~/.diary schedule
9:00 12:00 Class
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
A1XReschedule hiking to the 23rd
A2XFollow up on financial information (FurtherStudies)
A3XDo my laundry
A4XSubmit MIT application {{Deadline: 2004.12.15 - 4 days}} (FurtherStudies)
A5XCopy grades: E-Mail from Kathy Chua (FurtherStudies)
B1XGet Dabian up and running with Planner: Chat with :Dabian on zelazny.freenode.net%23emacs
B2XReply about Knoppix on the hard disk: E-Mail from Alexander Santiago (TaskPool)
BXReply: E-Mail from cyril tubianosa
B4XSend recommendation form: E-Mail from Luis F. G. Sarmenta (TaskPool)
BXWrite a profile for http://women.alioth.debian.org/profiles/ : Chat with :helen on niven.freenode.net%23debian-women
B6XReply about linking and Lisp: E-Mail from Nikhos Garcia (TaskPool)
BXReply: E-Mail from Richi's server
B8XReply: E-Mail from Christopher SEKIYA (TaskPool)
B9XMerge registry code: E-Mail from Sven Kloppenburg (PlannerModeMaintenance)
B10XSend thank-you for book and card to Tanaka-sensei from Hakkushu trip (SocialInteraction)
B11XMerge patch against planner-report.el: E-Mail from Andrew J. Korty (PlannerModeMaintenance)
A6CFigure out what breaks with the new emacs-wiki
B12CMerge patch: E-Mail from Dirk Bernhardt (PlannerModeMaintenance)

1. From Doc Mana: We made it to the finals!: 12:53

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I am very proud to announce that Ateneo de Manila University's programming team, "Res cogitans", made it to the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest World Finals which will be held in Shanghai, China, on April 6, 2005.

The list of finalists is available from,


The team won second place in the Asia-Manila regional programming contest on November 12, 2004, and solved 7 out of 8 programming problems, the same number as first place winner, University of Tokyo' team, "Squeeze". Ateneo's team was also declared "Philippine Champion".

I believe that this is the first time a Filipino team ever made it to the ACM-ICPC World Finals, since the contest started in 1977.

Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow! Oh wow!

See, I _told_ you they'd do Really Cool Things...

E-Mail from Pablo Manalastas

2. Open Source Conference 2005 / Tokyo: 12:58

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開催日時:2005年3月25日(金)・26日(土) 10:00-17:00
開催場所:日本電子専門学校 7号館(東京・大久保 2004と同じ会場です)
      OSPN(Open Source People Network)

ARGH! I'll miss it!

E-Mail from Hiroshi Miura

3. On call centers: 20:05

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Nix wrote about his unsavory experience with call center recruitment at http://voidphoenix.blogthing.com/2004/11/23/can-you-smell-the-bs/#comments .

The excerpts make me really nervous about what people in the Philippines are getting themselves into. I'm glad Nix had the critical thinking skills to spot the dodgy segments and walk away, but what about all those people who are grabbing at straws?

What can I do to make things better?

4. Evolution as a Planner user: 22:04

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(Posted to emacs-wiki-discuss some time back.)

Me, I started by using Planner+Remember to scribble down random thoughts and put them somewhere publishable. It's kinda funny. Here's the very first entry I have on 2001.11.02:

 .#1 Playing with planner (linux, emacs)

 Today's been a busy day. I don't suppose I can get planner to nicely
 work with all the rest of emacs, can it? I rather like emacswiki...

 Alright, seems to be fine. Planner's actually pretty nifty. I'll pop
 the description into my remembrance agent index on the next scan, I
 suppose; maybe it'll be useful.

 I wonder if I can get the wiki to recognize non-wiki words. That would
 be pretty nice.

 Off to dinner with me now.

Used it for a week, then stopped using it. Resumed on 2002.06.20, having discovered remember-mode and the joys of blogging. For two months, used planner as a blog.

Then my 2002.08.17 epiphany note:

 .#1 Planner is actually quite useful. So is emacs-wiki.

That was when I started really using tasks. They were linked to project pages, but I didn't have Gnus integration then. The first time I created a task based on an e-mail message seems to have been 2003.07.31. Almost a year of using Planner as just a blog, and that was before planner-rss.el!

It took me another 8 months to realize that it would be a good idea if I could make a task from an e-mail message _and_ assign it to a plan page. My first such task is on my 2004.03.12 entry. (That's this year!)

Somewhere along the way, we added a few modules for integrating with other parts of Emacs, so we moved to more flexible URL handling. The number of modules increased even more. People add stuff to link to whatever they use frequently. For example, I added the planner-erc module so that I could keep track of who asked for what planner feature on #emacs... ^_^

So don't worry, you don't have to start with a really funky Planner config. Use whatever you feel like using. Feel free to ask questions. If something is missing, we'll try to see if we can hack it in. =)

By the way, you don't need to remember the history of planner. I didn't realize I took _that_ long to come up with obvious tweaks until I, err, reviewed my planner files in the course of writing this message. That's why this community is such a wonderful, wonderful resource. People come up with all the coolest things... =)