I met Sam Jacoba because Microsoft sponsored one of our high school
programming competitions. I thought he was really cool. Not evil at
I want to find geeks in the Philippines and learn about what kind of
work they want to do. I’m particularly interested in people who are
looking for bigger challenges or who know of cool jobs.
I want to find business people and learn about the kind of geeks
they’re looking for. I’m particularly interested in clueful companies
with high geek concentration.
I want to find teachers who are interested in improving their teaching
I want to find personal coaches and productivity consultants.
Should I go for the teaching assistantship for Decision Support
Systems? If I accept the job, I’d be handling the lab sessions for the
Is it something I’m excited about? I like teaching. The professor
seems to care about teaching as well, and he handles the tutorials
himself. That’s good. I’ll probably learn a lot from him. Does the
subject itself excite me? Browsing through the textbook turns up a
couple of interesting stuff that I’ll be able to use in groupware
research and later on. It’s a good opportunity to learn about
organizations’ information needs.
Does it fit into my long-term plans? I’ll learn about information
organization and visualization, which might be useful for executive
coaching later on.
Is it worth 6 hours a week or 78 hours of my life? I guess so.
It was cold today, cold enough to drive me back into the dorm in
search of a light leather coat. I took the bobby pins out of my hair
so that my ears would be hidden and warm, and reminded myself that
fall wouldn’t officially begin until late September.