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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
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1. 43Folders: Snapshots of a Dream Productivity App

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<blockquote> Hooks and more hooks - As I’ve repeated until I’m hoarse, apps like Quicksilver change the way you use your Mac. Drastically. Ditto for any app that’s open to interaction via (the vastly underutilized) OS X Services. There are smart ways to provide some kind of access to most any program without switching from the foreground app and the task at hand. I want ways to append information, create new items, and do any “capturing” from wherever I am. At the very least, I want a universal “drop box” to which I can periodically return to process, file, and enrich any kind of productivity app data (reminders, phone numbers, notes, etc.). </blockquote>

See, Planner's onto something here.

We're not very good at ad hoc collections, though.

43 Folders: I Want a Pony: Snapshots of a Dream Productivity App

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2. The Command Line in 2004

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Garrett Birkel wrote an interesting response to Neal Stephenson's "In the Beginning was the Command Line".

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3. Physics in the City, Eastwood, Jan 15

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As Rick posted on PLUG: <blockquote> The organizers of the Physics in the City on Jan. 15 at Eastwood City have lined up a very interesting list of activities (appended). The talks and demos would be very interesting to your elementary or high school kids. Take time out to bring them there - you may have a scientist in your home just waiting to be discovered.

Bonus track: fireworks at 7 pm, for those like me who are fireworks afficionados.



Morning Activities

- Opening Program, Auditorium, 10-10:20am - Einstein Lecture, Auditorium, 10:20-11am - Demos, presentations, exhibits, magic tricks, coffee table talks, Central Plaza, Cybermall, Citywalk 2, 11am-12noon

Afternoon Activities

- Demos, presentations, exhibits, magic tricks, coffee table talks, Central Plaza, Cybermall, Citywalk 2, 12noon-6pm

Evening Activities

- Open forum on the environment and astronomy, Central Plaza, 6-7pm - Fireworks, Grand Staircase 7-7:30pm - Demos, presentations, exhibits, magic tricks, coffee table talks, Central Plaza, Cybermall, Citywalk 2, 7:30-10pm </blockquote>

Waaah. Forget about kids. _I_ really want to go. WAAAAH.

E-Mail from rick

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4. One #emacs day - 0. 2005.01.05 and 1. 2005.01.06 ([[EmacsDay#note1][EmacsDay:1]]"[[EmacsTips#note20][EmacsTips:20]])

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(Technically, one and a half, because this is the first entry)

Here are interesting tidbits from irc://irc.freenode.net/#emacs


- M-x column-number-mode makes Emacs show column numbers. - emms-locate is a useful way to play selected media files. - Powerful buffer switching: With either iswitchb or ido, <kbd>C-x b C-s<kbd>. ido seems to be better than iswitchb for multitty Emacs, and comes with CVS GNU Emacs. iswitchb is in GNU Emacs and the edit-utils package for XEmacs. If you want to stick with iswitchb fulltime, add (iswitchb-default-keybindings) to your init.el. - ess (emacs spreadsheet): <code>set-variable set-goal-column nil for neater navigation - emms: (define-key dired-mode-map [.] 'emms-play-dired) after dired is already loaded - Editing XML: Many people recommend nxml (GNU Emacs only). xsl-mode is also useful even for other XML files. xsl-mode indentation is better than xml-mode, too. xsl-mode is in the xslide package, and in the cygwin sumo package. - If you want Python files recognized, install python-mode and (add-to-list 'auto-mode-alist (cons "\\.py\\'" 'python-mode)) - Gnus: You can use B DEL to delete drafts. - Recursion in lambdas! (funcall #1=(lambda (n) (if (= n 0) 1 (* n (funcall #1# (1- n))))) 5) - result: 120. Not recommended. - Use M-x goto-line to go to the nth line. - To copy the font setting and color-theme of the old frame when you create a new frame: (defadvice make-frame (around frob-frame-parameters activate) (let ((default-frame-alist (frame-parameters))) ad-do-it)) - How to get rid of all the ^Ms at the end of lines: M-% C-q C-m RET C-q RET RET . (Better solution: M-x revert-buffer-with-coding-system, dos.) - desktop can make Emacs jump to the previous position in a file when you reopen the file - Setting auto-fill in file comments: <nowiki>-*- mode: major; mode: auto-fill -*-</nowiki>, where major is the major mode you want


- ess toolbar variables (customization) need to be set before ess is loaded, but ess is loaded in site-start. How do you set it, then?


- darcs repository: http://edward.oconnor.cx/code/ljupdate/ - ERC seems to be the most popular IRC client. - Have you checked out the Emacs <nop>LiveJournal community? http://www.livejournal.com/community/emacs/ - Don't worry about losing local changes when you modify the source code of CVS Emacs. CVS does patches. - Emacs under screen: <kbd>C-\</kbd> might be a good Screen escape key. - People use normal synchronization tools like rsync, unison, and CVS to sync their planner.el pages between computers. - Hook variables named -hook tend to not take arguments, while hook variables named -functions might be called with arguments. - Debian: /etc/emacs/site-start.d and /usr/share/emacs/site-lisp/debian-startup.el are responsible for lines like "Loading 00debian-vars (source)...", while /usr/lib/emacsen-common/emacs-package-install is called when the deb is being set up.

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