~/.diary schedule

8:30 9:30 CS21A at F227
10:30 11:30 CS110 at F227
11:30 12:30 CS21A at F227
13:30 15:30 CS139.3 at F227



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
B2XCheck out EmacsWiki#RecentChanges from 2004.07.05
B3XWork on PlannerMode from 2004.07.05
C1XCheck out Ph.D. Comics from 2004.07.03
C2XCheck out Foxtrot from 2004.07.03
C3XCheck out Helen, Sweetheart of the Internet from 2004.07.03
A1XWork on FurtherStudies from 2004.07.05
A2XDo some SchoolWork from 2004.07.04
A3XResume reading at page 70 for FurtherStudies from 2004.06.16
A4XWork on FurtherStudies from 2004.07.01
A5XDo some SchoolWork from 2004.07.03
A6XMake a WeeklyReport from 2004.07.03
A7XWork on FurtherStudies from 2004.07.03
A8XDo some SchoolWork from 2004.07.05
B4XInform the other people in the department (SchoolWork)
B5XResume reading at page 77 for FurtherStudies (FurtherStudies)
B6XReply from E-Mail from Andrew J. Korty (PlannerModeCompletedTasks)
B7XWrite my resignation letter (SchoolWork)
B8XHelp Debbie from E-Mail from Deborah M. Villa (TaskPool)
B9XReply from E-Mail from andrew philip moris (TaskPool)
B10XReply from E-Mail from Richi's server (TaskPool)
B11XReply from E-Mail from Maggie (TaskPool)
B12XReply from E-Mail from Richi's server (TaskPool)
C5XPack for school from 2004.07.03


6. Ooooh, new toy!

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In a fit of generosity, my parents got me a Sony Cybershot digital camera. I can take lots of pictures now! Whee!

It has more features than I know how to use, so I'll need to study it a bit. Would be fun to post pics of places and people or whatnot.

5. Family bonding in the time of Google

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My eldest sister Ching just texted to ask if I wanted a Gmail invite. She had a spare. I thanked her and told her I already had one. It was nice of her to offer, though! =)

4. Class reflections

- CS21A: Walked through the <nop>GuessingGame and <nop>CrystalBall

exercises. It looked like everyone's on track. Mentioned my decision to my MIS class. Okay class session.

- CS110: Told the class what was going to happen. Reviewed chapter

  1. Reviewed arrays and linked lists. Discussed array and linked-list implementation of stacks by describing the behavior of a stack and asking them to define push and pop. Mixed success, but seemed like a good exercise. Next up: queues, deques, and sequences.

- CS139.3: Told the class what was going to happen. Had a fruitful

review session of the past five problems. Made sure everyone knew how to read input. Promised to discuss Arbitrage and Kissing Cousins on Wednesday. Okay class session, although small.

3. Lessons learned

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- Argentina Beef Loaf tastes more like vienna sausages than like

SPAM. Eww. Doesn't get nice and crisp, either. Vienna sausages are nice, but the beef loaf was just... strange.

- Haven't quite figured out how to freeze vegetables well. Must find

sustainable way to eat green vegetables.

- Three-cheese lasagna ingredients seem frightfully expensive. Must

check if I actually use up all the cheese in one or two servings. (Probably not.)

Today: Unremarkable rice, beef loaf, egg.

Tomorrow: Make up for today by treating myself to a nice three-cheese lasagna using the mini-sheets Mom got.

2. Documentary: me using Emacs? ;)

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Andy Sy said: <blockquote> Is there a film documentary available somewhere showing you how you use Emacs? God knows I've tried and tried to get the hang of it and still find myself heavily disliking Emacs.

I want to visually experience someone else using Emacs to see if it's really more efficient to do things like mail, news, web browsing (??!? how do you do that without graphics?) in it.

I don't see it displacing SciTE as my favorite editor anytime, but perhaps Mozilla as my email/news client of choice...? </blockquote>

And in another post...

<blockquote> More like mind-numbing for me, because there are just too many keybindings to remember and it is so annoying when you get them wrong. Anyway, I was hoping someone would make a film documentary showing Sacha (or some other Emacs guru) doing everday stuff under Emacs, to see how much of a speed and efficiency advantage it has (if any) compared to using say, Mozilla for browsing newsgroups/replying to email, and perhaps SciTE, for editing programs. </blockquote>

E-Mail from Andy Sy

1. "Searching for the Perfect OS"

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Both Microsoft and Apple Computer are promoting technology that makes it possible for users to search for information on their computer's hard drive regardless of what format it is in through their Longhorn and Tiger offerings, respectively. MIT computer science professor and Haystack ... http://www.acm.org/technews/articles/2004-6/0702f.html#item8

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