January 25, 2006

Taming the TODO

January 25, 2006 - Categories: presentation

I gave a presentation on Taming the TODO for the New to Linux Users
Group. It was a very small session, just five people in the audience,
but worth giving anyway. I learned more about the topic as I presented
it, and people enjoyed my enthusiasm. =)

(PDF, OpenOffice.org 2.0)

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Metadata class

January 25, 2006 - Categories: -Uncategorized

The metadata class was okay. The professor doesn’t just read off the
slides. She tells stories sometimes, too. I’m glad that we don’t have
too many oral presentations, though… <laugh> My classmates
were informative, but tended to read off the slides.

Scopus – scholarly search on steroids

January 25, 2006 - Categories: research

I am totally in love with Scopus. Try using it to search for scholarly papers. It pwns Google Scholar for structured search. ;)

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Who Moved My Oatmeal?

January 25, 2006 - Categories: Uncategorized

My oatmeal has gone missing. I really, really, really should’ve
scribbled my name on it.

I wrote a note on my receipt (thank goodness I keep records!) asking
if anyone had seen my open paper pack of quick-cooking oatmeal. A
Post-it addendum apologized if I’d been unknowingly taking from
someone else’s supplies and asks that I be informed so that I can
check with the supermarket or just absorb the loss and buy another
pack. A third Post-it note added that if people had been mistaking my
oatmeal for the intact one-minute oatmeal buried behind the brown
sugar on someone else’s shelf, then no problem, but please stop moving
my oatmeal.

Life is too complicated for 8:00 in the morning.

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A waste of mangoes

January 25, 2006 - Categories: -Uncategorized

<sigh> I miss the Philippines and mangoes that ripen beautifully.
I tried one of the mangoes today, and it wasn’t sweet. I should’ve
checked the others regularly.

Next time: put them all in the fruits compartment instead of leaving
them out (remember, indoor heating makes it _warmer_ than home!), and
check them every day.

If I find a proper mango here, I’m going to splurge on getting it.