world” program is one of
the worst ways to introduce Java, or even programming in general.
I like BlueJ. It’s a nice, clean, object-oriented environment that
immediately visualizes the difference between objects and classes and
allows students to interact with objects before they even see Java
code. I like the way BlueJ lets you interact with complex systems,
learning about control structures and logic along the way.
A popular Python tutorial starts with using Python as a calculator
instead of just getting it to print strings. Isn’t that a great way
for people to see how immediately useful a programming language can
I wouldn’t start an Emacs Lisp tutorial with (print “Hello, world!”).
I would start it by taking a look at an existing function and
Languages should not all be taught the same way. Just because we might
have learned with “Hello, world” doesn’t mean that “Hello, world” is
the best way to learn how to program. I think there are better ways to
teach computer science, and I want to spend a fairly significant chunk
of my life looking for them.
You can, too. Just remember that you can improve on the way things
have always been done.
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