~/.diary schedule
19:15 19:30 Follow up on my book, which should have arrived at AOTS by now
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
A1XWork on FurtherStudies from 2004.11.14
A2XFill in application form for UToronto (FurtherStudies)
BXCopy the look from the previous intranet design (JapanProject)
BXReply about small world: E-Mail%20from%20Paolo%20Vanni%20M.%20Veñegas
B3XReply about small world: E-Mail%20from%20Paolo%20Vanni%20M.%20Ve単egas (TaskPool)
BXReply: E-Mail%20from%20METIU%20Anca
B5XReply about proactive buffer creation: E-Mail%20from%20John%20L.%20Utz,%20III (TaskPool)
B6XReply: E-Mail%20from%20Chiba%20Tomoko (TaskPool)
BXDraft a press release and send it to Richard

7. Google Scholar: 21:04

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http://scholar.google.com - Google for academic papers

I love Google.

6. From Rommel Feria: LPI Certification Exam: 20:59

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We will be having the first paper-based LPI Level 1 Certification Exams this December. There will be 30 slots available. The total cost of the exams (Exam 101 and 102) will be less than or equal to half the online Prometric version (US$200). If you are interested, please do inform me (send email directly) so that I'd know if we are to push through with it this December or move it to January instead.

Am announcing it here to give priority to those from PLUG before it gets advertised anywhere else.

The exams will be held in UP Diliman — on a Saturday (tentatively on Dec. 18) — 9-11AM and 1.30-3.30PM.

rpf0013 AT gmail.com

Argh, another exam I would really, really like to take...


5. More about English: BBC mp3s: 18:35

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Chris Lowis sent this tip:
Maybe radio 4 would interest you : http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/

They have on-line broadcasts, and of all the BBC radio stations they have the most "oxford english" use !

The world service is also good, you should be able to get it on shortwave in Japan, or via the internet: http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/index.shtml

Interesting. Wish their other programs had MP3 downloads, too!


4. Rained in: 17:50

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Don't have an umbrella with me, so I'll stay at the office for another half-hour or so doing my mail.

3. plug-misc and Gnus scoring: 17:34

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I've started automatically scoring down threads and authors in plug-misc, as I'm not really into corny forwarded jokes or me-toos. They're not off-topic for the anything-goes plug-misc, so I can't nudge people into not doing that. Oh well. <grin> S'okay.

2. Stuff to stop mispronouncing: 14:08

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CATegorize, for one. I keep pronouncing it as caTEgorize. There are probably lots of Filipino English things I have to fix so that I comply with the standard... <muses>

Don't suppose there are BBC audio anywhere?

1. Coding system for SQL: 13:36

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"To specify a coding system for converting non-ASCII characters in the input and output to the process, use C-x RET c before M-x <sql-foo>. You can also specify this with C-x RET p in the SQL buffer, after you start the process."

Thanks to bojohan for the tip!