~/.diary schedule


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
A1XGive Neko 1.6ml of antibiotics — evening from 2004.05.11 {{Tasks:1045}}
A2XGive Neko 1.6ml of antibiotics — afternoon from 2004.05.11 {{Tasks:1044}}
A3XGive Neko 1.6ml of antibiotics and clean her wound — morning from 2004.05.11 {{Tasks:1043}}
A4CPrepare exercises for PinoyJUG session tomorrow (TaskPool)
A5CSend Australia visa application to Stars Travel {{Tasks:1031}} {{Schedule:9:00-9:30}} (TripToAuAndNz)
B1CCome up with personal policies for the syllabus {{Tasks:944}} (CS21A.Teaching)
B2CSend objects presentation to other CS21A faculty {{Tasks:1035}} {{Schedule:13:30-14:00}} (SchoolWork)


3. Aikido

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Whoops. Surprised to find out that I'm handling the PinoyJUG newbie track tomorrow (I _hope_ this is in a lab; it'd be insane to do it as a lecture?). That doesn't leave me much time for aikido, so I'm going to try to make it to today's session instead.

I'll have to prepare lots of exercises for people tomorrow. They want practice in if/while/for/arrays, they'll get that kind of practice...

2. Talked to Dr. Rodrigo regarding graduate school

If I continue with my MA Education majoring in Information Technology Integration, I would probably work on

- a wearable system for student information (scan someone's ID / key

in location, grab all the submissions and notes I have on that person)

- modeling student mistakes through program analysis and automatically

suggesting corrective exercises

I could also go for an MS CS instead. If I do, then I should take some theory courses next semester.

I asked Dr. Rodrigo for advice. She is our department chair, after all, and would know how best to go about this further studies thing. I was surprised when she frankly told me to consider distance education if my parents felt uncomfortable about sending me abroad right now. The Ateneo CS program isn't meant for people with solid CS backgrounds, and I'd get much more value out of other courses. She advised me to take research-oriented courses. If I decide to take MS courses here, I should go for research- or project-oriented completion of course requirements.

I'm not too keen on studying in La Salle or UP LB (teaching would be difficult with that kind of a commute!), so I guess distance education will have to do--at least until my application elsewhere pushes through.

1. Met with Dr. Sarmenta

We talked about CS21A. He's enthusiastic about the objects-first approach suggested by BlueJ. I need to prepare the exercises and other materials so that we can distribute them during the first week of classes.