The week was full of starts and stops and starts again. I practiced
Christmas carols with Mike Tsang last Tuesday because I wanted to join
the caroling group for a quick whirl through one of the hospitals, but
I lost my purse on Wednesday and couldn’t make to caroling. (I got my
purse back last Friday, but I’m still waiting for all my cards to be
I went to several client meetings and I’ve been working on some of the
material they need, but I still don’t have access to a wiki I can put
them on. Still, they loved Google Calendar, and I’m glad I showed them
how shared calendars can be awesome.
And oooh, I got the DS Lite I ordered, and I’ve set it up for
sketchblogging. This makes me happy.
No progress on the Emacs book, though. I need to tweak my schedule to
make myself more effective.
And no cooking, either… =(
Goals for next week: Client work, think about job, mindmap chapter
outline and really start filing it in. Already halfway through the
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Random Emacs symbol: cddadr – Function: Return the `cdr’ of the `cdr’ of the `car’ of the `cdr’ of X.
- [ ] What you might be using now - [ ] Your brain - [ ] Paper - [ ] A text file - [ ] A sophisticated task management system - [ ] The power of customization (tell a story) - [ ] Integrating with your non-Emacs life
- [ ] Top-down - [ ] Bottom-up - [ ] Combining both strategies - [ ] The daily and weekly reviews
- [ ] Outline-oriented planning, dynamic views - [ ] Day orientation, more flexibility in prioritizing individual tasks, publishing, sharing additional information
- [ ] A day in the life - [ ] The basics - [ ] Working with tasks - [ ] Viewing your task list - [ ] Prioritizing tasks - [ ] Scheduling tasks - [ ] Viewing your agenda - [ ] Marking a task as done - [ ] Weekly reviews - [ ] Intermediate topics - [ ] Clocking time - [ ] Repeating tasks - [ ] Working with projects - [ ] Working with tags - [ ] Advanced stuff - [ ] Managing multiple identities - [ ] Estimating your time - [ ] Publishing your task list - [ ] Twitter task updates - [ ] Daily task list - [ ] Project summary
- [ ] A day in the life - [ ] The basics - [ ] Working with tasks - [ ] Viewing your task list for the day - [ ] Prioritizing tasks - [ ] Scheduling tasks - [ ] Marking a task as done - [ ] Weekly reviews - [ ] Intermediate topics - [ ] Clocking time - [ ] Working with plan pages - [ ] Task overviews - [ ] Repeating tasks - [ ] Advanced stuff - [ ] Estimating your time - [ ] Publishing your task list - [ ] Private information in your tasks - [ ] Twitter task updates - [ ] Daily task list - [ ] Project summary
Random Emacs symbol: appt-display-format – Variable: How appointment reminders should be displayed.
The tips Joseph Miklojcik shared for reading e-mail in Gnus included this _really_ nifty thing that I hadn’t come across when I set up my Gnus before: multi-pane reading.
You know how modern news readers have a folder pane, a summary pane
and a preview pane?
Well, you can have that too.
(gnus-add-configuration '(article (horizontal 1.0 (vertical 60 (group 1.0)) (vertical 1.0 (summary 0.20 point) (article 1.0))))) (gnus-add-configuration '(summary (horizontal 1.0 (vertical 60 (group 1.0)) (vertical 1.0 (summary 1.0 point)))))
This is good stuff. =)
Random Emacs symbol: sacha/gnus-add-subject-to-bbdb-record – Function: Add datestamped subject note for each person this message has been sent to.