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Tasks
Priorities - A: high, B: medium, C: low; Status - _: unfinished, X: finished, C: cancelled, P: pending, o: in progress, >: delegated. Covey quadrants - Q1 & Q3: urgent, Q1 & Q2: important
A1XGet Bible
A2XText Mom and say I can be picked up any time
A3XSend George my Ph104 notes, ask him for readings too
A4XFind out what just broke
AXAnd from the TaskPool, too.
A6XConfirm it
A7XCheck if that works now
A8XMake sure save-window-excursion doesn't break anything.
A9XFix planner-create-task to not move cursor
A10XOrganize philosophy readings
A11XMail everyone my notes
A12XBuy a bucketload of bull clips
A13XPhotocopy readings
A14XGet technology and other readings from bbdb://Nicolette.*Baysa for Ph104
A15XMap planner-create-task to a convenient keyboard shortcut
A16XFix planner delegated task
A17XFix emacs-wiki-report-threshold
A18XIsolate and fix planner-wiki bug
Schedule
11:00 Ph104
12:30 Have readings reproduced, eat lunch at KFC
14:30 Th151 presentation on fidelity
15:30 Drop by Faura
16:30 Organize Philosophy papers in server room
17:20 Leave for home and eat at Greenbelt 3
20:24 Resume work
Notes

1. locked out of the dorm : 12:01

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Pfft. Got locked out of the dorm. The guard doesn't seem to be in the lobby, so I guess she's walking around inspecting the room. That's what I get for stubbornly trying to track down that pesky PlannerMode and EmacsWiki interaction problem. For some reason, my emacs-publish-batch isn't doing the right thing. I'll worry about that over the weekend. But I'm only a minute late...

2. the onset of a malady : 12:10

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I seem to be developing a sore throat, having overused my voice today. I hope it will clear up in time for my talk on open source this March 7. At the very least, I am learning how to speak in front of small crowds... small crowds. Such a strange phrase.

3. sweet looking laptop : 10:15

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http://info.lindows.com/mobilepc/mobilepc.htm

From the site:

At just 2.9 lbs, the $799 Lindows Mobile PC is a featherweight, but it weighs in with such features as LindowsOS, a 933mhz VIA processor, 256MB RAM, USB 2.0, Firewire, Ethernet, and a crisp 12.1" TFT display, plus a PCMCIA slot to add even more functionality such as wireless networking. No other computer is as ideally suited for carry-around mobility as the affordable, under 3lb, Lindows Mobile PC. You'll find yourself taking it with you everywhere!

If I ever get one of those, you can bet that I'll install Debian on it really quickly. But the page makes no mention of battery life, and I'm not sure if the lower price is due to the lack of Windows tax (but it can't be that big!) or the lack of a long battery. It seems too thin for a major battery...

In contrast, however, my computer is - Processor: Transmeta Crusoe? TM5800 (733MHz) - Memory: 256MB SDRAM, max. 256MB (PC133) - Disk Capacity: 20GB - Display: 8.9" Wide TFT Colour (1024 x 600 pixels) - Storage Device: External PCMCIA CD-ROM - OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional - Dimensions: 231(W) x 149.5(D) x 26.5(H) mm - Weight Approx. 880g

So my computer is around 1.90 lbs, which is _so_ much sleeker than the subnotebook. Oh well.

4. planner bug : 10:16

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Apparently, I definitely need to do a cd in the emacs-wiki-publish...

5. planner index : 10:29

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It should be easy to modify the WikiIndex so that it splits planner entries off and provides a link to today's entry... I might event want to double-publish today as PlannerToday.

6. citation : 10:35

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A concise guide to Turabian-style footnotes and other forms of citation can be found at http://www.lib.duke.edu/libguide/within.htm and is stored in ../learn/citation.html Oh, dear, seems to have disappeared from my hard disk...

7. ph104 : 11:12

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We've signed up for orals on 2003.03.01 . The citation convention is at the Kostka photocopier.

8. emacs-wiki : 12:57

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Emacs Wiki index needs a function to say whether a planner page should be indexed or not..

9. kfc promos : 13:34

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KFC has an afternoon treats promo that lets me get regular drink + regular fries for P19 (lemonade: P 15 reg, fries: P 20). Active from 2 to 6.

10. foldback clips : 13:37

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My eternal thanks go to the inventor(s) of foldback clips. They are absolutely wonderful, and have helped me impose some sort of order on the reams and reams of Philosophy readings that - it turns out - I must have properly catalogued and annotated by Monday. We're not just talking about the last set of readings, mind you, but all the readings our esteemed Philosophy teacher has ever given. I hope he doesn't ask me to talk about the pages I used for scratch. I will bring them in that little rolling cart I normally use for clothes; I suppose that would be quite a statement.

11. philo notes : 14:10

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After philosophy class ended, a number of my classmates asked me to send my notes to them. Apparently, the fact that I get near-transcriptions of Fr. David's speeches (verbatim if I'm not distracted and he pauses often). I am surprised to see that my notes have reached 256K. I sent them a URL to my planner-managed site at http://richip.dhs.org/~sachac/notebook/wiki/Ph104.html, of course.

12. planner day links : 14:13

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I'd like to add planner day links for previous day entry (might not be yesterday) and next day entry (might not be today).

13. th151 presentation : 14:29

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Just in case we're presenting today.

Fidelity is something we know from our everyday lives. We cannot separate it from faith. In fact, we call fidelity faithfulness. So we know what it means to be faithful to someone. Our fidelity is not about our faith in others, but about their faith in us, and faithfulness is keeping our promise to them and living up to their trust.

We also know what faithlessness is. Some people here might be from broken families. Some people here might have been betrayed by friends. We know what it's like to break a promise and to let someone down. That's sin. We know how it destroys things. We know how cheating on someone destroys our relationship with them, even if they never find out.

So we understand what Christian faith tells us about faithfulness, and we understand why we need to pray for strength. Many people pray that they are given the strength and the understanding to be more faithful to other people, so they can be better friends, better children, better people.

Fidelity is not being stubborn or thinking just one thing. The only thing constant in life is change, and part of being faithful is adapting to change, not forcing other people or yourself to stay the same. We make mistakes, and we should learn from them.

We might not be aware of these mistakes. For example, racism might not obvious to people who are racists. They think it's only natural. Fidelity means recognizing that we shouldn't just do what we've always done, but we should think about it carefully.

Very, very, very rarely, fidelity might even mean realizing that you've made the wrong commitment. For example, you might be committed to getting high grades, which is not a bad thing. But if you start cheating just to keep up your grades, something is wrong. That is why we need to periodically reexamine ourselves and our commitments.

That happens far less than another, more serious problem. Our problem is that we give up too quickly. People break up over the smallest things. People fight and separate for very selfish reasons. Fidelity requires strength. It requires will. That's why we pray for the strength to be better people - to be better sons and daughters, to be better friends.

The bottom line is that fidelity is faithfulness, so we cannot talk about fidelity without talking about faith. We're not just talking about our faith in others, but also of their faith in us. This is why you feel terrible when you backstab a friend or cheat on a spouse. You have betrayed their trust. You have broken your promises. Sin is like that. God has faith in us. He knows that we can be good people. When we sin, we betray that trust. That's why we pray for the strength to be faithful.

14. byron uy : 15:38

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Ran into Byron Uy again. He's still looking for a job. Told him Cebu might not be such a bad idea after all. He gave me "The Authoritative Calvin and Hobbes" as a belated Valentine's gift.

15. organizing philosophy papers : 17:13

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I think I've gotten a callus on my right hand from those pullback clips. Marvelous invention, they are. If I've learned nothing else from philosophy class, at least I've learned a little more about organizing paper. Look - I even tried to make sure the width fit the text, although I seem to have bought too few 0.75" clips and too many 1.25" ones.

16. oops, nearly forgot to leave photocopies : 17:14

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I nearly forgot to leave the photocopies I borrowed. Nicolette Baysa's planning to pick them up tomorrow. Good thing I remembered before we left Ateneo - I'd hate to have reneged.

17. integrative project reminder : 17:16

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Dr. Sarmenta reminded me that he'd like to see a draft of our paper before the deadline, and that Jam should be doing stuff too.

18. picked up mom at pricesmart : 18:01

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And she has strawberries! =)

19. food : 20:26

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We ate at the taqueria in the Greenbelt 3 food court. Pretty good food. My mom and I both had chicken burrito meals, and I gained a better appreciation of refried beans.

20. chris haravata --- blog : 20:39

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Chris Haravata mailed me asking for a landline number so that he can get in touch with me. I wonder what's up. Checking out his blog, I find out that he also does intro computer science classes... goodie!
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