February 6, 2007

Democamp was lots of fun

February 6, 2007 - Categories: democamp

After I unpacked and put away all my stuff, I headed to No Regrets to
catch Democamp, Toronto’s awesome techscene get-together. I missed the
Democamp scene while I was away!

Project Who’s Who is underway. We’ll figure out what to do with all
these photos soon.

I think the coolest thing to come out of this is that we’ll adopt Will
Pate into our group. He’ll like hanging out with them, and we’ll like
him too. He’s a geek with a great sense of humor, and he’s around our
ages. Yes, we’ll assimilate him if he lets us. =)

Random Emacs symbol: menu-bar-emerge-menu – Function: Prefix command (definition is a keymap associating keystrokes with commands).

Hmm. Problem.

February 6, 2007 - Categories: life

No adapter for cellphone.

No alarm clock.

Hmm.

Random Emacs symbol: menu-bar-ediff-misc-menu – Function: Prefix command (definition is a keymap associating keystrokes with commands).

I have so much reading to catch up on!

February 6, 2007 - Categories: school

This is good. I think I’m going to be an introvert for a while. So
many books and blogs to read, so much to write…

Random Emacs symbol: mapcar – Function: Apply FUNCTION to each element of SEQUENCE, and make a list of the results.

Made my own lunch today!

February 6, 2007 - Categories: cooking

Brought two grilled cheese sandwiches that I made this morning. This is good. I should time it next time…

Random Emacs symbol: inferior-lisp-filter-regexp – Variable: *What not to save on inferior Lisp’s input history.

Day 1

February 6, 2007 - Categories: school

My thesis is getting off the ground. Yay!

I’ve *so* much to catch up on. I don’t have to make up my own
exercises to learn more about sales and marketing. Right now my
instincts are telling me to catch up on Enterprise 2.0 (*so* much has
been going on!); to live, breathe and eat it, and to write as much as
I can.

Now is no time to rest. =) Let’s rock.

Random Emacs symbol: muse-regexp-use-character-classes – Variable: Indicate whether to use extended character classes like [:space:].

What was I thinking?

February 6, 2007 - Categories: school

Why on earth was I feeling frustrated with my thesis? One day on the
IBM intranet, and I’m full of energy and raring to go. I can’t wait to
prototype that search engine, and I can’t wait to see all these Web
2.0 concepts in action. I love being around such awesome people, and I
can’t wait to figure out how to make this my day job!

I have to move fast, because the swell is building and I want to
catch the wave…

Random Emacs symbol: eshell-last-async-proc – Variable: When this foreground process completes, resume command evaluation.

Level up!

February 6, 2007 - Categories: life

My kitchen cupboard is organized again, or at least as well-organized
as it can be given that I have to cram everything into one cubic meter
with three shelves. One of my decisions for 2007 is to buy organic
whenever possible, and thus upgrade my quality of life.

I picked up organic toothpaste from the Noah health food store near
Bloor and Spadina. Standing in front of the shelves, I was overwhelmed
by all the choices, but one of the other shoppers helped me out. I
guess people in health food stores tend to strike up conversations
with other people in health food stores…

I also bought Burt’s Bees day cream. I’ve never used day cream before,
but it seems to be an essential part of other people’s personal care.
Winter is really drying, whether you’re inside or outside, and this
might help.

I’ve resumed the CookOrDie project, too. Today I had grilled cheese
sandwiches for lunch and creamy boscaiola for dinner. Look, I followed
a recipe for once! =) It’s really simple: fry chopped bacon and sliced
mushrooms in oil until golden, add cream and cook over high heat until
you can coat the back of a spoon (stir constantly!), add a chopped
spring onion and toss with pasta. It was a good meal. I’ll do it
again tomorrow to see if I’ve gotten the hang of it.

Random Emacs symbol: muse-publish-escape-specials – Function: Escape specials from BEG to END using style-specific :specials.

Off the phone network

February 6, 2007 - Categories: travel

I seem to have left my Nokia phone adapter in the Philippines. If
you’ve been trying to reach me at +1 416 823 2669, please send me
e-mail instead. =) Thanks!

Random Emacs symbol: gnus-thread-sort-by-total-score – Function: Sort threads by the sum of all scores in the thread.

Scored a power adapter!

February 6, 2007 - Categories: life

See, this is why I have two phones… one’s a backup! The Motorola
PEBL isn’t as nice as my Nokia, though, so if I can take a
no-longer-used power adapter off someone’s hands, that would be even
better. =)

Random Emacs symbol: eshell-unix-initialize – Function: Initialize the UNIX support/emulation code.

Fully booked

February 6, 2007 - Categories: life

Wow, I have social activities booked for the next two weeks. This will
be interesting.

Random Emacs symbol: define-key – Function: In KEYMAP, define key sequence KEY as DEF.