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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
AXRead kanji book chapter 24 (JapanProject)
A1XDo my laundry
B1XCopy Dr. Chignell's phonemail into my mailbox
B2XWrite blog entry about SFC open research forum ... (FurtherStudies)
B3XWork on FurtherStudies from 2004.11.21
B4XSend postcards
B5XWrite mom a postcard
B6XHave dinner
B7XWrite card for Tita Raquel
B8XWrite CS department a postcard
B9XSend lifehack note re timeclock to emacs-wiki-discuss
B10XAdd soloflite to bloglines
B11XFinish unpacking stuff
B12XRewrite planner-timeclock-summary-generate-report to make it compile cleanly.: ../emacs/dev/planner/planner-timeclock-summary.el
B13Xplanner-task-open: 2004.11.26%231 (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B14XMerge planner-timeclock-summary: E-Mail%20from%20Dryice%20Liu (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B15XMerge planner-rdf: E-Mail%20from%20Rainer%20Volz (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B16XMerge ajk's planner-report (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B17XMerge remember-blosxom (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B18XFix this bug from E-Mail from Maciej Kalisiak (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B19XMerge planner-create-note-from-tasks into main: Chat with :ChrisMDP on tolkien.freenode.net%23emacs (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B20XFix docbug: E-Mail from Carl Witty (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B21XFix typos: E-Mail from Dryice Liu (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B22XNomail a number of my lists (TaskPool)
C1XWatch ice-skating on TV ...
B23CModify planner-timeclock so that successive in-progresses do the right thing (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B24CFix this!: E-Mail%20from%20NIIBE%20Yutaka (PlannerModeMaintenance)

1. Soloflite: 16:51

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One of Dominique's friends. Good writing, nice insights. http://soloflite.blogspot.com/

2. Write blog entry about SFC open research forum

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Went to the SFC open research forum last 2004.11.23 to meet Mark Chignell, director of UToronto's Interactive Media Lab. I was a bit nervous about meeting him, as he seems to be the best fit adviser for my graduate studies. Unfortunately, had forgotten to bring a print-out of my CurriculumVitae and my StatementOfPurpose. Although Dr. Chignell said I could e-mail it to him, I decided not to waste the opportunity, so I went to a cybercafe in Shinjuku after lunch. Also noticed some interesting booths listed in the forum guide that I'd missed during my first pass, so definitely wanted to pass by again.

Wandered around the other booths before dropping off the print-outs. Research projects included ambient computing and augmented reality, and were all very well-done. I'd like to get the Philippines to that level of research. Materials were in Japanese, of course. Must study more so that next time something like this happens, I can understand the posters and explanations!

Dr. Chignell demonstrated his spatialized audio conferencing project with Wang and Pierre. Wang used a wireless Sony Vaio U50 in the same room. Pierre was in Canada, but the sound quality was still very good. Spatialization was interesting, although I could have distinguished their voices even without it.

A lot of people were interested, so explanations kept Dr. Chignell very busy. I even had the opportunity to help demonstrate it by chatting in Japanese. Also chatted with Pierre a bit about his research. Apparently, he wasn't associated with the same group, but helped out as their programmer. He knew how useful spatialization could be for audioconferencing, but wasn't sure if there were other applications for it. I mentioned the Nomadic Radio project I read about when I was doing my wearable computing project in fourth year. When Dr. Chignell heard that, he lit up and started recounting tidbits about that paper off the top of his head. Was rather surprised, as I thought he wasn't paying attention to my conversation with Pierre. (It can get very boring when you can hear only one side of the conversation!) Now feel somewhat guilty, as wonder if I missed the opportunity to talk to him about possible research projects.

Am really excited about UToronto and hope I can join their mobile computing and personal information management group. =) Will work on identifying possible research projects and funding opportunities now.

3. Watch ice-skating on TV

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Random personal snippet: I like watching ice-skating on TV. Ballroom dancing too, but that's aired much less often.
Absurdly detailed timelog

14:30:57| TaskPool: Nomail a number of my lists 14:43:35| PlannerModeMaintenance: Fix typos: E-Mail from Dryice Liu 14:53:19| PlannerModeMaintenance: Merge planner-create-note-from-tasks into main: Chat with :ChrisMDP on tolkien.freenode.net%23emacs 15:05:22| PlannerModeMaintenance: Document remember-blosxom from E-Mail from tc 15:20:15| PlannerModeMaintenance: Merge planner-rdf: E-Mail%20from%20Rainer%20Volz 15:51:17| PlannerModeMaintenance: Merge planner-timeclock-summary: E-Mail%20from%20Dryice%20Liu 15:57:02| PlannerModeMaintenance: planner-task-open: 2004.11.26%231 16:42:09| PlannerModeMaintenance: Modify planner-timeclock so that successive in-progresses do the right thing 16:47:54| Do my laundry 16:48:28| Finish unpacking stuff 16:53:21| Add soloflite to bloglines 16:57:26| Finish unpacking stuff 17:19:29| Do my laundry 18:55:51| Have dinner 19:26:18| Write card for Tita Raquel 19:50:41| Write CS department a postcard 19:55:05| Write mom a postcard 19:57:12| Send postcards 20:16:10| Watch ice-skating on TV 21:50:06| FurtherStudies: Write blog entry about SFC open research forum ... 22:08:40| Copy Dr. Chignell's phonemail into my mailbox 22:22:44| FurtherStudies: Write Prof. Chignell suggesting possible research topics