The highlights of my week were the conversations I had. From hot chocolate at Farcoast with Driss (whom I'd last met at the Wikinomics event in February) to hot chocolate at Linux Caffe with Michael (whom I'd just gotten to know over blogs and e-mail) to tea with Ian and Gabriel, my week was just packed with interesting conversations. Add to that the e-mail conversations I've been having and the connections I've made... wow. Great week learning more about this connecting thing. =) More thoughts on that later.
My work permit arrived! I'll be starting on Oct 15. I also took an English language test to prove my proficiency for the skilled worker permanent residency application, and I renewed my social insurance number as well.
Reading and writing - I've been catching up with a number of Enterprise 2.0 blogs. Because Google Reader allows you to view past blog entries by scrolling down, it was easy for me to read, say, all of Luis Suarez's posts on Elsua.net. I've also been working on my book. Less writing this week, more playing around with Emacs. I took another look at Org-mode and realized that it has a number of cool features that I'd wanted to do in Planner, so I might move more of my config over—maybe even make it more of the focus of my book, as it's built into recent versions of Emacs.
Speaking of code: I added many features to my interviewbot in Second Life. I sent the latest version to Stephen Perelgut. It includes a factory that creates an interviewbot based on a stored notecard and personalized for a particular avatar.
I tried out the static trapeze last Tuesday. Although the static trapeze was closer to the ground than the flying trapeze I tried a few months ago, I found it scarier because I didn't have a safety harness on and had to rely on the instructor spotting me. I didn't complete the two-hour lesson because my hands hurt so much that I couldn't hang on to the bars, but that's just because I haven't developed calluses. It's great exercise and upper-body conditioning, though, and I'm looking forward to going back next week. Thinking of the trapeze has also helped me build more exercise into my daily schedule. Today I did 100 crunches, which will come in handy when I need to get my knees up and over the bar!
As for cooking: we made lemon chicken last Friday, and we made sinigang today. Yummy!
Random Emacs symbol: combine-after-change-execute - Function: This function is for use internally in `combine-after-change-calls'.