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
A1XFollow up with ACM re membership {{Tasks:4}}
A2XDetermine how to do network install of basic system {{Tasks:18}} (LabSetup)
A3XTest if Thomas Gehrlein's feature really works {{Tasks:21}}
A4XDocument the Java CD collection. {{Tasks:13}}
A5XAcknowledge book {{Tasks:17}}

7. Testing remember : 14:48

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Let's try it out!

6. Really funky BBDB aliases : 17:07

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4. Remembering things : 23:02

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3. Puzzles and games: addressing different learning styles in teaching operating systems concepts : 22:55

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Lots of ideas for teaching operating systems. I remember the crosswords from CS161 and I intend to have crossword and find-and-match exercises. (Should go through the word puzzle book) The paper described a process state transition game and a battlethreads game. The Battlethreads game looks like a good way to emphasize the difference between processes and threads. The process state transition game looks a bit complex and the paper has some cautionary notes.

I'd like to learn under these teachers.

_Very_ interesting citations.

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Although we probably won't have computers during class sessions - this is, after all the IBM Room, and we'll probably have a sucky projector too - students might be able to do programming exercises in order to understand operating systems concepts. Students will need Knoppix or another Linux distribution; if I have them install it early, then they can get a quick introduction to C and system calls.

Could this be a potential overlap with systems programming? OS is supposed to prepare them for that anyway. Who knows, they might even replace parts of the OS in their systems programming course. We discussed pairing the operating systems course with the systems programming course during the curriculum review, so it's probably not a bad idea.

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Went to school today in order to help out with the labs and drop off the files I needed burned to a CD. Surprised to find out that we did not have networked Norton Ghost and that software installation was a tedious, manual process. Had wanted file associations, start menus and shortcuts properly. See LabSetup for more notes.

Swapped ACM stories with Doc Mana and Eric. Think like they had tons of fun training. Am torn between helping out and keeping distance. Figure that helping out with training a better idea, as will learn more and besides, am not sure will be judge again next year.

Hacked on planner.el some more. Glad to see planner.el contributors are discovering each other's work. =)

Should remember not to panic, or to be very very careful when one does.