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
A1XReply {{Tasks:417}} (E-Mail from Eric Belpaire)
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14:30 18:00 classes suspended
15:00 16:30 26th University Service Awards Program, HS Covered Courts


8. Advice for social networking services

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7. Bot implants

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Freaked someone out with my data collection capabilities. ;)
 <shapr> sachac: you know so much about me!
 <sachac> shapr: Whoops. ;) EmacsChannelDemographics, plus #emacs
 <sachac> shapr: I have notes on other people too.
 * sachac laughs.
 <shapr> how did you know I'm both a Finnish and Swedish resident?
 * shapr is impressed.
 <shapr> You must have a superior memory.
 <sachac> shapr: BBDB. ;)
 <shapr> wow
 <sachac> shapr: I also know you've played around with IPv6...
 <sachac> shapr: ... #symbian #widian #twisted @#emacs #haskell #orkut, last time
          I peeked...
 * sachac laughs.
 <sachac> Data collection. <vague handwaving> I can delete it from my BBDB if you
          want, but it's kinda cute knowing this trivia.
 <shapr> I should learn how to use BBDB
 <shapr> how do you know that? ;-)
 * shapr can guess
 <shapr> impressive.
 <shapr> no, I don't mind at all.
 <shapr> It's nice to know someone outside my direct family is interested enough
         to record that info about me :-)
 * shapr feels ego swell
 <shapr> anyways,
 <shapr> last I remember (without BBDB) you were doing a graduate degree, is that
         still true?
 <shapr> has the FSF lured you away from your secret tropical hideaway to the land
         of big money for open source coders?
 * shapr googles for sachac
 <Peacimowen> bbdb?
 <shapr> big brother data base
 <sachac> shapr: Actually, this started from our conversation about Dvorak in
          #emacs (don't remember when, though) when we noticed the high proportion
          of Dvorak users among Emacs users.
 <shapr> it's written in elisp
 <Peacimowen> o_O?
 <sachac> Peacimowen: A contact manager for Emacs.
 <shapr> you know emacs?
 <Peacimowen> I know of emacs
 <sachac> Peacimowen: I've also used it to simulate bot-like behavior, though.
 <sachac> shapr: I took a few units toward an MA Education after finishing my BS
          CS, but as CS Ed isn't really a research area here, I'm eyeing schools
          in Australia (very active in CS Ed conferences).
 <shapr> sachac: have you seen my "I am not a koala" kinesis remapping?
 <sachac> shapr: ERC hooked into BBDB, so when I /whois, it captures as much
          information as I can.
 <shapr> remapping originally suggested by kensanata, he of much brain.
 <Peacimowen> I've never touched emacs.. I just know it exists.
 <shapr> Peacimowen: it is very powerful
 <sachac> shapr: As it can, that is. No, I haven't seen your kinesis
          remapping... <laugh>
 <sachac> Peacimowen: It's really cool.

6. Internationalization/localization in Filipino

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From Mike S. Lacanilao on PLUG: <blockquote> this only reminds me that we filipino dont really like to have or at least to see a tagalized version of international apps.. isn't good to have this recognition for our country.. </blockquote>

I think it's nice, like the way I think it's nice that cellphones come with Filipino prompts and Filipino sections in their manuals. I know a number of people who set their phones to the Filipino interface. I think it's nice to have Filipino as a choice on ATMs. I think it's nice that train announcements are done in English and Filipino.

But personally, I prefer the English terms because that's what I started out with, at least for technical things. I use a cellphone, not a selpon. I'd rather see "Settings saved." than "Na-save na ang settings mo." or something like that. &lt;shrug&gt;

I'm not against the Filipino language. If having localized interfaces means that more people will feel comfortable on the Net, then well and good.

5. Checking for unmatched parentheses

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M-x check-parens

4. Eric's testimonial

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I know a hacker named Eric,
Who is certainly not geek generic
    He is better than me
    At music and C
And in graphics and games he's demonic.

3. coke made a background

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coke made a desktop background using one of my pictures. Here's the thumbnail:

If you want to grab the picture, get it from <nowiki>http://sacha.sachachua.com/notebook/pics/sacha_of_borg.png</nowiki> (~700k, fairly big).

2. Reading a book in Emacspeak

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From Nath on the emacspeak mailing list: <blockquote> You can try C-e n which will read you the text until you stop the speech by pressing C-e s but the cursor will stay at the position it was just before you run the command. Sorry I don't know the command which will cause the cursor to move in the same time the text is read. </blockquote>

E-Mail from Nath

1. New comic strip

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According to fsbot, the bot on #emacs:

reeality is a new dilbertesq/UFesq comic strip: http://www.ee.ryerson.ca/~elf/reeality