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
A1XWrite a function that extracts the N most recent headlines from a plan page. {{Tasks:100}} (PlannerModeCompletedTasks)
A2XWrite a function that extracts the headlines from a plan page. {{Tasks:99}} (PlannerModeCompletedTasks)
A3XCreate an RSS feed for headlines {{Tasks:92}} (PlannerModeCompletedTasks)
A4XTrack down save cycle {{Tasks:98}} (../../notebook/emacs/planner/planner-id.el)
A5XMount jigsaw puzzle {{Tasks:97}}
A6XFinish jigsaw puzzle {{Tasks:96}}
A7XSet up standalone trackback {{Tasks:95}}
A8XMock up an RSS feed of headlines {{Tasks:91}} (PlannerModeCompletedTasks)
A9XUpdate planner-mode on server as forgot to include number in planner-renumber-notes. Silly. {{Tasks:93}} (PlannerModeCompletedTasks)
A10XFigure out how to do CGI on richi's server {{Tasks:94}}
A11XDownload the RSS specification {{Tasks:90}} (RememberEl)
A12XTest creating a task from a day page {{Tasks:89}} (2003.11.22#9)
A13XAdd reverse to planner-renumber-notes for people who use reverse chronological notes {{Tasks:84}} (PlannerModeCompletedTasks)
A14XRecompile kernel to include psaux support {{Tasks:86}} (LinuxLaptop)
A15XRepublish wiki with cute new layout {{Tasks:85}}
A16XConfigure new kernel {{Tasks:35}} (LinuxLaptop)
A17XGet a copy of Felder, R. M. and Solomon, B. A., "Index of Learning Styles# (ILS)," North Carolina State University, Available at http://www2.ncsu.edu/unity/lockers/users/f/felder/public/ILSpage.html {{Tasks:25}} (TeachingIdeas)
B1XUpdate the emacs-wiki entry. {{Tasks:82}} (RememberEl)

18. Getting the hang of slides : 23:26

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I'm starting to get the hang of <gasp> lecturing - I can prepare slides and talk. I find I'm much more comfortable when I have little exercises for the students to do.


17. At last! The jigsaw puzzle's mounted! : 22:02

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The thing that took 16+ hours of my life is now properly mounted on illustration board - nicely centered, too, as if I'd planned the whole thing - and I mounted it all by myself! Yay! Wahoo!

(Of course, would probably never have finished it had it not been for the efforts of Jerome Punzalan and Dominique Cimafranca, who also spent around 16 hours of their lives on the thing.)


I feel appropriately into puzzles and crafts. I still have an almost-full can of craft adhesive - I'm tempted to go get more puzzles...

16. Book notes for programming contest history : 16:08

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- organize by year - mike line number - neil no indententation - curriculum now used, but spread over several months - kicked out of rooms - teaching without computers - games that kept us going - contact ma'am sonia (ask Mario) - chipi will make a yahoogroup - decide on - slightly like a textbook. what programs were significant. - neil: maybe we have too many goals. if it's a textbook, why not just buy an algorithms book? - mike: book about the problems. - jerome: how was this problem important to our learning? - mike: chaos theory - strategies - good insight on how to design problems - what to do when you're a judge - experience when the SEARCC was hosted here - judges did not make the problems, no description for error checking, input wrong, judges not aware of the contest specs - if you're are organizer, make sure that the judges are those who made the problems and that they're aware of how the contests should go - shifting into the different contests: micromouse - per year - how we learned as a group, on a year-to-year basis - what happened to you, personally, in that year - write all the stories first, then find a theme - what we've done as a group to evolve with the times - time, stack no longer big issues: manual recursion! - paradigm shifts - our approach complemented by real-time events that have bene happening to us - people who couldn't compete any more, etc. - what have we been doing. we've all been coming back. if you're interested in this (contests), from any standpoint, then this might be something you're interested in. - they have something in common. - we're really into analyzing how to make something work, and we actually have something that we can call our own. - permutation algorithm thing - 5 years later: I proved it! It works! - Roman numerals brute force - not having the books - language limitations of QBASIC - just tell stories and we'll see what comes out of it - little side stories - india: cards - pictures - pisay. all of the years, covered yung pisay - whatever outcome that helps you further in life - breakdown personally of experiences, breakthrough, pictures, whatever else. - outline within 1 to 2 weeks - storybook with puzzles in between - fairly deep analysis - keep things on the light side - is this a sign that we're getting old? - mike: I can no longer be at this level - we've actually achieved quite a lot at this point and we want to share quite a bit. - comparing ourselves to the international teams, we still need a bit more insight. but we're on the other side already. backchannel. we have to share it somehow. - lots of title suggestions

15. Romance of the Three Kingdoms : 15:20

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Neil Ongkingko is looking for the Romance of the Three Kingdoms, paper or electronic

14. Standalone trackback : 11:30

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Must ask Richi very nicely about this.

13. link text handling : 11:10

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12. link text handling : 11:10

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11. link text handling : 11:10

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10. link text handling : 11:10

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Oh, blast. I think there's no easy way to handle tasks created from notes, at least not if it's in the parens. A better way would be to make it a separate annotation.


9. Tasks from notes : 11:01

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On day pages, a task created from a note should contain a reference to the note. However, only one task should be created on that day page.

On plan pages, a task created from a note should contain a reference to the note. Two tasks will be created - one on the plan page and one on the day page. The plan page task will refer to the day page while the day page refers to the plan page. Updating the day page task should update the plan page task as well. This presents a problem, as the link text might disappear when we copy or move the task. We should test this.

8. Spiffy new website look: 02:42

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Stolen shamelessly from John Wiegley

7. Debian problems : 01:03

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Looks like some Debian machines were cracked. According to forcer:

- master (Bug Tracking System) - murphy (mailing lists) - gluck (web, cvs) - klecker (security, non-us, web search, www-master)

6. Official maintainer : 00:57

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I am now the official maintainer of remember.el, another fine module authored by John Wiegley. I've been using it to maintain this wikiblog. In fact, this entry is written in a Remember buffer.

Check out my notes at RememberEl

5. More elegantly fixed the whitespace problem : 00:24

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Now allowing planner-annotation-functions to return t which means no annotation.

4. Fixed the whitespace problem with planner links. : 00:22

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3. I think there's too much whitespace. : 00:21

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2. And now, testing the reverse-chronological bloggy nature of it all : 00:20

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For more goodness!

1. Testing the new remember: does it really work? : 00:20

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If it works, I should see a timestamp above.