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
A1XMake what-is-the-output and fix-the-program questions for the midterms

1. Yet more haiku

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How warm the sun is! I cannot reach it from here, but I'm glad it's there. ///
Cliff's edge. I look down and am steadied by the winds that play with my hair. ///
It is not yet spring. There are no cherry blossoms, but the tree remains. ///
Fruits before flowers — seeds are planted and nurtured before they can bloom. ///
Each plum bears in it the promise of blossoms. All things in season. ///
Frames of a movie — we fill in the space between thirty a second. ///
From the shadows cast, I feel the warmth of the sun. Oh, what a good day! ///
No one can own cats, but you have won their respect. They'll stay by your hearth. ///

2. CS21A: Time -- education

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I gave the students a Time exercise today - getHour(), getMinute(), getSecond(), Time(hour, minute, second), addSecond(), subtractSecond(), addSeconds(n). Everyone got rather freaked out by it, which probably means they'll do a lot of studying over the weekend. I probably should have done a little more bridging and reassurance, plus some English-language working out...

3. Kigo haiku

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Small cherry blossoms — soon they will be ready. Then: a sudden blizzard. ///
Spring storms are too wild. Gentle snow and calm fires in winter, perhaps. ///
Spring water is cold... Too scared to jump into it, I test with my toes. ///
The mountain beckons, plum trees hinting at blossoms. The path leads away. ///
Autumn leaves crackle, but the deer keep their secrets. They pass without trace. ///

4. How to support assistive technologies

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5. Gambas Almost Means Basic

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Looking for something like Visual Basic for Linux? http://gambas.sourceforge.net

6. Today's class: Somewhat harassed

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Slept late because of Vaio to Lifebook migration. Despite care, have inadvertently zapped my planner CVS repository, so have initialized a new repository (RCS this time, so it also gets ). Also, seem to have misplaced gallery files, which means I need to download the student projects again.

CS123 test moved to next Thursday. I haven't finished writing comments on all the first drafts. Am soooo looking forward to the weekend.

Did actually finish the midterm questions I was supposed to make...